Welcome to the debut of Shift Drink! Long hours on sore feet and wearied coworkers cramped side-by-side in the pursuit of perfection is typical in the service industry. But it isn’t until the final diner has gone and the last tab is closed; when there are no more pots to scrub or glasses to polish; that’s when the first shift drinks are poured and the stories start to flow. Every week, Eddie Kim and Mathew Ramsey will share a shift drink and swap war stories from behind the line with chefs, bartenders, bakers, brewers, and anyone who touches this all-encompassing industry. Un-edited, no-holds-bar, and personal, these brief moments bleed into life stories, past and future aspirations, philosophy, life lessons and every shot in between.
This week we double up on the entrepreneuses with guest host Kat Hamidi of Capitoline Vermouth and Tory Pratt of TRUE Syrups and Garnishes as we discuss the move from international to pre-prohibition, the fine line in educating your customers, and the perils of peeling ginger. Kat puts the “mansplainers” on notice, Tory picks her Philly favorite, and Eddie sends much love out to a Greg in North Dakota