Barman Dan Oskey leaving the Strip Club Meat & Fish for Hola Arepa
Dan Oskey is bidding adieu to St. Paul
After an impressive seven-year run behind the bar at the Strip Club Meat & Fish , where he was repeatedly recognized for his intriguing concoctions, divine tonics, and quick boyish smile, Dan Oskey is ready for something new. When Hola Arepa opens its brick and mortar location this summer, Oskey will be slinging drinks behind the bar.
"The commute will be nice," Oskey told us when we spoke to him by phone. "It's really close to my house." Although the short drive isn't the only thing that lured this Best Bartender , flavor creator for Joia Sodas , and co-owner of Easy & Oskey bitters to Hola Arepa. Oskey and Hola Arepa's co-owner Birk Stefan Grudem have been friends for close to nine years now. The two met when Oskey signed on as bar manager at Longfellow Grill in 2005.
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