After a difficult weekend, this little guy won me first place at the May Mix Off and a trip to New Orleans! It was awesome/nerve racking to compete beside some really, really extraordinary talent (Mario @bigbaralcove, Russell @abigailerestaurant, and Cole @spreadkitchen, congratulations, gentlemen!) and meet some of the coolest personalities in our industry. Thank you to all that came each round and supported, and those that text words of encouragement or left messages in their absence. Thank you to my amazing colleagues @brett_chovan_hahn and @whitehorselounge for their endless belief in me and of course, for the extra hands and ice running! Thank you to William Grant for hosting such a great event and for giving me the opportunity to compete.
And finally, thank you to @westcoastgarno and @deetothe for always being by my side. New Orleans, here I come!