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Featured bartender: Tonic's Justin Tarantino

Published March 7, 2015

Justin Tarantino has worked at Tonic Tavern, 2335 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., for two years. He started helping out as a bar back and within a short period of time became a full-on bartender. He says he owes everything he knows about bartending to veteran bartender Paul "PK" Kennedy.

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Featured bartender: Wild Earth Cucina Italiana's Tammy Petoskey

Published Feb. 23, 2015

Tending bar can mean different things, based on the setting. Slinging drinks at a corner tap isn't anything like manning the wine station at an art museum event or concocting craft cocktails at a fancy restaurant. Milwaukee's Tammy Petoskey has worked at South Side saloons, but now she gets a different view from behind the bar at Wild Earth Cucina, the Italian restaurant in the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino.

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Knowing where you were going just by knowing the bartender's name

Published Feb. 9, 2015

A number of years ago I ran around the city with Don Nelson, coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. Whatever bar we were going to was always referred to by the name of the owner/bartender. Everyone knew the bars this way, and I wonder if that's changed.

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