Hanging with Harris
Whether he's in South Beach, Aspen, New York, LA or New Orleans, Billy Harris hangs with the best chefs, bartenders and restaurateurs in America.
Chef Jason Franey - Canlis Restaurant - Seattle
12 Apr 11 0
The Seattle food scene is in the middle of a renaissance. In the last decade, chefs and restaurateurs have staked a claim and made names for themselves and their city by developing unique and varying menus that reflect their experience and their environment. But there is one restaurant that stands alone as the preeminent dining experience in the city and beyond: Canlis. Overseen by brothers Mark and Brian Canlis, the restaurant has garnered a James Beard nomination for Outstanding Restaurant and another for Outstanding Wine Service this year. Heading up the kitchen is Jason Franey who was recently named a Best New Chef by Food and Wine Magazine. He invited Billy into the kitchen to taste one of his signature dishes.
Debbi Peek and Bridget Albert - New Orleans - 2010
13 Oct 10 0
Breakfast cocktails anyone? Why Not! Especially in bed with Debbi Peek and Bridget Albert. Add some feather boas and homemade jam and you have a party!
Enrique Sanchez - La Mar - San Francisco
7 Jun 11 0
Enrique Sanchez has been making Pisco Sours since the age of 14. Doing quick math, that means he rivals McDonald's in number of product served. Behind the bar at La Mar Cebicheria in San Francisco, Enrique and his staff churn out thousands of Pisco Sours every night. Followed by some delicious ceviche, there could be not better way to experience the essence of Peruvian gastronomy without having to leave the United States. Enrique was Hanging with Harris.
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese - Kurt Dammeier
1 Mar 11 0
Beecher's Handmade Cheese has become a fixture in Seattle and in the artisanal cheese making community. Oprah even named their "World's Best" Mac & Cheese one of her favorite things. Billy had the chance to taste some of their award winning products with founder Kurt Beecher Dammeier.
Matt Molina - Pizzeria Mozza Part 2 - Los Angeles
14 Dec 11 0
Matt Molina is young. For an executive chef that is. He runs the kitchens in both Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza and does a damn fine job. Whether it is placing orders, doing payroll, stretching pizza dough or checking each plate before it goes out to customers, Matt does it all. In Part 2 of our episodes from Pizzeria Mozza, Matt shows Billy how to stretch the dough Nancy Silverton made in Part 1 and make their famous Fennel Sausage and Napolitano Pizzas. Matt was hanging with Harris.
Tony Abou Ganim - New Orleans - 2010
13 Oct 10 0
The Modern Mixologist, Tony Abu-Ganim, was Hanging with Harris at the famous Sazerac Bar in the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. The Ramos Gin Fizzes were creamy and delicious.
Stephan Berg and Alex Hauck - The Bitter Truth
9 Aug 11 1
No one company represents the re-emurgence of bitters in cocktails better than The Bitter Truth. Having set out five years ago to bring bitters back to the forefront in cocktail making, Stephan Berg and Alex Hauck have since established themselves as the preeminent bitters company in Europe and the United States. Concoctions such as Celery, Creole and Lemon Bitters, just to name a few, they have set their eyes on the future with a line of liqueurs and the newly launched food grade Berg and Hauck's Bitters for cooking and baking. They were at Tales of the Cocktail 2011 Hanging with Harris.
Chris Cosentino - Incanto - San Francisco
12 Jul 11 0
The phrase "go the whole hog" is taken very literally at Incanto in San Francisco. Led by chef Chris Cosentino, Incanto's menu is based in the belief that sourcing ingredients locally is best for the animal, farmer, chef and patron and that the use of offal, "honors the whole animal and helps preserve an important, yet increasingly overlooked, part of our culinary heritage." It also makes for delicious eating! Can't get to Incanto? Order some of Boccalone's delicious cured meats!
Kirk Estopinal - CURE - New Orleans
16 Aug 11 0
With a focus on providing consistent and eclectic yet approachable cocktails, CURE in New Orleans has set a benchmark for bars in the Big Easy. Recently named one of the top bars in the country by Esquire magazine, the fame has not diminished a neighborhood feel and a dedication to its local patrons. Kirk Estopinal was kind enough to jump behind the bar after only a few hours of sleep (it was Tales of the Cocktail after all) and hang with Harris.
Nancy Silverton - Pizzeria Mozza Part 1 - Los Angeles
14 Dec 11 0
After studying at La Cordon Bleu and Ecole Le Notre, Nancy Silverton went on to co-found La Brea Bakery and Campanile, two Los Angeles institutions. She has gone on to open a number of restaurants in Los Angeles and beyond. At Pizzeria Mozza Nancy put her skills as a baker and pastry chef to work to create one of the best pizza crusts available. She was kind enough to let Billy (a frequent patron of Pizzeria Mozza as well as Osteria Mozza) in on some of her dough making secrets. Nancy was hanging with Harris. Don't miss Part 2 in which Matt Molina, Executive Chef of Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza, shows Billy how to use the dough to make delicious pizzas!
Kevin Diedrich - Burritt Room - San Francisco
13 May 11 1
Opened in May of 2010, the Burritt Room has quickly risen to the top of the cocktail scene in San Francisco. Unlike other hotel bars, Burritt Room has a diverse array of cocktails well beyond the classics. Talented bartenders like Kevin Diedrich put cocktails like the Black Rose on the menu that utilize the best local spirits and fresh local produce. Kevin was Hanging with Harris.
Harry Denton - Starlight Room - San Francisco
24 May 11 1
After being fired from a job in retail in the 1970's, Harry Denton took a job at Henry Africa's and never looked back. His experience there led him to Washington Square Bar and Grill where he honed his craft before opening Harry's on Fillmore. An instant success, Harry's laid the groundwork for moving into the Starlight Room at the top of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco where he affixed his name to the door 15 years ago. He was Hanging with Harris.
Lu Brow - New Orleans - 2010
13 Oct 10 1
The famous Swizzle Stick Bar in New Orleans is run by none other than the queen of southern hospitality, Lu Brow. Her technique and professionalism behind the bar is second to none. She was Hanging with Harris.
Mark and Brian Canlis with Nelson Daquip
19 Apr 11 0
According to the Canlis website, "Nelson Daquip has been the most rapidly promoted employee in Canlis' history, rising from server assistant, to server, to assistant sommelier, to wine director in only four years." Deservedly so, Billy found out, while touring the Canlis wine cellar with Nelson. He helped Billy pick out a wine to sip with Canlis owners, Mark and Brian Canlis, while they laid down the history of this iconic Seattle restaurant.
Simon Ford - New Orleans - 2010
13 Oct 10 0
Sometimes, only sometimes, even the greatest bartenders and spirits industry professionals need to take a break from fresh ingredients and high quality spirits. When they do, the pendulum swings hard the other way. In this case, Simon Ford and Billy Harris end up drinking anti-freeze slushies on Bourbon Street. As always, when your Hanging with Harris, you meet some colorful people along the way.
Mario Batali - Chicago - 2010
13 Oct 10 0
Mario Batali is much more than a chef. He is a brand that epitomizes quality. And his face is on a jar of spaghetti sauce. He was Hanging with Harris.
Vincent Madero - Public Kitchen and Bar - Los Angeles
15 Nov 11 0
Inside the famous Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles resides the Public Kitchen and Bar. Bartender Vincent Madero let Billy behind the bar to mix up a twist on the classic Whiskey Sour, the Kentucky Brunch.
Amelia Posada and Erika Nakamura - Lindy & Grundy - Los Angeles
6 Dec 11 0
Meat Maven, Erika Nakamura and Shop Mama, Amelia Posada have helped usher in a new era of butchery in the United States. Their shop, Lindy & Grundy (the couples nicknames for each other) located on Fairfax in Los Angeles, only supports local farms and is focused on practicing sustainable butchery; scraps go to creating gourmet dog food for the neighborhood pups. Stop in for a chop and you will be hooked for life! Amelia and Erika were hanging with Harris.
Jeffrey Morgenthaler - Clyde Common - Portland, Oregon
30 Jul 12 1
A nominee for American Bartender of the Year at the 2012 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards, Jeffrey Morgenthaler manages the bar at Clyde Common in Portland, Oregon. With strict adherence to quality cocktail creation using fresh and innovative yet accessible ingredients combined with a focus on great service, it is no wonder he and his bar receive great respect from his piers and customers alike. He was Hanging with Harris.
Francesco Lafranconi - New Orleans - 2010
13 Oct 10 0
"We're not drinking. We're learning!" Such is the life of Francesco Lafranconi of Southern Wine and Spirits. He was Hanging with Harris.
Balal Hadj - Top of the Mark - San Francisco
31 May 11 0
There is no better place to enjoy a view of San Francisco than at the Top of the Mark at the Mark Hopkins Hotel. With over 100 martinis on the menu and music every night, the place can really swing. General Manager Balal Hadj was Hanging with Harris in Weeper's Corner where many a soldier has said a tearful goodbye to loved ones before shipping out.
DeCaro Sartoria Custom Tailors and Shirtmakers - Seattle
29 Mar 11 1
You can buy a suit anywhere. We all have them. Something that is just a little bit too long in the sleeve or too roomy in the middle. Gian DeCaro of DeCaro Sartoria Custom Tailors in Seattle wipes his nose with suits like these. A second generation tailor, Gian might seem abrasive or even dismissive to some. To his clients, some of the top executives at almost every major company you have ever heard of as well as elite athletes in baseball, football and basketball, don't mind. They just stand at the mirror and sip an espresso or a single-malt scotch and watch as Gian creates a bespoke work of art from fine silks, wools and cottons from Italy and Britain. These are suits and garments that make a statement. They are so fine, "you don't even need a woman," as Gian likes to say. Billy couldn't afford a suit, but he did get some advice from Gian on taking his own suit to the next level with a touch of color.
Vinny Dotolo - Son of a Gun - Los Angeles
29 Nov 11 0
Shrimp Toast is not something frequently seen or eaten on the West coast of the United States; its an East coast thing. But Vinny Dotolo of Son of a Gun (also Animal) in Los Angeles is making one of the best Shrimp Toasts around. He was hanging with Harris.
Susie Katzman - Tommy’s Joynt - San Francisco
5 Jul 11 0
Brisket? Roast Beef? Turkey? Buffalo Stew? Killer Horseradish and Housemade Pickles? If you want that and more plus a hundred import and domestic beers for less than it costs for a latté these days, Tommy's Joynt in San Francisco is the place to hang! Run by Susie Katzman and her sons Sam and Zach, this 64 year-old is showing no signs of slowing down.
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