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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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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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