Matt Robold

Pele’s Peak

Piña Coladas are delicious, but boring. Painkillers are far more interesting, but also far more likely to get you into legal troubles. The Pele’s Peak, however, is only likely to get you to order another one. * image courtesy ThirstyInLA.com In 2013, 320 Main had its annual summer Tiki Night. To make things more interesting, [...]

Filed Under: Cocktail Recipes, Rum, Tiki

Listen To Me Talk Tiki On KCRW

Not too long ago I was asked to stop by local NPR affiliate, KCRW to talk with Evan Kleiman on her show, Good Food about Tiki drinks and rum. I think I only mentioned Jeff “Beachbum” Berry two or three times, and to be honest, the entire interview should have been little more than me [...]

Filed Under: Interviews, Rum, Tiki

Revisiting the Twelve Mile Limit

You never know when or where inspiration may strike. The Twelve Mile Limit is a drink I really love, but I have to confess that it’s not one that I often have. Keeping a mental Rolodex of drink recipes that I like in my head can sometimes lead to complete brain lock-up when ordering a [...]

Filed Under: Cocktails, Rum

This coming Sunday – April 14, 2013 – I’ll be working my normal shift at 320 Main. I say normal, but we’re going to do something different this week as I take part in Gaz Regan’s movement called Just One Shift. The movement is trying to get bartenders to donate one shift’s tips to Wine [...]

Filed Under: Bars, Events

Rum Society and MurrayAid at Caña

Murray Stenson is a legend among bartenders and lovers of craft cocktails. The long-time Seattle bartender has been elbow-deep in the craft for longer than most of today’s best bartenders have been drinking anything stronger than juiceboxes. He has won awards such as American Bartender of the Year, and is considered by many bartenders and [...]

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Tiki Night at 320 Main – TIKI THROWDOWN

It’s happening! After being asked for almost a full year about when we were going to have another Tiki Night at 320 Main, I can say ON AUGUST 20th at 7pm! What: Tiki Throwdown When: Monday, August 20th 2012 @ 7pm PDT Where: 320 Main, Seal Beach, CA Who: You, me, and the Tiki Gods [...]

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Piña Colada

Get that stupid song out of your head because we aren’t discussing that abomination in this one. Just get it out of your head, I’ll wait. Done? Good. Moving on. The Piña Colada is a tropical drink that lots of people think of when summertime rolls around and starts making everything all warm and toasty. [...]

Filed Under: Cocktail Recipes, Cocktails, Rum