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La Valencia Hotel for 51 years.
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“The head bartender, Vince Clark, asked if I’d like to work behind the bar with him,” Arcibal recalls. “I started helping him, and took notes, and learned the job in three weeks.” Arcibal said as he got better, other bartenders recruited him to help on their shifts. He became a full-time bartender in 1966, popular with both guests and co-workers. Mario Delgado, head bartender across the street at The Spot, used to tend bar with Arcibal at La Valencia. "People come from all over the world to see Rey," he said. "Even if he hasn't seen you in three years he'll still remember your name and your drink, too. We all love him."
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LA JOLLA, CA – La Valencia Hotel, overlooking the blue Pacific, has welcomed guests far and wide since December 15, 1926. The Whaling Bar, the centerpiece of the resort, opened later during World War II. Bartender Rey Arcibal has been an institution almost as long. He was hired March 15, 1960, the same week President Eisenhower endorsed the presidential candidacy of Vice President Richard M. Nixon.
When Pat Morita, star of The Karate Kid, entered the bar he ordered a Smirnoff on the rocks. “He said, ‘Have you seen Charles Coburn? I'm waiting for him,” Arcibal said. “Charles came down and Pat said, 'I want you to meet my good friend, 'Dr. Rey.' He'll take good care of you.' " Arcibal says the biggest tip he’s received was during the 1960s when the host of an after-hours party gave him $550, which by today's standards would be close to $4,000. On another occasion two men tipped him $500 they just made on the stock market. One of the kindest things that happened to Arcibel was in 1984 after he received a telegram that his father was gravely ill in the Philippines.
This year on March 15 marked Arcibal’s 51st anniversary. During his tenure he has provided five-star service to generations of American icons from Jack Lemmon and Eartha Kitt to Rod Stewart.
“Mr. Irwin said, ‘Do you have money?” he remembers. “I said, “I don’t think so, but I will gather it.”
Arcibal was 26, and about to be discharged from the U.S. Navy, when he walked into the hotel and asked General Manager Richard Irwin for a job. Because he had no bartending experience, Irwin hired him as a busboy and later moved him to a banquet waiter.
“He gave me a check for $1,000 and said he didn’t want me to pay it back,” Arcibal remembers. “He said, ‘If you need something, send a telegram and let me know.’ A customer said the same thing. That’s the reason I stay here.”
Irwin was persistent and ordered him to pinpoint the cost of the airfare.
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1. MAKE A LIST OF YOUR ASSETS:
p sing rea nc ri ublicity about your bu s i n e ss
What do you have, or what do you do, that differentiates yourself from other establishments? Maybe it’s that signature Patrón XO Cafe cocktail on your menu, or the 300 beers from around the world that you feature? Or it could be the nightly pool tournament upstairs, or your annual Super Bowl party, or how you serve vodka in glasses carved from cubes of ice. Did you leave the Wall Street grind to follow your dream to open a bar?…These little nuggets all have the potential to generate media interest.
2. CREATE PRESS MATERIALS:
Write a press release about your bar. Who owns it, how did it get started, what makes it unique, what can people expect when they step through the door? Sell the place, but keep the document to two pages. And invest in some professional photography; shoot some interesting photos both outside and inside the bar. These will always come in handy, for PR and other uses too.
by Seth Cohen
On an airplane recently, I took note of an article in the in-flight magazine
about new bars and restaurants in Dallas, as it happened that I was soon to visit that city and was looking for suggestions where to go out while I was in town. But what was it that set apart those five or six places mentioned in the story? Why were they written about when hundreds of other exciting bars also dot the Dallas nightlife scene, and were equally worthy of attention? The answer is very simple – PR. Retaining the services of a public relations agency can be expensive, to be sure, but it’s often worth the investment. Just remember that if you choose to hire PR professionals, find an agency or freelance PR people who will give you the focus you deserve. A nominal monthly outlay to a small specialty PR firm (one with relevant experience in restaurant and hospitality) will typically buy you more time and senior level talent than if you spent the same amount at a glitzy large agency that –let’s face it–is focused on their higher-paying clients. Of course it’s also possible to generate positive press for your bar without hiring a PR person. First thing is to spend some time preparing a PR strategy:
3. WHO IS YOUR TARGET MEDIA?
You’ll need a media list, and without the database resources that PR agencies usually have access to, you’ll need to spend some time researching the right people yourself. Decide which publications you think will be interested to know about you – for example, local newspapers and magazines, national outlets, travel publications (like that airline in-flight magazine), hospitality trade media, and of course websites and online city guides. If you organize frequent special events, remember to also include outlets that publish calendar and event listings. Once you know which outlets you’d like to contact, then try to determine whom specifically at those media organizations to speak with. This isn’t always easy, but with some detective work, you can figure it out. Read those publications personally and look for similar story topics to see who wrote the article. Or look online or in the magazine masthead to see whom the editors are who are responsible for food, wine/spirits, entertainment, or lifestyle coverage. Don’t bother with publishers or account executives (their job is to sell ads); opt for the editors and writers.
4. PITCH A STORY:
Public relations professionals are salespeople – their job is to convince journalists to ‘buy’ the story they’re hawking. If you’re going to PR your bar, you need to develop that same mentality and prepare a compelling and well-constructed story pitch. As succinctly as possible, make a case for why they should write about you. Why would their readers care? Then fire away – make phone calls, send emails, and write a personal letter. Use your press release and photos to help support your pitch. Invite them over to have a beer. Be persistent, but know when to back off and move on to someone else if they truly aren’t interested in your pitch.
5. GOSSIP AND ENTERTAINMENT PRESS:
7. DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUT-OF-TOWN VISITORS:
Did a couple of NBA players stop in for a drink the other night? Maybe members of a well known European band were ordering pints of Bellhaven in the corner? Mention it to your local newspaper gossip columnist, or to the infamous New York Post Page Six column. Being known as a celebrity hangout is always good for business – but be careful of course, if your celebrity clientele wants to be anonymous, use your judgment on how much of this you do.
Unless you only want regulars in your bar (in which case why are you reading about building PR?), don’t neglect the opportunity to publicize your business to out-oftowners. In addition to targeting travel media, consider contacting the concierge desks at local hotels to encourage them to recommend your bar to people curious about local hotspots. Do the same with your local chamber of commerce or visitor’s bureau, which could potentially help you too the next time that a travel journalist writes about your city (as they often look to those visitor organizations for information about places to visit for their articles.)
6. BE OPPORTUNISTIC:
8. SOCIAL MEDIA:
Remember the media-dubbed ‘beer summit’ at the White House some time ago? During the time when that story dominated national news, a bar owner I know used the opportunity to create local news for his place. He creatively set out different beer bottles and invited his customers to vote on which beers President Obama would serve that day – and he invited a local TV station to come film a story about it. Local news outlets are always looking for ways to localize national and international news.
Of course any publicity effort should also include social media tools. At the very least, create a Facebook page and Twitter account to keep people informed about happenings at your bar, and encourage interaction. Remember too, the most important thing is to be prepared. The proactive ideas outlined above will help position you for potential PR coverage, but sometimes the best PR opportunities come unexpectedly and if you aren’t prepared to react and respond quickly with information, photos, and interview accessibility you might miss that chance for someone like me to read about you in that magazine in the plane’s seat-back-pocket.
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CHEESECAKE MARTINI 1 oz. Smirnoff Strawberry Flavored Vodka 1 oz. Smirnoff Vanilla Flavored Vodka 1 oz. cranberry juice Shake with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass. CHERRY SQUIRT 2 oz. Cherry Jack Rum 1/2 oz. triple sec 1 oz. cranberry juice splash fresh lime juice Shake over ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cherry and a pineapple slice. CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZEL 2 oz. Pinnacle Whipped Chocolate 1/2 oz. Frangelico Served in a chilled martini glass rimmed with salt. CHOCOLATE LOVER 2 oz. Pisco Porton 1 oz. chocolate cream liqueur 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier orange twist for garnish Combine and chill ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with an orange twist. CHOCOTINI 2 oz. 1/4 oz.
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SEVENTH HEAVEN MARTINI 1 1/2 oz. Beefeater Gin MUTT-INI 1/2 oz. Maraschino Cherry Juice 2 1/2 oz. 4 Orange Vodka 1/2 oz. unsweetened grapefruit juice 1/2 oz. orange juice Shake with ice. Strain into a sugar-rimmed Shake well. Strain into chilled martini martini glass. Garnish with an orange slice. glass. Garnish with mint sprig. ORANGE BASIL MARTINI 1 1/2 oz. 360 Mandarin Orange 1/2 oz. rum 1/2 oz. simple syrup muddled basil leaves Shake, top with a splash of lemon-lime soda. Garnish with a basil leaf and Mandarin Orange zest. Serve in a martini glass. PARADISE MARTINI 1 oz. Smirnoff Pomegranate Flavored Vodka 1/2 oz. pineapple juice 1/2 oz. cranberry juice pineapple wedge Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. PINK PASSION 2 oz. Pisco Porton 1 oz. pomegranate juice 1 oz. tangerine juice sugar to taste pomegranate as garnish Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with pomegranate seeds. PURE MELON MARTINI 1 1/2 oz. Crystal Head Vodka fresh muddled watermelon Muddle fresh watermelon in a shaker. Add Crystal Head Vodka and ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with watermelon. PURPLE RAIN 1 1/2 oz. Rain Vodka 1/2 oz. Chambord Shake. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a twist of lime.
SOBIESKI LOVEBIRD 2 oz. Sobieski Vanilia Vodka 1/4 oz. vanilla ice cream Blend. Serve in a chilled martini glass with a strawberry. STOLI BLUEBERI ALIAS 2 oz. Stoli Blueberi 1/8 oz. blueberry syrup 1/8 oz. fresh lime juice 4 mint leaves Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with mint. STOLI PEACH DIVA 2 oz. Stoli Peachik 1/2 oz. red sweet vermouth 1/2 oz. maraschino liqueur Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a fresh slice of peach. STRAWBERRY REDHEAD MARTINI 2 oz. Smirnoff Strawberry Flavored Vodka 1/2 oz. cranberry juice 1/4 oz. sour mix Shake with ice. Strain into a martini glass. SUMMER NEGRONI 2 oz. 4 Orange Premium Vodka 1/4 oz. Aperol 1/4 oz. sweet vermouth 2 oz. fresh grapefruit juice burnt orange peel Combine vodka, Aperol, vermouth, and grapefruit juice in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with burnt orange peel.
SWEET SOFI 2 oz. Pisco Porton 1/2 oz. Cointreau 1/2 oz. tangerine juice 1/2 oz. pineapple juice Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a cherry and a wedge of pineapple. THREE-O BUBBLE MARTINI 2 oz. Three-O Bubble Vodka 1 oz. ginger ale 1 oz. cranberry juice Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cherry. TIRAMISU MARTINI 1 oz. RumChata 1/2 oz. espresso vodka Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass. Sprinkle with shaved chocolate. TRINIDAD LIBRE 2 oz. Angostura Reserva dash vanilla syrup diet cola 2 lime wedges Build in a martini glass over cubed ice. Squeeze 1 wedge of lime in the drink and place the other on the glass rim. TROPICAL CREAM-TINI 2 oz. Whipped Jack 1 oz. pineapple juice 1 oz. orange juice Shake over ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cherry and a pineapple slice. ULTIMAT VAMPIRE 1 1/2 oz. Ultimat Vodka 1/2 oz. black raspberry liqueur cranberry juice Shake ingredients with ice. Strain into martini glass over fresh ice. VANILLATINI 1 1/2 oz. Three-O Vanilla Vodka 1 1/2 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with sugar. VIANEF 1 oz. Pisco Porton 1 oz. Drambuie 1/4 oz. Campari 1/4 oz. lime juice Combine and chill all ingredients. Serve in a martini glass with an orange wedge and a twist of lime. WATER LEMON 2 oz. 360 Sorrento Lemon 2-3 watermelon chunks 1 basil leaf 3-4 cucumber slices Muddle, shake, double strain, top with lemon lime soda. Serve in a martini glass. WATERMELONTINI 1 oz. Three-O Watermelon Vodka 1 oz. Three-O Citrus Vodka 1 oz. cranberry juice Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cherry. YELLOW YORKIE 2 oz. 4 Orange Vodka 1/4 oz. Galliano 1/4 oz. creme de banana Shake with ice. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with banana slice.
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PUCCI O Aperol Orange Liqueur gin Martini Rosso slice orange
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Two Southern Gentlemen. One Original Idea. a manager at a local liquor distributor and a native of Honey Island Swamp, Louisiana. “You make some nice Southern wine,” Scott told Jim. “Now let’s make some Southern spirit.” That got the ball rolling. Both fiercely proud of their Southern roots, they were committed to making a product that represented what the South was all about.
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