Helen Hollyman serves up some more New Orleans flavor on this episode of U Look Hungry. This week, Helen interviews bartender Ali Mills of the notorious Dash & Pony cocktail party. Dash and Pony is pop-up speakeasy that rules the night in New Orleans, if you happen to be in the know. Hear about Ali’s beginnings as a bartender, and why she decided to start Dash & Pony. Hear about the cocktails that Ali creates for the Dash & Pony parties, as well as some of the home-brewed beer that is served. Helen and Ali also talk about the resurgence of art and culture in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and the oil spill. Hear about the history of some famous New Orleans cocktails such at The Ramos Gin Fizz, as well Ali’s preferred hangover cures. This episode has been brought to you by Tekserve.

“I started at a wine bar, and they had a very small and esoteric liquor, and I found that I was the only person who would nerd out over the labels. I decided that it was a fun world…” — Ali Mills on U Look Hungry