Bartender of the week-Kristen Frankena
Name: Kristen Frankena
Bar: Goofy Foot Taproom & Brewery
Where are you from? High Point
How long have you been bartending? 8 years
How did you become a bartender? I have always worked in the restaurant and catering industry- I would fill in at the bar when needed and really loved it, so I did it more and more as the years went on.
What do you enjoy about bartending? I am a social butterfly! I love getting to have those face to face interactions and meet new people in my community
What’s your favorite drink to make? Well, we only serve beer and wine, but I love beer so nothing like pouring an ice cold one!
What’s your favorite drink to drink? My go-to drink is Tito’s, soda and extra lime or just a good light beer, like a Lager or Pilsner.
What would you recommend as an after-dinner drink? I love a good espresso martini- slightly sweet like dessert with the slight touch of the caffeine to wake you up a little after a meal.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen while bartending? When you’re alumni from East Carolina University and bartended in Greenville where you’ve seen too many crazy things to count! Probably wouldn’t be appropriate to print those things either but let me tell you, Pirates can party. 🙂
What’s the best/biggest tip you’ve ever gotten? I’ve had a lot of good nights, but nothing beats when a customer hands you $100 bill on a $5 tab.