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In this week’s Show & Tell, I profile Moe Harris, international flair bartender and local barkeep molder at Arlington’s Professional Bartending School. Harris is constantly in motion-and usually spinning bottles above his head-but I managed to catch up with him last week at Rhino Bar, where he was competing in the D.C.’s Fastest Bartender Contest. Turns out Harris isn’t just show; he’s also really, really fast.
Harris knows how to throw together any drink you can think of, but his drink of choice is a simple Miller Light. Before the competition, he had a few of those, peeling the labels off the bottles as he drank. He also had a few celebratory shots with his wife, Rhino Bar staff, past students, and fellow flair bartenders. He still won. Harris took
first place second at the preliminary trial; catch him at Rhino Bar in the finals on Sunday, March 9.