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Bartenders of the South Wedge

Article courtesy of South Wedge Quarterly. View the original article here: http://www.southwedge.com/blog/swq-asks-keven-atoms-lux-lounge/

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The drink I am pouring the most lately is… Whisky and Hot cider. it’s the perfect drink for a cold night.

My LEAST favorite drink to make is… any drink that’s spilled or regurgitated in the bar.

My current personal favorite beverage to drink is… good aged Tequila or Mezcal.

The conversation I am hearing most often at the bar is… “I love you…what was your name again?”

The best place in Rochester or South Wedge to take a date is… It depends on the season… In the Fall, it’s Mt Hope Cemetery. In the Winter, Lamberton Conservatory in Highland Park. In the Spring, it’s the rest of Highland Park. And on a hot Summer night, a dinner out in the Wedge, followed by ice cream, and a cold drink in a hammock for two in the backyard at Lux.

When life hands me lemons… I grab a pint glass, fill it with ice, squeeze the lemons into the ice, add 1 ½ shots of gold tequila, add ¾ shot of triple sec, squeeze a lime wedge or two, shake, salt rim, garnish with lime, add straw and serve…with a smile.

The one thing on my bucket list that I am most eager to do is… visit as many World Heritage sites as possible. Sorry, it’s the most g-rated thing I could come up with.

My current obsession is… historical research. Most recently, I traced my mother’s ancestry to a Mayflower pilgrim, 2 Salem witches, Mark Twain and a Union soldier who published a book on his time in a confederate prison. Yup, I’m a history nerd.

If you could live in a book, TV show or movie, what would it be? Well, after the result of the last election I think it’s clear we are living in the movie “Idiocracy.”

On my days off I usually…go thrifting, make art, spin records, read non-fiction, chill with my woman and cat.

The word that describes me best is…eclectic

Photo by: Stephen S. Reardon


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