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 get dual-flanked by two podcasting greats, Damon Boelte of The Speakeasy podcast and our very own Jack Inslee of Full Service Radio. We breakdown many-a-cocktail, including the perfect martini, the overrated aviation, the doubly-garnished manhattan, and the hard start shot. Damon reminisces on jamming with King Cocktail, Jack recounts his favorite interviews, Alison represents the rickey, and Eddie forgets all his lines.