TIMES: Cocktailers rally to aid famed bartender Murray Stenson

TIMES: Cocktailers rally to aid famed bartender Murray Stenson

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TIMES: Cocktailers rally to aid famed bartender Murray Stenson

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by REBEKAH DENN / The Seattle Times

KING5.com

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 23 at 12:55 PM

News spread swiftly through the bartending world over the weekend that Murray Stenson, of Canon, the "Best Bartender in America," has "a heart ailment that prevents him from working in the profession to which he has given so much," according to a Facebook "MurrayAid" page and website established by friends. Stenson, "as with bartenders everywhere," doesn't have medical insurance, wrote Paul Clarke, a contributing editor to Imbibe magazine, and supporters are raising money to help pay for medical expenses expected to include surgery and an extended recovery.

Stenson has crafted cocktails here for decades, including long stints at the Zig Zag Cafe and Il Bistro.

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