Thursday, July 03, 2008

Did Someone Say "Tikki?"

For Bubs and other Tikki aficionados, Forbidden Island Alameda. They also have a bumpersticker that is definitely up Bubs's street.

God, I miss the Original Trader Vic's.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Ah, the Mai Tai. I read an article last spring whilst in the land of Mai Tais which opined that it should be one's mission to try out this tasty bevvie wherever one goes; research, of course,to find the gold standard.

So I did.

Mission accomplished.

BTW - who can't love Tiki??

Thu Jul 03, 03:57:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bubs said...

Wow, that looks good!

I, too, miss Trader Vic's. The one in the basement of the Palmer Hilton closed here about 2 or 3 years ago. We visited the new Trader Vic's in Las Vegas and it was a crashing disappointment--just another bland, expensive Las Vegas lounge with only the barest suggestion of anything tiki about it.

Fri Jul 04, 05:32:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Baroness,

It certainly is potable that is the gold standard for generating a warm glow, so that way one would bring a happy aura to wherever one went.

Bubs,

When I looked at the Trader's Wiki-page, I didn't realize how spread out they were. I knew about the London branch obviously from "Werewolves Of London" and Emeryville, California (where Pixar is), but not the others.

You would've loved the second San Francisco incarnation on Cosmo Place. The tiki idols, the plants and not only did the mix a mean Mai Tai or a Scorpion, but the food was pretty damn good...or I was so lit that I didn't care, as The Missus contends.

Fri Jul 04, 10:48:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Jewgirl said...

That is tits, child, and so bubbsie.

Fri Jul 04, 11:19:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Katie-lah,

That's the first thing I thought when I read about F.I. in 7 X 7 Magazine.

Fri Jul 04, 11:23:00 AM PDT  
Blogger neutron said...

Mai Tai ... that totally reminds of Milton from Office Space.

Fri Jul 04, 02:00:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

Neutron,

I don't remember, was that him at the end with the embezzled funds? All I remember about Milton was his hilarious mumbling, the progressive moving of his desk and the red stapler.

Fri Jul 04, 10:27:00 PM PDT  
Blogger neutron said...

Milton was the guy who burned the place down. At the end, he's on a beach somewhere mumbling about wanting a mai tai instead of a pina colada ...

Sun Jul 06, 11:53:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

"Milton was the guy who burned the place down."

Now I remember that little Deus Ex Machina...

"At the end, he's on a beach somewhere mumbling about wanting a mai tai instead of a pina colada ..."

I forgot about that part.

Sun Jul 06, 02:21:00 PM PDT  

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