How did we get this world scoop? We called Zoe and identified ourselves as a TWOP reporter.
“They” are the council, Racing Gaming & Liquor, and the Health Department: “They are pretty happy with the progress,” Zoe said.
But Zoe did mention July 1 as a possibility. We said we couldn’t wait. “We can’t wait either,” Zoe said.
Swallow needs workers: “We are still definitely putting it out there,” Zoe said – and then asked if TWOP was interested.
At this point our minds flashed back to 1989, to the restaurant on a Thames barge we worked at for three weeks to finance a trip to France. A typical moment was serving wine, and realising the end of the tie had fallen into one of the glasses. We just took it out and served the drinks.
We assured Zoe we were not the people she needed – but we would spread the word. Finally, what hints could she give us about the Swallow cocktail selection or wine menu?
“We won’t have a huge selection of cocktails,” Zoe said. “The lists will move a lot. The wine list and the food menu will change quite often.”
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