On a rainy Friday afternoon in New Orleans, Louisiana, Asheville’s own Nicole Anhalt came in from the downpour to stake her claim in this year’s Sidecar by Merlet Cocktail Competition. Hosted annually at the country’s largest cocktail conference, Tales of the Cocktail, seven bartenders from across the country competed for a trip to the Merlet […]
Once a year, in the muggy heat of July, thousands of bartenders flock to New Orleans for the largest cocktail conference of the year, Tales of the Cocktail. It is estimated that this year 22,000 of the world’s finest craft cocktail nerds — including a healthy contingent from Asheville’s bar scene — have either […]
What’s there to do downtown after brunch on a Sunday? Thirsty Monk is about to provide an answer to that question: Top of the Monk, the bar that occupies the third floor of Thirsty Monk’s downtown location, will be open late afternoons and evenings every Sunday beginning April 6 to offer a twist on the traditional Sunday brunch.