Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Snaps and Claps

“I feel like things can bounce back and maybe even be better than what they were before. While this may take time, we’ve made it this far.” – Corey Clavet Cocktail cool kid Corey Clavet has spent just over a decade weaving in and out of the food and beverage industry, finding her latest residenceContinue reading “Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Snaps and Claps”

Shake, Rattle, and Roll: The 10-Pointer

“The future of the hospitality industry should really take into account not just great products, creativity, and how we take care of our guests, but how we take care of each other.” – Ashley D’Agostino Ashley D’Agostino has spent the last seventeen years serving various roles in the hospitality industry. Prior to the the pandemic,Continue reading “Shake, Rattle, and Roll: The 10-Pointer”

Sneaker Exchange Kicks Crisis

“Fahrenheit 313 is for Detroit, by Detroit.” -Frederick Paul II 2020 has taken the platitude “anything is possible,” and redefined it with sci-fi dystopian implications. Yet as society picks through the rubble and ash of a “normal” it will never know again, one thing remains constant: the resilience and ingenuity of black entrepreneurship. The historyContinue reading “Sneaker Exchange Kicks Crisis”

With Care Episode 3: Khatja McKay

The way of the world is changing, and with that change, comes the deconstruction of dated gender norms in what will be the rebirth of the hospitality industry. One talented, young, spirit, changing that narrative one slice at a time is Marrow’s Khatja McKay. Khatja is a butcher’s apprentice at the first-of-its-kind neighborhood butcher shopContinue reading “With Care Episode 3: Khatja McKay”

With Care Episode 2: Kamalani Ingersoll

When thinking back to the first time you clanked tins, cradled an egg white, or maybe flamed a citrus peel, it’s hard to forget the spirited nudge of whoever saw you through it. That figure sets the tone of the voice in the back of the mind, upon which one’s own spirit of training isContinue reading “With Care Episode 2: Kamalani Ingersoll”


The recent and rapid spread of coronavirus disease, also referred to as COVID-19, has shrouded the world under a blanket of consternation. The surgical masks, doomsday shopping, quarantines, and suspension of community gatherings and select services have all the imagery in tow of a science fiction dystopia. As the world looks on into a hazy,Continue reading “COVID-19 RELIEF AND RESOURCE MISCELLANY”

With Care: Episode 1 Moima Chowoe

Among so many other things, a bar program is a carefully arranged mélange of spirits, syrups, fanciful garnishes, and a hot dash of talent. While bartenders add the familiar face, a network of passionate peers behind the scenes brings the operation from bottle to glass. Major players in that operation are the brand reps thatContinue reading “With Care: Episode 1 Moima Chowoe”

29 Days of Black Bartenders: Day 28

Raven Love If something calls for you to compromise who you are and what makes you feel safe, comfortable, and valued, you don’t need it. -Raven Love Sometimes in the sea of considerations one must make in order to function within a chaotic industry and world, it easy to forget to stop and the smellContinue reading “29 Days of Black Bartenders: Day 28”

29 Days of Black Bartenders: Day 27

Rahsaan Grissom “Find people[…]who care about you, support you, and push you not just to be a better bartender, but a better human…” -Rahsaan Grissom Rahsaan Grissom has been a driving force for advocacy and representation within the landscape of Detroit since the very beginning. A Georgia native, Rahsaan found his home in the foodContinue reading “29 Days of Black Bartenders: Day 27”

29 Days of Black Bartenders: Day 26

Aleahia Thompson In a word, which maybe still won’t convey the depth of her impact, Aleahia Thompson is “prolific.” While many know her as an anchor behind not one, but two famed hot spots in The Belt, the Detroit alleyway wrought with art installations from artists local and abroad, and a prime destination for theContinue reading “29 Days of Black Bartenders: Day 26”

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