Keeley McGrew

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    John Perkins Takes the Title at Iron Fork 2014

    One of the best parts of Iron Fork is the competition. Chefs and bartenders from some of our favorite restaurants battled for supremacy. Returning champ Ed Heath of Cleveland Heath took on challengers John Perkins of Juniper, Colleen Clawson of Standard Fare and Brian Coltrain of Element. The compet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    Iron Fork 2014 Cocktail Competition: Bartenders Battle for Supremacy

    The central event at Iron Fork is the chef competition, but there's a cocktail competition, too. And the best part is that you get to try all the cocktails! Six bartenders will battle two at a time and make their cocktail in front of the judges, but there are also pre-made batches for guests. See a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Fires Reported at Three Bars in the Grove -- Owners Suspect Arson

    The Handlebar averted potential destruction earlier this week when a quick-thinking bartender put out a fire. And the manager of the establishment in the Grove says the potentially devastating blaze was set intentionally. Handlebar's "Director of Inebriation" Keeley McGrew recounted the harrowing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    HandleBar's Keeley McGrew: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Chrissy Wilmes profiles HandleBar bartender Keeley McGrew. Below is a Q&A with McGrew, followed by the recipe for a Hot Taty, her reimagined vesion of the classic Hot Toddy. Chrissy Wil ... More >>