Nori T. Schmidt was born into the Food and Beverage business. Growing up in the breakfast and lunch diner her parents owned when she was a child nurtured her love for entrepreneurialism and service industry.

Born and raised in South Florida, she got her first serving job at sixteen, and it has been an uphill climb from there. At eighteen she first began bartending and quickly became lead bartender and assistant hotel manager to the Walkabout Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL. From there, she moved to New York City to perform in the New York Fringe Festival and got a job working for hotelier Sean MacPherson in his café and restaurant Margaux at The Marlton. It was here where she first began her mixology and craft cocktail craft.

After leaving New York in 2014, Nori and her husband moved to Long Beach, California, where she was the opening team of Mezcalero DTLB, later becoming the Bar Manager of that property.

Through an old friend and acquaintance, in 2018, Nori was plucked from California to curate and run the cocktail program at Young’s Wine Rooms in Melbourne, Australia, in the historical Young’s Auction House location, with a focus on great food, wine, classic cocktails and coffee. After getting the program on its feet, she returned to California as bar supervisor of the Spanish-goth-inspired Mi Vida Loca bar and lounge.

Moving to Charlotte in 2020 to help open Fine & Fettle and the Canopy by Hilton in Southpark, she has joined the team at Dot Dot Dot as General Manager to expand her knowledge and love of service, craft cocktails and great food.


We’re in a hideaway that’s easy to find … the second time! (Hunt for our logo on the Backlot of Park Road Shopping Center.) Members enjoy conversations over cocktails and a menu meant to be shared. We’re an inclusive gathering, who know a thing or two about the art of cocktails.

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