Image of the Clyde Common bar courtesy Cocktalia
Clyde Common bartender extraordinaire Jeffrey Morgenthaler's having the best week ever: This week's issue of the New York Times magazine hails him as the American figurehead for the now omnipresent barrel-aged cocktail craze, mentioning him in the same breath as Britain's legendary mixologist Tony Conigliaro. Meanwhile, the foodie e-mail blast Tasting Table traces the other American bartenders that have followed Moregenthaler's lead: "An avid blogger, Morgenthaler quickly posted the results — smooth and nuanced drinks that brought new life to old formulas — and it didn't take long for others to catch on." Jeffrey Morgenthaler, represent.
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