Adam Kanter knows his rum, not only having owned Rum Bar but from his homebrewing experiment in the basement of that former restaurant that brought a visit from the state police. (Apparently you cannot distill rum without a license.) With Rum Bar closed - and destined to become Tria Taproom this summer - Kanter needed work. Now he's running the beverage side at Bainbridge Street Barrel House at Sixth and Bainbridge Streets.
Jennifer Choplin did not survive the train wreck that was the Butcher & the Brewer. The edgy chef, who also has Watkins Drinkery and Resurrection Ale House on her resume, has landed as chef at SoWe at 22d and Carpenter Streets.