It's 11:41 p.m. Sunday, and Mayor Gary Bric has reading to do. There's the phone book-thick draft city budget, and the usual City Council agenda packet. But he's not at a desk; he's standing behind the bar at his restaurant, Gary Bric's Ramp, serving drinks to a cluster of loyal customers. For more than two years the restaurateur, bartender and avid golfer has juggled city business, work and home life, careful not to let one passion bleed too far into the other.
CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO: You've been pulling double duty for a while now. Any changes since you became mayor?
GARY BRIC: I want to be here for my customers. But I also know there are things I have to do for the city. It's really a matter of juggling my schedules.
Q: What's the worst thing on the menu here?
A: This is going to be in the paper?