Monday, July 23, 2012

'Top Chef' Stars To Bartend At Hotel Thrillist

Chefs Grayson Schmitz (left) and Dale Levitski

Just about every notable local bartender will be away this weekend for the annual Tales of the Cocktail down in New Orleans.

Of course you'll still be able to get a well-made cocktail around town (or maybe stick to drinking beer or wine!), but their absence leaves room for some other stars to shine behind the bar.

Specifically it's a couple of chefs you may have heard about: Top Chef alums Grayson Schmitz and Dale Levitski, who will serve as special celebrity bartenders at the Hotel Thrillist.

They'll both whip up signature cocktails at separate private events for Thrillist, best known for its daily guy-centric newsletters. Schmitz will likely do some sort of spin on a classic cocktail at the retro-themed Wayback Ball on Friday, while Levitski (Frog N Snail, Sprout) will shake up more tropical treats at Saturday's Beachside Bash.

It'll be interesting to see who makes the best cocktails. I will definitely let you know!

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