This week on the podcast we talk to a really interesting guy named George Bressler. He has worked part time in Hospitality, but full time for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. After a long and distinguished career in Law Enforcement, he plans to retire and take up Bartending full time.
George wrote a fascinating Guest Blog Post for Bartender Journey. Read it on our Blog Page.
Cocktail of the Week:
George Bressler enjoys Jack Daniels on the rocks, (Jack Daniels Master Distiller Jeff Arnett was our guest on Bartender Journey # 204).
Technically Jack Daniels on the rocks is not a “cocktail”. The original definition for “cocktail” was “sugar, bitters and spirits of any kind”, but we’ll go a little off the deep end this week and enjoy some Jack Daniels on the rocks as our cocktail of the week!
Book of the Week: Toasts, Over 1500 of the Best Toasts, Sentiments, Blessings, and Graces compiled by Paul Dickson.
Mr. Dickson quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson in the introduction to this book: “Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it”. Mr. Dickson goes on to say says in the introduction: “There are a number of old thinks that we are well rid of – child labor, the Berlin wall, scurvy, glass shampoo bottles and too many others to mention, but there are still others that we are foolish to let slop away. Toasting is one of the latter”.
Toast of the Week:
“I would rather be with the people in this room, than with the finest people in the world”.
-Steve Martin as Cyrano in Roxanne
CORE supports the children of food and beverage employees who are navigating life-altering circumstances or conditions.
Visit their site at coregives.org to Refer a Child or Donate. For any questions about their services, you can call 404-655-4690 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Special thanks to the anonymous Bartender Journey listener who signed up to be a CORE Ambassador to help spread the word.! It was amazing to hear from one of the wonderful ladies at CORE about this great news!
Bar Institute: Econo Tour
Bar Institute is on tour this spring.. If you're not familiar with Bar Institute, it is the educational offspring of Portland Cocktail Week.
The Econo Series spans 25 cities in one day conference format followed by an evening pop up. Each area is centered around one of social justice causes: Environmental issues, Mental Health and Wellness, Equal Representation, Sexual Assault Prevention, and Income Equality. Upcoming tour dates are listed as separate events on their Facebook page.
RSVP via FB for the mere cost of a $5 charitable donation to CORE at the door and stay for the evening pop up event featuring $5 cocktails. See the tour dates here. About CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees)