Hospitality Industry Professionals: How Much Do Your Feet Hurt?!

November 16th, 2016

  • It's the Bartender Journey Podcast number 190!  Listen with the audio player on this page, or subscribe on iTunesAndroid or Stitcher Radio.
  • It’s a constant in the Hospitality Industry….we are on our feet for hours and hours. How can we make it better? I don’t know about you, but my feet hurt ALL the time!
  • This week on the show we talk with an awesome lady – a doctor, a podiatrist, a holistic healer and she is going to help us with our foot pain!
  • We will talk with Dr. Michele Summers Colon today on the podcast.
  • First, a few important events coming up:
  • San Antonio Cocktail Conference
    Fri Jan 6-Sun Jan 15
  • BarSmarts Advanced Atlanta - February 9, 2017 
  • BarSmarts Advanced Milwaukee - March 29, 2017

Book of the Week:

Once again our BOTW comes to us from Hazel. You’ve heard me talk about the mysterious Hazel before on the show, well next week, we are going to get her on the show and talk about Personal Branding for Bartenders. She’s a Marketing Guru, and it promises to be a great discussion.

Here’s our Book of the Week from Hazel:

The Cocktail Chronicles: Navigating the Cocktail Renaissance with Jigger, Shaker & Glass by Paul Clarke
who started writing about the craft cocktail movement even before the term “craft cocktail” became commonplace and is a recipient of the Tales of Cocktail Spirited Award for Best Writer about Spirits and Cocktails.

The Cocktail Chronicles covers the beginning of the modern cocktail renaissance, offers classic recipes and their modern takes and also features a chapter called “Bottles, Tools, and Tips” that discusses stocking your liquor cabinet and the best tools.

Jim Meehan provides the foreword and each recipe is preceded by its history. The book is an accessible guide to both professional bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts featuring over 200 cocktail recipes written in a fun and engaging manner and is a great reference guide to have on hand.

Paul’s a good guy – we’ve got to get him on the show one of these days.

Featured in the book is the classic cocktail the Blood and Sand, and that will be our Cocktail of the Week.

The recipe for the Blood & Sand first appeared in print in Harry Craddock’s 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book.

This is an equal parts cocktail:

.75 oz

Single Malt Scotch Whisky

.75 oz

Sweet vermouth

.75 oz

Cherry Heering

.75 oz

Orange juice

Put all the ingredients in your shaker and fill with ice.

Shake, and double strain into a chilled coupe glass.

Garnish with an orange peel. Very nice cocktail indeed.


Dr. Michele Summers Colon is not only a Podiatrist, but A physician, surgeon, health coach, yoga teacher, anatomy instructor, author and overall health & wellness expert. We are very happy to have her on the show to talk about something that many Hospitality workers struggle with – foot pain!

Lots of useful information there. I hope it helped you out a bit…I know it did for me.

Toast of the Week:

Here’s to those who have seen us at our best,

And seen us at our worst,

And can’t tell the difference!




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