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Jason Kosmas, Bartender Turned Author, May Soon Turn into a TV Star

Eater reported the other day that Jason Kosmas, Marquee Grill beverage director, co-owner of Employees Only in NYC and author of two books, is now dabbling in showbiz. Kosmas confirms there's a possible show in the making.

"It's basically a travel show," Kosmas says, "where we go to a city and learn about the local scene and what they do differently, then bring together a couple bartenders to go against each other in a competition."

Sounds like an awful job. Traveling the country to explore unique watering holes. Sampling the goods. Poor kid.

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The pilot was shot in Dallas and producers are busy pitching it.

This weekend Kosmas hosted a fundraiser for his friend who Andrew Lostetter, who was recently severely injured in a skiing accident. Kosmas owns two bars in NYC, works as a consultant to many bars around town, has penned two books and is now working on a line of mixer he hopes to bring to market soon, in addition to his day job at Marquee

"Sometimes I feel like I'm like Kramer from Seinfeld," Kosmas says of his excessive dabbling, "creating a coffee table book on coffee tables."

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