Posts Tagged ‘California’

The Master Blend: A Bartender Series – Michael Kudra

This week we’re continuing our Bartender Interview Series, The Master Blend – a collaboration with BERTOUX Brandy. This bi-weekly series of interviews will have each bartender discuss their distinct style, biggest inspirations, and how they’re making their mark on today’s cocktail culture. This week’s guest is Michael Kudra, head bartender at the three Michelin starred restaurant Quince in San Francisco. Kudra, formerly from Chicago’s famed Aviary, moved to California in 2017 to take over the fine dining bar program at Quince. We discussed how his move to California has helped to encourage his biggest inspirations behind the bar.

BBaF Podcast Episode 66: Sonoma Wine Country with Beth Costa

Sonoma wine country is a magical place and I’m still high from my visit last month. I capped off my trip with an interview with longtime Sonoma resident, Beth Costa – an expert on the region, Executive Director and host of Wine Road – a website and award-winning podcast devoted to the all things Northern Sonoma wine country. Get ready to plan your next trip, because we’ve mapped out your perfect day in Sonoma County.

BBaF Podcast Episode 15: Kala Maxym and Song & Tonic

For this week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast episode I spoke with Kala Maxym, A professionally-trained opera singer and the Founder and Chief Event Composer of Five Senses Tastings, an LA-based event experience that pairs live music with a wine. Kala and I have recently joined forces to create a similar events company around cocktails and music called Song & […]

Blinking Owl is Orange County’s First Distillery Since Prohibition

Being the first of anything is always a challenge. Blinking Owl Distillery co-owners, husband and wife, and longtime Santa Ana residents, Brian and Robin Christianson know that all too well. After setting aside their careers and devoting nearly four years to conceptualizing, researching and planning the business and build-out of the first craft distillery in Orange County, they’ve finally opened […]

Barefoot Bubbly’s Fruit in a Flute Cocktails & Event!

A couple weekends back I was part of a phantasmagoric, technicolor dream deep in the Hills of Beverly… There were synchronized swimmers bedecked in the most adorable caps and suits… …photogenic poofs of cotton candy, brightly colored flower crowns, and allll of the beautiful people. So, what was the purpose of all of this California whimsy and multicolored […]

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