Tag Archives: Tiki

S.O.S Tiki Bar’s cocktails go “full-on tacky Christmas”

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The over-the-top “Christmas Morning” cocktail at S.O.S Tiki BarPhotograph by Caleb Wheelus. With the wild success of last year’s Miracle on Monroe pop-up holiday bar, which is back for a second year with a second location to boot, it’s no surprise other Atlanta cocktail bars are getting into the Christmas game. Not letting Midtown and Buckhead have all the fun, Decatur fan favorite S.O.S Tiki Bar has been hosting its “Tiki Holiday” all month long. “Tiki and Christmas kind of go hand in hand, so it’s a very like fun, Christmas-in-July kind of thing,” says owner Caleb Wheelus. “We decided ...

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Now You Can Get Poke for Brunch at Burg’s Hideaway Lounge

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

We’ve all been there: half the brunch crew wants a big plate of carbs and meat to steady them after the previous night’s escapades, and the other half is desperate for something healthyish to pull them out of that morning-after haze. Do you go for a spot that serves stuffed French toast and bacon or…

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10 Fun Food Events Around DC This Weekend

Source: Washingtonian Food

This Friday would have been Ernest Hemingway’s 118th birthday, and to celebrate, Bar Pilar is kicking off the weekend with its annual birthday bash on Thursday at 5 PM. Food specials, which range in price from $5 to 20, include oysters in saffron brine, truffled Spanish tortilla, and fried risotto with lobster ragu. The bar offers a […]

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5 Tiki Pop-Up Bars You Need to Try This Summer 

Source: Washingtonian Food

Drinks just taste better when sipped out of a pineapple, or a coconut, or a funky glass garnished with fruits and flames. Tiki cocktails are fun, and perfect for summer. Get your fill at these pop-ups (or one of these great year-round tiki spots). Hogo 1539 Seventh St., NW This “tiki nuevo” pop-up on the […]

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Tiki Bar Hogo Returns With Hawaiian Diner Food and Cocktails in Pineapples

Source: Washingtonian Food

Few things are better than a cocktail sipped out of a pineapple. So thank goodness Hogo is back. You may remember the tiki bar from its days next to the original location of the Passenger. Lesser known is that owner Tom Brown’s youngest brother, Nick Brown, also operated a seasonal location of Hogo in San Bartolo, Peru, […]

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Is Bankruptcy Filing the End of Tommy Up’s Tiki Bar?

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Tommy Up with admirers at Fame Lust party at Kung Fu Necktie. (Photo courtesy Mario Manzoni / Fame Lust)

The Tommy Up/Yachtsman saga continues: On Friday morning, S&L Real Estate’s Lance Bachmann — Up’s landlord at 1444 Frankford Avenue — reached out to Foobooz to notify us that Up will not, in fact, reopen his tiki bar on Saturday, like he said he would. He won’t reopen next week, either.

That’s because Up’s company, Frankford Restaurant Holdings, Inc., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania’s United States Bankruptcy Court on Thursday.

Is Bankruptcy Filing the End of Tommy Up’s Tiki Bar?

Photo provided by Lance Bachmann

Chapter 11, also known ...

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Where to Eat and Drink Outside Right Now

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

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Philadelphia ain’t exactly Miami Beach, but when the sun comes out, we’ve got no shortage of places to eat (and drink) outdoors. As a matter of fact, with the city’s recent beer garden obsession (like a million of them have opened in the past couple years) and projects like Morgan’s Pier (which opens for the season this week), there are now places where the ability to have a snack and a cold beer outside are the primary reason for them existing.

So with so many options available to you, how can you possibly choose? Don’t worry. ...

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Looking Back: The Best (And Worst) Restaurants Of 2016, Part 3

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

In the basement of Double Knot | Photo via Double Knot

If Part 1 was a tale of woe and eventual closures, and Part 2 was a turning point in a year that’d started off rough, then Part 3 is a redemption story. The summer of 2016 was one of the best times to be an eater in Philadelphia in recent memory, and it all started with the best new restaurant opening of the year thus far: Michael Schulson’s Double Knot.

Looking Back: The Best (And Worst) Restaurants Of 2016, Part 3

What Lies Beneath: Double Knot Reviewed

Double Knot wasn’t just a great new restaurant. It quickly became obvious ...

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Looking Back: The Best (And Worst) Restaurants Of 2016, Part 3

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

In the basement of Double Knot | Photo via Double Knot

If Part 1 was a tale of woe and eventual closures, and Part 2 was a turning point in a year that’d started off rough, then Part 3 is a redemption story. The summer of 2016 was one of the best times to be an eater in Philadelphia in recent memory, and it all started with the best new restaurant opening of the year thus far: Michael Schulson’s Double Knot.

Looking Back: The Best (And Worst) Restaurants Of 2016, Part 3

What Lies Beneath: Double Knot Reviewed

Double Knot wasn’t just a great new restaurant. It quickly became obvious ...

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Have You Eaten Here Yet?

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

In the basement of Double Knot | Photo via Double Knot

Summer is a tough time in the restaurant industry. Things get quiet and weird when the mercury climbs. People eat later. They leave town. They abandon their regular haunts for beer gardens, beach bars and rooftop decks. Autumn is solid. Winter is dependable–there’s the run-up to the holidays, and then the post-New-Year slump. Even spring has its own kind of rhythm, with reservations and walk-ins increasing in direct relation to the calendar ticking forward through March and April and May.

But summer? Summer is fickle. Summer is flighty. Summer ...

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Endless Summer: Tiki Reviewed

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Mural at Tiki | All photos by Chelsea Portner

It’s way too early to be writing this review, and I don’t care at all. Best thing about being a critic? That moment when you find something that’s best only in that moment. That, for whatever reason—despite calendars and schedules and plans and rules—demands to be paid attention to now.

That’s Tiki.

There’s nothing to the place. It’s so stupidly simple that I love it in stupidly simple ways—without thought, just on pure reflex and lust for fried dumplings, acid-tinged surf rock and Bacardi 151.

AT A GLANCE

★★★
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Garnishes Gone Wild at Tiki Bar Archipelago

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

A tiki drink without an over-the-top garnish is as naked as a swimmer without his trunks. At new U Street NW tiki bar Archipelago, the bartender-owners dress up cocktails with all manner of fruit animals and party straws, drawing inspiration from trips to Michaels craft store, pastry techniques, and The Decorative Art of Japanese Food Carving. While some drinks always come with specific garnishes, most will be decorated to the bartenders’ fancy. That means you’re more likely to find something elaborate on a slow Tuesday than a busy Saturday. Take a look at some of the whimsical garnishes ...

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Underserved: Farmers Fishers Bakers’ The Islay Swizzle

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Islay Swizzle

Underserved is a new recurring Y&H feature highlighting the best cocktails you’re not ordering. 

What: The Islay Swizzle with Monkey Shoulder, Mahina Coco, lemon, passion fruit, bitters, and Lagavulin 16-year-old whiskey

Where: Farmers Fishers Bakers, 3000 K St. NW

Price: $14

What You Should Be Drinking

A tiki drink that shuns rum in favor of two types of Scotch may raise eyebrows at Founders Fishers Bakers, where tropical drinks are the specialty. Despite customers’ lack of interest, Beverage Director Jon Arroyo is too stubborn to take it off the menu. The name, Islay Swizzle, is a nod to the drink’s float of ...

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Where to Get Your Tiki On This Summer

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

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D.C. tiki bar Hogo may have closed last year, but plenty of other spots are keeping umbrella drinks alive. In fact, tiki is taking over menus in all sorts of unexpected spots this summer. So if you can’t afford that tropical vacation, here are some places where you can at least get a decent mai tai.

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855 E St. NW

José Andrés’ cocktail bar is hosting its second annual Tiki Week now through July 11. The tiki-inspired cocktails include drinks like the Polynesian Vacation with citrus vodka, aloe liqueur, pineapple, lime, ginger, and yellow chartreuse as well as ...

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Underserved: The Valdez at Barrel

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

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Underserved is a recurring Y&H feature highlighting the best cocktails you’re not ordering.

What: The Valdez with Goslings Rum, Campari, Velvet Falernum, and lime

Where: Barrel, 613 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

Price: $12

What You Should Be Drinking

You’ll have to take your uptight pants off to appreciate the name of Barrel’s summer patio sipper, the Valdez. It evolved from a trifecta of tiki cocktails, including one called Corn ‘n’ Oil (made with falernum and blackstrap rum). “I thought of birds and oil, and immediately the Exxon Valdez came to mind,” Bar Manager Parker Girard says. “It’s tasteless, but that’s okay.” The ...

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Tikiwire: Tiki master Brian Miller, who pours…

Source: Eater NY

Screen shot 2014-08-18 at 9.32.52 AM.pngTiki master Brian Miller, who pours tropical-themed drinks at ZZ’s Clam Bar and often dons a pirate getup, has been single handedly keeping the tiki trend alive in New York with his fruity concoctions and regular “Tiki Mondays” parties, say his bartending peers. Now he tells the Post that he’s thinking about opening his own tiki bar, giving hope to those who still mourn the loss of Lani Kai and PKNY. [NYP]
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Tiki Wire: Because nothing says "weekend" like a…

Source: Eater Philly

yachtsmanlogo.jpgBecause nothing says “weekend” like a gleefully gaudy tiki bar, here’s the drinks menu for The Yachtsman, now officially open in Fishtown. (They’ve been soft open since last week, but were running limited menus.) Surely you’ve earned yourself at least one cocktail served in a coconut. [Foobooz]

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Tonight’s Fort Defiance Tiki Blowout Sounds Pretty Amazing

Source: Grub Street NY


Mahalo indeed.

It’s been a year since Fort Defiance‘s head bartender Zac Overman introduced the Red Hook bar’s tiki night. The festive weekly event is now officially known as Sunken Harbor Club — the luau gets particularly gonzo in the dead of winter — and to commemorate, Overman is unleashing a rambling menu of every original tiki drink that has been created and concocted on the spot. The “Blood of Pele,” for example, looks like the drink here made spooky with some dry ice, and contains bourbon, Amontillado, Aperol, cream of coconut, lime, and strawberry.

Everything is within the ...

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EaterWire: Ramen Rumble at Cheu; Look Inside the Yachtsman

Source: Eater Philly

ramenrumble3.jpgWASH WEST — Heads up: tonight is the third monthly installment of Cheu Noodle Bar‘s Ramen Rumbles, starting at 6 p.m. Going head-to-head tonight are Eli Collins of Pub & Kitchen, serving up a vitello tonnato-inspired ramen, and Justin Petruce of Petruce et al., with a bowl including tomato dashi, crab, and charred scallions. As usual, $25 gets you two mini ramens, a can of beer, and a ballot to pick your favorite bowl. [EaterWire]

FISHTOWNTommy Up‘s controversial Kickstarter-funded tiki bar, The Yachtsman, is a few weeks out in Fishtown, and ...

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EaterWire: The Yachtsman Gets Its Funding; New Bar Moving Along in Kensington?

Source: Eater Philly

yachstmankickscreencap250.jpgFISHTOWN — Looks like The Yachtsman, Tommy Up’s tiki bar, is on its way: the Kickstarter campaign hit its goal last night. Drink Philly interviewed Up on the tiki concept and its place in Fishtown. Of the Kickstarter controversy, Up says: “As a creator, and especially as a somewhat public figure in Philadelphia, you become a pretty easy target. […] I really don’t give a shit about what anyone else says.” [Drink Philly]

QUEEN VILLAGESouthwark is one of the best bars in America, according to Food & Wine. They also made it onto the list ...

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Backlash: If Tommy Up’s Kickstarter for The…

Source: Eater Philly

screen-shot-yachtsman.pngIf Tommy Up‘s Kickstarter for The Yachtsman rubbed you the wrong way, you’re in good company (and not just in comments sections, for once — although there, too). Emily Guendelsberger of City Paper weighed in today with “4 reasons the Yachtsman Kickstarter is so annoying,” from the gross banality of “second-wave gentrification” to general smugness. [City Paper]

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