Alia Akkam

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What Makes a Good Bartender?

A well-balanced cocktail in your hand is usually the first sign that you're at a quality bar. But behind all those perfectly shaken pisco sours and imaginative Serrano-pineapple syrups are the…

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The 10 Dishes That Made My Career: Ollie Dabbous

“No one knew me and the site was derelict. We had scraped together the money and were down to our last two pennies, and it was like, ‘sh*t, we’re gonna run out of cash,’” recalls Ollie Dabbous of …

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The 10 Dishes That Made My Career: Tim Love

In the aftermath of a University of Tennessee football game, things were hectic at Kotsi’s Grill. It was Tim Love’s first day making salads at the Knoxville restaurant, and he remembers being in…