||The Grass Skirt, Columbus, OH (restaurant)
Joined: Nov 12, 2002
From: Huntikington Beach
|Posted: 2012-09-19 9:45 pm  Permalink|
"The Grass Skirt is inspired in part by Frankie’s Tiki Room in Las Vegas, a tiny space 15 minutes from the Strip, decked from head to toe in bamboo and puffer-fish lamps, and with a souvenir tiki mug that looks like a slot machine."
Custom Tropical Decor
I build Fun for you!
Joined: Dec 10, 2008
|Posted: 2012-09-23 1:02 pm  Permalink|
Here is the full article that columbus underground did on building Grass Skirt tiki bar, very neat!
Grand Member (5 years)
Joined: Nov 23, 2006
From: Sin City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
|Posted: 2012-09-23 2:07 pm  Permalink|
Congratulations on your new business. Looks like quite a serious endevour, looking forward to more pictures and stories of your success.
"Oh waiter, another cocktail please!!!"
Joined: Oct 19, 2004
|Posted: 2012-09-24 12:43 pm  Permalink|
Still want to make it out there! Amy, any call for booking the world's greatest sideshow performer there!?
Joined: Sep 13, 2008
|Posted: 2012-09-29 9:05 pm  Permalink|
Just got back from the Grass Skirt!
Great place; nice vibe. The food was excellent & the drinks were mixed well. I had a Mai Tai & a Navy Grog.
Needs more tikis, but there's always time for that. So glad Columbus has a tiki destination again.
Best of luck Grass Skirt!!
Joined: May 17, 2011
|Posted: 2012-10-01 08:41 am  Permalink|
Awesome! Look forward to visiting in the next few weeks! Any news on a commissioned mug yet? Anyone throwing their hat in the ring?
Grand Member (6 years)
Joined: Nov 26, 2005
|Posted: 2012-10-11 8:15 pm  Permalink|
Barb and I went on tuesday.
The food was good, as was the service.
Need Budweiser though.
Joined: Nov 21, 2004
|Posted: 2012-10-12 06:28 am  Permalink|
... uh-oh - does this mean I have to drive all the way out there and give it the ol' tipsy mcstagger special critique ?? Guess i'm gonna have to warm up the ol' thumbs again.....
" I may not know karate..... but I do know crazy !!"
Grand Member (6 years)
Joined: Nov 26, 2005
|Posted: 2012-10-12 08:05 am  Permalink|
Wacth out for Butt chugging, very popular these days.
Your two thumbs up may just kill somones buzz.
[ This Message was edited by: tikiskip 2012-10-12 12:44 ]
Joined: Oct 01, 2003
From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
|Posted: 2012-12-27 08:30 am  Permalink|
here are my photos from my recent trip to the grass skirt, what with the holiday decorations etc.
Joined: Apr 10, 2009
From: Columbus, Ohio
|Posted: 2013-01-16 11:09 am  Permalink|
Just came back from having the Grass Skirt for lunch. Wow! I love that place. Of course the drinks are good, but the food is incredible as well. If you haven't done so yet, like their facebook page to see what the special of the day is each day. They are producing some tasty treats. In case you need the link...https://www.facebook.com/#!/GrassSkirtTikiRoom?fref=ts
Go check it out, it's WORTH it.
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Aug 05, 2011
From: LBC via DFW
|Posted: 2013-02-03 09:51 am  Permalink|
Here is an interview with the artist, Nikos Fyodor Rutkowski, that created the volcano wall at the Grass Skirt.
CCAD has a new downtown neighbor, in the Grass Skirt Tiki Room, and Fine Arts alumnus Nikos Fyodor Rutkowski (CCAD 2002) brought about one of its more dynamic interior features.
Rutkowski was approached by Harold LaRue, one of the owners of the Grass Skirt, after he saw an installation Rutkowski did for the Columbus Arts Pop-Up Project. LaRue wanted Rutkowski to design a lava wall for the tiki-bar-themed restaurant.
“I was a little hesitant at first,” Rutkowski said. “I had been swamped at my day job where I make props for haunted houses and theme parks, but in the end I just couldn’t refuse the opportunity to work on such a cool project so close to my alma mater.”
Rutkowski’s design for the wall includes raised foam forms to imitate volcanic rock. He used black light paint on the recessed portion of the wall to give the illusion of liquid magma and illuminated the entire piece with LED black light features.
The installation of the wall took Rutkowski about 30 hours spread out over several weeks—even with occasional help from volunteers.
“It was awesome to see the restaurant all finished and up and running,” Rutkowski said. “And it was great to see my contribution fitting in so well. There are so many cool visual contributions from artists and craftspeople throughout the restaurant, and many people have come up to me to compliment my work.”
The Grass Skirt, which opened in mid-September, is owned by Columbus Food League Partners, a group that owns several popular restaurants in the Columbus area.