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Alameda Bartender Shakes Up the Best Martini

An Alameda bartender won first place in the 13th Annual Best Martini in the East Bay Contest, a benefit for Project Second Chance.

Thirteen bartenders went shaker-to-shaker Monday night, at the 13th Annual Best Martini in the East Bay Contest hosted by the Lafayette Park Hotel and Spa.  Melanie Hartman of , 2319 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda won first place from a panel of judges for her Sunburned Russian. Brenna Henricks of Moresi's Chophouse in Clayton won the People's Choice Award for her Cello Meringue.  Proceeds from the event benefited Project Second Chance, the Contra Costa County Library's adult literacy program.

dave June 24, 2012 at 07:53 PM
A martini is made of gin and vermouth. Period.
94502er June 24, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Congratuations Melanie for bringing it home! You should have been included as one of the best bartenders in Alameda. I love the drinks you and Jessica mix up at American Oak!!
Dixie Jordan June 25, 2012 at 01:58 PM
No olive?

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