The Dishrag Newsletter
Issue 280
 
July 17, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE
1.  Letter from the Editor, vol. 90: The Bartending Mixologist
2.  The Product: Balanced Bark in Tomr's Tonic
3.  Inside Staff Meal: Behind the Bar
4.  Technique: 2012 ICC Presenter Dave Arnold's Liquid Nitrogen Mint Julep
5.  The Weekly Mix: House-made Drinking Vinegars
6.  Crush: The Audacity of Wine Cocktails
7.  Cookbook Review: Cocktails & Conversations by Joel Finsel
8.  Food, Drink, Farmers, and the Fight Against Fracking
9.  Featured Video: Cocktail Aromatics on the ICC Main Stage
10.  Apply to the 2012 Vitamix Challenge!
11.  MIX@ICC: Get Your ICC Tickets Now!
12.  Top 10 Jobs from the StarChefs.com's JobFinder
13.  Featured Recipe: Margarita from Mixologist Oliver Blackburn of The Gilbert Scott - London, England
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Letter from the Editor  1. Letter from the Editor, vol. 90: The Bartending Mixologist
Basking in the glow of hospitality behind the bar, and previewing some of MIX@ICC 2012.

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The Product  2. The Product: Balanced Bark in Tomr's Tonic
How one bartender's quest for cinchona-rich tonic went from stovetop to store shelves.

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Inside Staff Meal  3. Inside Staff Meal: Behind the Bar
Garnish gobbling, protein shakes, and a surprising push towards healthy options: a mini-survival guide for famished bartenders.

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Technique  4. Technique: 2012 ICC Presenter Dave Arnold’s Liquid Nitrogen Mint Julep
Insta-frozen fresh mint makes for a mean Julep in the techno toy box of Booker and Dax.

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The Weekly Mix  5. The Weekly Mix: House-made Drinking Vinegars
Pucker up to an old trend made new again with ICC Presenters Kelley Slagle and Lynnette Marrero, because drinking vinegars are likely tarting up a bar near you.

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Crush  6. Crush: The Audacity of Wine Cocktails
Sipping on the slow and steady romance between viniculture and mixology at New York’s Upholstery Store.

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Cookbook Review  7. Cookbook Review: Cocktails & Conversations by Joel Finsel
Recollections, ramblings, and a few recipes color a life behind this now shuttered Philadelphia bar.

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Fight Against Fracking  8. Food, Drink, Farmers, and the Fight Against Fracking
Taste of the unspoiled state: New York's culinary elite join forces against fracking at The Brooklyn Winery on July 26.

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Featured Video  9. Featured Video: Cocktail Aromatics on the ICC Main Stage
2012 ICC Presenter Audrey Saunders and Colebrook Row Mixologist Tony Conigliaro delve into cocktail aromatics and the legacy of Jerry Thomas.

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2012 Vitamix Challenge  10. Apply to the 2012 Vitamix Challenge!
Vitamix to victory: send us a blend-friendly recipe for a chance to compete at ICC in the 2012 Vitamix Challenge.

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ICC 2012  11. MIX@ICC: Get Your ICC Tickets Now!
Jim Meehan, Audrey Saunders, Gaz Regan, the list goes on. We’ve got leaders, movers, and (yes) shakers of the cocktail culture signed up to present—so secure your special price tickets to the 7th Annual International Chefs Congress now!

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 12. Top 10 Jobs from the StarChefs.com's JobFinder

Fine Dining Dinner Cook
Exciting Opportunities with Disneyland Resort!
Disneyland Resort
Anaheim, CA

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Executive Pastry Chef
Creative Pastry Chef Sought for St Louis Area
St.Louis Restaurant Group
St. Louis, MO

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Executive Sous Chef
Executive Sous Chef Tri-Valley
California Based Concept
Backersfield, CA

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Fine Dining Pastry
Seeking team player to add to our strong culinary team
Millwright's Restaurant & Tavern
Simsbury, CT

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Chef de Cuisine
Join our Top Flight Restaurant in Bethesda.
Food, Wine & Company
Bethesda, MD

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Chef de Cuisine
Washington DC Based Hotel is Looking for a Chef de Cuisine
Hyatt
Washington DC

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Dining Room Manager
Dining Room Manager with Strong Wine Knowledge
R2L Restaurant
Philadelphia, PA

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Sushi Chefs
Sushi Chefs Sought for Philadelphia based Restaurant
Pod Restaurant
Philadelphia, PA

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Pastry Cook
Pastry Cook needed at top 25 Hotel
Capital Hotel
Little Rock, AR

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Assistant General Manager
Providing outstanding wine and wine country experiences
Wente Vineyards
Livermore Valley, CA

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US. Foods 13. Recipe: Margarita
from Mixologist Oliver Blackburn of The Gilbert Scott - London, England

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Adapted by StarChefs.com
July 2012
Yield: 1 cocktail

INGREDIENTS
50 milliliters El Tesoro Blanco tequila
12 milliliters Cointreau
25 milliliters fresh lime juice
Maldon salt

METHOD:
Combine the tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice in a shaker with ice; shake and double strain into a very heavily salt-rimed cocktail glass.

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