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Swizzle Me This!
Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2533
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2008-06-02 8:39 pm   Permalink

It’s been a few days since I posted a pushy / demanding thread that is sure to be ignored in a couple of days but - Which Bars and Restaurants currently have Swizzles? Hopefully some of you know places that still have these things and maybe even places with their own unique design. Tiki or Non-Tiki it’s fine with me. There are a few places I know of already and because I know some of you don't like to read I will post pictures of those just to get them out of the way.

This thread is NOT about ~
• Show me your swizzle collection.
• I know a place that used to have swizzles.
• My Dad knows a guy who collects swizzles.
• I love swizzles and I also wish more places had them.
• Jeez Bro drink a Mai Tai and relax.

At Trader Vic’s you can still get swizzles and picks there but lately it’s been mostly picks.



Forbidden Island in Alameda and The Conga Lounge in Oakland both have swizzles plus Forbidden Island has the awesome Combover comb.



Oceanic Arts and Tiki Farm both have excellent swizzles.



In Las Vegas it was pretty sparse the last time I was there. I really like the Peppermill stuff but the Bally’s and Paris swizzles are flimsy and disappointing.



Then there are these generic things, which are better than nothing. Well the dragon is better than the nothing.



So besides these what else is out there that’s good?
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dogbytes
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2241
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2008-06-02 8:58 pm   Permalink

West 5 has swizzles, and pretty damn good drinks.



 
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JenTiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 16, 2006
Posts: 1822
From: An island in the bay
Posted: 2008-06-03 12:16 am   Permalink

The last time I was at each of these locations in Vegas I picked up these:




    - The Venetian (Sept. '05)
    - MGM Grand (Sept. '05)
    - Hard Rock Casino (although the swizzle says "Hard Rock Cafe") (October '00)
    - Bellagio (Sept. '05)

I assume they all still have them.


On a side note: typing those dates, I realize it has been entirely too long since my last trip to Vegas.

Back to our regularly scheduled program.


 
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JenTiki
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Joined: Jun 16, 2006
Posts: 1822
From: An island in the bay
Posted: 2008-06-03 12:18 am   Permalink

By the way, do the menehunes and potted parrots from Trader Vic's count? I would think they should if the Forbidden Island Comb does.

 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7551
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-06-03 12:20 am   Permalink

I like Twizzlers!


 
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Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2533
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2008-06-03 06:34 am   Permalink

Dogbytes, Thank you! I need to go back to Seattle soonish and West 5 will be on my "Gotta go here" list

JenTiki, Thank you! I haven't seen those before. Menehunes and Potted Parrots are a little more cumbersome than the comb but they should count and now that you've mentioned them we're covered.

Little Lost Tiki, Twizzlers? It's my least favorite candy but if it makes you happy I'm glad.
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-06-03 09:18 am   Permalink

Twizzlers CAN be swizzle sticks!
Bite the top off and it's a STRAW!
and you can eat em!
Incredible!
great thread by the way
but i have nothing to bring to the table....
thank you for your time!
See ya at Hukilau!


 
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Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2533
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2008-06-03 09:25 am   Permalink

GET OUT!

 
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Hinano_Paul
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 22, 2006
Posts: 211
From: Orange, Ca.
Posted: 2008-06-03 09:30 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-06-03 09:25, Bora Boris wrote:
GET OUT!



I am assuming the "get out" is your excitement over the fact Twizzlers can double as a swizzle and a straw. I cannot believe your never realized this my friend. Thank you for enlightening our dear friend and all around good guy Boris LLT!
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-06-03 09:37 am   Permalink



 
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Haole'akamai
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 2270
From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2008-06-03 09:46 am   Permalink

Ingore the riff raff, Boris, m'dear. Honestly, I don't know why we even bother.....
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 2980
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2008-06-09 4:59 pm   Permalink



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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 2980
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2008-06-09 5:01 pm   Permalink

Boris, here are some more for you.


21 in New York, great drinks, & food.

St. Regis, New York, great drinks, and food.

Musso & Frank, Hollywood, CA. Great ambiance, great drinks, strong martinis, food is, so so.A must see.

Maggianos, great food, good drinks, good 50's music.

Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, can't remember I was drunk.

La Dolce Vita, Beverly Hills. great Italian old school food, good drinks.

The Grill on the Alley, great food, great drinks, Phil Spector hangout, haha a must see.



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dogbytes
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2241
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2008-06-09 5:19 pm   Permalink

hey Hiltiki: are those from places that currently use custom swizzles? if so: can you help me out by typing the restaurants (and are the drinks good?). i've been squinting, but cant really read those well.. thanks. e.

 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 2980
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2008-06-09 5:27 pm   Permalink

Dogbytes, I am working on this my first time give me a minute, I will.

 
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