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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Claire Sprouse. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Claire Sprouse, often where they are interviewed.

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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Claire Sprouse. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Claire Sprouse, often where they are interviewed.

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Talking Fair Wage and Staying Afloat w Claire Sprouse

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I talk w owner (and bartender!) Claire Sprouse of Hunky Dory in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
We talk gratuity-free service, what the Hell is a PPP loan, and making pivots on a dime every week in the New New York.

Aug 17 2020 · 1hr 8mins
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#0087: Claire Sprouse on low-waste sustainability, non-preachy activism + serving inspiring food and drinks

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Today, we discuss Claire's passion for sustainability, which happens to be a primary value at Hunky Dory. It’s the driving factor behind everything they do at the restaurant. As Claire explains, you don't need to be a scientist to create sustainable, effective processes. Inviting people to Hunky Dory's brand of activism in a non-preachy way is what she and her staff strive to do. We also take on the high and low points of adulting, creating a sense of inspiration by way of her food and drinks, and focusing on the human experience within the hospitality industry.  

We recorded this conversation a few weeks before New York City would become a pandemic hotspot and effectively shut down, including Claire's restaurant. So far, Hunky Dory has pivoted and is hanging on. So, if you're near Crown Heights in Brooklyn, please grab some grub to-go. For you far-flung folks who dig Claire's low-waste hospitality initiatives, find the link below for Claire's GoFundMe campaign. 

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Jun 10 2020 · 1hr 5mins
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Sustainable Cocktails w Claire Sprouse | Ep. 190

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With more and more bars are understanding sustainability as a good practice in regards to the environment, many bartenders are beginning to realize that it is good business as well. Because reducing waste behind the bar also reduces costs to your bottom line & that is great news for the financial health of your bar. So tune in this week, as we are joined by a pioneer in sustainable cocktails, Claire Sprouse of Hunky Dory in Brooklyn, and learn more about how sustainability can improve the cocktails at your bar.    Learn More:   Hunky Dory https://www.hunkydorybk.com   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
Mar 30 2020 · 39mins
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Episode 85: Claire Sprouse

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Born in Texas, Claire Sprouse has bartended, managed, and consulted at some of the country's most well-known and awarded cocktail institutions in Houston, San Francisco and New York City. After studying art history in college and working in galleries, she began to bartend in Houston and found her calling. She has worked at ABV, Rickhouse and consulted on Bywater along with her business partner Chad Arnholt. Along with Arnholt in 2013, they formed Tin Roof Drink Community. Through their 25+ years of combined hospitality experience and pursuit of unique collaborations, they tackle the issues of sustainability within the industry. As leaders in this conversation, Tin Roof was honored with the industry’s first ever “Sustainable Spirit” award and the 2017 “Golden Spirit” educator award, both presented by Tales of the Cocktail. In 2019, Sprouse opened her first bar, Hunky Dory in Crown Heights, Brooklyn which has a full kitchen and serves food until 1am. On today's episode we talk about her consulting work, finding her footing in Houston, the challenges of being the managing partner, how to find a space and how to secure a liquor license.

Photo courtesy of Anjali Pinto.

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Sep 17 2019 · 58mins
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Episode 51 - Claire Sprouse

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On this episode, we wander to Crown Heights, Brooklyn to meet with Claire Sprouse at her new bar, Hunky Dory, to talk about punk rock house parties, waste reduction in the food and spirits world, and (of course) David Bowie. (pic by Emily Arden Wells)
Sep 13 2019 · 41mins
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Episode 314: Claire Sprouse

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Claire Sprouse has bartended across the United States' at some of the most well-known cocktail institutions, starting in Houston and most recently at ABV in San Francisco. In 2014, she co-founded Tin Roof Drink Community, a consulting and education company committed to exploring sustainability in hospitality spaces. For their teachings at the 2017 Tales of the Cocktail, Tin Roof was awarded the “Golden Spirit Award”. Claire will continue to explore green bar initiatives at her upcoming bar, Hunky Dory, opening soon in Brooklyn.

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Dec 19 2018 · 38mins