Month: March 2015

One More and the Bill

Something you can crush during that seamless transition from day to night.

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Pure of Heart

Satisfaction and yearning – to keep you coming back for more.

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Andrew Toplack

Here’s a little insight into Andrew Toplack, according to Toronto Life’s Adam McDowell: “…Andrew Toplack, a psychotherapist by day and fanatical cocktail enthusiast by night…Toplack inherited the obsession from his father, a foodie back in the ’70s before the word existed, who would schlep the family to Napa and Manhattan for wining and dining vacations. […]

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Round 1 Announced

We’re kicking off the competition with Round 1: Battle Method 95 at Food & Liquor. Get your tickets now.

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Kevin Delaney

When, where and why did you decide to start bar tending? My first time behind a bar was at an East Side Marios – I had been promoted from serving, although I still think to this day the drink I made the most behind that bar was a “kids chocolate milk”. What actually got me […]

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Tyler Newsome

When, where and why did you decide to start bartending? I started at Auberge du Pommier when I was about 20 years old. I was looking to learn another section of the restaurant after being a busboy for a couple of years. I never expected myself to fall I love with it. What is your […]

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Erin Petty

When, where and why did you decide to start bartending? It’s one of those “I accidentally got into bartending” scenarios. I started in the industry when I was 19. In my interview for what would eventually be my first serving job, the manager asked me to sell him a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Based […]

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Jesse Borg

When, where and why did you decide to start bartending? Like many people in this industry I got in this racket for one simple reason: I needed money. I was told I could parlay my charm and good looks (cough) into real legal tender while I was still in school. All my first bar tending […]

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Tao Zrafi

When, where and why did you decide to start bartending? I moved from Tunisia to Montreal about 8 years ago to study design. After a few years, I needed a job with more cash and ended up being a waiter. I was fascinated more though by the aspect of bartending so, step-by-step, I made my […]

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Veronica Saye

When, where and why did you decide to start bartending? I always knew I wanted to be a bartender. I remember being a kid and dining out with my parents – I was always fascinated by the people behind bars. My parents didn’t really keep booze, except for the occasional bottle of wine, in the […]

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