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Shake, Sip, Nominate: L.A. Best Bartender Competition Is Taking Names

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Mix-master Pablo Moix of La Descarga, Harvard & Stone, and seen here at Black Market, pours out one of his delicious potable concoctions (Lindsay William-Ross/LAist)
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Barflies, boozehounds, and all-around cocktailing know-it-alls, Table 20s 2nd Annual L.A.'s Best Bartender Contest is open for nominations, and you can win, too, just for naming your favorite guy or gal behind the stick.

A bit about what makes "the best" truly the best:

The best bartender can be defined by many aspects; best service, best drinks, broadest drink knowledge, the fastest, best under pressure, best personality, best stories, best listener, most consistent, whatever attribute makes you happy. We wanna hear about them.

You can nominate up to three bartenders, and then you can use Facebook, Twitter, or your powers of persuasion to get others to vote for your picks. (But, pssst, the nominations and comments will be moderated, so keep your lascivious thoughts and cold hard disses to yourself, mmmkay?)

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To nominate a bartender submit 1. the bartender’s picture - mobile phones are great for this,
2. the bartender’s name,
3. their place of work (name and location), and
4. why they deserve to be named LA’s Best Bartender.

This year's judges include last year's winner Matthew Biancaniello (Library Bar at The Roosevelt), Dale Degroff ("King Cocktail"), Jessica Gelt (Los Angeles Times), Johnny Iuzzini (Head Judge, Top Chef Just Desserts), Bricia Lopez (Restaurateur,Guelaguetza),
and Marcos Tello (1886 Bar at The Raymond).

Info about prizes (including what you, the nominator, can win) and entries is available online. The prizes will be awarded at an event scheduled for October 9th at Elevate Lounge in Downtown.