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March 17, 2009

Unfulfilled promise: Quick tips

Last fall, I talked about starting a semi-regular feature called Quick tips, where local bartenders would share their advice on various aspects of the business. We heard from Queen Colleen about the best way to get a bartender's attention.

What else would you guys like to know? I'll float your questions to Baltimore bartenders and publish their responses here.


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:55 AM | | Comments (1)
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If you have a favorite drink, is it inappropriate to tell the bartender how to make it?

For example, I love Mai Tais, but it seems that nobody makes real ones (hint - there is no pineapple juice in a real Mai Tai). But there are times when I'm out and I'd really like one. Do I tell the bartender how to make it, or just order something else?

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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