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11/7 Roadtrip To The Yachtsman in Philly (It was great!)
TikiGoddess
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From: Penna
Posted: 2015-10-04 12:18 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-10-02 06:01, AceExplorer wrote:

On 2015-10-02 05:39, TikiGoddess wrote:
I guess I will just wait at the yachtsman for the group to arrive.
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I can guess what you'll be doing to pass the time. Arriving "early" would be like, 10am?

Have fun!



I will be waiting patiently in the corner, sipping tea and knitting....


 
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Dr. Coruba
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Posted: 2015-10-06 12:33 pm   Permalink

Question to the Philly locals, how crazy will it be at the Reading Terminal Market on a Saturday around noon time? For those of us driving up from the DC area, we're thinking about a lunchtime nosh before we rum up later in the afternoon. One of our Tiki Thirstday regulars who grew up in Philly tells us save the Cheesesteak for later in the day, that we should go to DiNic's for roast pork that has no equal.

Any local color on this would be appreciated.


 
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KonaKaiBaby
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From: Middlesex, VT
Posted: 2015-10-06 12:52 pm   Permalink

Hey. I'm a Vermonter now, but born and bred in Philly. The market is a must-see as far as I'm concerned! So much great food and just an amazingly classic locale. It's busy at lunchtime every day, but probably a little less so on a Saturday than during the week when the business lunch crowd descends. But the bustle of the market is part of its charm!

If you like hoagies, don't miss Salumeria. Theirs are award-winning and gourmet. But there's something for everyone there from Mexican to sushi to diner food and much much more.

And don't forget to feed Philbert the Pig and rub his nose for good luck! He eats coins and the $ goes to the children's hospital.

Wish I could join you all!!


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Dr. Coruba
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Posted: 2015-10-08 10:24 am   Permalink


Group message to a few people who I told earlier to hold off on making any un-cancelable hotel reservations for a few more days, just to be safe and certain about the Meet Up. Looks like we've got well over a dozen who are traveling in to make it, plus a few who are more local jumping in, so we're locked in for November 7th. So go ahead and make your best deal on a hotel room, or couch space at a friend's house!

Because Aloha tends to beget more Aloha, there are some people working on potential extras for the weekend. Some for Saturday, and something that might be special for those staying in Philly overnight. We'll post 'em as they firm up and hope to have a schedule posted next weekend.

Just a reminder that the afternoon at The Yachtsman is "the Meet Up", no obligation for everyone to go to everything/every where on the day's menu. The More the Merrier applies at any and all other stops we offer up. It's a jump in and jump out when you can day.

"Be well, be happy, be Tiki!"
Dr. Coruba

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Dr. Coruba
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Posted: 2015-11-01 11:31 am   Permalink

Final details and times for Saturday, November 7th's Tiki Road Trip to the Yachtsman in Philly will be posted tonight!

 
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Dr. Coruba
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Posted: 2015-11-01 1:16 pm   Permalink

Here are the final details for the November 7th Tiki Meet Up at the Yachtsman. We're not trying to make this too programmed or itinerary driven. So like a Tiki Trolley, feel free to jump in where you like, and jump off when and where it suits you.

12:00 Noon
Meet Up at Philly's Famous "Reading Terminal Market"

http://www.readingterminalmarket.org

Thanks to some of our local Philly Tiki people, the Market has been highly recommended as a single stop place to same a wide array of authentic Philly foods. A bunch of us are planning to start our day here, grab a bite before fueling up on the great drinks at the Yachtsman. Our plan is to be there and ordering up at DiNic's Roast Pork winner of The Travel Channel's "Best Sandwich in America".
http://tommydinics.com (Not to worry Cheesesteak lovers, you can get great ones at the RTM as well)

1:30 pm
Meet Up at LaColumbe

1335 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
http://www.phillymag.com/foobooz/2015/08/20/drink-coffee-rum-cocktails-la-colombe/#more-3000743
La Colombe is a unusual combination of coffee shop, roaster and distillery in Fishtown, about a block from the Yachtsman. In addition to incredible coffee, they are distilling their own distinctive rum right there on the premises. They also serve cocktails. (The tour of the on premise distillery is still in the works and not finalized - we hope to have that worked out this week. Please check back to this thread during the week for the update)

3:00 pm The Main Event!
The Yachtsman

1444 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

The Yachtsman, now celebrating it's one year anniversary as Philly's best Tiki bar. Home to some of Philly's best craft cocktail bartenders, it has a great selection of Tiki classics and an ever expanding list of original exotics. They've done a nice job with the decor, there will be exotica on the sound system - let's let them see what a full house of Tiki people does for the place. Their general manager has promised us a good time.

[i]For those who might not be jumping in until The Yachtsman, I'm betting our Tiki Tourists will be there for quite some time, likely until 6-7:00+, and I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't go later than that, so come on down even if you think it might be late to jump in.

Saturday Night in Philly
We've left this wide open for everyone attending to have some Philly time of your own. Go as groups, or explore on your own.

Based on my last two trips to the Yachtsman, I'll recommend a fun one-two Philly Punch of going to Dalesandro's ( http://www.dalessandros.com ) and Roxborough Seafood House. Between the two you can have one of Philly's very best cheesesteaks and/or wonderful seafood/Italian food. The ornate bar at the Roxborough is from before Prohibition and worth seeing, and was one of the most fun times I've had at a non-Tiki bar. It a real "Cheers" sort of place, but even if it's your first time, the regulars are very welcoming and treat you like you've been there for years. Real Ohana, even though they don't know the meaning of the word.

***Sunday's Big Tiki Bonus***
For those who are staying in Philly overnight, Mod Betty of RetroRoadmap.com ( http://www.RetroRoadmap.com) has arranged an exclusive studio tour of interest to tiki folks, in Phoenixville, PA. Sunday 11/8 at 2pm.

Designer John Luttman of Artifaqt ( http://www.artifaqt.com/ ) was instrumental in designing decor for Disney's Polynesian / Ohana restaurant and most recently for Eric Ripert 's Le Bernardin restaurant in NYC (https://www.le-bernardin.com/ ) and Leblon cachaca ( http://www.leblon.com/leblon ).
He has graciously offered to open up his studio to Mod Betty and her tiki friends for a sneak peek at what he's creating and what he has created - including a 10ft tall tiki that resides in his office!

A demonstration of the lost wax casting process will happen and caipirinhas will be served (watch the video of John's design for the Leblon muddling set ( https://vimeo.com/64395055 )

He's busy with production but since Mod Betty asked, he will make this happen!

If you're interested in attending, please RSVP to the Facebook page for (your tiki weeekend) or email modbetty@retroroadmap.com

For those who want to make a Phoenixville day of it, there's also a tour of the Historic Colonial Theatre across from Artifaqt - this is the theatre made famous in The Blob! ( https://youtu.be/nqZ86pJkz-M )


Mod Betty is the retro hostess with the mostest, creator of RetroRoadmap.com and the Retro Roadmap travel series on youtube where she loves to share "Cool Vintage Places & Retro Fun!"

http://www.RetroRoadmap.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRoadmap
https://instagram.com/modbetty_retroroadmap/
https://www.facebook.com/RetroRoadmap

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KonaKaiBaby
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Posted: 2015-11-02 07:33 am   Permalink

Sounds super fun. Wish I could join you, but we're hosting another house concert on Saturday night, so no hometown road trip for me this week. Take a photo of all of you with Philbert the pig (at Reading Terminal Market), eh? Remember to rub his nose for good luck!
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2015-11-03 1:27 pm   Permalink

Sounds great!

 
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modbetty
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From: Pennsylvania
Posted: 2015-11-05 06:04 am   Permalink

Tiki-Centralites / Looking forward to meeting up with you folks at the Yachtsman on Saturday!

If you're interested in attending the tour on Sunday, please email me directly at
modbetty@retroroadmap.com so I can gauge how many people are attending.

Mahalo, ohana!

Mod Betty

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TikiGoddess
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From: Penna
Posted: 2015-11-05 2:15 pm   Permalink

If the good Lord's willin' and the creek don't rise Mr. TikiGoddess and I will be there with bells on!
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Make mine a mai tai!


 
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modbetty
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Posted: 2015-11-06 07:00 am   Permalink

Hey gang - sad to report that the Phoenixville tour for Sunday has been cancelled. Our host has an important deadline to hit and needs to concentrate on that.

Retro Roadhusband and I do look forward to meeting you folks at the Yachtsman - see you tomorrow!

xo

Mod Betty


 
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TikiGoddess
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From: Penna
Posted: 2015-11-12 06:00 am   Permalink

A big thank you to Dr. Coruba for setting up this terrific outing! Mr. Tikigoddess and I had a blast! We met some nice friendly tiki folk and got to check out a new bar. Hopefully we can do another meetup one day. Now, for some details: I had 2 mai tais and they both tasted different, no where the same. One tasted like mint, that's all, the second tasted like pineapple juice. The second one had grated nutmeg on top. (wha??? I know some people put it on a painkiller, I have never witnessed it on a mai tai. Couldn't taste it either so it didn't matter in the end.) I tasted Mr. Tikigoddess' Navy Grog and it was realy good, plus it had the appropriate ice shape, like a big hunk of ice that looks like a cone with the straw going thru it. When we arrived the tiki get together was going full bore and I would say the bartenders were overwhelmed and not used to so many exotic cocktail orders coming in at once. Probably not used to so many awesome people in one room either.

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Dr. Coruba
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Posted: 2015-11-12 08:03 am   Permalink

(I'm still recovering from the Philly weekend...)

Roadtrip Mahalos to all who made it down to the Yachtsman last Saturday. We had a great turnout, and the local turnout put things right over the top. I'm still in the process of collecting pics from Saturday at the Yachtsman and hope to post something larger very soon. (If anyone who attended and took pics is reading this, please send me any photos you don't mind sharing to me at TikiThirstday(at)gmail.com)

I don't think that they've ever had that many dyed in the wool (or is that dyed in the tapacloth) Tikiphiles all at once, but for my money, they did very well. Don't think I ever waited more than 8-10 minutes for a drink (and only that long when they were absolutely slammed). We kept 2 prep people and two great bartenders busy, and every one of my drinks were spot on. They even tried a new one on us, the P&P Cooler. It was a great tropical with passion fruit and freshly juiced pear. (this Velveteen Lounge vid has the recipe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAO2fwv9Fc4 )

We will make another Roadtrip to Philly in spring for sure.


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gnarledmonkey
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From: philadelphia
Posted: 2015-11-14 3:28 pm   Permalink

It was great getting to meet a bunch of you last weekend. Hopefully next time I'll find out about it before the day of and possibly help organize or atleast suggest some things for the out of towners. Vietnam in china town kicks out good food as well as tropical drink, still in mugs the last time I was there. Hope to see youse guys (philly lingo) at the next one,

 
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Dr. Coruba
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Posted: 2015-11-18 2:44 pm   Permalink

Don't remember you by Tiki name, GnarledMonkey, but I hope we met last week. Great of you to come, it was nice to see the Yachtsman so full of Aloha that afternoon. We will have to do it again, and between now and then, some of youse Tiki folk need to make it down to DC. You'll be right at home at our usual hut, House of Foong Lin, and we have another new and very promising Tiki bar opening in DC next month.

Mahalos everyone who made it and especially the Philly and near Philly crowd that met up with us. And special thanks to Velveteen Lounge, Capt Quad, and Mod Betty & Co. It was a Mad, Mod, Mad, Mod World kind of time.

(I still owe everyone at least some pictures of the Nov 7 Tiki Roadtrip to Philly, but got tsunami-ed by the flu last weekend. I'll try again this weekend.)


 
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