Portland Done Proud at Tales of the Cocktail

Today’s Wall Street Journal features a report from the annual meetup for serious barmen, Tales of the Cocktail, which took place this past week in New Orleans. Local bar ace John Myers was profiled as a contestant in the official cocktail smackdown of Taste.

“Standing next to Mr. Lermayer was John Myers, who tends bar at the Grill Room in Portland, Maine. He cultivated a dour glower in keeping with his Wild Bill Hickock whiskers and locks. His demeanor also appeared to reflect some culture-clash discomfort, the awkwardness Leon Redbone might feel sharing the stage with Moby.”

Alas, John, whose work aspires to simplicity and elegance was beaten out by a Southern showman.

Thanks for the tip to the Portland Food Map

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