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Published on May 18th, 2012 | by TLV News


Know Your Bartender: Matt Hill of Volta Taverna (from TLV #156)

Name: Matthew Vic Hill

Bar where you work and your shifts? Volta Taverna, at the mercy of my employer.

Hometown? Oxford originally, Maine for a spell, Texas, and Arkansas

In your experience, what’s the most common reason to have a drink? Before then after

What’s your favorite drink? Jim and sprite

Where’s your favorite spot to sip in Oxford? 2317A University Ave

What are your specialties? Mediation and understanding

Early alcohol experience? Sometime a.m.

Most famous customer you’ve served? Dirk Bender

Who would you most like to have a drink with? Paul Rudd

Who would you most like to throw a drink on? Anyone engulfed in flames

What band could your ears not live without? Penguin Cafe Orchestra

Favorite movie of all time: Mary and Max

Favorite sport and team: Baseball; 2001 Diamond Backs

What’s your least favorite drink to make? Lemon Drop Martini

What drink should a man never order? O’Douls

Read any good books lately? I’m okay, being okay.

What do you like most about living here? The surplus of creative people.

What would you like to see change in Oxford? Cold beer at gas stations, warm welcomes at court.

Where would you be if you weren’t behind a bar? Water Valley

What dumb things do people always ask bartenders? Can I get this margarita to go?

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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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