|Location||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Introduction||I spent my first 13 years in Chicago in the futures pits of the CBOT before splitting for the bartending and spirits world in 2001. I am a veteran of numerous bars, restaurants and night clubs in Chicago. I now consult on large cocktail events, specialty cocktail events and dinners, planning, prepping, managing and making cocktails from 3 to 3000. I am very interested in the philosophy and critical analysis of the culinary and cocktail culture and the world and media surrounding it I absolutely love doing what I do now.|
|Interests||Making cocktails, collecting spirits and collecting in general...grillin and chillin with friends.....hitting the weights with my friend Rob Zombie!...bossa nova.....reading, when i can concentrate...Green Bay Packer football....International politics, economics, history, natural sciences and natural history|
|Favorite Movies||Shawshank Redemption, Body Heat, South Park Movie, North By Northwest, Rear Window, Frankestein by James Whale, Goldfinger, Dr. No, You Only Live Twice, From Russia With Love, Casino Royale, Bullit, Star Wars, Kelly's Heroes, Cross of Iron, The Last Valley, Das Boot, Like Water from Chocolate, Amelie, more to come|
|Favorite Music||Bossa Nova era(Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Nara, Johnny Alf, Edu Lobo, Elis, Luiz Eça, Menescal, Sylvinha Telles, , Joao Donato) Rita Ribeiro, Jorge Ben, Caetano, Gilberto Gil, Soundgarden, Beck, Galactic, Tom Petty, Jimmy Hendrix, lots of deep house(love the Naked Music), old Santana, CCR, Rob Zombie, George Clinton, Allman Brothers, Foo Fighters, Adriana Calcanhotto, Leila Pinheiro, Djavan, Black Keys, Tribe Called Quest & Q-Tip, Digable Planets, Lulu Santos, Johnny Cash, Rita Lee, Foghat, Steve Miller Band, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Nat King Cole, Henry Rollins, Nirvana, Loose Ends, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Gladiators, Toots and the Maytals, Jackie Mitoo, Henry Mancini, Steely Dan, Zeca Pagodinho, Glen Campbell, Chiclete Com Banana, Reverend Horton Heat, Wes Montgomery, Led Zeppelin, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Alice in Chains, Eric B and Rakim, Buckcherry, Guess Who, John Legend, Nine Inch Nails, Wolfmother|
|Favorite Books||Tropic of Cancer, Catch 22, everything by Raymond Chandler, Cat's Cradle, The Fabric of the Cosmos/Elegant Universe, Don Quixote, Letters to a Young Contrarian, Siddharta, Brave New World, Einstein's Dreams, Down and Out In Paris and London, The Razor's Edge, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Reading Lolita in Tehran, Dracula, Seize The Day, Fingerprints of The Gods, Where the Wild Things Are, Green Eggs and Ham, The Sneetches|
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