▪ Lauren Sullivan
▪ King Street Grille at The Market Common
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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