If you love your drinks with umbrellas, your Zombies in a glass, and channeling your inner hula honey, then you found the right cabana.
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Meet Phoebe - just fascinating
The British have a love affair with fascinators - those great hair accessories that are somewhere between a hat and just a hair clip. Our Phoebe isn't quite a true fascinator, but she is fascinating nonetheless. Black millinery veiling, gathered and secured to a hair comb provides the drama, with fuschia toned and pale pink blooms at the center and spilling down the veiling itself.
The Phoebe gives a touch of drama when you are looking for something with a pop of color and (dare I say it) fascinating bit of style for your look.
On my first visit to Tacoma Cabana, I was impressed by the variety of experiences available there. If you wanted less atmosphere and more daylight (and the ability to read the extensive rum menu without using cellphone lights), the front of the restaurant has lovely large windows looking out onto Pacific avenue. If you want something darker and more classic tiki, with copious fish netting and paper lanterns, the large back area passed the bar will likely fit the bill. If you have a large group and want a bit more privacy, head on down the little hallway with the Maoi and find yourself in a separate space with less tiki but more of a VIP vibe.
After taking in the space, I went straight to heart of the matter and explored the extensive drink menu. There are exotic cocktails galore, including recreations of favorites from Trader Vic's and Don the Beachcomber, as well as unique creations and plenty of options for theatrical delivery.
I tried a Zombie, which was very potent, and thos…
Admit it, you thought I was going with Zombie right? It seems the obvious choice for October. I am a fan of the Zombie but I don't reserve it just for Halloween. No, for October's drink of month, I decided to go with a classic and the start of all good scary stories (...it was a dark and stormy night) with the Dark and Stormy.
Now if we spelled it "Dark 'n' Stormy" that is trademarked by Gosling's Black rum. The history of this official drink of Bermuda is that the Gosling rum family made it in the 1800's and by the 1850's, naval officers were mixing it with ginger beer, looking for a remedy for seasickness. The drink was born. The trademarked recipe is Gosling's black rum and ginger beer - and nothing else. Those who want lime juice in theirs better use "and" or "&" instead of "n" in their titles.
October seems like the perfect month to settle in for a nice spooky story, on a night that is, well "dark an…