Happy Easter from the Tiki Bar!

2-bunniesIt’s time to celebrate rebirth and spring and all that jazz, whatever your religious views are, here at the Tiki Bar we hope you all have a Hoppy Easter and wonderful spring. The Easter Bunny stopped by our house twice this year, bringing double Whopper eggs, Reeses Eggs and jelly beans. (can you guess what happened? It has to do with trying keeping your basket plans a surprise, eh hem).

There’s a million kool places to go for Easter Sunday in South Florida, but we decided to stay at Pirate’s Cove Tiki Bar this year (our house, that is). I had an idea to do an old-style (yeah, sorta retro) Easter Dinner, diner style. We’re having open-faced turkey sandwiches, stuffing, and macaroni salad in the diner-kitchen. (Ok, that may not be traditional, but I and a lot of my family and friends went this route when we couldn’t get together for big family dinners.)

As for big family dinners…I come from an Italian family, who of course had to overdo everything when it came to food. For Good Friday my grandmother would make the seven-fishes thing. I don’t eat fish (allergic) so I always wound up eating spaghetti or rigatoni or something. But for Easter Sunday, they pulled out all the stops. We had a baked ham, a roasted turkey, and all the American vegetables and sides that went with them, PLUS we had a full Italian dinner including Antipasto, AND Salad, AND manacotti AND ravioli AND a big plate of meatballs, sausage and chunks of steak. Then came dessert, with assorted Italian cookies, pies, pastries, and ice cream. It’s a wonder I don’t weigh 400 pounds.

Scooter in a Pirate CostumeSince Easter represents rebirth, or ‘newness’, I need to mention a couple more things that are happening today. Our latest rescue puppy, Scooter, got a brand new home today with a wonderful family. He’s off to a great start now and is sure to have a wonderful life.

StarDust, my 1953 Chevy Bel Air Wild Custom Hot Rod
StarDust, my 1953 Chevy Bel Air Wild Custom Hot Rod

Also this weekend, after months of being laid up due to a bad starter, I finally got the ’53 Chevy Hot Rod running again! Today, if all goes well, I’ll be taking her out on a test drive.

Later tonight, after our diner dinner, we’ll probably relax by the pool, sipping a cocktail or two (or more probably a glass of wine for my wife Colleen). And eat lots and lots of Easter Candy!

-Tiki Chris, for Tiki Lounge Talk, The Tiki Culture Blog

(PS – I’ll bet you thought I was going to do some goofy story about how the Easter Bunny comes from Easter Island, and the Moai originally all had bunny ears or something. Maybe next year 😉

3 Replies to “Happy Easter from the Tiki Bar!

  1. thanks for sharing your Easter delight and history.

    Here at Volcano it’s us and the dogs, who I am certain would love a nice egg hunt, but had to settle for left over “easter eggs” with avocado and tomato scrambled in. Colorful and yummy.

    Started out to buy a turkey in Hilo but when it was going to cost $50 I changed my mind. We’ll have mahi mahi or kalua pig instead – island food. There are wild turkeys here – if we get real lucky maybe the doggies will catch one?? Well, even if they did, I don’t know what to do with it…

    Happy Easter!

  2. Great post! I’m stuffed from brunch(thanks for cooking babe!) and yet already looking forward to dinner. And CANDY!!!

    I love that you put in a pic and a bit on Scooter-pie. Gonna miss that little nut-job, but he’s def going to an amazing home where he will never want for anything for the rest of his life. And a new foster baby is always just around the corner. We might have to go over to Sam and Aly’s one night so he can get his play fix with their dogs now that his wrestling buddy is gone! lol

    Happy Easter my tiki love!!

    1. Meant to put in something about Snoopy missing him before the part about Sam and Aly. I think I’m drunk on cinnamon coffee and home fries!

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