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
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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.
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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
There’s a pretty good chance you’re also stuck in your house and not working behind the bar right now. Without our normal structure, it’s easy to fall into unhealthy habits, but it’s also an opportunity to form new ones. It’s easy to start small and practice new health and wellness habits during quarantine. Preparing one healthy snack a day or doing five minutes of breathing exercise when you wake up can vastly improve your wellbeing, especially during this challenging time. These are things you can carry forward into your daily routine when we are allowed to go back to work again.
My guest today is Amie Ward, aka The Healthtender. She’s a Chicago based industry veteran and an ACE certified health coach. When not behind the bar at Neon Wilderness, Amie travels the country to help educate bartenders on how to care for themselves physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually. She had a ton of advice about simple things you can do to stay healthy and form good habits during this crisis. From preparing healthy snacks and short exercise routines to keeping a food journal, it’s easy to start forming new healthy habits.
Listen to our conversation in the player or wherever you get your podcasts to find out more about quarantine health and wellness for bartenders. Don’t forget to check out our homepage for much, much more, and stay tuned for more great conversations during this challenging time. Thanks so much for tuning in! I’ll see you next time.
We are living in uncertain times. Running a bar in a pandemic is one of the biggest challenges we’ve ever faced as an industry. As restaurants and bars across the world are being forced to close or pivot to pickup and delivery sales only, many are struggling to survive. One of those bars is Paper Plane in San Jose, Calif. in a county that has seen both the earliest and highest numbers of COVID-19 cases in the state.
My guest today is Mary Palac, bartender at paper plane. She’s been in the industry since she was 15 and holds such accolades as Season 7 Ms. Speed rack California, two time Bar Mania champion, president and founding member of USBG Silicon Valley, and much more. She’s been a huge inspiration to me, and she had a lot to share about how she and Paper Plane are handling this crisis.
One of the things that impressed me the most about Paper Plane was how they didn’t react immediately and they instead took the time to do things right, and that’s really paid off for them. With circumstances changing daily, it’s really important to slow down a little bit and do things safely and correctly.
Check out our conversation in the player or wherever you get your podcasts, and be sure to visit our homepage for much, much more. Thanks so much for listening, stay safe out there and I’ll see you next time.