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As Chicago's dine-in ban approaches two months, it was high time Overserved unpacked what the bar industry is up against. Enter Julia Momose, partner and creative director at Kumiko and Kikko and bartendress extraordinaire who also launched Cocktails for Hope, an initiative advocating for the sale of pre-mixed, sealed cocktails to-go, which are currently illegal in the state of Illinois. In this illuminating episode, we learn about Momose's tireless efforts to make cocktails to go a reality (and thus bring back jobs to the struggling bar industry), how she recreates the luxury of Kumiko in miniature through her to-go storefront, and the beguiling song that plays in her head whenever she mixes one of her impeccable cocktails.

Show Notes

Check out Cocktails for Hope at cocktailsforhope.org. E-mail Ari and Maggie at overservedpod@gmail.com. Overserved is produced by W&A, LLC.

What is Overserved?

Overserved is a podcast about the stories behind the stories of people involved in the culinary world. Hosted by Ari Bendersky and Maggie Hennessy, the show spotlights the reality behind food and drink culture.