Anvil's First Annual Enthusiast Cocktail Competition

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Customers from all walks of life -- from IT professionals to aerospace engineers -- competed last night in an unusual twist on a cocktail competition at Anvil Bar & Refuge. Although they were all cocktail enthusiasts, they were all also amateurs: No one with an industry background could enter. The six contestants had five minutes to explain their drink and five minutes to make it for a panel of judges. The winner would walk away with a year's worth of free cocktail classes from Anvil as well as the honor of having their concoction listed on the menu for the rest of 2011. PHOTOS BY GROOVEHOUSE