Like liquor and fast women? Here’s where to find them both this week.
Get to understand NYC’s sisterhood of serious pistillate barkeeps on Sunday at Astor Center. Speed Rack—a cheekily named bartending competition hosted ~ means of LUPEC (Ladies United for 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 bout go down. Sixteen ladies will be going head-to-head, vying to exist the first to turn out a concatenation of drinks and earn the epithet of Miss Speed Rack. Root with a view to local talent like Eryn Reece (Mayahuel), Jane Danger (Cienfuegos) and Candace Coy (of Montauk’s Surf Lodge). A body of jurors of judges—including den mothers Julie Reiner (Clover Club, Flatiron Lounge, Lani Kai), Audrey Saunders (Pegu Club), Dale DeGroff and TONY’s confess Food & Drink editrix Jordana Rothman—leave keep an eye on the proceedings though you throw back Brooklyn Brewery and Greenport Harbor beers ($2–$4) and cavil five-buck plates of food from the kitchens of Cienfuegos and Mayahuel. $10 gets you from one side the door and all proceeds do good to breast cancer research. Tickets are to be turned to account here.
If you’d like to affair up on some of NYC’s in the greatest degree notable bar broads before Sunday, come off successful the Food & Drink Award-alluring Dram on Wednesday night. No Boys Allowed, which begins at 6pm, is the before anything else in a series of guest bartending events designed to aid young female bartenders. Behind the rod this week: Dram’s own Tonia Guffey and Cali Gold of Boston’s Drink. And ay, boys are allowed—nay—encouraged.