SHOWING POSTS TAGGED: Dave Hridel

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The bar is set high.

Dave Hridel, our long-time startender, is leaving the company. Yes, it’s a sad day for all of us. We’ve genuinely enjoyed his quick wit, fancy ties, and extraordinary cocktails. He’s one-of-a-kind, a Cleveland institution, and he will be missed. Times change, as do people, and now we’re seeking a fresh face or two behind the bar. While Dave is irreplaceable, our next generation bar man or woman will still carry on the Spice service tradition. “Stylish, friendly, and refined,” according to Scene Magazine. Or, as one online reviewer says, “It’s like spending time with family every time we come in. Love you all.” The folks who work at Spice are those who share our sustainable values…all while placing great value in the fine art of showing our guests a good time. That said, here’s the formalities: Bar Manager Our ideal candidate is a consummate hospitality professional with a sense of … READ MORE

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Dave’s Greatest Hits

If you’ve been into Spice Kitchen + Bar a time or two,  you might have noticed something special about our signature cocktail menu. Sure, all the drinks are seasonally inspired. Yep, they’re all made from scratch with farmers’ market ingredients. But what usually kicks off the conversation when people sit down with the drink menu? They love talking about the names. With titles like, “A Rye Kind of Guy,” and “You’re Dill the One,” our cocktail menu can be quite a conversation piece. Dave Hridel, or Captain Quick Wit as we like to call him, has unmatched naming prowess when it comes to his crafty farm-to-bar creations. Stop on in and break the ice around “Gin It to Win It” or some other such thing. We promise you’ll start with a smile and leave with a laugh. Here are our top ten favorite names so far.* 10. A Whole Lotta … READ MORE

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Sun Kissed Cocktails

Summer’s almost here, folks! And with it – outdoor entertaining season. Are you ready? You might have your grill menu all figured out, but what about the party punch? In the hot summer months, few things are more refreshing than an icy cocktail that keeps the party cool and the conversations flowing. In that department, our Bar Manager, Dave Hridel, has you covered. Sure, you can come enjoy our farm-to-bar cocktails on the Spice patio anytime… …but if you’d like to DIY our drink list for your next patio party, we can help you there too! Introducing our Farm-to-Bar cocktail classes, where you’ll learn learn THREE different cocktails with ONE seasonal ingredient, including practical tips + tricks that you can take home to truly impress your guests. Weather permitting, we’ll host our summer series classes on the patio. You’ll enjoy an entertaining tutorial on three preparations, followed by a largish … READ MORE

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