The always nattily dressed Maxwell Britten has long been one of our favorite barmen. We first met him in our halcyon wayback Brooklyn days when we would unwind at Maison Premiere’s bar, slurping oysters accompanied by his expertly made cocktails. Maxwell’s now become an industry activist. As the National Chairman for the non-profit THIRST Group (The Hospitality Industry Reimagined Security Trust), he’s lobbying elected officials to advocate for insurance companies honoring their small business claims during the pandemic.

We then jump into the archives and land in October 2018 to revisit our dance party meetup with Morgan Wiley and Ria Bouttier, the duo behind tropical disco house outfit 88 Palms.

Our very first book, Snacky Tunes: Music is the Main Ingredient, Chefs and Their Music (Phaidon), is available now for preorder. It features 77 of the world’s top chefs who share personal stories of how music has been an important, integral force in their lives. The chefs also give personal recipes and curated playlists too. It’s an anthology of memories, meals and mixtapes. Snacky Tunes hits shelves in North America, October 14.

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