Thursday, November 5, 2009

Restaurant folks always band together

Posted By on Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 2:45 PM

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Former Magic Pan employees will reunite Saturday at the RecordBar
​Back in the early 1980s, Tom Damico was a waiter, serving crepes at the old Magic Pan restaurant in Seville Square on the Country Club Plaza. One of his Magic Pan co-workers, Sherri Blades, later married Bob King and a few years later, Tom, Sherri and Bob all worked together -- you know how servers move around from restaurant to restaurant -- at the Hyatt Regency Hotel; Sherri was at the Terrace Restaurant, Tom was at J. Patrick's Lounge.

Flash forward to more recent times. Tom Damico owns a construction business but also plays in a band called Two Drunk Minimum with actor-musician (and former waiter) Dean Vivian and musician and former Monastary waiter Dann Searcy. Sherry Blades King also performed with the band -- until earlier this year, when her 15-year-old daughter Sierra King, a student at Park Hill South High School, was diagnosed with leukemia.

Sierra is battling the illness at Children's Mercy Hospital. To help Bob and Sherri with expenses, a group of friends and former co-workers have organized Sierrapalooza, a fund-raising event to be held this Saturday, November 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the RecordBar, 1020 Westport Road. Two Drunk Minimum performs with Missouri Woodland (featuring Gary Paredes and Royal Scanlon) and InLike, Youth Band. A $20 suggested donation can be given at the door.

(Image via Flickr: colonnade)

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