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Spring Spirits: A Bartender’s Guide to Spring Cocktails

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Josh Alden is the Bar Manager of Midtown hot spot, Mongoose versus Cobra, where he is dreaming up the next great cocktail for his guests to enjoy. After being in the hospitality industry for over ten years, Josh still works at being innovative behind the bar because he believes his customers deserve the best. “I’m here to make sure you have a good time, your drink is your drink,” Josh says when we asked him if there is ever a drink he hates making. Josh’s passionate mindset is with every drink, no matter how simple the ingredients, has room for growth. Viewing it as a constant puzzle, “how can I make a round of 5 cocktails faster?” or “how can I make this ingredient more sustainable, more cost effective for our business?” The physics and chemistry of making a cocktail and all of its ingredients are what keep Josh, and serious bartenders across the city, striving to create the next great cocktail. Keep Reading

Your Tastebuds Will Thank You After Dining at Taste

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Taste Bar + Kitchen opened in the heart of midtown last month and is predicted to be the newest hot spot. They quickly stirred up buzz with their globally inspired and photo-ready menu and space. Co-founders, Chef Don Bowie, and Kevin Kelley came together to bring together their unique skill sets and open the restaurant they have always dreamed of going.  Keep Reading

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