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The Söntés Inside Out Series reveals what you may or may not know about the person behind the bar… Heeeeere’s Darrell!

Darrell Langdon has been with Söntés for just over a year and has worked as a bartender, server, and host. Darrell’s patient demeanor and quiet but firm authority make him a natural leader. His ability to chat with guests while mixing a mean martini and simultaneously organizing the waitstaff have earned him the title of Bar Manager.

pourAs Bar Manager, Darrell chooses the beers and bar drinks offered at Söntés. The Post Bulletin recently included comments from Darrell on his choice Belgian-style PranQster ale in the May 24 article, These Are Winning Pairs. PranQster was rated “Exceptional” by the Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago, and is currently on tap at Söntés.

Darrell’s Beer Promotion: Stop in today or tomorrow (May 31 or June 1) and get $1 off all beer when you mention the blog!

In Darrell’s own words: “Yeah, that just happened.”

 ~Interview with Darrell~

Where were you born?         beer
San Francisco.

Childhood memories?
I’m the oldest of a large, blended family. I learned at an early age how to share and how to be a peacemaker.

I won awards playing football and throwing the hammer in high school.

I have a journeyman’s license in sheet metal, a degree in metallurgy, and one in technical drafting.

How did you get to Rochester?
I know [Head Chef] Trevor from school in Washington State. He asked me over a year ago if I would consider coming to Rochester to bartend at Söntés. I gave it some thought, interviewed by phone, and made the trip last May.

Unusual Experiences?
I used to work on a submarine where I had to go through security clearances and even a class on not giving up secrets under duress.drink

I read everything from Vonnegut to Bukowski to Palahniuk. I’m always reading something.

What else do very few people know about you?
I was a season ticket holder for the Seahawks for three years. From Bremerton you can take a ferry to Seattle, and then walk to the baseball stadium.

For more on Darrell, grab a seat at the bar!

For more information about blogger Jody Brown, see our Who We Are page.


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Mon-Fri Daily Happy Hour 2-6 p.m.

June 6: Thursdays on 1st Season begins! Paella on the Street!
June 20: Wine Class with Sommelier Barbara Pitcher 6:30 p.m.
(reserve through Barbara ph. 952.358.1285

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