▪ Lauren Sullivan
▪ King Street Grille at The Market Common
Are you from here?
No I’m from Chevy Chase, Maryland. Chevy Chase actually named himself after the town. His grandmother used to call him that. It was like a nickname or something.
How long have you been a bartender?
Nine years. My uncle owns a bunch of restaurants and clubs in Maryland so I started working for him in summers and stuff.
Probably working for my dad, but this is probably like my first real job.
Perks to being a bartender?
You get to talk to a lot of interesting people.
Favorite drink to make?
I like making different martinis, experimenting with them and stuff.
Hardest drink to make?
I’m glad we don’t have it but frozen drinks are a pain in the butt, mojitos and stuff like that.
If you could have dinner with any three people, dead or alive, who would they be?
Donald Trump. I think that would be entertaining. Kirk Cousins, I’m a big Redskins fan. And probably, Will Ferrell.
Thoughts on RGIII?
I think that he’s overrated. I’ve always thought that, I’ve never been a big fan of his.
Do you think the drinking age should be lowered to 18?
Yes. And no. I mean if you can go to war and serve in the armed forces then I don’t know why you can’t have a cocktail.
Favorite drink to consume?
*laughs* Prosecco. Champagne.
Best part about being a bartender?
Just getting to interact with different people, I’ve met a lot of really cool people.
Weirdest thing you’ve ever seen in a bar?
Hmm,. There’s a lot. Fights, girls taking off their tops, girls having like meltdowns.
Biggest tip you’ve ever gotten?
Secret to getting a good tip?
I think just being real with people, and joking around.
We have the King Apple here.
By Josh Bell, For The Surge