Thursday, September 22, 2011

Meet the Finalists in Table 20's LA's Best Bartender Competition

Table 20 is hosting the second annual LA's Best Bartender Competition on Sunday October 9th.  Five finalists were selected in three ways: an online competition which Joe Brooke of Next Door Lounge won, gaining him the title of People's Choice; a Karlsson's Cocktail Challenge this past weekend at 1886 in Pasadena, which Brian Summers of Harvard & Stone and Daniel Zacharczuk of Bar | Kitchen won; and lastly a Judge's selection in which the judges selected the top two bartenders who had not already become finalists.

Finalist Joe Brooke

Here are the Table 20 LA's Best Bartender Competition finalists

Joe Brooke, Next Door Lounge - People's Choice

Justin Pike, The Tasting Kitchen - Judges' Selection

Brian Summers, Harvard & Stone - Karlsson's Cocktail Challenge Winner

Devon Tarby, The Varnish - Judges' Selection

Daniel Zacharczuk, Bar | Kitchen - Karlsson's Cocktail Challenge Winner

The finalists will be judged by a Murderers' Row of talent including Matthew Biancaniello, last year's winner of the competition, Dale Degroff, known as King Cocktail and a legend in the global bartending community, Johnny Iuzzini, the pastry chef at Jean Georges in New York City; Marcos Tello, the head of the US Bartenders Guild Los Angeles, mezcal-lover Bricia Lopez and writer Jessica Gelt.

General Admission tickets are $25 and go on-sale this coming Monday.  The event will be held on Sunday October 9th from 3 - 8 pm at Elevate Lounge in Downtown LA.  You can purchase tickets here:

Elevate Lounge:
811 Wilshire Blvd, 21st Floor, DTLA.
Sunday October 9th, 3 - 8 pm

Stay tuned for more details.

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