- If you are having trouble finding Jeffrey Morganthaler, it’s because you haven’t looked at the pool.
- When every bar you go to is four deep, find Jeff Berry in the lobby of the hotel and he’ll ply you with Clement XO.
- You might think it a good idea to go to Pat O’Briens for a Hurricane; in fact, you may think that it’s something that just has to be done to complete the whole NOLA experience. On both counts, you would be mistaken.
- All cocktail bloggers have an affinity for technology (sorry Dr. Bamboo), are video gamers, have played or still play roleplaying games, enjoy shows like Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, and Iron Chef, love good food and cooking, are crazy pompous about cocktails, and most importantly, are genuinely nice, fun, and great people (even Jamie).
- Luke is a phenomenal restaurant that features delicious locally-raised pig. And their absinthe suisse and ojen frappe are not to be missed.
- You should check Jamie Boudreau’s temperature if he hasn’t besmirched the name of at least three spirit companies during a panel.
- Jambalaya must be obtained from Coop’s Place every year.
- There is no need to get to the NOLA airport close to two hours early, but they have free wifi.
- The Tiki Block Party will invariable run out of rum before it’s half over.
- The Riverview elevators are equipped to hold 40 people, double the capacity of all the other elevators in the Monteleone, even though they are the same size.
- If Natalie hasn’t caught you on video, you probably weren’t at Tales of the Cocktail.
- The carousel bar stops spinning and the lights go on two hours before the bar actually closes.
- Chris DeBarr, Jeff Berry, and Wayne Curtis are an unbeatable culinary combo and need to move to central Pennsylvania and open a restaurant.
- Bloody Mary’s can never have too many garnishes.
- What lessons did you learn from Tales this year?
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