The Edison Hires "America's Top Bartender"

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Who will be overseeing The Edison's drink department now that ace beverage director Aidan Demarest is headed to Downtown's new First & Hope? The job has gone to Copa d'Oro's Joe Brooke, the winner of the second season of "On the Rocks: The Search for America's Best Bartender" reality show. Brooke, an NYU grad who tended to Bar Marmont for two years, has been named director of spirits at The Edison and the restaurant tells us he's there now gearing up for next week's Radio Room revival.