TJ Lynch Mothers Ruin

TJ Lynch | Owner, Mother’s Ruin and Loverboy

“I made this,” says T.J. Lynch, gesturing to an oversized, wooden muddler. (It is, more accurately, a repurposed ...
Julie Reiner

Julie Reiner | Owner, Flatiron Lounge and Clover Club

A protégé of legendary bartender Dale DeGroff, Julie Reiner has been a key player in the modern cocktail scene ...
Sam Anderson

Sam Anderson | Beverage Director, Mission Chinese Food

“I’m repeating a message that has very much been a message for the last three or four years,” says Sam Anderson. ...
Amanda Smeltz

Amanda Smeltz | Sommelier, Bar Boulud and Boulud Sud

In June 2016, Amanda Smeltz took over the wine program at New York’s Bar Boulud and Boulud Sud, filling the shoes of ...
Leo Robitschek NoMad

Leo Robitschek | Bar Director, The NoMad

NoMad bar director Leo Robitschek is as much a perfectionist as he is an innovator. After joining the team at Eleven ...
Xavier Herit

Xavier Herit | Owner, Wallflower

Fresh off the heels of a stint at New York’s Experimental Cocktail Club, bartender Xavier Herit opened his own ...
Greg Doroski Threes Brewing

Greg Doroski, Head Brewer | Threes Brewing

“Once you get the technique, it’s pretty easy,” says Greg Doroski of brewing beer. “But like anything,” he adds, ...
John Patterson

John Paterson, Wine Director | Frankies Spuntino Restaurant Group

Though he didn’t anticipate a career in wine, it’s no surprise that John Paterson wound up in the industry. His first ...
Damon Boelte

Damon Boelte, Co-Owner | Grand Army Bar

As a pre-teen, years before he was legally allowed to drink, Damon Boelte was an avid collector of cocktail books. ...
jeff beachbum berry tiki

Jeff Beachbum Berry | Owner, Latitude 29

There are few movements within the cocktail world as pervasive as that of modern tiki, so much so that it’s easy to ...