Hot Plates: Alena Astreika at Segafredo Brickell
New Times: What brought you all the way from Belarus nine months ago?
Alena Astreika: Adventure.
What is your favorite cocktail?
Segafredo's surfer on acid cocktial. It's made with Jägermeister, Malibu rum, and pineapple juice. I'm cool with tequila too, though.
What is your favorite item on the Segafredo menu?
The salmon carpaccio. It's served with salmon, capers, red onions, and watercress.
Do you get hit on while at work?
Ninety-eight percent of the time. It's my least favorite part of this job.
What do you tell your suitors?
I just tell them the truth: "I will never go out with you." I would never go out with a guy I met at the bar. I am just not that type of girl.
Has any guy ever crossed the line?
This is Brickell, not South Beach, so people aren't getting too wild here.
What do you think makes Segafredo a sexy locale?
Us. We are here trying to make this place as attractive as possible. And whatever it is that we do works. The people come back.
What is the best night at Segafredo Brickell?
Fridays are always packed. It's vibing.
How would you describe your patrons?
It's a local crowd. They like to party, but everyone is staying in line.
Do they tip well?
Yes. It depends on the person. But yes.
Do you think being attractive helps?
Yes! That's why it's only us girls working at the bars.
Where do you like to party?
Sega's on Lincoln. And I like Pink Room and Louis.
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