||Trader Vic's, Honolulu, HI, (restaurant)
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 2010-09-01 9:41 pm  Permalink|
On 2010-07-28 13:18, Phillip Roberts wrote:
I tend to trust newspapers more than I do press kits. Journalists seem more reliable (even then) than press kit writers. Press kits by nature are designed to get out YOUR side.
I don't get it. What I posted above is not some press kit written some press kit writer. It is a statement by Trader Vic, in his words, signed by his hand in ink (not a printed signature). The article you found does not quote Vic directly, it is the writer who makes the statement "this gray haired genial host served the first Mai Tai when he founded the Honululu Trader Vic's" and only after that goes into a direct quote by Vic. It seems much more likely to me that the writer's statement is based on some miss-information or a miss-understanding, than that Vic would be contradicting himself in this matter.
By the way, I just found out that we now can add Augie Goupil as one more claimant to the invention of the Mai Tai mythology.