Bartender of the week- Jody Merriman
Name: Jody “The Grumpy Bartender” Merriman
Bar: Stumble Stilskins and Pig Pounder Brewery
Age: Half a century.
Where are you from? Parts unknown.
How long have you been bartending? 20 years.
How did you become a bartender? I was playing pool at Chumley’s to pay my rent. I got hired to be a bar-back and bouncer. Then, I started slingin’ drinks.
What do you enjoy about bartending? The hustle.
What’s your favorite drink to make? Black Cherry Kamikaze. I get the “O” face.
What’s your favorite drink to drink? I don’t drink; I’m allergic to alcohol. I break out in handcuffs.
What would you recommend as an after-dinner drink? A chocolate stout, like a Murphy’s Irish Stout.
What is the craziest thing you’ve seen bartending? Once cleaning up, I found a prosthetic leg. I wondered how someone walked in with two legs and left with one without noticing.
What’s the best/biggest tip you’ve ever gotten? Once got two tickets to a Carolina/Redskins game.