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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The Speakeasy - Episode 118 - Bar Management & Agave with Ryan Fitzgerald
Damon Boelte chats with Ryan Fitzgerald of Del Maguey Mezcal and the forthcoming ABV bar in San Francisco on this week's installment of The Speakeasy! Damon and Ryan start off the show by talking about the processes involved with opening bars, and the trend in no-frills, no-gimmicks watering holes! Later, tune in for discussions regarding agave harvesting, and why large tequila companies need to consider the security of the agave supply in Mexico when churning out their product. What makes a great bar experience? Find out all of this and more on this week's episode of The Speakeasy! This program has been brought to you by Fairway Market. Music by Pamela Royal.
"There's no theme! It's not from the '20s, it's not a tiki bar, it's not a Mexican-themed bar- it's just a great bar! No gimmicks." [5:15]
"There are lots of large companies that have goals in Mexico, and those goals do not often include protecting the heritage of Mexico." [10:00]
-- Ryan Fitzgerald on The Speakeasy…read more