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Houston Bartender is Only Texas Finalist in Bacardi Legacy Competition

Posted: February 1, 2019 at 11:54 am   /   Bars, Bartenders You Should Know, Cocktails

Zachary Churbock of Ninja Ramen at 4219 Washington in Houston is the only bartender representing Texas in this year’s Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition. It is taking place on February 5 and 6 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A total of 24 finalists from across the United States are vying for one of two spots to represent the U.S. […]

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Sarah Troxell Speed Rack regional win

Houstonian Wins All-Female Bartender Competition and is Heading to the National Finals — Updated

Posted: January 29, 2019 at 9:26 am   /   Bartenders You Should Know, Featured, News

Nobie’s bar manager Sarah Troxell won last night’s regional South Central Speed Rack competition. The win means that she’ll go on to the national Speed Rack finals held in Chicago. Houston bartenders Sarah Davies of Tiny Boxwoods and Zulco Rodriguez of Anvil Bar & Refuge also competed. Watch the video below by Houston Food Finder […]

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Sarah Cueno and Christa Havican

All-Female Team Leads Bar Program At Houston Restaurant Poitín Opening May 14 — Updated

Posted: May 1, 2018 at 7:55 am   /   Bars, Bartenders You Should Know

Houstonians who appreciate cocktails and spirits have probably sipped a drink created by Christa Havican or Sarah Cuneo. Over the past decade, Havican has been behind of the bar at Boheme, Reserve 101, Goodnight Charlie’s and others while Cuneo worked her way up from bartender at Anvil Bar & Refuge to general manager at The […]

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“-Updated” Three Houston Bartenders Are Headed To The USBG World Class Cocktail Competition

Posted: April 9, 2018 at 6:42 pm   /   Bars, Bartenders You Should Know

Article has been updated to reflect the competition results. Texas is well-represented in this year’s USBG (United States Bartender’s Guild) World Class Competition with seven bartenders competing for a chance to advance to Nationals. Among the 12 Southwest Region finalists, three work in Houston: Justin Ware of Johnny’s Gold Brick, Patrick Abalos of Eighty Six’d Hospitality […]

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It’s Decided: Find Out The Official Cocktail Of The 2018 Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair

Posted: April 6, 2018 at 9:29 am   /   Bars, Bartenders You Should Know

Last night, at the former Bacon Bros. location in Sugar Land Town Square, three bartenders squared off against each other in the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair “Bar Fight!” aka “Battle Don Julio Paloma.” When it was all over, only one cocktail from one competitor would be deemed the Official Cocktail of the Sugar Land […]

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