Category Archives: Behind the Bar

Instagram Favorite: Round 20

We’ve officially reached round 20 of our FAVORITE Instagrams posted by our guests – and they just keep getting better and better!! :)

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Want to see your image on here? Make sure you tag your images on Instagram with #windsoraz, #churnaz, #upwardprojects, #postino, #federalpizza or #joyridetacohouse!!

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Instagram Favorites: Round 19

Next time you join us, make sure you are tagging your images on Instagram with #windsoraz, #churnaz, #upwardprojects, #postino, #federalpizza or #joyridetacohouse!! You never know, you just might see your Instagram on here!

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MVP: James Anderson

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Young James (who is not so young anymore) started with Upward Projects 4 years ago and has become a staple behind the bar.

James started at Windsor, helped open Federal Pizza and Joyride Eastside, and is now full-time behind the bar at Joyride Central. Amongst his success with our company, most recently, he not only received MVP of the Quarter, but was also awarded “Best Beverage Knowledge for 2014” at Joyride Central. Try saying all of that in one breath…

Here are a few interesting facts about him that you may not know!

1. What song always makes you happy when you hear it?

Tame Impaula – Mind Mischief, hands down. Every time.

2. What do you love most about being a bartender?

Aside from talking to all of the interesting people that sit at the bar at our concepts, I am truly passionate about making drinks that people thoroughly enjoy. The expression on a person’s face when they love something they have never tried before, makes me feel so great!!

3. What do you currently have as the wallpaper of your cell phone?

Third Eye Chakra

4. Would you rather have legs as long as your fingers, or fingers as long as your legs?

Ew. If I absolutely had to choose, I’d have to go with fingers as long as my legs. It kind of reminds me of that guy who was in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest fingernails… that’s what I would envision for myself.

5. Who is your all-time idol?

Rick Rubin. He’s an American record producer, co-founder for Def Jam Records and involved with so many other things – just an incredible dude. He discovered the Beastie Boys & Red Hot Chili Peppers… how could he not be my idol? He also does a lot for the community and is passionate about everything he does.

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Beer Madness Finale

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Join us and Phoenix Business Journal for theĀ 2014 Beer Madness Finale!!
Wednesday, November 5th at Federal Pizza
Tap Takeover:
| 5 – 7pm |
Enjoy draft beers from the winning brewery, plus sample an array of small bites from Federal Pizza.
ADDED BONUS: take home a mini-growler of the winning brew!
Brewers Dinner
| 7 – 8:30pm |
Sit down to a collaborative beer dinner, where Federal Pizza chefs and the winning brewery work together to craft a four-course, beer-paired dinner.
Hosted by the brewmaster and Phoenix Business Journal publisher Ray Schey.
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No. 13 – Halloween Cocktail at Windsor

Windsor is getting into the spooky spirit of Halloween with this featured cocktail – No. 13.

This hauntingly good libation will be available starting Monday, October 27th – November 1st! $9.50$5 during happy hour (11am-5pm)

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Inside the No. 13 Cocktail:

St. George Dry Rye Gin, Cocchi Americano, Aperol, Cointreau, Fresh Lemon & Orange.

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