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  • Celebrate Cinco De Mayo Tiki Style!

    Posted on May 4th, 2010 "Tiki Chris" Pinto No comments

    happy-cindo-de-mayoAh, Cinco de Mayo…another wonderful holiday whose traditions have been lost and reduced to an excuse to drink (My favorite kind of holiday).

    While most of the world will be celebrating with Tequila shots and tacos, here at the Tiki Bar we’ll put a little Polynesian spin on things.tiki-drink-and-margarita

    I mean, after all, who says Cinco de Mayo has to be Mexican? I’m pretty sure May 5th happens on places like Easter Island and Maui, too, right? So why can’t we celebrate this arbitrary Wednesday with Mai Tais and Chicken on a Stick?

    In true Tiki style, we can bend the rules for this fiesta and make it something our own. Now don’t worry – we can still have Tacos and Margaritas – but with a Pacific flair.

    Cinco de Mayo Luau!

    mmm, tacos and pineapple and chicken satay

    mmm, tacos and pineapple and chicken satay

    This should really confuse your friends, but will be a snap for you to throw together. Set up the Tiki Torches, make a mix CD of Martin Denny and some of that twangy Spanish polka music you hear at Mexican restaurants, and make your food a combination of Tacos, Taquitos, Chicken Satay and Shrimp Cocktail. Put cheese and coconut on everything. Wear a grass skirt and a Sombrero. Try making Zombies with Tequila, and Margaritas with rum. Do the Mexican hat dance around a Tiki Totem and….

    On second thought, maybe this isn’t such a good idea. Forget it, I’m going to Taco Bell.

    - Tiki Bandito Pinto, from the Tiki Bar in the Desert

    For more fun, take a gander at last year’s Cinco de Mayo post with the true story of the beginning of the holiday and a great margarita recipe!

  • Happy Thanksgiving From The Tiki Bar!

    Posted on November 26th, 2009 "Tiki Chris" Pinto No comments

    thanksgiving-cartoon-censorIt’s Turkey Day! Go wish your favorite turkeys a Happy Thanksgiving!

    No long post today, just a Happy Thanksgiving to you all, and some random wackyness to make the season bright!

    • The First Thanksgiving was held in 1621 by the Pilgrims, who were thankful their leaky boat didn’t sink. They celebrated with popcorn, pretzel rods, jelly beans and toast.

    • I tried to get some info on a Traditional Hawaiian Thanksgiving feast. Silly me, Hawaii didn’t even become a state until 1959. As far as I can tell, Hawaiians have turkey and poi, on the beach under a palm tree. Not too shabby.

    • Smoking a turkey and quitting smoking cold turkey are two different things.

    • If you drink enough rum, even the worst Thanksgiving cooking will taste great!

    • Lyrics of my favorite Thanksgiving song as a kid, sung to the toon of Polly-Wally-Doodle:

    “Oh a Turkey Tom and a Turkey Mom go Gobble Gobble Gobble all the day,
    oh they love to mix with the ducks and chick and Gobble Gobble Gobble all the day.

    Arm and arm, on the farm, as they strut their merry way,
    Oh a Turkey Tom and a Turkey Mom go Gobble Gobble Gobble all the day”

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Don’t be a dumbass…don’t drink and drive.