Sandy and Mike! YOU HAVE OUR VOTE!
Sandy De Almeida and Mike Webster’s pop-up bar Kindling is recognised for making Toronto better this year by thegridto.com. They are a part of a list of people who made our fine city even finer over the past 12 months.
Veteran bar stars of the Gladstone and Drake, respectively, De Almeida and Webster first bonded over their shared love of liquor at—when else?—last call. Fast forward a few years (and probably a few drinks) and the prix-fixe cocktail pop-up Kindling was born. Thanks to their homemade syrups and expert drink-slinging, the success of their travelling bar—this year at booze haunts like Marben and Unit Bar—even had local mixologists like Jen Agg drinking the (spiked) Kool-Aid. Two booze enthusiasts walk into a bar—and the rest is history.
Read who made the list here