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Posted on August 31, 2016 Category: #5YearsofCornershop, Fox Liquor Bar

Meet the Team: Tal Collins


To celebrate #5yearsofcornershop, we wanted to introduce some of the awesome team members that make the place what it is. Say hi to them the next time you come in!

Name: Tal Collins

Job: Barback & Server at Fox Liquor

Hometown: Atkinson, New Hampshire

How long have you worked at the Cornershop? 5 months

What do you like about your job? I like that the people who work here really care about that craft that goes into the cocktails, and the service that we provide to our guests. This is my first job in hospitality, and I like that I work at a place that cares on a deeper level.

When you’re not working, you’re probably...Downtown, drinking with friends at various restaurants and bars. I also like to play and dabble in game development.

What would you tell a visitor to do while in Raleigh? After hitting up Fox, visit some of the other great cocktail bars—Foundation, C Grace, Haymaker, for example.

What’s your favorite thing on the menu? I love the Duke of Paraguay (no longer on the menu, but still available on request). On the current menu, the Pomeranian.

Your secret talent is? Right after moving here I got into making homemade ice cream, and work has influenced that, so I’ve started adding booze to my ingredients list. My favorite is extremely simple, but also so delicious—brown sugar, maple syrup, rum.

Want to work with us? Apply here.

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