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On a casual and insightful episode of The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte chats with bartender Tim Miner of Long Island Bar, a Brooklyn landmark, serving food and drinks for almost 55 years. Tune in for thoughts on everything from bourbon to bar design as Damon and Tim talk shop. Find out why you shouldn't chug your craft cocktail and why sometimes the drink isn't all that matters at a bar. This program was brought to you by Michters

"I hate when people slam a cocktail in a quicker amount of time than it took for me to make it!" [17:00]

"Going to Long Island Bar is like walking into a cozy little time machine." [21:00]

--Tim Miner on The Speakeasy


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Almost a year ago, popular Williamsburg bar Donna was forced to close due to an electrical fire. Now - they are back and stronger than ever. Tune in to a fun episode of The Speakeasy as Damon Boelte is joined by the crew at Donna who have brought a kegged cocktail to the studio with them. Yes, you read that right, they are pouring draft cocktails on-air in the studio! Learn about the advantages of cocktails on tap and why carbonation almost always makes a drink better. Hear why architecture is such an important component in bar design and find out how they are making craft cocktails more accessible for everybody. This program was brought to you by The International Culinary Center.

"There's a psychology to architecture. If you can tweak little tiny things it affects how people move in the space and how they enjoy themselves in it." [08:00]

"We take our beverage program really seriously but we want it to be fun and accessible. We want people to come in and get a drink quickly and party. That's what this draft cocktail program is all about." [25:00]

Leif Huckman on The Speakeasy


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Brad Goocher and Ken Ho are bartender's bartenders. Tune in as they talk shop with Damon Boelte on a brand new episode of The Speakeasy. The three beverage professionals kick back and discuss various aspects of the industry - from service to style. Brad tells the fascinating story on how he got his unlikely start in bartending and Ken elaborates on how his palate changed depending on where he worked. Listen as Damon, Brad and Ken share their thoughts on what good service should be and why the role of the bartender is a unique one in the hospitality business. This program was brought to you by Edwards VA Ham.

"Many times people want to be engaged [at the bar] and that's a beautiful thing we're able to do." [15:00]

"As far as drinks go - my goal is to make them as delicious as possible. At the end of the day I want the drink to taste as good as possible." [16:00]

--Brad Goocher on The Speakeasy

"The great thing about bartending that's different from serving is that you can sit down and have a conversation with your customer at a bar. You can't do that at a table." [18:00]

--Ken Ho on The Speakeasy


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