Weekly Volcano Blogs: Served blog

July 7, 2014 at 11:48am

Served Blog Banner Boy: Q&A with Corey Lund at Hilltop Kitchen

Hilltop Kitchen Bar Manager Corey Lund would like to pour you a craft rum cocktail. Photo credit: Pappi Swarner

Recommend Blog Post
Total Recommendations (0)

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 Corey Lund.

Server Banner boy, July 7-13, 2014

Corey Lund

From server at the Pacific Grill to bartender at 1022 South to bar manager at Hilltop Kitchen, Corey Lund is the man in the know, especially wine. Taking a break from pouring craft cocktails at HK and riding his bike around Tacoma, Lund was gracious enough to answer my questions.

Why do you serve?

"It all started waaaay back in college because well, I had to pay the rent! Eventually I came to see it as a viable career, and started really caring about the work. Of course, it helps if your employer also cares, supplying your guests with quality menus." 

Who is your favorite server in the South Sound?

"Probably Brie at Marrow. She kills it every time."

What are you most proud to serve?

"Really, anything that's had a lot of thought put into it, from ingredients to production, to whatever spin the house puts on it. Though I do have a particular fondness for French food, and sparkling wine." 

What's your current drink of choice?

"At the house, we drink mostly wine. If I'm going out, fortified wines like Americano or Manzanilla Sherry. Or Chartreuse." 

Favorite movie?

"Um, Tarkovsky's Stalker." 

What don't you serve?

"Minors." 

What's on your radar at Hilltop Kitchen?

"I never thought I would get into rum, but HK has an amazing collection. In that regard, two things are on my radar: Mondays we offer glasses of any cane or agave spirit for half price, also as tasting portions. It's a great way to taste around the back bar. Also, the new cocktail menu! Per Se and Gravity's Rainbow stand out." 

LINK: Meet other South Sound servers

Filed under: Served Banner Models, Tacoma,
comments powered by Disqus

About this blog

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.

Recent Comments

Ted Smith said:

Thank you for the list of restaurants to try out. I will have to try their Mac and Cheese....

about Tournament of Mac and Cheese: It's Cheesy 16 time!

tastymakan said:

I like your post on Bakery restaurants I like ...

about Mac and Cheese Madness: The Homestead Restaurant and Bakery

Angela Whitten said:

Any Spring beers? www.myharmonyphotography.com

about Cheers to Winter Beers in Puyallup

Web Developers Delhi said:

Amazing blog and very interesting stuff you got here! I definitely learned a lot from reading...

about Eat This Now: Radiator Whiskey Tots

Why Adam? said:

Why Adam? loves the Volcano and Northwest Military! We are honored to be a part of the local...

about Why Adam? Why Odd Otter beer? Here's why: rally behind Team Knowing Stuff