Overheard at 192 East Walton

192 East Walton Bar, Left (2021). Acrylic on wood. Artwork and text copyright Danny Grosso.

From the left and down the line:

Silently, to himself: “Six o’clock and we’re already slammed here. Whatzit gonna be like at eight?”


“Hey, slow down, big guy, you’re already doing the 2 am lean…”.


“Shaddup I’m fine…I think.”


“Are you kidding me with this guy’s face?!”


“Really, buddy? I saw you walk in with the flower – you don’t have to ham it up any more than that.”


“I came all the way from Zanzibar to give this bloom, and myself, to you.”


“Ha! Zanzibar! He means the corner bar!”


“One more martini, one more cuppa joy.”


“Really, Arthur, won’t you marry me so you can move into my apartment and keep me sauced all day?”


“Remember that Star Trek episode when the plants had feelings? You think the olives get drunk swimming in the booze?”


“You are wise, my old friend. Yes, they may become pickled, but your concern is misplaced. You should be worried about yourself swimming in the booze.”


-Danny Grosso

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