Steamboat bartender is finalist in ‘Legends of Bartending’ competition in Denver

Carl's Tavern, a popular restaurant and bar in Steamboat.
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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Mark Stanford, beverage director for Truffle Pig and Carl’s Tavern, was recently selected as a finalist in the Herradura Tequila “Legends of Bartending” competition in Denver.

Competing head to head with the biggest names down there, he was picked to compete as a semifinalist in the HeavenHill Distillery “America’s Best Bartender ” competition, which will be held March 25 in Denver.

These regional competitions feature only six competitors and include big names in bartending like Death & Co, Nomad and Dead Rabbit.

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