Found at: Brookeside Bar & Grill (Higganum)
What's the best drink you've had recently?
My fellow bartender Nicole makes a good pineapple upside-down-cake martini. It's got a sweet taste, but without the feeling that you're losing your teeth. It tastes like cake; it's dangerous because you don't realize that what you're drinking has alcohol in it.
Hair of the dog?
I think it's postponing the inevitable because eventually you have to deal with it. I would rather not keep drinking, because you get to the point where you never want to drink again. It's funny; some people never learn. Working weekend day shifts I see people come in wearing sunglasses asking for either a bloody Mary or something strong with orange juice.
What's the worst night of the year to work?
I would say New Year's eve, because it's so hit-or-miss. This past year it was dead, but a year ago we were slammed. I personally would rather be out celebrating and having someone wait on me.
Most memorable regular?
It would have to be Del. When I was learning to bartend and mix drinks he was my guinea pig. He would try anything I made; he didn't care and he would pay for it. He's a great guy. Everyone in town knows him, and he's British, so people love talking with him.