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Stories from the service industry. Come with us as we shed light on what goes on behind the counter of your local watering holes. We want to give you the perspective of your bartenders, bouncers, chefs, servers, and more!

Stories from the service industry. Come with us as we shed light on what goes on behind the counter of your local watering holes. We want to give you the perspective of your bartenders, bouncers, chefs, servers, and more!

Location:

United States

Description:

Stories from the service industry. Come with us as we shed light on what goes on behind the counter of your local watering holes. We want to give you the perspective of your bartenders, bouncers, chefs, servers, and more!

Language:

English


Episodes

044 Shane Merriam – Boulevardier

1/4/2021
Good things are happening in Texas! Shane, from Garrison Brothers joins us for bourbon talk, Mila Kunis and devils cut, brown paper bags vs red cups, serving Madonna, Shaq and more!

Duration:01:26:51

043 Emily Driscoll – Chartreuse Swizzle

12/22/2020
Bartender Emily joins us from Pittsburgh to talk about giving back during the holidays, as well as: bartender arms that rival a 40 year old virgins, how Lizzo induces stripping and the history of the swizzle!

Duration:01:22:50

042 Antonio Lumbrazo – Old Fashioned

11/30/2020
Windy city native, Tony joins us to talk about his experiences as a long time bartender, with fun stories and wisdom to impart. Joey and Tony also talk shop on the origins of the Old Fashioned.

Duration:01:03:15

041 Lindsey Reese – Negroni Sour

11/2/2020
Joey is joined by his long time friend Lindsay to talk about being a flight attendant, staying positive in the current climate, and the medicinal benefits of urine.

Duration:01:14:16

040 Josh Fulmer – NW Beergarita

10/19/2020
Mental health awareness and self-care are the big topics for this episode. Josh also shares his stories of being a Marine, beer-tending, beer sludge and his wonderful non-profit, Send it Society!

Duration:01:17:36

039 Shannon Thompson – Sidecar

10/5/2020
Don’t shit where you eat, work in different bars, ask for help. Shannon offers a lot of insight being a bartender for over 18 years! She went to law school but prefers to sling drinks!

Duration:01:23:58

038 Michael Bucholz – M.O.D.A.K.

9/21/2020
Chef Michael allows his secret cocktail recipe out for the first time! The MODAK is a tasty cocktail that will put you on your ass. From bartender to chef, we are graced with stories and advice. From lightning striking decks to giant poops and Chef teaches how to pour on point!

Duration:01:17:19

037 Kendal Lund – White Linen

9/7/2020
Kendal joins us again for a deeper look into the realities of COVID in the service industry.

Duration:01:24:48

036 Gary Smith – Whiskey & Coke

8/10/2020
Not only do we get wise words from the all knowing, Gary! But he has stories of deaths in hotels, naked people by hot tubs, thoughts of bidets, drunk people in ponds, prostitution and more!

Duration:01:27:40

035 Kyton Blair – Daiquiri

7/20/2020
Nippers, Rippers and Grippers! Bartender Kyton lets it all out with his stories of bare asses on bars, tartar in the face followed by an alleyway encounter, “poison” cocktails, bartender palates and more!

Duration:01:20:22

034 Joey B Sides – Maraschino

6/29/2020
Long week calls for a quick B-Sides! Joey has talked about Maraschino Cherries a lot and wanted to elaborate! Also, it wouldn’t be a B-Sides without some Alien talk and after thoughts!

Duration:00:33:09

033 Mary Mobarak – Hemingway Daiquiri

6/23/2020
Service industry pro, Mary joins us this week! We have talks of authors, 90-day fiance, birkenstocks, throw up in a hookah bar, closing times, trampolines and more!

Duration:01:19:20

032 Maria Adams – Pain Killer

6/15/2020
Maria re-joins us to talk about the new rules and updates of what its like working in the service industry during COVID-19. Lots of changes and of course, more stories!

Duration:01:16:23

031 Joe Mingo – Naval Strength

6/8/2020
Mafia? Coke in flour? Tom Selleck? These are just some of the topics Joe brings to the table! As a former cook in the Navy who has worked for NOA in the antarctic, Red Robin and 7-11, Joe has seen a lot!

Duration:01:17:30

030 Joey B Sides – Gimlet

6/1/2020
It’s the end of season 1! Joey wraps up the season with some stories from previous guests that didn’t fit the first round. We have alien talk, flaming Dr. Peppers , a story about underwear and more.

Duration:00:42:28

029 Eric Stover – Hanky Panky

5/25/2020
Deep passion for restaurants, restaurant family, nerf guns and a great drink is embedded in this episode! Chef Eric joins us for a Hanky Panky cocktail and imparts his work ethic, love for high fives and passion to take care of everyone in the service industry family.

Duration:01:45:03

028 Brandon Beasley – Long Island Iced Tea

5/18/2020
DnD playing Minister, former server and stand up comedian, Brandon joins us this week! Great discussions! Death vs In the weeds, pulling cash from a patrons purse, self care and our featured cocktail created by old man Bishop, sort of a running theme this week!

Duration:01:25:28

027 Maria Adams – Rodriguez Sour

5/11/2020
Maria joins us this week, who is one of the few still working in the service industry during the pandemic! She brings us news of the outside working world, talks of flair, unique bartending shakes and more!

Duration:00:55:52

026 Michael Bohannon – Manhattan

5/4/2020
Former barista now bartender, Michael, joins us this week! He talks about his passion for crafting tasting drinks and shares a few stories of kicking down doors, tiger king talks and thoughts on bloody marys!

Duration:01:10:05

025 Elena Logatto – Tincture

4/27/2020
This week we are joined by cross country service industry pro, Elena! This 420 themed episode will have you entertained with stories of locking guests in restaurants, jumping in dumbwaiters, serving DMX and shitty dollar bills!

Duration:01:06:49