| ANGEL LEMKE
If you’ve been to Slammers lately, you’ve likely caught a glimpse of Meryl Scarton rushing around the bar. “I hop or buzz around fast, whether it’s making drinks or cleaning. Once I get on a roll, it’s hard for me to stop,” she says. That momentum doesn’t stop her from taking the time to make sure her patrons have a good time, however. “I enjoy making people laugh or smile. Whether it’s some of the regulars or some new faces, I want my customers to have a good time.”
Meryl came to Columbus from Cleveland for college 11 years ago and never wanted to leave. “I love being part of such an accepting community. I fell in love with everything that Columbus had to offer. I have always felt very comfortable here, and I really enjoy all the diversity of the community.”
At Slammers Meryl recommends the pizza. “It’s a thin crust and loaded with toppings.” Wednesday nights offer both free pizza from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and the Queen of Hearts raffle at 8:00 p.m., both providing plenty of incentive to stop in and say hi.
(Ketel One, olive
juice + blue cheese
Meryl played the
bassoon in high
school and college.