We raise a glass to our Men & Women of the Armed Forces. Steve, a U.S. Marine Veteran, wrote in to tell us how he transitioned into bartending after leaving the Armed Forces. He was tells us how Vano's story about the gentleman who drank Wild Turkey reminded him of a powerful moment that he experienced as a bartender.
In Steve's words:
"Vano's story about the old man drinking wild turkey was deep. Moments like that are rare but they stick with you. I got cut early form the club one night, I had just served this guy a shot of Jameson before I went out from behind the bar. I changed up came back onto the floor and saw the shot sitting there, the guy was gone. When I got closer I saw this":
Also, this week on the Bartender Journey Podcast, Vano tells a story about a night when one of his fellow bartenders couldn't make it to work. It was destined to be a busy night, and the bar was desperately understaffed. The manager pulled a server from the floor to help out behind the bar...its a story of "Baptism by Fire!"
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