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June 23, 2014 at 6:32am

Served Blog Banner Boy: Q&A with Monkey at The Swiss Restaurant and Pub

Monkey has been serving drink at The Swiss for 10 years. Photo credit: Pappi Swarner

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Every week we swap out the Served banner art above, introducing you to the people who serve food and drinks in the South Sound. This week, meet Monkey.

Server Banner boy, June 23-29, 2014


Monkey has been serving the patrons of The Swiss for the last 10 years. He actually began serving drinks at the Hotel Bar & Grill, the short-lived restaurant and bar on Pacific Avenue, owned and operated by The Swiss. Today he holds court several nights a week at The Swiss Restaurant & Pub.

Why do you serve?

"I'm in it for the smiles."

Who is your favorite server in the South Sound?

Jesse motherfuckin' Turcotte - a gentleman who has served more Swiss Army outings (Swiss employees bar-hopping) than I can count, all the way from his Magoo's days to Doyle's. We would come twenty strong, pouring out of a limo after hours and hours and hours of celebrating. I'm sure we looked like a hot wet one. But you wouldn't know it by looking at Jesse. Nothing fazes that dude.

What are you most proud to serve?

The "Swiss Kiss." That bad bitch has helped facilitate more good times than I care to mention. It has been known to turn a conservative woman into a twerk queen.

What's your current drink of choice?

Jäger on the rocks. Always has been. Always will be.

Favorite movie?

The Breakfast Club. I know. You wouldn't think so. But, it is. You would think maybe The Boondock Saints or Barfly or Empire Strikes Back. But they aren't. It's The Breakfast Club. Best movie ever.

What don't you serve?

Douchebags on their phones. Hang up and join the other human beings making connections face to face.

What's on your radar at The Swiss?

Trying to convince the Mischief Makers to bring back the Hotrod-A-Rama. Ever since it went on hiatus there has been a rat rod sized hole in my heart.

LINK: Meet other South Sound servers

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Served, a blog by the Weekly Volcano, is the region’s feedbag of fresh chow daily, local restaurant news, New Beer Column, bar and restaurant openings and closings, breaking culinary news and breaking culinary ground - all brought to the table with a dollop of Internet frivolity on top.

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