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Arthur Lyman and the hunt for a good Mai-Tai
lucas vigor
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Posted: 2009-02-05 1:07 pm   Permalink

Don't know if this has been posted before or not:

http://www.kevdo.com/maitai/reviews/newotani.html

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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2009-02-05 1:37 pm   Permalink

Yeah, that "Mai Tai" that Kevin Crossman reviewed may have been the best drink he sampled in Hawaii, but it was NOT a Mai Tai. Pineapple juice? No lime juice? What's up with that?!

In one of his other Mai Tai reviews he even states "I'm no Mai Tai expert".
http://www.kevdo.com/maitai/reviews/damons.html
Of course those reviews were written years ago, so maybe Keven Crossman has since become more discerning. Maybe he even posts here on Tiki Central.

Nevertheless, he makes up for it all by stating that Arthur Lyman was better than the (faux) Mai Tai.


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msteeln
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Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 294
From: Ka'a'awa, HI
Posted: 2009-02-11 5:24 pm   Permalink

The pix show table #1 with a lady and then a man sitting in prime position to enjoy Atta, and was my usual seat when it was Lyman time at the New Otani. He was one funny and gracious man.
The last time I was there I booted the show and cherish the recording if for no other reason than it was just before he went into the hospital and never made it out alive.

We lost a huge hunk of Hawaii when he left us.


 
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kevincrossman
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Joined: Jun 19, 2017
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Posted: 2017-09-16 3:57 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-02-05 13:37, Hakalugi wrote:
In one of his other Mai Tai reviews he even states "I'm no Mai Tai expert".
http://www.kevdo.com/maitai/reviews/damons.html
Of course those reviews were written years ago, so maybe Keven Crossman has since become more discerning. Maybe he even posts here on Tiki Central.



"Expert" label comes from Tiki Road Trip author James Taitelbuam, not me.

I think it's perfectly fair to call Hawaiian Mai Tais "Mai Tais" as long as you're being transparent about the pineapple juice. I like those drinks. I like traditional 1944 Mai Tais much better. But the Hawaiian Mai Tais are fine especially in Hawaii.


 
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