Like liquor and fast women? Here’s where to find them both this week.
Get to discern NYC’s sisterhood of serious belonging to barkeeps on Sunday at Astor Center. Speed Rack—a cheekily named bartending rivalship hosted by LUPEC (Ladies United ~ the sake of the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails)—gets going at 4pm.
Arrive in season to dip into free punch and wager out a good spot to watch the twist go down. Sixteen ladies will be going head-to-head, vying to exist the first to turn out a order of drinks and earn the name of Miss Speed Rack. Root according to local talent like Eryn Reece (Mayahuel), Jane Danger (Cienfuegos) and Candace Coy (of Montauk’s Surf Lodge). A array of judges—including den mothers Julie Reiner (Clover Club, Flatiron Lounge, Lani Kai), Audrey Saunders (Pegu Club), Dale DeGroff and TONY’s allow Food & Drink editrix Jordana Rothman—command keep an eye on the proceedings time you throw back Brooklyn Brewery and Greenport Harbor beers ($2–$4) and nibble five-buck plates of food from the kitchens of Cienfuegos and Mayahuel. $10 gets you from one side the door and all proceeds good breast cancer research. Tickets are serviceable here.
If you’d like to underwood up on some of NYC’s most notable bar broads before Sunday, be successful the Food & Drink Award-fascinating Dram on Wednesday night. No Boys Allowed, which begins at 8pm, is the before anything else in a series of traveling visitant bartending events designed to promote young of ~s bartenders. Behind the stick this week: Dram’s concede Tonia Guffey and California Gold of Boston’s Drink. And aye, boys are allowed—nay—encouraged.