Big O Classic

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Kowalski, Duepner and Doyle have been selected as finalists in the Big O Classic Couples Cocktail Competition

Saint Louis, MO (April 8, 2013) – In Good Company, LLC, the company that brought you Café Ventana, Sanctuaria, Diablitos Cantina and Hendricks BBQ will be proudly represented by their talented bartenders at the Big O Classic Couples Cocktail Competition on April 14, 2013 at Salt Restaurant at 3pm. Three of the 10 finalists are from In Good Company restaurants. Mandi Kowalski and Joe Duepner will be competing from Sanctuaria, recently named Best Drink Menu in St. Louis by the Riverfront Times and Best Cocktail Menu by Alive Magazine; and Nathan Doyle will be competing from Hendrick’s BBQ, recently named Favorite New BBQ Joint by The St. Louis Post Dispatch and Best American Restaurant in the 2012 Best of Mid Rivers Poll.

The makers of The Big O ginger liqueur are looking for a classic cocktail to call their own – a stunningly delicious Signature Cocktail, highlighting the versatility and nuanced goodness of The Big O. The 10 finalists will present their Cocktails for the judges and guests. In addition, contestants will prepare batched cocktails for guests to taste and The Big O will present a Crowd Favorite Award!  A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Operation Food Search of St. Louis.  Tickets may be purchased at EventBrite.

For additional information, contact Alison Hankins, Chief Marketing Officer, at or by phone at (314) 535-9700.

About In Good Company, LLC

In Good Company, LLC is owned by St. Louis’ well known and distinguished serial entrepreneurs Ami Hendricks-Grimes and Gurpreet Padda. Priding themselves as being the patron saints of lost real estate causes with emphasis on restaurant projects and revitalizing surrounding communities with a mission to provide a comfortable, inviting atmosphere where people gather over great food and amazing cocktails for a unforgettable culinary dining experience.

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