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Published on May 7th, 2012 | by TLV News

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Know Your Bartender: Gustavo Garrido (from TLV #155)

Name: Gustavo Garrido

Bar where you work and your shifts: Chili’s, rotation

Hometown: Barquisimeto, Venezuela

In your experience, what is the most common reason to have a drink? To escape from reality.

What do you prefer on the rocks? Vodka & OJ (Screwdriver)

What are your specialties? I am good with my hands and tongue (I have been told).

Early alcohol experience: Thirteen years old, first time drinking. Don’t remember anything about that night but I got the nickname “Rocky.”

Most famous customer you’ve served: The now-President of my country (he wasn’t back then) at a local place in Venezuela.

Who would you most like to have a drink with? My brother.

What’s your jam, lately? “The Wonder of You,” Elvis.

Favorite movie: The Prince of Tides.

Favorite sport & team: Soccer – Barcelona!

What are you reading? The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle.

Who’s your favorite Rebel, and do you really go 18 mph, ever? I do go 18 mph, always!

Where’s your favorite spot to sip? Irie!!

What’s the best band you’ve ever seen in Oxford? Willie Nelson.

What do you like best about living here? The people—everyone is so friendly here.

Where would you be if you weren’t behind a bar? In a Buddhist monastery, living among monks.

The Local Voice #155


This article was published in The Local Voice #155 (May 3-19, 2012)…
Click here to download the PDF of issue #155.

Know Your Bartender: Matt Hill of Volta Taverna (from TLV #156)
Know Your Bartender: Blackwell from The Library (from TLV #154)


About the Author

The Local Voice is a bimonthly entertainment guide and newspaper based in Oxford, Mississippi, covering and distributed in North Central Mississippi, including Oxford, Ole Miss, Taylor, Abbeville, Water Valley, Lafayette County, Yalobusha County, and parts of Panola County, Marshall County, and Tupelo . The Local Voice is distributed free to over 255 locations in North Mississippi and also available as a full color PDF download worldwide on the internet.



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