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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

Oct 18, 2019

In this interview with Kevin Peterson of Castalia, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • How Kevin and his wife Jane transformed the bottom level of an old mansion in Detroit into a scent shop by day that converts into an intimate 20-seat cocktail bar by night.
  • Some of the differences between people who approach...


Sep 26, 2019

This time around, we catch up with Dan Marlowe, who’s a really talented bartender currently heading up the brand new tavern program at BlueDyer Distilling Co.

In this spirited conversation, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • How Dan worked his way through the bartending ranks to take the helm at the brand new...


Sep 19, 2019

In this spirited interview with John Ravis of Maximo Mezcal, some of the topics we cover include:

  • How John made the move from shucking oysters, to tending bar, to consulting in the business world, to ultimately helping found a Mezcal brand designed to elevate the American palate.
  • Why Maximo Mezcal is as much a DC brand...


Aug 29, 2019

In this interview, we sit down with Derek Brown and Bob Yule, co-authors of Spirits, Sugar, Water, Bitters: How the Cocktail Conquered the World. Some of the other topics we cover include:

  • How Bob and Derek fused their expertise on opposing sides of the bar to create this book as a tribute to a ten part cocktail...


Aug 22, 2019

In this episode, we interview Tory Pratt, founder of Pratt Standard Cocktail Co. Some of the things we discuss include:

  • How a childhood spent in and around the catering industry gave Tory the inspiration to start her own company and taught her to approach cocktails from a culinary perspective.
  • What it means to get back...