...what it doesn't say is they have two warm and friendly bartenders in Rob and Eric (left to right in photo above) who have been working at Dixie's for more than 30 years combined. We caught up with them on a Thursday night and put them square in the bartender spotlight.
I've been working at Dixie's since:
I've poured or mixed more _____________ than anything else.
Rob: Jag Bombs
Eric: Dreams down the drain. (Editor's note: we assume that goes with poured...)
I hate mixing...
Rob: Bloody Mary's...especially after 3 pm
Eric: Miami Vice (Editor's note: Google it for ingredients)
When I'm not at Dixie's I'm...
Rob: Working for the weekend and watching this town's miserable sports teams.
Eric: Working, or chasing my one-year-old boy around.
Together: Woody Harrelson, Joe Mauer, Matt Birk, Norm Coleman, Bill Goldberg (wrestler)
Eric: $100 and a few more non-monetary ones.
Unanimous: Grand Old Day
"You need a drink, I'm busy, but if you_________, you'll catch my attention."
Rob: Show me some skin
Eric: Ask me what I'm drinking and buy me one.
What's worse, bachelorette or bachelor parties?
Unanimous: Bachelorette parties, they are way more needy!
How long until you're a regular at Dixie's?
Rob: After you're here a few times and I know your name
Eric: Four weeks in a row.
I've cut off ____ people since I've worked here.
Rob: 13 people but they total about 20 times.
Eric: 15 people (all different)
The best thing on our menu is:
Rob: Fried Chicken
Eric: Rib and Chop combo
If I'm in your seat, I'm ordering a:
Rob: Jager shot and a Coors Lite
The best thing about John Wolf? (Editors note: John Wolf is their boss and has been associated with Dixie's for 25 years. )
Rob: John is like a father figure to me. He's loyal, he was born to do this job.
Eric: He's a great boss, selfless, dedicated and he treats each person who walks in as though they are the most important person of the moment.
Favorite Grand Old Day memory...
Rob: Counting my tips at 6 pm
Eric: Editors note: Eric's memory was not fit for our website but please visit Dixie's on Grand Old Day, June 3, 2012, to make your own memory...
Rob: Drive Safely
Eric: Love life; be happy.