The GOODS from Clough Club
Vancouver, BC | Join us Monday, March 4th from 7pm on for the inaugural edition of our monthly Bartender Appreciation Night. Expect to see representatives from Auchentoshan single malt whiskey pouring special samples; an ice sphere carving workshop; a new cocktail menu; and bartenders Brad Stanton, Jay Jones, and Trevor Kallies minding the wells. Don’t miss this: the first of many Clough Club events celebrating our industry’s dedicated professionals. Read more
The GOODS from The Vancouver Club
Vancouver, BC| This Tuesday, Vancouver’s top mixology talent will convene for an evening of friendly competition. The city’s expert barmen and women will vie for title of best signature cocktail, while members and their guests enjoy the best they have to offer. In honour of The Club’s Celebrity Bartender Series finale, Master Barman Jonathan ‘Johnny’ Richard crafts one of his award-winning signature cocktails: the Curiositorium – handmade cucumber puree, basil syrup and cucumber water come together to create a drink that couldn’t be better suited to patio season (see video above). Find out who is competing and get all the details after the jump… Read more
Thinking of all the unique drinks that we sipped this year (and there were many either in competition or repose), there were several that stood out as being revelatory in their deliciousness, but few that we’d want to suffer the labour of when making them at home. One of these was the work of Hailey Pasemko, commander and chief of beverages at Whistler’s Nita Lake Lodge. The Cedar Sour sounds like it might require an axe at some stage of its construction, but after we asked Hailey to demonstrate it for us (with lovely photography by Sonya Tumuluri), we found that it was surprisingly straight-forward, and more rewarding than building a shed. Read more
(via CBS) Apparently it’s not an urban legend…
A Placer County man has been arrested after he broke into a shuttered bar, reopened the business and started selling drinks to unwitting customers, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s department.
The Placer County Sheriff’s department arrested 29-year-old Travis Kevie of Newcastle after his 4-day stint as the barkeep of the historic Valencia Club in Penryn which had been shutdown for more than a year.
Detective Jim Hudson became suspicious after reading about the Valencia Club’s re-opening in an Auburn Journal newspaper article that featured a picture of Kevie and identified him as the club’s new “owner/operator”. Not only had Detective Hudson had previous run-ins with Kevie, he knew the Valencia Club’s liquor license had been surrendered.
When Detective Hudson went to the bar to investigate, he found it open for business and customers at the bar. Kevie quickly went from behind the bar to behind bars.
Deputies describe Kevie as a transient. They say he broke into the Valencia Club and put an open sign in the window on July 16th. Kevie kicked off his business with a six-pack of beer he bought and resold at the club. He used his profits to buy more alcohol keeping the club open throughout the weekend serving about 30 customers a day, deputies say.
Kevie is being held in the Placer County Jail for burglary and selling alcohol without a license.
Instant folk hero…
Yup, you’re not dreaming. That is bacon vodka. And dig the tag line: “Pure. Refreshing. Bacon”. It’s almost as if these people know me… Read more