Stephen Locascio

Co-Owner/Mixologist

With over a decade of experience in restaurants, Stephen LoCascio began as a busser at the age of 16. A graduate of Texas Tech, he eventually landed a job as a doorman for Bar PM, working his way up to manager in 2010. In 2015 he made a tough decision to go his own route and open his own establishment with Co-Owner, Michael Compton ... The Timeless Cafe & Cocktails.

What is your favorite ingredient for cocktails right now?

SL - Im really enjoying Rye Whiskey mainly for the smooth texture and sweet tastes. I've been experimenting with different cocktails but have yet to find something better than an Old Fashioned with a great rye whiskey.  

Shay Kramer

Mixologist

Shay Kramer has been in the restaurant industry for the past 9 years, starting as a server at Outback Steakhouse when he was 19 years old. As a student at Texas Tech he had the opportunity to bartend at Bar PM. Upon his graduation, he left for a stint in Georgia only to return a year later to bartend and manage The Timeless Cafe.

What is your favorite ingredient for cocktails right now?

SK - Right now, it's Mezcal. It's a elaborate mixture of bitter and smokey. Always smokey with a roasted herbs taste, but finishes with subtle hints of citrus or floral. It's a liquor that allows me to make complex drinks so I've been experimenting with it quite a bit lately.