Northeast Times

Best of the River Wards 2012: Best Server

Win­ner: Best Serv­er, Stacy Gor­man at Donna‚Äôs Bar at 2732 E. Al­legheny Ave

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Stacy Gor­man of Donna’s Bar in Port Rich­mond, said she thinks there are a few reas­ons why people con­sider her a top-notch serv­er.

“I’m very goofy and down-to-earth,” she said. “I don’t judge any­body.”

Gor­man, who said she’s a paralegal work­ing at the bar as a side job, grew up in the neigh­bor­hood and has learned to speak a bit of Pol­ish, which helps her com­mu­nic­ate with some of the bar’s pat­rons.

She said she is not just a serv­er—she tends bar, cooks, cleans up after clos­ing and takes care of any­thing else the bar needs.

Gor­man said she likes all of her du­ties.

“It’s cool be­cause it keeps me go­ing, and keeps me in shape,” she said. “They [cus­tom­ers] call me ‘the Road Run­ner,’” she said with a smile.

As Gor­man spoke, cus­tom­ers called her over for play­ful banter and pho­to­graph after pho­to­graph.

Just like her name­sake car­toon char­ac­ter, Gor­man zoomed around the bar with great haste, a huge grin on her face all the while.

“I just love people,” she said. 

Call Donna’s bar at 215-426-7618.

-Mi­kala Jam­is­on

Run­ner Up: There were so many votes, spread between so many people, we couldn’t pick a run­ner up. Thanks for vot­ing, every­body!

You can reach at mjamison@bsmphilly.com.

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