Writers

Jason Littrell

Photo by Lush Life Productions

Oft referred to as the ringleader of NYC’s bartender community, Jason Littrell is appreciated as much for the theme parties he throws to bring the industry together as he is for the well balanced cocktails he creates that span the decades from Prohibition-era style drinks to molecular gastronomy inspired concoctions.
Under Sasha Petraske’s (Milk & Honey, Little Branch, White Star) tutelage Littrell developed his own signature style which is comprised of equal parts great drink and great delivery. And, as the newest member of the team at East Village cocktail Mecca Death &Co. (www.deathandcompany.com), Littrell relishes the opportunity to troll the abundant seasonal green markets in New York for ingredients he can incorporate into his repertoire and showcase on the house cocktail menus which get updated regularly.
Not one to be idle, Littrell has put drinks up for numerous national and international cocktail competitions, participated in the prestigious Grand Marnier Mixology Summit, was a Cocktail Apprentice at Tales of the Cocktail 2009 in New Orleans, LA, consults for a select group of brands, writes op-ed articles for various publications, and is the host of “12 Second Cocktails” for Lush Life Productions.
When not behind his own bar this voracious reader and true lover of cocktails and spirits can found in one of the other cocktail bars in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington DC; learning from his highly skilled and creative colleagues.
Littrell’s recipes have been featured in StarChefs.com, VanityFair.com, Time Out New York, The Village Voice, and the Associated Press.

Matthew Salvitti
Matthew Salvitti is a suburban Philadelphia native and has lived in New York City since 2006. He attributes his love for cuisine to a diverse background drawing on Lebanese, Italian and Polish influences



















Pat O’Neil
Pat O’Neill is a freelance writer and voiceover talent, who covers food and restaurants, business and personal finance and lifestyle topics. He divides his time between New York City and Tarrytown, NY.



















David Ransom
Pat O’Neill is a freelance writer and voiceover talent, who covers food and restaurants, business and personal finance and lifestyle topics. He divides his time between New York City and Tarrytown, NY.



















Darren Atkins
Darren Atkins is a native of Australia and has lived in New York City for 17 years, his first career choice was a model agent in the fashion business back in 1992, then progressing over the years into casting, photo-production for fashion shoots. In 2001 he followed a dream and graduated from the prestigious French Culinary Institute in their Culinary Arts program. He worked at several restaurants in New York notably training under famed chef Cesare Casella at Beppe and Maremma Restaurants, and Chef Michael Vernon at Geisha. More recently he is the scribe and alter ego of DMANBURGER a quest for the best burger, a popular and witty blog about the search for New York’s best burgers. DMANBURGER writings have been featured in NY Magazine’s Grub Street and Serious Eats.