||Latitude 29, New Orleans, LA (bar)
Joined: Jul 07, 2005
From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
|Posted: 2014-04-21 11:02 am  Permalink|
Street:321 N. Peters St.
Jeff "Beachbum" and Annene Berry's Tiki bar and restaurant, located in the French Quarter. Will be opening in Fall 2014!
Joined: Jul 12, 2013
|Posted: 2014-04-21 12:38 pm  Permalink|
I just read about this!So excited!
Here is the article from NOLA.com.
Joined: May 15, 2012
From: Orange County, CA
|Posted: 2014-10-13 3:08 pm  Permalink|
Was in New Orleans last week and peeked in the door. There's still ALOT of interior construction they need to do (will be surprised if they make a month-end opening), but the big Bosko tikis were installed and looked great. Look forward to going back to NOLA and trying some libations and food there. Can't go wrong with the Bum!
Joined: Jun 07, 2008
From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
|Posted: 4 days ago; 11:47 pm  Permalink|
(Photo credit: Eater New Orleans)
The grand opening was Nov. 12, and early reviews are glowing, as expected. Here's a selection of press coverage, including lots of photos:
Also, Tiki Diablo has a limited number of Latitude 29 mugs for sale. More info here:
The official blog of The Hukilau
Featuring The Mai-Kai Cocktail Guide
Joined: Jun 07, 2008
From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
|Posted: 3 days ago; 12:53 am  Permalink|
'Cmon TC, we're waiting for your reviews. I've seen lots of photos and comments on Facebook, but nothing here yet. Unfortunately, I'm not able to make it up to New Orleans anytime soon, so I'm hoping to enjoy Latitude 29 vicariously, and perhaps whip up a few drinks at home. The full menu, both food and drink, is posted on the homepage:
There was a lot of speculation on what drinks would make the final cut. It's interesting that there are so few classics from the books, but I think that speaks to the level of talent Jeff has working for him. It looks like lots of reinterpretations and twists on what you might expect, which is great.
Here's the menu text ...
Jeff “Beachbum” Berry has spent the last two decades unearthing and publishing these “lost” exotic drinks, the best of which you’ll find on this menu, along with some originals and new interpretations of old classics.
We also offer an extensive menu of standard cocktails, highballs, and straight pours.
>>>>> SHORT HOISTS
PROFESSOR REMSBERG’S PUNCH
Fine old Guadeloupe rum, gently stirred with lime and a Caribbean spiced syrup discovered over 30 years ago in San Juan by the Professor himself $12
Yee-haw and aloha: Kentucky bourbon and Hawaiian macadamia nut liqueur shaken with lime, our own cranberry syrup and a dash of molé bitters $10
OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS
London Gin and Persian lime, caressed with cinnamon, ginger, almond and anise $12
OLD-FASHIONED RUM COCKTAIL
For those who take their kill-devil without fuss: A lot of rum and a little sugar, dashed with Abbott’s and Tiki bitters $10
>>>>> LONG PULLS
Eight-year Demerara rum, passion fruit purée, our own Madagascar vanilla syrup, orange, pineapple and lemon. Served in a hollowed-out pineapple (while they last) $11
Frank Sinatra’s favorite Tiki drink. A bracing blend of Jamaican and Demerara rums, perfumed with allspice and laced with lime and grapefruit $12
Chinese five-spice suspended in honey and shaken with Virgin Islands rum, ginger liqueur, lime and orange juices $10
A smooth and silky rum punch by Don The Beachcomber, created in 1937 but lost to time until the Bum unearthed the recipe in the private papers of Don’s maître d’ Dick Santiago $10
Blanco tequila meets bonded American apple brandy, with hints of honey, lime and orange $11
Gold Jamaican rum bestirred by coffee syrup, pineapple, passion fruit, orange and lime $10
Trader Vic’s 1944 classic: Aged Martinique and Jamaican rums, Curaçao, lime, and a whisper of almond $12
A siren’s call of vodka, tamarind, allspice, lemon and banana $12
The drink that won the Battle of El Alamein: Dutch gin, French brandy, our own lime cordial and a barrage of bitters, topped with ginger beer. Concocted by Joe Scialom of Shepheard’s Hotel, Cairo, 1942 $13
PONTCHARTRAIN PEARL DIVER
An “iced buttered rum”: our honey-butter-spice mix blended with passion fruit, lime and Jamaica rum $11
Gold Barbados rum and Blue Curaçao teased with lemon, almond, caraway and Bénédictine $11
Our only slightly less lethal version of Don The Beachcomber’s infamous “mender of broken dreams.” Light, dark and overproof Caribbean rums lengthened with lime, grapefruit, cinnamon, and a dash of our house Undead Mix $13
A Piña Colada and then some: Jamaica and Virgin islands rums swirled with coconut cream, lime and pineapple $10
>>>>> COMMUNAL DRINKS
For 2 to share, or 1 thirsty pirate to hoard. A kill-devil’s brew of 3 rums, 4 juices, multiple herbs, spices and sweeteners ... did we mention rum? $18
DAVY JONES’ LAGER
For 2 or more. Gold rum from Antigua and pure malt beer from Japan, informed by Curaçao, lime, and our spiced cane syrup $24
For 2 or more. Don The Beachcomber’s “lost” unpublished 1964 recipe, recently discovered by the Bum and presented here for the first time in over 40 years $22
Correct me if I'm wrong, but it appears that the only previously published recipes are:
* Bum's Rush (Intoxica, Remixed)
* Espresso Bongo (aka Kiliki Cooler from Remixed)
* Mai Tai (Grog Log, Sippin' Safari, Remixed, Potions)
* Navy Grog (Grog Log, Remixed)
* Nui Nui (Sippin' Safari)
The Aquadisiac appears to be a revamped verson of the drink that appeared in Remixed.
Several appear to be slightly different versions of Tiki classics:
* Pontchartrain Pearl Diver
* Rum Barrel
* Suffering Bastard
I'm excited about the newly unveiled classic recipes:
* Lapu Lapu
* Professor Remsberg's Punch
Of course, there are a few unique takes on some standards:
* Kea Colada
* Old-Fashioned Rum Cocktail
The rest appear to be Latitude 29 originals. FYI, Davy Jones Lager is a drink Jeff first introduced at The Hukilau in 2011 at the Kona Longboard room party. Looks like he's tweaked it a bit with Japanese beer and spiced syrup.
If anyone out there has sampled any of these, please share your thoughts (and photos).
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Nov 26, 2005
|Posted: 3 days ago; 07:39 am  Permalink|
The place looks great!
Good Luck Jeff "Beachbum" and Annene Berry!!
Plus it's really cool to see both Bosko and Tiki Diablo art works in on this one.
Love both these guys art styles.