It was a tough and tasty competition! Three talented bartenders belly-up to the bar for the second round in LA’s cocktail competition “Raising the Bar” at David Myers’ Comme Ca. We started with one of my favorites, the classic “Sidecar”… and after 3 rounds of stiff drinks, we happily ended with a tie breaker featuring Gin. Bartender Hector Bury of Joe’s in Venice took on Comme Ca’s Tim Loden who snapped up this month’s trophy with a Gordon’s Cup. Also, I can’t help but dream about last month’s Church and State cocktail queen Shana Street’s liquid dessert, called “Not Your Grandma’s Apple Pie”! My mouth is already watering over next month’s competition at Boa on Sunset. Cheers!