T. Cole Newton
Born and raised in Washington, DC, Cole is a proud product of the DC Public School System, graduating high school in 2001. After a year of largely aimless wandering, he enrolled at Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA. He graduated from Humboldt with honors, earning a BA in History. From there he moved to New Orleans, enrolling with AmeriCorps to volunteer full-time in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. I
n college, Cole had done some bartending to make ends meet, and after his service year, Cole took a job at a large, century-old fine dining restaurant, where he began bartending full-time. He developed a knack for it, and after moving on to an upscale downtown hotel bar, he developed and implemented a cocktail program for a newly opened uptown bistro. Inspired by that experience, he opened his own bar in the Mid City neighborhood of New Orleans in 2010, where he is still employed. Cole enjoys skiing and horror movie-themed board games, and he recently beat Super Mario Bros. 3 for the first time without using a warp whistle.