Happy Dallas Tiki Week! Whereas most of the events are geared towards United Bartending Guild members only for educational purposes and sponsored by a variety of liquor companies (membership has its privileges) there will be one open to the public event, The Second Annual Bermuda Triangle which begins Tuesday (5/22) at 8pm and goes on into the late evening. A fun event on a school night is permissible now and again. Continue reading →
The allure of the tiki is primal. Sweet rum cocktails flowing from interesting vessels, often donning their own faces that stare back unabashed, often with revelry. Tiki bars have made a resurgence after laying dormant hitting their peak in the 70’s that rode on high with class favorites such as Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic’s.
Don the Beachcomber traces back to its Hollywood roots in the 1930’s when Donn Beach (Earnest Gantt) a former bootlegger opened for business and served powerful concoctions with alluring and exotic monikers such as the Zombie, Navy Grog, Samatra Kula and Tahitian Rum Punch. These seemingly Polynesian drinks were complemented by appetizing taste treats. Enter the PuPu Platter with it’s melange of tidbit that could be warmed by patrons under an open flame tableside. Continue reading →