Dana Cowin catches up with Jim Meehan, a former Food + Wine colleague and bar operator extraordinaire. Listen in for some dish about Jim’s surprising move to Portland from New York City and what’s good and bad about recent changes in the cocktail culture. Plus, find out why Jim would like to see people drink less but drink better.


Jim Meehan, a bar owner, spirits and cocktail educator, and author of The PDT Cocktail Book and Meehan’s Bartender Manual, worked at some of New York City’s most popular restaurants and bars including Gramercy Tavern and the Pegu Club, before opening the James Beard Award-winning bar PDT in New York City in 2007, Prairie School in Chicago in 2017 and PDT Hong Kong in 2018. The former editor of Food & Wine Cocktails and Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s Guide, Meehan is a frequent magazine contributor and the curator of the cocktail programs for American Express Centurion airport lounges. He and his family reside in Portland, Oregon where he operates his consulting firm Mixography Inc.

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