Remember the Brady Episode with the Tiki god? One little charm and sh!t went crazy!! Accidents all over the place, trouble being caused, havoc being wreaked. Oh those Brady’s and the trouble they get in. What would happen if you brought me, my husband, and the offspring to the last Tiki bar in NYC? Obviously, I needed to find out.
To be honest, this wasn’t my first time at the tiki bar that Anthony Bourdain visited on “No Reservations”, and I know it won’t be my last. It was my first time trying the cocktails. I know, I know, who goes to a tiki bar and just drinks the oolong tea? Apparently, me. Not last night!! I ordered a headhunter; so named because after you drink one, you can’t find yours.
This drink is strong, but delicious. Halfway in, I was looking for Tom Selleck and pehaps, a girl in a grass skirt to get lei’d with. Now, because he had one when they were cool, but way before they were cool again, does that make his, the ORIGINAL hipster moustache? Moreover, do you think he went to the bar in 1982 and offered free rides? If he went to this bar, he probably did.
Elijah LOVES this place. I mean he LOVES it. He wants to have his birthday party here, (“Lost” theme? “Hawaii 5-0″?) He wants to eat here every night. It may be the noodles, or it may be the fact that the server was super excited when Elijah told him “thank you” in Chinese. -sidenote: Anyone else out there have a husband and kid that can speak a language you can’t? I am pretty sure they could be discussing possible birthday gifts or ways to have me bumped off without me knowing. Must.Learn.Chinese.
The noodles are great, and the food is really good, but do not mistake this food for authentic, traditional, Chinese food. It is Chinese/Polynesian food for white people. This is not the sort of place where you are given chopsticks and have to ask for a fork. This is the kind of place where if you ask for chopsticks and they go in the back, dig for 5 minutes, and find some from their personal stash.
Wouldn’t it be funny if he carried around chopsticks with him and ate with them everywhere, just to screw with people? Go into Otto or Babbo and whip them out and eat his spaghetti with chopsticks. How about a pizzeria? Pull off all of the toppings and eat them one by one with chopsticks? I’d kill to see people’s reactions. Tim said he wouldn’t do it. Spoil Sport.
That’s ok, Tim. From now on, I make you eat everything with chopsticks. Tonight’s dinner? Butternut Squash and apple soup.
Favorite Brady Episode?
-The one where Alice meets Al
Are you a spaghetti twirler or chopper?
-chopper. Don’t hate me, you lovely Italians.