Joined: Aug 05, 2011
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
|Posted: 2013-02-25 3:36 pm  Permalink|
Article about Tiki Iniki in Honolulu Magazine.
News flash: Tiki Iniki is coming to Kauai in April. Hopefully the only devastation it wreaks is just a bit on our livers. There's some serious star power involved: Julie Reiner, who grew up on Oahu and opened New York hot spots Clover Club and now-closed Lani Kai, is developing the menu for Tiki Iniki in Princeville. The concept is a midcentury-style tiki bar, serving both classic Donn Beach and Trader Vic tiki drinks and modern interpretations. (Another star involved? Rock legend Todd Rundgren is one of the owners in the project.)
While we wait for Tiki Iniki's opening, we leave you with some of the highlights of the inaugural Hawaii Cocktail Week, which wrapped on Sunday. Reiner was one of the event's many guest bartenders, and, after her Modern Tiki session with Brian Miller (formerly of Death & Co, an East Village cocktail mecca), we celebrated Donn Beach's 106th birthday by taking a trip to Beach's grave at Punchbowl Cemetery (oh how appropriately named for Beach!). We shared a Zombie in his honor................