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The intro music is by the very talented, Vancouver based, producer, INJA.  Get his music here: https://soundcloud.com/njachiu/get-my-wings

Nigal starts off with his come up in Columbus,  Ohio and takes us through his journey to Chicago (3:49) He get educates me on the Aviary (5:48) and things like flavored ice. (7:12)  Talks on work ethic and the learning process (8:47).  11:03, we talk about service and the patron experience.  We get to know Nigal’s favorite spots (14:37) in Chicago and what bartenders drink (16:43).  He gives us a little of what he is like outside the bar (17:54) and a few comic recommendations (19:06).  20:51 we get into his creative writing.  We get into the future (22:28).

Check him out on Social Media:

https://twitter.com/nigalofalltrade?lang=en

https://www.instagram.com/nigalofalltrade/

And of course hit up The Aviary: https://theaviary.com/site/

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