Staff and Contributors

Behind every great cocktail is a story and a pair of experienced, trusted hands. The twist of a lemon rind, the shake of a glass, the twirl of a spoon, and the delicate splashing of bitters all come together to create a marvelous concoction. We’ve asked some of our favorite food, drink, and lifestyle bloggers to share their favorite libations. From Italy to both coasts of the U.S. to Canada, our boys have every cocktail covered.  Join us around the table as we share delicious drinks, scrumptious recipes, stories of all sorts, and some great cocktail tips. This is The Boys Club and you’re invited.

Editorial Team

Brian Samuels, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder at The Boys Club

Brian Samuels – Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder

The lush of the group, Brian can tell you about any cocktail out there, particularly if you’re putting enough alcohol in it.

Brian is the blogger at A Thought For Food.

Molly Allen, Managing at The Boys Club

Molly Allen – Managing Editor

None of the boys know when to use commas, so we brought on Molly.

Molly is the blogger at Cake FYI.

Sarah Parker, Lifestyle Features Editor at The Boys Club

Sarah Parker – Lifestyle Features Editor

Sarah peruses the internet so you don’t have to.

Kita Roberts, Food and Drink Features Editor at The Boys Club

Kita Roberts – Food and Drink Features Editor

Kita is here to tell you all about the delicious food and drink news that’s happening around the internet.

Eric McDonald, Social Media Director and Contributor at The Boys Club

Eric McDonald – Social Media Director and Contributor

He doesn’t always drink beer, but when he does it’s Dos Equis. Actually, Eric does drink beer, a lot. That’s why he’s one of our beer guys.

 

Publisher

Russell van Kraayenburg, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder at The Boys Club

Russell van Kraayenburg – Publisher and Co-Founder

As CEO and Creative Director at Rambunctious House Digital Media Publishing, Russell is the publisher of The Boys Club. He also runs Chasing Delicious and thesweettooth.co.

 

Food and Drink Contributors

Ken Leung, Founding Contributor at The Boys Club

Ken Leung – Founding Contributor

Whether you’re looking for a delicious drink or a killer cake, Ken’s got you covered.

Ken is the blogger at Hungry Rabbit.

Mike Lewicki, Founding Contributor at The Boys Club

Mike Lewicki – Founding Contributor

Mike used to work behind a bar. He’s our jedi master.

Mike is the blogger at Verses From My Kitchen.

Marcello Arena, Recipe Contributor at The Boys Club

Marcello Arena – Recipe Contributor

As our resident Italian, Marcello reminds us that four hour lunches are a good thing.

Marcello is the blogger at Mela e Cannella.

Peter Georgakopoulos, Recipe Contributor at The Boys Club

Peter Georgakopoulos – Recipe Contributor

Living in Australia, Peter proves you can mix a drink even upside down.

Peter is the blogger at Souvlaki For The Soul.

Jonathan Melendez, Recipe Contributor at The Boys Club

Jonathan Melendez – Recipe Contributor

Jonathan gives us proof that liquor doesn’t just belong in a glass. It belongs in food too!

Jonathan is the blogger at Candid Appetite.

Michael Bepko, Beer Contributor at The Boys Club

Michael Bepko – Beer Contributor

Michael is here to teach you all about craft beers.

Ian Carrico, Liqueurs Contributor at The Boys Club

Ian Carrico – Liqueurs Contributor

Ian will teach you all about the plethora of confusing liqueurs, as well as to offer up some great cocktail recipes you can use to incorporate them.

Christopher Ciesiel, DIY Contributor at The Boys Club

Christopher Ciesiel – DIY Contributor

Christopher is all about homemade, DIY spirits, liqueurs, mixers, and more!

Alessio Fangano, Recipe Contributor at The Boys Club

Alessio Fangano – Recipe Contributor

Alessio is culinarily obsessed. He can tell you all about the science behind cocktails.

Alessio is the blogger at Recipe Taster.

Sam Henderson, History Contributor at The Boys Club

Sam Henderson – Recipe Contributor

Curious about the history of your favorite Cocktail? Sam can tell ya!

Sam is the blogger at Today’s Nest.

Ed Ishmael, Wine Contributor at The Boys Club

Ed Ishmael- Wine Contributor

Ed is a lawyer by day and winey by night. In fact, Ed can tell you more about wines than most sommeliers. And that’s why he’s The Boys Club’s resident wine guy.

Brandon Matzek, Recipe Contributor at The Boys Club

Brandon Matzek – Recipe Contributor

Food and drink obsessed Brandon is here to share some of his favorite recipes.

Brandon is the blogger at Kitchen Konfidence.

Greg Mays, Liquors Contributor at The Boys Club

Greg Mays – Liquors Contributor

Greg is a liquor expert, and he’s here to help you.

Greg is the blogger at Simple Cocktails.

Vijay Nathan, Aperitifs and Digestifs Contributor at The Boys Club

Vijay Nathan – Aperitifs and Digestifs Contributor

Vijay is our aperitif and digestif expert.

Vijay runs NoshOnIT.

 

Lifestyle Contributors

Greg Henry, Travel Contributor at The Boys Club

Greg Henry – Travel Contributor

Greg travels to find the best cocktails from all over the world.

Greg is the blogger at SippitySup.

Darren Sharp, Etiquette Contributor at The Boys Club

Darren Sharp – Etiquette Contributor

Darren teaches you how to be a man in 2013.