Pictured above – Annene and Jeff “Beachbum” Berry of Latitude 29 along with GM Jeff Schwartz and Hamilton Beachbum Berry’s Zombie Rum Blend – 2022Ep3.
The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – Annene and Jeff “Beachbum” Berry of Latitude 29 – 2022Ep3
This time around on The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we’re hanging out at Latitude 29, the terrific bar and restaurant in the French Quarter of New Orleans. We visit with proprietors, Annene and Jeff “Beachbum” Berry.
Jeff has been on the show several times, but this is a first visit from Annene and we’re thrilled to have her! We talk about their backgrounds and how they came to open Latitude 29 here in New Orleans. We also discuss how they work together as a great complimentary team.
We let you know about the space, their crew, the wonderful food, and, of course, the amazing tropical drink program built on Jeff’s (with a large assist from Annene) extensive work in the history of cocktails. Connected to this, we touch on their business activities around Latitude 29 – cocktail/history books, merchandise, branded spirits, and more.
Importantly, we discuss issues in the hospitality industry including a conversation about some of the troubling imagery historically connected to the term “Tiki.” Other topics include more on the business, Jeff’s new “Hamilton Beachbum Berry’s Zombie Rum,” and more.
Certainly, we sip on some rum throughout and share thoughts on that front, as well. Overall, it’s a fun, engaging chat with two terrific folks that you don’t want to miss!
Cheers and Be Well, You All!