This episode of ZTL is very special. Pumpkin has blessed us with her "witty" form of conversation which is usually enjoyed in small doses such as this one hour podcast. The show begins with a perfectly appropriate summer libation, the Sand Trap. Although we tend to shy away from blended concoctions in the Zen Tiki Lounge, Sunshine has a version of a Piña colada that you may just find a bit more refreshing and balanced than the usual cruise ship and party bar offerings. Click the link and blend one or a pitcher for all your thirsty friends. After just one Sand Trap, Pumpkin becomes mentally stuck in her usual low brow rolling thought train that includes bedroom things she does not do, memories of being a mall rat and a strange rant about Yma Sumac running into a volcano.
Below are some of our favorite pics from a recent trip to Last Rites, San Francisco newest theme bar. Not tiki, but wonderful nonetheless. Last Rites fits into the speakeasy profile in that it is just a black door from the street front, opens later in the day (6pm) and you could easily walk right by if you didn't know where to look. Once inside your eyes need time to adjust to the dimness but your nose will immediately pick up citrus and other cocktail ingredients from the well stocked bar. Listen to the podcast for more details and a short recording from Last Rites while we visited with other new patrons. We give this place a MUST visit for anyone looking for good cocktails in a beautifully themed atmosphere.
Many years ago Sunshine read the first book by Everett Peacock in the Tiwaka series. Not much of a reader, Sunshine found that this fun and mythical beach or vacation book was perfect for a nice escape within an escape. If you read The Parrot Talks in Chocolate you will likely be reading the next two books soon. Plus, in book two includes several great cocktail recipes including our very own Coral Beauty. We highly recommend you buy or download the entire series....click here!