Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Photos: St. Louis Mixologists Get Behind the Bar for "Blood & Sand" at 33 Wine Shop

Posted By on Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 12:45 PM

Last night, bartenders and mixologists from various St. Louis restaurants and bars met at 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar (1913 Park Avenue; website) for "Blood & Sand," an event to signal St. Louis establishing its own local chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild.

Mixologist Ted Kilgore of Taste by Niche, who presides over St. Louis' "Best Drink Menu," according to the '09 RFT Best Of St. Louis issue. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • Mixologist Ted Kilgore of Taste by Niche, who presides over St. Louis' "Best Drink Menu," according to the '09 RFT Best Of St. Louis issue.
View a slideshow from "Blood & Sand."

Photographer Stew Smith was there and brings back these photos from "Blood & Sand," which featured bartenders and mixologists Ted Kilgore (Taste by Niche), Jamie Kilgore (Terrene), Lucas Ramsey (Eclipse at the Moonrise Hotel), Matthew Seiter (of the coming-soon Sanctuaria), Nate Selsor (Monarch) and T.J. Vytlacil (Flamingo Bowl).

The inconspicuous entrance of 33 Wine Shop and Tasting Bar on Park Avenue, near Lafayette Park on the near-South Side. View more photos from the "Blood & Sand" cocktail event. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
Mixologists Nate Selsor (left) of Monarch Restaurant & Wine Bar in Maplewood, and TJ Vytlacil of Flamingo Bowl downtown, concoct sample shots of the evening's signature cocktails. View more photos from "Blood & Sand" last night. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
  • Photo: Stew Smith
  • Mixologists Nate Selsor (left) of Monarch Restaurant & Wine Bar in Maplewood, and TJ Vytlacil of Flamingo Bowl downtown, concoct sample shots of the evening's signature cocktails. View more photos from "Blood & Sand" last night.
Throughout the evening, balls of fire could be seen jumping from the bar when mixologists would flame citrus. See more photos from "Blood & Sand" last night. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH
This is the creation of Matt Seiter, bar manager at the new (as yet unopened) Sanctuaria in the Grove, "the Orchard's Dance." View more photos from "Blood & Sand" last night. - PHOTO: STEW SMITH

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