Marco Zappia is a hospitality professional and a nefarious drink slinger. After a lovely childhood in Minneapolis, he headed west coast to Stanford and eventually the patchouli-scented bosom of Berkeley. After realizing his brand of existential nihilism didn’t jive with most Californians, he traveled east to the wine & cheese parties of Bard. He returned to MPLS to become a dishwasher and promptly fell in love with the restaurant industry. He's consulted on a masochistic amount of restaurant openings, trained hundreds of bartenders, and designed award-winning programs and cocktails across the country. He runs Martina & Colita in Minneapolis and drinks gin with his momma.