Silvertone’s Josh Childs Spills It

Would you trust this man to make your cocktail?
Would you trust this man to make your cocktail?

Bartender par excellence Josh Childs, owner of Silvertone, Parlor Sports, and Trina’s Starlite Lounge, launches a new cocktail blog today. Happily, he’s the rare bartender who writes just as well as he mixes.

The first entry recalls how he first decided to become a bartender: “Only eight years old, but I clearly remember stocking beer in a West Virginia river to keep it cold, and joyously running to grab one when needed. No such thing as a craft microbrew then, but what qualified in those days was Coors, unheard of in 1974 on the East Coast. The cans had the distinguishing feature of two circular pop-top tabs that I carefully had to press down before presenting. The care and effort that went into service then, as a small boy, was absolutely no different than patiently stirring a Manhattan and giving it proudly to a guest today.”

Cheers, sir!