Here’s the list of contestants and judges for the USBG Make It Exotico Cocktail Competition next Tuesday, May 9th at The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company.
Miranda Helck – Kingsley (East Village New York)
Catherine Hood – The Eddy & Eight Seas Tiki Bar (Providence, Rhode Island)
Ariel Scalise – Tender Bar + Kitchen (Pittsburgh, PA)
Jesse Dureka – The Rittenhouse Hotel Library Bar (Philadelphia)
Benjamin Pozar – Gran Caffe L’Aquila (Philadelphia)
Lee Noble – POUR (Lancaster, PA)
Chris Zingler – 1 Tippling Place (Philadelphia)
Katie Loeb – Kanella South (South Philadelphia)
Jacob Lesitsky – Skytop Lodge (Poconos, PA)
Marilyn Johnson (me!) – founder and publisher of Philly Grub, a website focusing on the evolving food and drink scene in Philly. ADORES cocktails. Please don’t ask her about cheesesteaks.
Jenny DeHuff — Managing Editor of Culture for PhillyVoice.com. A native of New England, Jenny has covered the Philadelphia area for more than a decade, and has written for the Philadelphia Daily News and Metro.
Adam Schmidt — owner of Drink Philly, covering the Philadelphia beverage scene.
Oscar Serrano — works at Tequilas and his tequila knowledge and expertise in the industry is highly regarded.
It’s going to be a great night of extraordinary cocktails! See you there (space permitting)!