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Mix it up

Bartenders go head-to-head in a cocktail competition

So a few weeks ago, I attended a bachelorette party. Great food and friends, lots of fun, but we inevitably ended up at a Bricktown club. Which is fine. (No it’s not. The amount of polyester blend and Jean Paul Gaultier cologne was appalling.)

I sucked it up and ordered some drinks … which arrived pink (because of course they did) and sickly sweet. I love a good mixed drink — in fact, I’ve fallen in love with the Pegu Club at Ludivine — but a bad mixed drink can be just awful.

Somehow, I doubt the bartender at Shall Remain Nameless Club will be at “Mix: Art by the Ounce,” a Thursday event dubbed a “drinkable art exhibit” (in my opinion, the best kind of art exhibit).

From 6-9 p.m. at The Exchange on Film Row, 13 mixologists will compete to be crowned the metro’s favorite bartender, as voted on by guests. Mixologists from restaurants like West, 105 Degrees, Red Prime and Rococo will showcase their signature concoctions, while new restaurant Saints will cater with hors d’oeuvres, a full dinner and dessert.

Space to the Thursday Mix event is limited, and admission is $55. Get tickets online or call 601-9200.

by Jenny Coon Peterson 05.17.2011 2 years ago
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News and notes on OKC dining

 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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Bar Wars

Just like ‘Star Wars,’ but without the crushing disappointment of prequels. And more alcohol.

In a galaxy far, far away (actually, on Sheridan between Lee and Shartel), there were Bar Wars.

Dun. Dun-dun-dun ... (That's supposed to be the "Star Wars" theme.) Shhhzzmmmm ... (And there go the light sabers.)

Anyway, Be the Change is a local nonprofit that works at home and around the world (and possibly on Endor) to help marginalized citizens. They have worked in Kenya to help those living with HIV/AIDS and are planning a return trip in December. That's where the fundraiser comes in.

Bar Wars is tomorrow starting at 7 p.m. at IAO Gallery. The event will pit 11 local bartenders against each other to wow guests with their signature drinks. Some of the participating restaurants include Iguana Mexican Grill, Picasso, Deep Fork and Rococo. Besides crafting the winning concoction, the Bars Wars winner will get to throw the losing bartenders into the sand pit of the sarlacc on Tatooine. Or I assume.

Tickets, which also includes music and a silent auction, are $20 and are available on Ticketstorm.com.
by Jenny Coon Peterson 09.30.2011 2 years ago
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