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Name: Micah Olson
Age: 34
Title: owner/ mixologist of Crudo
Married/Single: Single
Kids: 0
Live: NW Chandler

Meet Micah Olson, bar owner and mixologist of Crudo.  Micah got involved in the food industry at the early age of 16, where he later spent some time bartending.  He may have initially specialized in wine, but now cocktails have become his forte.  If you are looking for the most eclectic liquors in the Valley, Micah is your guy.  Read how this cocktail mixing guru answered these 20 questions.

I was born….

In Anaheim, CA. Lucky for me, my parents moved the family to South Dakota when I was less than a year old – wish I could have had a say in it.

My favorite thing about Arizona is…

my friends. Without them I wouldn’t be who I am today.

I’m listening to…

anything well made with one of them guitars! I love the Stones.

My family….

I miss and think about every day. They live in Minnesota and South Dakota. I haven’t had much time to see them since Crudo opened – love you guys!

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

Jimi Hendrix. Hopefully he likes sushi because that’s what we are having.

One thing I cannot live without….

Yasu’s food from Yasu’s Sushi Bistro.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

a chef or a pilot. I guess bar chef is close enough.

I’m inspired by…

all that is around me. Life is filled with new challenges and goals every day.

The one person who motivates me is…

the person who isn’t confined to the norm and is always looking forward.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

for people to stop paying so much attention to what celebrities are doing. Really? Who cares what the Kardashians are doing. It’s time we focus on our own lives and those that are in our lives.

The perfect day would be…

waking up in a new city and then exploring all it has to offer.

My first job was…

at Long John Silver’s as a cook. Boy did that job stink.

My favorite escape…

going home to visit the family. I don’t have any responsibilities except to eat, drink and hang with the family.

My life…

seems to be flying bye.

I’m currently working on…

the next concept.

Always…

say thank you and tip your server.

Never…

think you know it all.

Favorite Quote…

“Try a thing you haven’t done three times: once to get over the fear of doing it; twice to learn how to do it; and a third time to figure out whether you like it or not” – Virgil Garnett Thomson.

Biggest Dream…

distilling my own whiskey.

My Pet Peeve(s)…

a shaken Manhattan, AZ wines at room temperature, vermouth that is unrefrigerated (it does go bad) and people who are afraid to try new things.



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