BARTENDER | Zach Catandella, 24
WHERE | 8th Ave Tiki Bar & Grill
QUESTION | Where are you from?
ANSWER | Connecticut.
What brought you to Myrtle Beach?
I came here five years ago to go to CCU (Coastal Carolina University) and haven't left.
Tell us something interesting about yourself.
I'm very honest. I hate lying. I tell it like I see it. I enjoy doing nothing. I like to play volleyball. I enjoy writing.
What do you write?
Whatever comes to my mind.
Have you ever written a love letter?
Yes, I have. To an ex-girlfriend.
Did it get good results?
She got back together with me at the time.
What's your favorite thing about this bar?
The owners. They let me be myself behind the bar and I like that. I also like the atmosphere, the decorations and the fact it's on the beach.
What's your biggest fear?
I'm petrified of drowning. As much as I love the beach, I'm scared of drowning.
What's the most exhilarating thing you've done lately?
Alaska was pretty fun. I went to a bunch of football games this year, and I went to the (Eric) Clapton guitar festival in Chicago.
Do you play the guitar?
I don't. I used to play the violin - from 3-years-old to 15-years-old. I stopped because no one would teach me how to play Dave Matthews. Playing Beethoven all the time gets boring.
What kind of music do you listen to? Blues...jazz...reggae.
Anything else you want Surge readers to know about you?
I'm single, for all the ladies out there. And I'm looking forward to the summer season this year at this bar.
Mandy Rodgers, for Weekly Surge
Orange Mojito (Malibu Orange Rum, triple sec, Sprite, sour mix, mint)