Wow! Totally blown away by the experience of having Michelle mix, shake, and teach all of us how to make a proper drink the other day. If you're the type who gets mega bummed when you order a Negroni and it comes out with a bunch of small ice cubes and a slice of old orange- have no fear! Michelle is someone who exudes quality and intention in every step of her cocktail creation. Hand cut rocks of ice, fresh squeezed juices, and precise and consistent drinks that are just straight up delicious. We had Michelle do a little cocktail class for my brothers bachelor party and it was the highlight of the entire weekend. She brought proper glassware, the perfect ice, the nailed the garnishes- I was thrilled to be drinking drinks that were so spot on in the midst of a Rittenhouse Square Air BnB. I will never forget my bachelor brother and I clinking our Penicillins (fresh lemon/ginger juice, large rock, float of Laphroig 10, candied ginger garnish... I mean come ON) while overlooking the city and thinking "Damn, life is pretty effing cool". Thank you Michelle for a memory that will last a lifetime.
"Congrats to all the great mixologists!!!! What an amazing night at MOAR last night with the themed colonial cider cocktails...And the winner is...Michelle Cudia of Tria Taproom @triaphilly with her Crabby Granny Milk Punch! This Syllabub (Cider+Milk) inspired beverage was amazing!"
"Drink Philly's Summer Cocktail Social is a three-hour party where some of the best bartenders from popular bars and restaurants show off their skills by mixing creative drinks for attendees."
"Michelle Cudia, the Cocktail Manager for Tria poured me one of their carbonated Apple Bottom Buck..."
... mixologist Michelle Cudia to serve up a delicious Italian meal that's sure to make Thursday feel just like a cozy Sunday afternoon.
On Jan. 30, the guest chefs were Ed Crochet and Justine MacNeil (Fiore), Anthony Andiario (Andiario), and bartender Michelle Cudia (Tria).
That’s why Cudia on Wednesday night launched Philly Virtual Tip Jar, as a way to allow for direct donations to wait staff and bartenders. Here’s how it works: Restaurant workers can fill out this Google form with their names; the restaurant where they work; and leave a PayPal or Venmo address.
Michelle Cudia a bartender at Tria Taproom was just one of the many that lost their jobs. Cudia who says she is lucky enough to have a family that can help her get though this tough time knew that not everyone had that luxury so she started a way for people to help support Philadelphia food industry workers. It’s called Philly Virtual Tip Jar and it allows for direct donations to local servers and bartenders.
Michelle Cudia has set up Philly Virtual Tip Jar via this Google spreadsheet to make direct or shared PayPal or Venmo donations to participating servers and bartenders in the area. Nearly 700 recipients have signed up to receive payments.
“I know this tip jar isn’t going to pay my rent,” Cudia tells The Philadelphia Citizen. “But it’s given me something to think about while I process all this. I’m happy to help any way I can.”
Check out the spreadsheet called the “Philly Virtual Tip Jar,” where you can peruse the list of nearly 1,000 people to find someone you know and send them funds directly via PayPal, Venmo, or Cashapp. You can also contribute to the whole group, and administrator Michelle Cudia, a bartender at Tria Taproom, will distribute it evenly.