Monday, February 24, 2014


We have a patron saint, and his name is Don the Beachcomber. Our tiki bar is named after his Three Dots and a Dash cocktail, and we live by his words: What one rum can't do, three rums can.

Donn Beach's birthday was just this past weekend, and we're celebrating on Monday (2/23) and Tuesday (2/24) with a special menu of Paul McGee's beachcombin' favorites:

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy National Crab Rangoon Day!

The purpose of this post is to discuss the history of fried wontons filled with cream cheese and crab meat with you. Cool? Cool!

Though the history of Crab Rangoon is a little murky, it is widely accepted to have been invented in 1950s United States by Polynesian-style (read: Tiki) restaurateurs. In fact, the oldest dated menu featuring Crab Rangoon was the Trader Vic's in 1956 San Francisco. Fair to say they are the best invention of the Twentieth Century? We think so!

And look what day has finally arrived: National Crab Rangoon Day! For the occasion, our Chef Doug Psaltis has created a special sampling of Crab Rangoon:

Green Curry Rangoon
Smoky & Spicy Rangoon
Blue Crab Rangoon
2 pieces of each, $11

We're open from 5pm-2am today, for all of your fried cream cheese needs.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Stephen Crane's Birthday!

Don't you love it when your birthday falls on a Friday? We bet Stephen Crane did, too. And this Friday is his birthday!

In honor of the birth of the Jet Pilot's inventor (one of our most beloved classic tiki cocktails), on Friday, February 7th, we'll be serving Crane's version of the Scorpion Bowl, from his famed faux-Polynesian restaurant The Luau in Beverly Hills.  

Scorpion Bowl 
Stephen Crane, The Luau in Beverly Hills
Gin, Gold Puerto Rican Rum, Armagnac, Lime, Orgeat
$30, serves 4-5

Sharon Tate giving Stephen Crane a birthday kiss.
"Nothing tops four on a pineapple punch!"
Fur jacket + tropical bikini = totally appropriate Chicago winter tiki wear.
Stephen Crane with his very own Scorpion Bowl.
The Luau in Beverly Hills.