For this week’s nightcap interview we caught up with the rooftop man about town in New York, Ian Magid. Ian is the Programming Director of The DL, The Delancey, and The Attic – some of the hottest rooftops in the city. Grab a drink and enjoy the views as we sit and chat with Ian.
We headed down to The Up & Up in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village for a chat with Ray DeLaney, their bar captain, for this week’s nightcap interview. The Up & Up is a craft cocktail destination where hospitality is paramount, and which once was the Gaslight Cafe, the birthplace of the Beat Generation. We’re sipping on one of their originals, the “Zuzu’s Petals” – so grab your favorite, and join us.
For this week’s nightcap we caught up with Sebastien Derbomez, the U.S. Brand Ambassador for Monkey Shoulder Whisky. Sebastien’s career has taken him from London to Australia, and now the U.S. When Seb is not making cocktails or travelling the world to discover new cultures, he can be found out and about in New York looking for the closest pool table. Pull up a stool, and pour yourself a dram of your favorite as we chat with Seb.
For this week’s nightcap, we’ll take you to Suffolk Arms in New York’s Lower East Side for a chat with their mixologist, Nick Wright. Suffolk Arms is a modern cocktail pub by third-generation bartender Giuseppe González, whose hospitality-driven approach to mixology has taken center stage. They argue that drinks are now better made than at any point in cocktail history, with drinks devised by today’s pioneering craft bartenders who inspire them, like Julie Reiner, Gaz Regan and Audrey Saunders. They also feature omakase-style cocktails that are customized based on your spirit and flavor preferences. Grab your favorite cocktail as we sit and chat with Nick.
For this week’s nightcap interview we stopped by Noorman’s Kil in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to chat with one of the owners, Marcel Simoneau. With a selection of over 400 whiskies, Noorman’s Kil features one of the most impressive collections in New York. Pour yourself a dram and pull up a barstool as we chat with Marcel.
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.
For this week’s nightcap interview we caught up with Russell Dillon, the main man behind the bar at ba’sik in Brooklyn, New York. “Back to the basics” is the inspiration behind ba’sik (pronounced basic), a Williamsburg bar that marks the return of the drinking establishment as a “public house.” Between the flowing drinks we caught up with Russell, the poet/bartender who helped turn ba’sik into an industry favorite. Sit back and grab a “Damn, Dominic!” – we did – as we chat with “the kindest man in the world.”
Chef Andrew Greene originally hails from Southern California, but has called San Francisco his home for the past twelve years since moving to attend the San Francisco Art Institute for a degree in the Study of Paint Manipulation. His love for art quickly transitioned from the canvas to the plate, and he strives to cultivate and encourage mind expansion through each of his passions. Andrew was previously Executive Chef at Social Kitchen and Brewery, where his mission was to match Michelin-caliber food with a locally brewed craft beer program. He’s currently the Executive Chef at Duchess in Oakland, California.
Portland and London have a lot in common: rain, beer, rain, pubs, rain, and strip clubs. To be honest, that last one might just be Portland, but there’s definitely the rain thing. One recent rainy afternoon we stopped into Raven & Rose for a pint and met Natasha Mesa, self-described “master of current trends, barkeep with flair, expert in conflict resolution, creator of peace, connoisseur of life, professional leg wrestler, drink slinger, and conversationalist,” and, according to Thrillist, one of Portland’s Most Influential & Kick-Ass Bartenders of 2016. Pull up a stool and join us.
We recently mixed it up with Lucinda Sterling, Managing Partner and famed mixologist of Middle Branch in New York. This Colorado native landed in New York in late 2005 and quickly became a bartender at what was then Sasha Petraske’s newest bar, Little Branch. By 2012, her amazing mixology skills led to a full partnership. The industry now considers Lucinda a leader in the mixology movement, with articles in Thrillist, Time Out Magazine, Liquor.com and other well known publications.