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Behind the Bartender: Paul Sanguinetti of Ray’s & Stark Bar

The sommelier-cum-cocktail master at LACMA's awesome bar/restaurant shares some of his favorite dining and drinking spots, plus some tips on how to best navigate his tasty drink menu.

Behind the Bartender: Allan Katz of Caña Rum Bar

Allan’s a character, and that’s evident the moment you spend a little time in his bar, or simply by reading his answers to this “Behind the Bartender” Q&A, a recurring column here on the Digest blog.

Behind the Bartender: Nick Vitulli of The Famous in Glendale

At The Famous, a great whiskey spot in Glendale, you can call Nick Vitulli a “boozeier” (his word) or a bartender, just don’t call him a mixologist. He hates that.

Behind the Bartender: Zahra Bates of Providence

Upon first meeting Providence’s Zahra Bates, one would mistake her for a shy, little thing. But once you get to know the soft-spoken bartender, you learn of her wicked sense of humor, so naughty it would even make Lenny Bruce run and hide.