Cheers July/August 2012

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Pictured (from left to right) are Cardenas, Settles, Smith, McHugh, Forman, Vizer, Zimmerman, Pabros and Schneider. Cheers Roundtable at NRA C Operators discuss what de nes a bar program. By Liza B. Zimmerman and classic traditions infl uence bar off erings and trends in the Chicago mixology community. Operators in attendance included Natalia Cardenas of heers convened a large and dynamic round table at the National Restaurant Association's Wine, Spirits & Beer Event in Chicago, which touched on how both local Balena, Kyle McHugh of the Boozehound, Chandelle Pabros of Vinera Wine Consulting, Kevin Settles of Bardenay, Revae Schneider of Femme du Coup and George Vizer of Hyatt Hotels. Charles Forman, publisher of Cheers was also in attendance as was conference director Katie Smith. Editor-in-chief Liza B. Zimmerman moderated the roundtable. Th e lively discussion covered topics such as what standard drinks should be available at every bar to how diff erent American city's bar programs are infl uenced by regional tastes and preferences. Th e attendees were a mix of Cheers board members, bar operators and consultants. 40 | JULY/AUGUST 2012 JEFF SCHEAR

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