Bar Stories Podcast

Episode 38-Steve Ausburne

Steve Ausburne’s first attempt at actual stand up comedy ended with him getting a lifetime ban from a church in Grant’s Pass, Oregon. Launched by that successful start, Steve now peddles his comedic wares throughout California’s Bay Area and beyond. Steve performs regularly at the San Francisco Punch Line, SF Sketchfest, has competed in the San Francisco Comedy Competition, and is allergic to cats.

Episode 38-Steve Ausburne

Episode 37-Pete Stringfellow

PETE is a well-rounded entertainer in both music and film. Performing as a country artist has been a passion of PETE’s for many years. He has songs on the radio across the nation, and over 150 song placements in Hollywood. He’s a songwriter, a producer and performs with passion and enthusiasm, coupled with a never ending drive that has propelled him with success in the industry…and he’s just getting warmed up.

Episode 37-Pete Stringfellow

Episode 34-John Troia And Tempus Fugit Spirits

John Troia is the co-founder of Tempus Fugit Spirits, which began its mission in 2007 to bring historically produced absinthes to the US market after being banned for almost 90 years. As an absinthe historian, John has conducted numerous educational seminars on the authentic history and development of one of the most storied and misunderstood spirits of the 19th and 20th Centuries.

Recognizing the absence of other historically produced cocktail modifiers such as crèmes, bitters, and liqueurs that were commonly used in the earliest days of the cocktail evolution of the 19th Century, John turned his research and focus towards uncovering authentic 19th Century recipes for some of the most important spirits used in many of the legendary cocktail recipes. These spirits were developed from extensive research for historical accuracy and crafted using the highest quality natural ingredients and produced using historic protocols.

Tempus Fugit Spirits is now widely regarded as the producer of some of the finest and most historically authentic spirits from the 19th Century, which can be found gracing the shelves of the best cocktail bars in the US and worldwide.

Widely regarded as an expert on historic spirits, John Troia has been cited in a variety of cocktail publications and has conducted seminars with numerous US Bartender Guild chapters, along with other industry venues and is in regular demand as a speaker on the history of 19th Century spirits.

Episode 34-John Troia And Tempus Fugit Spirits

Episode 33-Charles Kimball Maître d' At PRESS Restaurant

Born the son of the Town Plumber in a small village in NH. ( yes it was a shotgun wedding). Charles began his hospitality career hauling food and trays at the early age of 16...Moved onto Portand Me., Boston and PTown Mass. San Francisco and Santa Cruz Ca. and ended up in Napa Ca as the Maitre D of Press St Helena. Healdsburg is now home with a daily commute to Napa. The stories are many and very discreet.

Episode 33-Charles Kimball Maître d' At PRESS Restaurant