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Pagan Holiday

I have a thing for Thai food. I love the mixture of flavors like basil with spice and cooked fruit. One of my favorite Mojito riffs is to make one with Stiggins Pineapple Rum and basil instead of white rum and mint. It’s delicious. You should try it. So when I needed a recipe for [...]

Filed Under: Cocktail Recipes, Cocktails, Rum, Tiki

Tiki Night @ 320 – The Re-Re-Re-Re-Tikiing

I could write a lot about it, or just post this… That’s right. The Earth has completed yet another circle around the Sun God and he demands his offerings of fruit juices and rum. This year we’re doing it more OC style with myself, Kelly Merrell from Trader Sam’s, Michelle Bearden from 320 Main (who [...]

Filed Under: Events, Rum, Tiki

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 [...]

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Three Dots & A Dash

I love the smell of Tiki in the morning. Come to think of it, I love the smell of Tiki in the afternoon, evening, and in the middle of the night too. I guess what I’m saying is that I really like Tiki drinks. Three Dots and a Dash may be a bit of a [...]

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5 Things I’ve Learned Behind The Bar

I’ve now spent nearly a year on the working side of a bar every Sunday. I went into the adventure planning on maybe doing a few shifts as a barback for Jason at 320 Main and somehow managed to progress from Jason’s shadow to Sunday Lunch Bartender to Sunday Night Bartender in the process. In [...]

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Tiki Night at 320 Main

I’m either incredibly smart or incredibly stupid. After spending my Sundays working at 320 Main in Seal Beach, California behind the bar, Jason Schiffer and I decided that if Trader Tiki can do Tiki Nights at the Teardrop Lounge in Portland, Oregon, then why couldn’t we do a series of Tiki nights at 320 Main? [...]

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State of the Dood

Metablogging is not normally something I really go in for. Still, it would be disingenuous if I denied that it was fairly obvious that things had slowed down here after Tales of the Cocktail in July. With that in mind, I figured I’d take the time to explain what’s been going on and where things [...]

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