Jim and Rocky’s Barback Pro-Am
Jim Romdall and Rocky Yeh cajole some of the best cocktail bloggers and journalists to step behind the bar to test their skills and not-so-gently put them through their paces for Jim and Rocky's Barback Pro-Am.
Seattle - Paul Clarke of CocktailChronicles.com
7 Jun 11 4
Of his experience behind the bar with Jim Romdall and Rocky Yeh at Needle and Thread (above Tavern Law) in Seattle, Paul Clarke of CocktailChronicles.com says, “My therapist thinks it’s too soon to think very much about the details of that night, plus with that Ramos Gin Fizz incident — really, who puts Ardbeg in those things? Oh, right: JIM ROMDALL — it’s probably best if I kept quiet.” Check out Paul's Barback Profile!
Portland - Jennifer Heigl of Daily Blender
26 Apr 11 0
Jennifer Heigl of Daily Blender was the first to step up to the challenge. During her time behind the bar at Irving Street Kitchen in Portland she didn't cry but she definitely laughed. Was it to cover up the pain or was she really happy to be participating in Jim and Rocky's Barback Pro-Am? You be the judge. Find out more about all our barbacks! Barback Profiles
Seattle - Stevi Deter of TwoAtTheMost.com
7 Jun 11 0
Of her experience behind the bar with Jim Romdall and Rocky Yeh at Rob Roy in Seattle, Stevi Deter of TwoAtTheMost.com says, “I had great fun spending time with Jim and Rocky. I tried to focus on not breaking things and not causing Jim to get too far behind.” Thanks for putting in maximum effort, Stevi!. Check out Stevi's Barback Profile!
San Francisco - Quinn Sweeney of LibationLab.com
3 May 11 0
Quinn Sweeney of LibationLab.com is a trooper. Under the weather and not sure of what he got himself in to, Quinn stepped up to the plate for Jim and Rocky on their first night at Cantina in San Francisco.
Los Angeles - Marleigh Riggins Miller of SLOSHED!
31 May 11 0
“The experience of working behind the bar gave me a greater appreciation for how hard bartenders (and especially barbacks) work," says Marleigh Riggins Miller of Sloshed! on her respect for bartenders and their craft after her time behind the bar with Jim Romdall and Rocky Yeh at Caña Rum Bar in Los Angeles. We could not agree more! Check out more on Marleigh on her Barback Profile!
San Francisco - Humuhumu Trott of Humuhumu.com
10 May 11 3
Humuhumu Trott of Humuhumu.com stepped behind the bar at Cantina in San Francisco to help Jim and Rocky run the place. Here is what she had to say about her experience: “I understand now why so many of my cocktail dork friends with 9-5 day jobs have started picking up shifts here and there behind the bar… how addictive! Even in my one-night role as a piece of obstructing grit in an otherwise well-oiled machine, being able to play a part in bringing liquid magic to the masses was an absolute thrill. Let’s do it again!” Thanks for backing for us, Humuhumu!
San Diego - Ron Dollete of LushAngeles.com
13 May 11 0
Ron Dollete of LushAngeles.com dropped in to El Dorado Cocktail Lounge to help Jim and Rocky behind the bar. Of the experience, Ron says,"Those eggs I got are probably still in the bar’s fridge untouched since we left. They should probably toss ‘em out.” Check out Ron's Barback profile.
Chuck Taggart - Los Angeles
31 May 11 2
Of his experience behind the bar with Jim Romdall and Rocky Yeh at Bar Kitchen in Los Angeles, Chuck Taggart of Looka.Gumbopages.com says, "I....learned never to run unless someone’s chasing you with something pointy.” So true, Chuck. So true. Check out Chuck's Barback Profile!
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