Wednesdays at 3:00PM EST
The theme song for The Speakeasy is "Whiskey and Loose Women" by Brothers
Tune in to The Speakeasy, every Wednesday at 4PM, where host Damon Boelte will discuss cocktails, spirits, wine, beer, tea, coffee and all things in the liquid universe, with guests ranging from bartenders and brewers, alchemists and ambassadors, roasters and regulars, and every expert and enthusiast in between. Learn from some of the world's leading experts in mixology, bar history, distillation and brewing about how we enjoy imbibing today.
Damon Boelte has consulted for many bars and restaurants in New York City and beyond, and is currently is the bar director for critically heralded Prime Meats restaurant in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. He has worked with many spirits and beverage companies such as Maker's Mark, Plymouth Gin, Tito's Vodka, Corzo Tequila, the American Gin Company, Highland Park and Stumptown Coffee. You can read about his cocktails and techniques in New York Magazine, The New York TImes, Time Out, Imbibe Magazine, GQ, Edible Brooklyn & Manhattan, Saveur, Bon Apetit, La Cucina Italiana, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, Eater.com, Tastingtable.com & seriouseats.com.
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This week on The Speakeasy, Damon welcomes Jay Zimmerman, owner of Ba'Sik bar in Williamsburg, to the studio. Jay tells us all about his recent trip to Japan, Cambodia, Laos, and how he almost got kicked out of Singapore for good! After the break, Jay and Damon discuss a curious new law in California imposed on bartenders. Tune in to hear more! This program has been sponsored by S Wallace Edwards & Sons. Today's music provided by Brothers NYC.
"Are people really putting on rubber gloves and working a full bartending shift?" [18:20]
"It's hard to ignore it, vodka's one of those things that's perpetually around." [28:45]
Jay Zimmerman on The Speakeasy…read more