Hey y’all! I hope you are continuing to stay strong and take care of yourselves during this time as restaurants start to open up and then close again, and our extra unemployment money is nearing its end. I know it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted any new content. Apologies for that. Life is a little weird right now, and I’ve had to take a break to deal with some personal issues. I plan to return with new episodes soon, so do stay tuned and be sure to check out our homepage for previous episodes and more.
In case you missed it, I recently had the pleasure of being on Joeph Boroski’s podcast, Ask the Bartender, to talk about the meaning of life. Joseph runs some bars in China as well as cocktail consulting services, bar school and much more. He recently launched his podcast which asks bartenders around the world some tough questions. I know you like bartender podcasts, so be sure to give it a listen and subscribe. Cheers!
Hello again! I wanted to do another short recap with some tips for COVID-era hospitality. I hope you are all faring well through these challenging and weird times. It has been around three months since this all started to directly affect our industry, and things just keep getting weirder. Extended quarantine orders, protests and violence, murder hornets—It’s all just a lot to deal with right now and I don’t think anyone is really thriving. That’s ok though, just remember to take a few moments to pause and breath, and check in with yourself about what you need. It’s also ok to ask for help sometimes, we can’t do this alone. Fortunately we have an amazing community of helpful people in the hospitality industry.
We are realizing new challenges and problems resulting from this world crisis day by day, and we are also coming up with new and creative solutions. Some of the biggest challenges are related to uncertainty of the situation, constant change, struggles with motivation and not knowing what to do next. If you haven’t checked out the most recent episodes, they deal with those very topics, so definitely go back and listen if you have a chance. In the meantime, you can check out this recap of the main points in the player or wherever you get your podcasts.
If you can, please consider supporting the show on Patreon or picking up some cool merch from the shop . You’re 86 is made possible by the support of listeners like you. Be sure to also check out our homepage for much, much more, and stay tuned for next time. Cheers!
Hello everyone! I hope you are all sheltering well. By now we’ve all grown familiar with the reality of the world situation and the uncertainty of the future. It is unclear what will happen next as we all sit at home hoping for the best. We could all probably use a little extra financial support at this time to ease the fear of losing the careers and businesses that we love.
Below is a list of almost all of the previous guests we’ve had on You’re 86 and links to donate to their employee relief funds, order takeout from their bars or otherwise support their businesses. Please donate if you can and continue to support local small businesses in your area. We all need to work together to save the bars, restaurants and their employees that we love.
You’re 86 COVID-19 Guest Relief Links:
Samuel Jimenez – Novela
Rebecca Hopkins – A Balanced Glass
Jessi Lorraine – Elda
Using our bartender skills online – Ep38 With Shana Race
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Hello again! The COVID-19 crisis has shown us how fragile and unsustainable our career and industry can be, and has many of us questioning what to do next. Let’s face it, things are not going to go back to the way they were. We’ve learned how easy it can be for our source of income to evaporate over night. Unlike people who work in offices, we can’t work from home, but perhaps using our bartender skills online can open up new opportunities and sources of income for us. But where do we begin?
My guest today is Shana Race, she’s been in the industry for more than 15 years, and she’s the host and creator of the Talk Tales podcast, online cocktail classes and more. She had a lot to say about her journey from behind the bar to new directions online.
Since I know you like bartender podcasts, be sure to check out Talk Tales in your favorite podcast player or on their homepage. You can support their show through their Patreon page or by leaving them a tip with Venmo (@talktales_podcast). Be sure to visit our homepage as well, and if you’d like to help support You’re 86 you can leave us a tip or pick up some You’re 86 merch in the shop.
Also, if you are interested in podcasting, you’re going to need a media host. You’re 86 is hosted on Blubrry and I’ve been very happy with the service. If you sign up for hosting on Blubrry through my link, you’ll get your first month free and help support this show. Thank you so much for your support, I’ll see you next time!
Staying positive and creative in quarantine – Ep37 With Phillip Kim
Hello again! Are you going stir crazy yet? With shelter in place orders being extended across the country and around the world, it’s hard to say when we’ll be out of this. The uncertainty of this crisis is what makes it so difficult to deal with. If we knew the end date, it would be much easier to plan for. Staying positive and creative in quarantine in whatever way works best for you is very important. With so many of us out of work and stuck at home, I wanted to chat with another bartender and hear about there experience. Even though many of us are physically alone, we are all in this together.
My guest today is Phillip Kim. He is a bartender here in San Francisco at 15 Romolo, and he’s also worked for The Keystone. Phillip has always been one of the most positive people I’ve known in the industry. It’s always lovely to go visit him when he’s behind the bar and see the creative projects he’s getting into at work, so it was no surprise to hear that he is staying positive and creative at home too. He is also spending some time thinking ahead about what the industry will be like when our bars reopen.
If you would like to help Phillip and his colleagues at 15 Romolo, you can donate to their Go Fund Me campaign. You can also get 15 Romolo cocktails to go right now if you are in the Bay Area. Every little bit helps.
Listen to our conversation in the player or wherever you get your podcasts, and be sure to visit our homepage for much, much more. You can also follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Stay tuned for next week, we have more exciting stuff coming your way. Thanks so much for tuning in and I’ll see you next time