They came, we saw, they mixed.
And then, Arturo A. Vera-Felicie
of the R Bar & Restaurant and 1924 Main was named the winner of the
2009 Greater Kansas City Bartending Competition at the Uptown Theater
on Sunday night.
The "West Bottoms Social Club" was the original cocktail -- based on pickled fig syrup -- that helped Vera-Felicie win. Pitch photographer
Scott Spychalski was on hand to catch shots of him in action, along
with the nine other finalists, who mixed onstage and answered questions
from a panel of judges that included Imbibe author David Wondrich.
Click on the well-stocked bar below to watch it all go down:
This post, by Jonathan Bender, also appears on Fat City, where you'll find a whole lot more booze-y goodness.