As a career restaurateur, I’ve seen almost every kind of person show interest in bartender work. It’s certainly understandable, as few other occupations allow you the freedom to talk, flirt and drink, much less be financially compensated for doing just that. However, with the hiring of Mr. Adam Rushton Hagge I was able to employ someone with a background much different than your typical part-time bartender.
After graduating from the lacrosse powerhouse that is Johns Hopkins University, Adam spent time mingling with the blue bloods up on Wall Street. While this would be a perfectly suitable endgame for most, Adam simply wasn’t satisfied. Upon growing bored with the day-to-day doldrums of the white collar lifestyle, he did what any sane, rational person would do…drop it all and get the heck outta Dodge! After traversing the globe in search of the next great challenge, Adam paid a visit to his old NYC amigo Kevin Wallace here in Shenzhen. He enjoyed it so much he just couldn’t leave, and is currently enrolled in the masters (I think) program at Peking University in SZ, where he is currently dominating the opposition and wrecking the curve for his fellow classmates.
As punishment for shaving the immaculate mustache he sported upon our initial introduction, Adam will not be allowed to provide a quote for his profile. We can safely assume, however, that it would’ve been lengthy and most likely delivered in a friendly, yet condescending tone.
Random Facts About Adam:
-His three favorite things, in no particular order, are math, science and spreadsheets.
-He is responsible for Frankie’s movement toward craft beer, influenced by his love of delicious Coors Light (or maybe it was some other beers).
-He once beat the entire Final Fantasy video game franchise blindfolded, while only using his toes.
-He is the lead drummer for local Shenzhen band The Evil Deeds (available to play birthday parties and bat mitzvah’s the world over).
-His first big break in percussion came following a reality show competition. First prize? Lead drummer for Miley Cyrus’ band.
-He also served as understudy for the lead backup dancer in the same band.
-His alter-ego (The Werewolf) can show up at any moment, most assuredly still drunk from the night before.
-He has an inexplicable passion for lederhosen.
Intrigued? Stop by Frankie’s anytime. If Adam’s not there working, there’s a good chance he’ll be elbows deep in a basket of wings and a pitcher of Asahi.