Bartender of the Month

Bartender of the Month

Village Grille’s Big Al What inspired you to become a mixologist? I started in this business in my early twenties as a bouncer for extra money. Then saw a better opportunity bartending. You tend bar at the Village Grille. How would you describe the vibe? Casual, friendly atmosphere. It’s very...

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Teppan’s Natasha Ortiz

Teppan’s Natasha Ortiz

1. What inspired you to become a bartender? I’ve been working in the service industry for about ten years. After that many years bartending seemed like a natural progression. I do really enjoy my one-on-one with my guests. It’s not something you get to experience much as a server because...

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Chelsea Griffin

Chelsea Griffin

How would you describe the cuisine at Ranchero and what would you say is your signature dish. We have authentic Southwestern cuisine! We offer steaks and fajitas, but our in house smoked baby back ribs, zesty and smokey, are the winner! If you add a side of our RCQ bbq...

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Michelle McCloskey

Michelle McCloskey

Zeppelin Hall’s Michelle McCloskey Located at 88 Liberty View Drive Jersey City NJ 07302 www.ZeppelinHall.com

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Sidelines Bar & Grill

Sidelines Bar & Grill

Bartenders of the month Gianna Magdits and Lexy Bucca

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Heather Gonci

Heather Gonci

1. What inspired you to become a bartender? Bartenders are craftsman, politicians and basically rock stars. I saw bartending as a new fun challenge where I could express my personality, learn a new skill and involve myself in the incredible world of food and beverages, which I have admired all...

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HopsScotch’s Peter Duca

HopsScotch’s Peter Duca

Is there a difference between a bartender and a mixologist? I think the biggest difference is that a mixologist can create cocktails, whereas a bartender can create them AND execute them. I don’t consider myself a mixologist, even though I create and imagine different types of cocktails. Personally, I hate...

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