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Our Person Of The Week - Willie Grandison

Jun 27, 2014|

E.J. & Ellen's Person of the Week is Willie Grandison, bartender at The American Restaurant for over 40 years, as Willie prepares to serve his last drink.

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Perhaps it's fitting that a first person of the week is marking his last day on the job and name that's where they. -- I came to America. They didn't serve in the pool on opening day. We'll least the last religion staff member of the -- Kansas City restaurant and tonight. He serves his last year maybe CNET it is tax both look Pelz aligned with wins the first two we ever war. Ford diamond and five star pins from Tripoli and mobile honoring the restaurant and things took off from there people start. -- -- -- And kill me. I wanna see it next time -- here. -- career behind the bar actually began fifty years ago at which is to tend the swanky is joined on the -- it's where -- -- is now. And it was there that the folks behind the American restaurant found him and said at least you look at the place. It has come down here. In this restaurant. -- in my mind. After four decades of success at the same place page under is now taking over his bar manager and understands how special -- run his dad. -- forty years for three regulars I don't think anybody can say that in any industry it's incredible Jamie Jamison is the general manager and wine director at the American insists nobody understands hospitality. Like Lilly it's from a generation that understood what it was like. To have loyalty hospitality and respect for -- the places and people they were. Willie's not just part of Kansas City history he's watched it happen from behind the bar of the American. From opening night or who you are out there who go to politics. Like swimsuit -- for the final banquet of the 1976. GOP convention and of course famous patriots too long to list. Have ratified the bit away Ted Kennedy in the case. Both the recruitment. John bush in the Walters knew -- Jon -- Well I a and the most memorable celebrity he served told a bit Guzman. -- -- -- they can be very -- And it. That it went through Willie never forget to drink and I think in this war. He's created his fair share drinks over the years to come and -- put out there to compare watching it. A -- Brussels brown working I've got a pretty broad -- you gotta do is -- nineteen. You sent -- even been in Playboy. But how do you look at the -- These we're. You don't go to. His signature drink. Speaking -- being will be served the American after tonight. But maybe someday soon when his daughter and he write a book about his life and his recipes we will all know -- secret. -- granderson will soon be forgotten behind the bar at the American and his words of advice for someone who went to work behind the bar. Our -- been almost all of us can live line. -- people. Don't went to a if you don't if you don't like what -- -- -- don't because who -- the burning can still make it like among them.

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