Monday, April 14, 2008

My favorite bartender

The verdict's still out, but I'm about to weigh in next Monday at BAAR Wars -- Bars Against AIDS Respond.


The event benefits AIDS Walk Charlotte and will bring together the city's best bartenders -- with your help.



For $1 a ballot at participating locations (including Alley Cat, Forum, Cosmos, Brixx Pizza uptown and Petra's Piano Bar), you can cast your vote until Sunday for the best overall bartender, hottest male/female bartender, funniest bartender, fastest bartender and the bar with the best staff.

Ballot winners will be announced at Alley Cat next Monday at the final event, which is where my professional tastebuds come in. I'll be judging the tastiest cocktail competition along with NASCAR hottie Denny Hamlin, Fox News Edge's faux-hawked Brotha' Fred and Creative Loafing cutie Brittney Cason. We'll be determining the best martini, best shot, best vodka cocktail and best Red Bull cocktail. Then the bartenders will defy gravity in the flair competition.

It all starts at 9 p.m.

Don't see your favorite bar on the list? Tell them to e-mail baarwars@aol.com for more information.

Spotlight on a local bartender...



Tommy Noblett is the type of bartender you rarely find anymore. He stops fights before they start, has your usual drink ready for you before you even belly up to the bar and manages to juggle everything by himself behind the bar. He attributes his impressive drink memory to the fact that 80 percent of his customers are regulars. You can find Tommy at the Comet Grill in Dilworth. He'll have your beer waiting for you when you get there.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, you forgot to mention how cute Tommy is. Yummy.

Anonymous said...

I'd also have to vote for Paul @ Cosmos. Great bartender, super quick and has great pictures. lol

Anonymous said...

I agree, Paul(Paulie) @ Cosmos is excellent. Laurel @ Brixx is great as well.

Anonymous said...

michael fowler at Belle Acres C.C. can make your day or your favorite beverage. he has a secret mixture that will make you forget your name and not really care.if he's not there..complain. he has skills...ask Mack Everette. Randy Johns can also throw down a drink at the same establihment. don't mind Bud, he can't help it. Peace until you pass-out again!

Anonymous said...

Tommy is the best in town, hands down

Laurie said...

Absolutely, without question, no doubt about it..Tommy is #1 in all categories. Any time of the day, any day of the week.

Anonymous said...

I know where my LEAST favorite bartenders work...Selwyn Pub. I quit going there thanks to those two jerks behind the bar...

Caitlen said...

Am I voting on something here? If I am Tommy Noblett has master the craft of bartending. I'm pretty sure he can read lips! He's amazing at what he does and he is the BEST bartender in Charlotte!

Anonymous said...

someone remembered michael fowler,formally of belle acres c.c.his departure is felt. his wrm smile and personality made you feel as if you had already been served his eutopian concoction.his absence is someone else's gain. i understand he is pouring at jerry's place in tabor city,nc.head for myrtle beach and hang a left off # 9 and 501...you'll see the excitement and the infectious atmosphere that follows him and his posse! fancy or not...its' all in the head!