Is the Latest Bar Chef... A Chef?
Looks like the "Rockstar Mixologist" image is luring kick-ass culinary guys out of the kitchen and behind the bar.
Hottie NYC pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini - who's appeared on every major TV show and has a James Beard Award tucked into his white apron - is working with cocktails. Mixology is his new passion, according to this article, and it seems he has some projects up his sleeve. (Apparently, he's even been working in an undisclosed location to 'up' his bartending game, starting from the bottom schlepping ice, etc.)
Maybe the bartenders should start practicing their Line Cook skills...?