Ramblings from Reggie: Horses of a different color—on street and radio

On St. Patrick’s Day, we were observing the nice weather outside The Pub, and a horse/buggy came into our view. I thought the Bacardi and Cokes were made a little strong, but remembered I hadn’t had any yet. The rig was nice with a Clydesdale in the lead. Wow! Where did that come from? Will this be a regular thing downtown? Someone please e-mail me, and let me know how we can promote this.

Jenny, the brains behind Swilligan’s The Pub, told me I need to get off the political kick for at least a week. So I reluctantly agreed. Here are some of my “nonpolitical” thoughts for my Jenny article. My first thought is Jenny and her crew do such a good job. I am very proud of them all.

Too bad Sky Drysdale left radio. He was a comfortable voice on an ever-changing medium. The reason I advertised on that station was because of him. He will be missed, but good luck to him in his new endeavor. I used to use KW Powell in a previous life. Sparky has a good company, and I wish Sky and Sparky good luck.

You gotta love Bernie and the crew at Greco’s. His food is very good, and I especially love the picture of a young Bernie and Babe Ruth on the wall behind the bar. I had to take chili off my menu because my buddy, Jimmy Columbi, explained to me what chili was all about. I try to get to CJ’s once a week for Bubba’s food and wisdom. You know the old-fashioned, don’t-screw-with-me type of wisdom that only Jimmy can dish out.

I went to the IceHogs game Friday and Raptors Saturday. Both were a blast, and I always wondered why there aren’t more people. Even if you haven’t been a fan of either, it’s fun and cheap entertainment. The kids seem to love both games.

Don’t forget Swilligan’s The Pub is open for you every day at 11 a.m. and serving food every day from 11 till 9 p.m. except until 5 on Sundays. Soon the MLB season will start, and Swilligan’s will feature DirecTV Extra Innings featuring every Major League baseball team.

Reggie Roberson is owner of Swilligan’s “The Pub,” 200 N. Church St.

from the March 28-April 3, 2007, issue

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