Bartender Q&A: Mark Parisini of III Forks Steakhouse on Jessica Biel and Espresso Martinis
Most people don't realize it, but bartenders have a pretty tough job. Just like chefs, they have to learn to work with different flavor combinations. And just like waitstaff they have to deal with annoying customers.
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On top of all that, they have to play comedian, counselor, friend, and, well, bartender. Quite frankly, we think that deserves a round of applause.
Mark Parisini falls into all of those categories. When the III Forks tender of bar is not mixing up creative cocktails, he's trying to rally a good time.
So, we decided to have a chat with the comical bartender about his favorite drinks, favorite people, and favorite pick-up lines.