National Writing Award

Sanctuaria’s Matt Seiter up for national writing award


Matt Seiter, bar manager and chief liquor officer at Sanctuaria in the Grove, is one of 10 finalists in the Best New Book category at the Spirited Awards at the 2013 Tales of the Cocktail.

Tales of the Cocktail is a festival held annually in New Orleans. The Spirited Awards, given in 17 categories, provide recognition to bartenders, bars, writers and cocktail experts. Awards will be announced July 20 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel New Orleans.

Seiter is nominated for “The Dive Bar of Cocktails Bars,” a look at the recipes for and the stories behind the Sanctuaria’s cocktail menu. The book is on sale for $24.99 at Sanctuaria, 4198 Manchester Avenue, or online at

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