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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 77 - New York Bartenders Ball
This week on a special episode of The Speakeasy, Damon checks in with bartenders Nino Cirabisi and Frank Cisneros who have helped organize the New York Bartenders Ball Benefit to help those affected by Super Storm Sandy. Find out how the bar community has rallied together to help in every way possible - from giving shifts to those without work to delivering ice to bars without power. Learn more about the New York Bartenders Ball, which goes down Monday, November 26th at the Bowery Hotel with Death & Co, Employees Only, PDT, Ward III, Dutch Kills, Dram, The Whiskey Brooklyn, Weather Up. Tickets are $100 and 100% of net proceeds go to Occupy:SandyNYCRelief & SSLF.org. Learn more and buy tickets here. This program was sponsored by GreatBrewers.com.
"The love on this has been nation wide. Bartenders from other states are sponsoring tickets [to the New York Bartenders Ball] - they want to help New York too. These are people who may or may not know each other but have mutual respect." [12:24]
--Nino Cirabisi on The Speakeasy
"We weren't seeing Red Cross on the ground that much. That's part of what we were affected by. We wanted to do something we we could make change." [18:15]
--Frank Cisneros on The Speakeasy…read more