Brian Johnson, Jabriel Donohue, Carlos Cuarta, Nick Keane, Andrew Garrett, Bite Runners, Kelly Kerbs (left), Bite of Bend organizer, Kenny Macdonald, Jennifer Heigl, Heidi, John, and Tommy Klus
HIGH DESERT SPIRITS: I have FINALLY recovered from a blow-out of a weekend. So, what kept me so busy? It was the 2nd Annual NW Spirits and Mixology Show in Bend, Oregon, part of the 10th Annual Bite of Bend.
I didn't just go to the show. I was a part of it.
That is I was one of the judges at Saturday's Bartender's Brawl (the winner was Jabriel Donohue, Drambuie Brand Influencer and the Vice Prez of the Oregon Bartenders Guild). I also did a ton of interviews on Saturday and Sunday on the "White Couch" sponsored by Drambuie (I spent an a lot of time with Jabriel this weekend).
I loved this event. First off, the Bite of Bend is really cool (and I am not just talking about about the very frigid night time temps) with tons of vendors, including a "stuffed banana" stand, a race and a really attractive crowd.
And the Spirits and Mixology is unlike any other event in the Northwest. It's an entire street dedicated to craft cocktails and local and state-wide spirits. I saw plenty of Portland faces on the street, and I can't wait to attend next year's big event.
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