Once in a great while, a product transcends its basic function and becomes an icon - a cultural artifact. Most fade away as they are eclipsed by new technology or changing tastes, but some make such an indelible mark that their appeal never wanes. The Shure model 55SH Series II Unidyne Microphone is one such icon; it's the professional audio industry's answer to the '65 Ford Mustang or a pair of Levi's 501 blue jeans.
www.broadsheet.com.au is an all new online, entertainment, food and drink site dedicated to the Melbourne scene. While normally, this in itself wouldn't be enough to get us excited, Broadsheet also includes the editorial stylings of oft time Bartender contributer and ex-bar manger of Seamstress/SweatShop Adi Ruiz.
As if opening your own bar, winning the 'Best Cocktail List in the World' award and being the 2008 Bartender Magazine Bartender of the Year wasn't enough. Now Sebastian Reaburn can add the title of author to his very impressive CV. Reaburn has released his first book, Complete Cocktails, a light?hearted how?to for producing top end cocktails at home.