King Neptune and the Grill Sergeant
From left to right, Mike Theesen, AKA The Grill Sergeant; and King Neptune

Lusby, MD – King Neptune made his usual appearance at Solomons Tiki Bar Friday, April 20. But the king’s 2018 showing was lacking the pomp and pageantry of years past. The latest visit resembled a beloved potentate surveying the devastation of his kingdom—such as after a battle or natural disaster. About an hour after the sad tour, King Neptune took a glorious ride up the road to Lusby. At Buckets Sports Bar a crowd had gathered to keep the annual party going.

“No one on the island is doing anything,” Buckets’ owner Geoff Ricker told earlier in the week after he announced his business would be hosting an event to fill the void that has occurred since the Tiki Bar is currently shuttered and in the process of being sold. The world-famous watering hole is on the block due to the sudden death last September of bar owner Terry Clarke. The event at Buckets was held in memory of Clarke

Solomons’ popular barbecuer—Mike Theesen, aka The Grill Sergeant—had the smoker stoked in Buckets’ parking lot while his enlisted men sliced and served up generous portions of chicken and ribs to revelers. Of the situation on Solomons, Theesen lamented, so many people are upset.”

In addition to food and live music, special drinks, including the ever-popular mai tai, were served with some of the proceeds going to help in the fight against breast cancer.

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