About Mr Manhattan
Michael Lazar (operating here under the nom de lounge Mr. Manhattan) is a freelance DVD Designer and Author working in the San Francisco Bay Area. A lifelong passion for food and wine now leads him to a deep immersion in the world of cocktails, exotic ingredients and the history of spirits. In spring of 2010 he completed BAR Smarts Advanced (as well as the on-line only Wired version) and joined the USBG. He has collaborated with Ted Munat on the new edition of Left Coast Libations. Michael’s primary responsibility was to review all the new drink recipes, re-create home made ingredients and otherwise bring consistency and sanity to the scribblings of bartenders up and down the Left Coast.
With Left Coast Libations safely
off to back from the printers, Michael is now focusing on publicity and sales leading up to the Fall 2010 release to the trade. He’s also starting to offer classes for home mixologists interested in honing their skills and learning more about cocktail and spirits history. If you live in the SF Bay area and are interested, please drop me a line.
He’s also looking for work behind the mahogany. If you’re in need of a craft bartender (or an eager to advance bar back), look me up.