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 afternoon on The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte is joined by Jan Warren, the head bartender at Dutch Kills Bar and the co-host of the web series Animals Eating Animals. Jan talks about his experiences working as a bartender and server and the relationship between patrons and those working in the restaurant. Hear how Jan spends his days off exploring the city for the best food and drink by bicycle and the wild foods he's come across in the search. Tune in as Jan talks about American food culture and really taking advantage of the culinary opportunities in New York City. Whether you're interested in mixology or culinary tourism there's something for everyone to take away. This program was sponsored by Heritage Meat Shop.
"Each bar station is a one man kitchen. That's good I think, because it allows you to work independently." [06:12]
"If you don't have the confidence to be behind the bar - you shouldn't be behind the bar." [07:20]
"There's no dearth of wonderment and beauty in the restaurant and bar industry in New York City. This is the best city on the planet." [13:57]
"For an American who grew up in this [culinary] culture - nothing is stranger than eating balls." [22:40]
--Jan Warren, Head Bartender at Dutch Kills on The Speakeasy…read more