The Table Creekside at Phillippi Creek Village
5365 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL. 34231
Name of Bartender: Kasi
Hometown: Warren, OH
A: I have four years of bartending experience, three of which have been with Table Creekside Bar & Lounge, on and off. The drink I’ve perfected over the years is called, “Dance of the Peacock.”
Q#2: What was the strangest or funniest experience you witnessed or were party to at work?
A: The strangest experience I’ve had working at the Table Creekside is when we had a guy come in straight from the hospital, and seemed like he was still loopy from his meds. It was the middle of the shift on a Friday night, and we first noticed him outside the front door. My manager said that he was sitting on our chairs with his dirty bare feet hanging in the air. I’ve had to deal with all different types of people, but I’ve never seen anything like this before.
Q#3: Any hobbies, goals, etc. you enjoy when not working?
A: When not at work, I enjoy playing the piano, singing, dancing, writing, and photography. I’m currently in the music program at SCF and plan on getting into the University of California, Berkeley.
Q#4: How would you describe yourself?
A: I consider myself different. I’m personable and positive. I love talking to people and I’m extremely ambitious, smart, and goal-oriented.
Q#5: What makes The Table Creekside a special place to visit?
A: The Table Creekside is a special place to visit, because one of our main goals is to create a remarkable, reputable experience. All of our food service staff is highly trained in fine dining experience. The Table Creekside has the best of both worlds, because it gives off a relaxed, upscale vibe on the waterfront. The expert service is accompanied by a friendly, and hospitable staff. Our chefs and staff go the extra mile for our guests. A good example of that is whenever we run out of something, if we can get it from our sister restaurant then we will go and get it for a guest.
Q#6: What specialty drink is The Table Creekside noted for?
A: The “Heart of Kentucky”, previously known as the “Old Smokey”, is the most popular drink choice for our patrons. It is made with our house infused Honey Apple Bourbon, mixed with black walnut bitters. The liquor is then smoked to order with applewood chips, and poured over an orange sphere with orange zest.
Q#7: When is the best time for locals and visitors to enjoy your company at The Table Creekside?
A: Come on over and visit me during our Happy Hour from 4 – 6:30 pm daily, where we serve $5 mojitos and $5 tapas. You can also give our “Dance of the Peacock” or “The Heart of Kentucky” drink a try.