Who | Wes Galloway
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | Baro
Past Bar(s) |College Street Bar, Black Beans Steakhouse and Bar (Port Hope), Cocktail Parlor, Byblos
Favourite Spirit | Whisk(e)y
Favourite Juice | Orange
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Negroni, but I’ll take mine with Tequila please!
Favourite Part of the Job | Creating new recipes
Favourite After Work Drink | Beer
Favourite at Home Drink | Whatever I’m working on at the time, but I don’t usually drink at home unless I’m writing music.
Favourite bar in the world | Barchef
Best known for | Being so nice. Thanks Reid.
Best story from behind the wood | I feel like so many of the good ones are NSFW for a variety of reasons and can only be shared amongst friends, or definitely didn’t seem fun at the time and turn into a good “war story” later on… I suppose that outside of that, I may be quite boring. I did a shot at TIFF once with Bokeem Woodbine, AKA Massive Genius from Sopranos, a program of which I am an inordinately large fan. Went kind of like this:
W: “Hey! Massive Genius!”
BW: “Yeah man!”
W: “Great to have you at the bar, big fan.”
BW: “Thanks man, much respect, much respect.”
W: “We’re doing a shot.”
BW: “Oh wow man, thanks! That’s great. What do we got?”
W: “This is Fernet. It is generally the only shot I will take. You’ll love it.”
BW: “Never heard of it, but ok!” *Smells said shot*
BW: “F#*k man, this smells like Jägermeister or something! I can’t do Jägermeister. Oh man. Give me something else… Vodka? You have Vodka?”
His friends and I had our Fernet, he had a nice chilled Vodka shot. Had a nice conversation. That’s all I got.
What do you collect? Books
Favourite thing about your city? There is always something new to discover!
What was the last photo that you took? One of my students after completing his final menu test.
Where was your last vacation? Sorry, I had to google that word…
Any claims to fame? Depends on who you ask
Belt or suspenders? Belt
Fernet or Cynar? I’ve never tried Fernet…
New Orleans or New York City? New Orleans
Glass or Tin? Tin