Frances Harvey, Barred Owl Butcher & Table

After graduating from college, Frances Harvey snagged a gig serving boozy slushies at Tropical Liqueurs in Columbia. A few years later, curious yet inexperienced with mixing craft cocktails, she interviewed for a bartending position at the then-forthcoming Barred Owl Butcher & Table. Her résumé proved to be an asset: Bar manager Andrew Ruth hired Harvey because of her lack of experience. In the two years since, Harvey has become a “bar star in the making,” according to Ruth, growing from a volume bartender to a skilled mixologist. Working alongside Ruth, Harvey has developed a keen attention to detail and quality. Her drinks are regularly featured on the bar's cocktail menu, including the Call Down the Thunder, a spicy rye whiskey tipple with Thai chiles. (Photo by Aaron Ottis)

Barred Owl Butcher & Table, 47 E. Broadway, Columbia, Missouri, 573.442.9323,