Bartenders Go Back to School; UWS Dining Scene Is Getting Better


• Several companies, including Pernod, are offering popular courses designed to teach bartenders how to become “master mixologists.” [WSJ]

• The Upper West Side’s dining scene has grown by leaps and bounds over the past year with new additions like Fatty Crab and Bar Bao. [NYP]

• Many well-intentioned urban gardeners don’t realize that their soil may be full of lead. [NYT]

• A team from Craft will compete in a Memphis barbecue competition in May. [Feedbag]

• As the recession hits France, some Parisians have been pawning their bottles of grands crus. [NYP]

• Ramp watch: The green guys are in stock for one week only at Greene Grape Provisions. [Local/NYT]