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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

Jul 26, 2018

In this episode, we chat with Brian McGahey of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group (NRG) about how bars develop and price their cocktails.

Some of the specific topics Brian and I discuss in this interview include:

  • What you’re actually paying for when you go out to a nice bar or restaurant
  • How a bar prices out their...

Jul 19, 2018

In this Bar Cart Foundations episode, we delve deep into the history and execution of two low-ABV giants: Summer Cup & Sangria.

Some of the topics we discuss include:

  • The rise of Pimms No. 1 Cup from an oyster house digestif to an international force (and Wimbledon mainstay).
  • The difference between a Summer Cup and a...

Jul 12, 2018

This episode is an interview with sommelier and Madeira expert Michael Scaffidi.

Some of the things we discuss in this wide-ranging conversation include:

  • How Michael changed his career aspirations from music mogul to wine expert, which led him to become a sommelier at some of the most influential restaurants in the...

Jul 5, 2018

In this episode, we interview author and etymologist Mark Forsyth on why and how people have been getting drunk from the very beginning of human history.

Some of the things we discuss include:

  • Why Hitler is partially responsible for spam email
  • One important reason why you shouldn’t challenge a Malaysian Tree Shrew to...