Yours truly has been voted Second Best Bartender by the good people of Eugene. I bow graciously to my longtime friend Ty Connor, who came in first, and apparently invented the Vodka Rickey (Ty, I knew you were quite a bit older than I, but wow!)
Also coming in second place was this very website! I also bow graciously to my good friend Ken, who writes the wonderful Mr. Random’s Blog of Randomness, which – oddly enough – is not a blog about cocktails, but rather music (I guess there are people out there who like that kind of stuff, who knew?)
The Richmond Gimlet tied for third place in the Best House Drink category as well. I haven’t had the pleasure of trying the other winners, but those who know me are aware of the fact that I need to get out more.
A heart-felt thank you to everyone in Eugene who voted for me, my little website, and my silly drink.