J.R. Starkus is having the best year ever. Or at least that’s how it seems for RM Seafood’s lead bartender. He’s has been cleaning up the local mixology competition circuit, with wins for Campari’s Best Aperitivo, Don Q’s Mix It Up Ultimate Mixology Challenge (he came in second nationally!) and the Ultimate Las Vegas Cocktail Competition. And it’s only July. “I hope I’m not done,” the St-Germain brand ambassador says with a wink. Think local bookmakers post odds on the outcomes of cocktail competitions?
Best of the City 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products