Meet Elie, barman at Strumpf, Dbayeh by night and Audit student with one semester left to graduate for USEK. Long story made short, I went to Strumpf in order to see Marianne. I hadn’t seen her for a while and wanted to catch up on the long months that already passed. At my arrival, I was asked if I had a reservation. I replied negative, so I was directed to the bar only to discover it was open wings & potato wedges & beer night. Marianne and I decided to try them out. [bitassarrof *wink to Marianne.]
I have weird taste buds I must admit. I’m not friends with spice. I made that clear to Elie who was taking the order. While we eating, I noticed that there was a round of shots. Elie was preparing a mix of vodka, lime and olives. When he handed me the shot, I look at him, said: “Elie, not only am I not friends with spice, but also with all the ingredients in that shot” and went back to my chicken business. Elie thought about it for a minute, distributed the shots and stared at his bottles. He started mixing and handed a red – orangy shot. “This should do the trick, I won’t let you leave the place without your shot. Everybody’s entitled to one!”. I tasted it and smiled. “Jamaica, he said. With less stress on the lime!”
Watching Elie working behind the bar was a real pleasure. He’s quick and got an eye for detail. He’s always smiling, listen to everyone and won’t let you leave without your entitled shot. I wish there were more people who don’t give up on customers!