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Friday
Nov192010

Tropical Tiki Thanksgiving Recipes

Traditional Hawaiian PoiGive your traditional Thanksgiving dinner a Polynesian twist with some of these recipes.  

Teriyaki Turkey

This one is sure to be a crowd pleaser.  Marinate your turkey breast overnight in a Brown Sugar, Soy Sauce, Sherry, Ground Ginger, and Garlic marinade.  Full Recipe at allrecipes.com

Rum & Cherry Cornbread Stuffing

Forget boring old celery.  This rum and cornbread stuffing has 3/4 cup rum, dried cherries, turkey sausage for a change.  This easy recipe can be made one day ahead of time.  Full Recipe from Celebrations.com

Tropical Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Give your sweet potatoes a taste of the island by adding some pineapple.  With this recipe from Taste of Home.

Poi

What Tiki Thanksgiving would be complete without some of everyone's favorite edible wall paper paste.  If you really want to know how to make it check out this food network article

Tropical Pumpkin Pie

This isn't your Grandma's pumpkin pie.  A little coconut, pineapple and ginger will surprise your family on Thanksgiving.  Recipe from Butterball.com

 

Wednesday
Nov172010

Tiki Bar Review: Trader Vic's Scottsdale

Trader Vic's Scottsdale is definitely I trip I want to make someday.  CullinaryZen has a great video review of Trader Vic's in Scottsdale, Arizona.

 

Wednesday
Nov102010

Tiki Bar Review: Psycho Suzi's

Psycho Suzi's MinneapolisSo I had the opportunity to visit Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge, in Minneapolis, on Saturday.  Immediately upon entering I was surrounded by classic Tiki Bar adornments including bamboo, grass mats, Tikis, and dim red lighting.  With wooden paneling, retro booths, and a Schmidt Beer sign there was also a bit of timeless mid-western retro mixed in ; This made for a fun combination.  There were some fun Halloween decorations up too. In the back of the dining area a nice Tiki Mug collection lined the wall.  I immediately felt at home.

Psycho Suzi's classifies their drinks in three categories. Feeble, standard, and strong.  I first ordered a Walking Dead.  The Walking Dead had a very sweet pineapple flavor. It was delicious, but almost a little too sweet.  If you are looking for a drink that hides its alcohol well try this one.

The Paralyzed Polynesian and The Walking DeadNext, up was the Paralyzed Polynesian.  This one was classified as strong, and it lived up to that rating.  It had a delicious rum and fruit flavor.  It wasn't overly sweet like the Walking Dead.  I really enjoyed this one. Two, drinks weren't enough so I sampled the Fu Manchu next.  The Fu Manchu was a coconut flavored rum drink, and was quite delicious. The final drink I sampled was one of the specials of the evening.  It was called Running With The Devil. This was a delicious change of pace to your standard rum drink.  It tasted like a cinnamon roll.  The combination was great. I'd definitely recommended you try Walking With The Devil sometime.

I also had some of Psycho Suzi's food to go with my tiki drinks.  I started with the Backfire Dip which was an artichoke and jalapeño dip, and it was served with toasted bread. The dip was amazing.  The heat of the jalapeños blended really well with the cheese and artichokes.  It was served hot and bubbly.  Yum! It was so delicious! I also had the Paradise City pizza which was similar to a Hawaiian Pizza, with ham and and pineapple, but it also had rum soaked Raisins.  The rum soaked raisins worked great with the ham and pineapple. It was a pizza that I couldn't stop eating.

Backfire DipTo add to my personal Tiki Mug Collection, I purchased the Fu Manchu mug and the Psycho Suzi glass that the Walking With The Devil came in.  The waitress wrapped different glasses since we were still drinking.  When I got home and unwrapped the Psycho Suzi Glass I was a little disappointed to find the glass was dirty, and it had a big chip out of the bottom.  If I'm going to have sticky lip marks on a glass I'd prefer them to be my own.  I'm just saying...

Overall, Psycho Suzi's was a great Tiki experience.  Great food, great drinks, and a great atmosphere.  They will be moving to a new location in a couple weeks. I can't wait to get back and check the new place out.

Mahalo!

Have you been to Psycho Suzi's? Let me know what you think.

 

Monday
Nov082010

The Head - Mobile Tiki Bar Costume

While browsing YouTube I came across this excellent Halloween costume that Morgan Hendry made for Halloween this year.  I love it.  It is an Easter Island Moai, a costume, and a Tiki Bar!

Sunday
Oct312010

Tiki Bar TV- Dry Halloween

Happy Halloween Everyone!  I hope your Halloween isn't a dry one.

Thanks Tiki Bar TV for a great Halloween episode.