For this week’s nightcap we headed to Philly for a chat with Jason Elliott, the General Manager of The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company. “The Franklin” has a unique and colorful history, dating back to when it opened for operation in the late 1920s by the legendary Philly gangster Max “Boo Boo” Hoff and was a front for America’s largest alcohol running ring during prohibition. Today, the booze is still flowing at The Franklin as they pay homage to the craft of cocktails through old-school classics and their cutting-edge craft cocktail programs. Join us for a cocktail and a history lesson as we chat with Jason.
For this week’s nightcap we dropped by Bit House Saloon in Portland, Oregon for a cocktail with Brandi Williams, their GM. Opened in August 2015 in a building built in 1896, Bit House Saloon is housed among the oldest group of surviving buildings in what was once the main district of East Portland. Their goal is to be the best damn bar you’ll ever grace with your presence – join us for a drink with Brandi and read why.
We met up with Chef Eli Jackson, the Executive Chef of STK Miami for this week’s nightcap. Pour yourself a mojito as we discuss their seasonal menu, chef’s favorite ingredient, and what it’s like cooking in the Magic City.
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 stopped in for a pilstulpe and a chat with Teddy Olin, the GM, and one of the bartenders at Prost! in Portland, Oregon. Fulfilling German tradition, each “bier” is imported from Germany, and properly poured into its appropriate glass and enjoyed at communal tables. Join us for a pretzel sandwich as we chat with Teddy and find out how many Maß he can carry at once.
For this week’s nightcap we headed to where the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains: Boulder, Colorado, for a chat with Avery Brewing Company’s Chief Barrel Herder, Andy Parker. Join us for a pint as we discuss sours, fantasy sixers, and Andy’s path to craft beer.
For this week’s nightcap we sat down with Patrick Williams, head of the beverage program for Punch Bowl Social. PBS, located in nine cities (another 10 in the works), is THE place where bowling meets craft drinks meets top-notch food meets shuffleboard, and everything in-between (including karaoke and arcade games). Grab a straw and join us for a chat with Patrick and get his secret on the 7-10 split.
For this week’s nightcap interview we pulled up a barstool with Jonathan Myerow. He’s the founder and beer guy for Tria Taproom located in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square. He’s also the man behind Tria Cafe Rittenhouse and Tria Cafe Wash West – so join us for a pint as we chat with Jon and discuss what it’s like owning three successful spots in the city that brought you Rocky.
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.