Thursday, August 5, 2010

At Tonic, Ballin' Is A Habit

On Saturday nights, the bespectacled alter ego is slipped off and the tapster uniform is revealed.  Bartending is an inherently social profession.  The image below heartily portrays just how social the job can get. 

Meet Rob Dauster, fellow barkeep and college basketball SME.  Rob's first tenure at Tonic at Quigley's Pharmacy began in the early days when it was surviving without a license to sell alcohol in any form (as Thomas Paine once said, "these are the times that try men's souls").  He left, only to return for another spell, this most current one.  I've watched him grow as a bartender and have such reverence for having an active writer/blogger to add to the different flavors of personalities stewarding a piece of the Foggy Bottom neighborhood's vitality.

Moving forward, I am going to feature a fellow bartender that I hold some level of admiration and interview him/her in the form of a basic Proust Questionnaire.  Stay tuned for some bartender/intoxicologist/mixologist interviews.

With such a deep appreciation for these bartenders, I hope to bring a little more recognition to who these folks are, what inspires/impacts them, and why they choose this industry to make their mark.  And, just maybe in the process, I can pick apart my own answers to these questions. 

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