Posted by TraderTiki on January 30th, 2009 — Posted in In Other News
I’m sure somewhere, deep in the cockles of your heart, this question has been asked. TDN stands for Thursday Drink Night, a Mixoloseum hosted event. People login to the online chat room, suggest and make drinks featuring the topic for the week (Vermouth, Mata Hari Absinthe, Cinnamon Syrup, etc.), and it all gets mixed around ’til we find a few good ones. Hell, why don’t you just head over to the Mixoloseum Chat room and see for yourself?
Still not good enough for you? Well, Los Scofflaws, Rick of Kaiser Penguin, and a few fantastic others are shown in some live footage in the video below, shot a few TDNs ago at the Tabard Inn in Washington, D.C. Not all of them are live events, but hell, a few friends in a bar with a laptop, and you’ve got yourself a fun Thursday night.
Just noticed this over at NOTCOT, the lucky buggers there got a chance to visit the newly opened Frankie’s Tiki Room in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can see their lovely pics in the blog post of their visit.
As another damn Bamboo Ben creation, Frankie’s offers fantastic decor, some lovely tropical libations, and even a few signature mugs that come with your drink, and are also available for purchase online. It really looks like one helluva place, and I’m suddenly finding myself considering a stop there sometime this year. After all, what happens in Vegas… gets posted all over the internet.
Just a fun bit of bilge, Reynolés Galley was featured in the most recent On The Rocks column in the Portland Tribune. I’m going to have to go hit the store for a physical copy… to send to me mum, of course.
For those of you looking for a few gifts for the Tikiphile in your life (even if it’s just yourself), Trader Vic’s Online Store is now offering $10.00 off Orders $50.00 or more (excluding shipping). Just enter promo code “MaiTai” at checkout.
I’m not too hip on the drink mixes anymore, but the spices and condiment offerings are always great. What I really like (and have around a dozen of) are the Trader Vic Mai Tai Glasses. They’re 15 oz. biggies, and you’ll see them all over my site here. Sadly, two have already made their way with Trader Vic, but the survivors live on to hold my Mai Tais, Aku Akus, and Navy Grogs.
And of course, if you’re looking for a gift for your favorite internet Tiki Aficianado (*A-hem*), a set of Tiki Cufflinks or a Rum Barrel or two could get you free admission for life to the Galley, all the Nui Nuis you can suck down.
I doubt it had anything to do with my encouragement, but in the two months since then, Robert Hess has gone TIKI MAD, popping out 6 new videos on Tiki Drinks, including his own invention, The Voyager Cocktail.
So, since I can’t embed them here, go over and check out what’s new!