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Staci & I decided to try out the new place on the corner of King & Keeaumoku. “The old Taco Bell,” she said. Neither of us even knew the name, but I recalled the outside looked cool & it had a parking lot. So we met there.
Inside it still kind of felt like Taco Bell to me. There were fewer tables but I could have been inside Wendy’s. The tall ceiling & openness of the room gave a busy, bright feeling… like a fast food place. I think some screens, hanging or otherwise, & some plants would soften the atmosphere.
I’ve been having this dream at least once a year, for maybe 10 years. I would embed it here but I don’t think the blog text frame is wide enough.
Like last week, there were 2 exciting incidents at the new job.
The first was that Waitress4 had taken herself off my service & so tonight my sister was my cocktail waitress. I was pleased to not have to deal with W4 & delighted to work with Audrey. We haven’t worked together since I was married, & frankly she hasn’t cocktailed for me since On The Rocks, which was over 10 years ago.
So I was looking forward to a real treat: a cocktail waitress that knew how to do a sweep. Meaning, she is capable of obtaining drink orders from several tables, “sweeping” down the tables in an aisle, for instance, before returning to the bar to call her order.
Disclaimer: don’t actually do this. It’s just a fantasy.
I’ve recently picked up a 2nd bartending job at a local bar in town. Most of you who visit Kagami’s know where it is, & the rest of you are free to ask if you want to know.
This place is certainly different from places I’ve worked before. The clientele is almost exclusively blue collar, & the owner is a Korean lady running a bar local style. Probably the closest job I’ve had to something like this was Cafe Papillion on Waiakamilo, run by a beautiful woman named Tammy, may she rest in peace. I ended up having to leave that job after punching a customer in the head.