Monthly Archives: August 2012

posted on by Jackie Bebenroth

Farm to Bar

When the Spice trucks return from the farmers’ markets, it’s all hands on deck. Helping hands unload the burrito stands. Chef hands pull provisions for daily dinner specials. And bar hands seek out inspiration for a few new crafty cocktails. Dave Hridel, Spice Bar Manager, discusses how our love for all things local finds its way into your glass. What happens behind the bar on market day? It’s game on. We get together with the kitchen to see what’s in the market basket, then we’ll puree the sh*t out of it. Once we’re all prepped, that’s when the fun begins, experimenting with different flavors in search of the perfectly balanced seasonal cocktail.   Is there a method to this madness? Sometimes. We’ve taken the classics and twisted the mix to work with the harvest.¬†We did a julep series this summer that was a huge hit. …but I like to get … READ MORE

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