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this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; By holiday time, New Orleanians will be able to stir a Manhattan (and strain a cherry garnish) with a beautiful bronze bar spoon that was conceived and made in New Orleans. Bartenders Katie Darling and Tony DiMunno have designed an ...

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Local bartenders to launch line of high-quality bar tools




By holiday time, New Orleanians will be able to stir a Manhattan (and strain a cherry garnish) with a beautiful bronze bar spoon that was conceived and made in New Orleans.

Bartenders Katie Darling and Tony DiMunno have designed an attractive, high-quality bar spoon and a matching bronze julep strainer, both of which they?ll sell through their Better Bar Company. The startup debuts its website this week.

The business partners got the idea while tending bar at Bellocq in 2012.

?We thought there was a gap in the industry,? Darling says.

She and DiMunno have joined an American craft revival powered by homegrown companies making everything from small-batch spirits to custom sports equipment and even textiles.

They began by working out a star-and-crescent design, inspired by the city?s water meters, with local master metalsmith Steven Donnelly.? [ Read more ]

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