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Try This Houston Bartender’s Cocktail Before He Heads To National Competition

Posted: February 1, 2018 at 8:04 am   /   Bars, Bartenders You Should Know

Chris Morris is familiar to many diners as the former bar manager at now-closed Hunky Dory and for his previous work at Bar Milano in Hotel Sorella, just underneath restaurant Radio Milano. Hunky Dory closing meant he’s had time to focus on other ambitions, including consulting and winning the regional finals of the Bacardi Legacy […]

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Nobie’s Sarah Troxell Representing Houston At Speed Rack New Orleans

Posted: January 26, 2018 at 9:26 am   /   Bars, Bartenders You Should Know, Featured

Four times over the past 10 weeks, I’ve made my way to Nobie’s at 2048 Colquitt on Mondays, a day when the restaurant is closed. Why? Well, believe it or not, to drink cocktails and to be one of many patrons helping bar manager Sarah Troxell practice for Speed Rack. Now in its sixth year, […]

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Houston Bars & Bartenders Get Major Nods From Upcoming National Conference

Posted: June 14, 2017 at 4:42 pm   /   Bars, Bartenders You Should Know, News

The team at influential cocktail bar Anvil Bar & Refuge (1424 Westheimer) and upstairs hideaway Tongue-Cut Sparrow (310 Main) are among finalists for The Spirited Awards at Tales of the Cocktail, a conference held annually in New Orleans that is arguably the biggest and most recognized of its kind in the United States. Anvil is a finalist in the Best American Bar Team and Best American […]

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Elyse Blechman and Mony Bunni at Speed Rack 2017

Houston Bartender Lands Second Place In National Speed Rack Competition

Posted: May 22, 2017 at 5:45 pm   /   Bars, Bartenders You Should Know, Featured

Last night in New York, Elyse Blechman of Tongue-Cut Sparrow in downtown Houston fought her way through the eight-round national Speed Rack competition to land second place. In the final round, she lost to Mony Bunni at The Kimpton Gray Hotel as well as Boleo in Chicago. Bunni is also the Chicago-area brand ambassador for […]

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Houston Bartenders Shine In Ketel One’s “Master Of The Mule” Competition

Posted: April 25, 2017 at 12:04 pm   /   Bartenders You Should Know

Monday night, Ketel One joined with Rose Gold Cocktail Den to host the Texas Heritage Master of the Mule competition, pitting seven Houston bartenders against each other to see who could create the most creative cocktail. Houston Food Finder was asked to help judge, along with chef Michael Pellegrino of Slow Dough Bread Co. and […]

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