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Dallas Tiki Week June 18-22 Save The Dates!

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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

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Standard Pour Hosting A Sailor Jerry’s Luau This Sunday

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If your plans on Sunday include plenty of frothy rum cocktails and feasting on a whole hog, you will no doubt be at Standard Pour. The festivities begin at 6pm, but if like any other Standard Pour event, you will want to come early. The weather is supposed to be luau ideal and yo won’t want to miss this one.

Standard Pour is located at 2900 McKinney Avenue in Uptown Dallas.

 

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Sunset Lounge In Full On Tiki Swing

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The Sunset Lounge is now humming along at peak performance. We stopped in for a few cocktails during the grand opening Wednesday evening where everything was $3 making for a rather light bar tab even with a few food items thrown in for good measure. Sad you missed that deal? Fret not my fellow bar hound, everything is $3 during happy hour each day, so enjoy that if you will.

The cocktails are magnificent. Many are throw backs to your father’s generation where they sipped large and in charge cocktails that were stuffed with giant rasps of fruit and cute umbrellas. I love a good retro drink, and the zombie is well worth the order. Cautionary tale: you are only allowed two of these babies and they are deceivingly delicious and full of 151 proof rum.      Continue reading

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Celebrate Sunset’s Grand Opening Tonight

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The Sunset Lounge celebrates their grand opening tonight with a few specials that should entice most any thirsty scallywag. Stop in any time tonight and you will be charged just three dollars regardless what you order. That is three bucks for any cocktail, three bucks for any of the food items.  Continue reading

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Mele Kalikimaka In August At Whiskey Cake

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Whiskey Cake is offering one of their special event dinners come this Monday, August 20, 2012. For those that rarely venture north, this is a perfect evening to enjoy the cooler breeze of Plano as he dinner has been scheduled at 8pm.

The dinner will be tiki themed and chef TJ Lengnick plans t go whole hog on us with his new La Caja China that smokes an entire pig faster than it takes to fly to the islands.    Continue reading

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