TV shows in which waiters and bartenders get publicly humiliated for the sake of our enjoyment are not exactly my favorite brand of entertainment. And so I haven't watched much of Bar Rescue, the Spike TV show now in its third season, which features "expert" Jon Taffer playing savior and humiliator-in-chief to failing bars around the country. But in the midst of the cocktail revolution, I was pretty shocked to come across this interview in the Hollywood Reporter in which Taffer reveals himself to represent everything that's odious about drinking culture in America, from bad taste to bad fads to out-and-out pretentiousness via incredibly expensive drinks.
Via spike.com Jon Taffer
From this one Q&A, we learn the following about Taffer:More »