For this week’s nightcap we had a layover in Chicago and stopped by The Whistler for a chat with its owner, Billy Helmkamp. The Whistler, located in Logan Square, is bar, gallery, record label, and venue – which also happens to boast an award-winning cocktail program. Join us at the bar for a drink and some music as we chat with Billy and find out what makes this place tick.
For this week’s nightcap we headed to Cambridge for a chat with Dave Cagle, one of the co-owners at The Automatic. Dave and his partner Chris Schlesinger have a lot of history in Cambridge (B-Side and East Coast Grill respectively), and are turning out outrageous snacks at their vinyl-only music bar. Join us for a beer and a chat as we dig in with Dave.
For this week’s nightcap interview we sat down with Kyle Linden Webster, the owner of Expatriate in Portland, Oregon. Expatriate is an engaging, atmospheric, and freewheeling place for drinking and eating, just across the street from Naomi Pomeroy’s Beast (who happens to be his James Beard award winning wife.) Join us for a drink as we chat with Kyle and find out what makes this room hum.
For this week’s nightcap interview we caught up with Jess Lambert, the Head Bartender at Boleo and Vol. 39 in Chicago. Join us for a drink and a chat with Jess as we discuss her culinary approach to the cocktail programs, aiming to enhance a familiar sensory experience within each unique creation.
For this week’s nightcap interview we caught up with Harts, whose new album “Smoke Fire Hope Desire” is available for download everywhere. Join us for a drink as we chat with this multi-instrumentalist about making music in his bedroom and jamming with Prince.
For this week’s nightcap interview we headed down to the Magic City for some sun, and a chat with Erick Passo, Mike Mora, and Shane Vernon. They’re the owners of Black Market Miami, a newly opened sports bar with an 80’s theme in downtown Miami – putting out great food, awesome cocktails, and kick-ass entertainment. They’re also Co-founders of Red Rabbit Presents, a promotion company throwing some of the hottest events in a city you didn’t think could get any hotter. A mojito may go best with their story, but feel free to grab anything cold.
For this week’s nightcap interview we caught up with musician Dylan Pratt, whose new single “Traveling Act” is available everywhere. His path to music was inspired by his musician father and a “cool friend who loved Led Zeppelin.” After quitting baseball, he picked up an acoustic guitar and never turned back. Grab a cold one as we chat with Dylan and discuss his journey.
For this week’s nightcap interview we caught up with singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly, who’s been called the bastard disciple of Kurt Cobain and James Taylor, which he’s totally cool with. Ruston has logged countless miles on the road sharing the stage with The Lumineers, Robert Earl Keen, and Shakey Graves, in addition to performing at festivals including Stagecoach, Bonnaroo and Wakarusa. If you haven’t heard his latest single “Black Magic,” add it to a playlist immediately. Grab a pint as we chew the fat with Ruston.
For this week’s nightcap interview we caught up with born and bred New Yorker Jennifer Sandella from Burger & Lobster. Jennifer’s first gig was an unlikely venue – as part of the bar team at Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark. Unsatisfied with serving vodka sodas and electric-colored show-themed cocktails, she started experimenting with craft cocktailing at home. With brief stints at New York locations such as Bobo and Cedar Local, Jennifer honed her craft with excellent mentors before coming to Burger & Lobster as part of the opening bar team. Put on your bib as we crack some lobsters and grab a cocktail with Jennifer.
We got a chance to catch up with Keith Roberts from the Celtic Rock band Young Dubliners for this week’s nightcap. With ten albums under their belts, and tours that have taken them all over the world, including opening for Jethro Tull and Collective Soul to name a few –they’ve got some great stories to tell. Sit back, and grab a pint, as we shoot the craic with Keith.