The Torpedo Room, Eat Street Social's new tiki bar: A first look
A new type of tiki drink
Let us consider the tiki drink. The flavors are often as novel as the glassware. Pineapple, coconut, rum, syrup mix: cute, but nothing you haven't had (and likely regretted later.) Now, take yourself into the new Torpedo Room, the tiki bar at Eat Street Social, and find that everything you thought you knew was dead wrong.
"When tiki drinks were created, those bartenders were taking everything that was going on in cocktails and re-inventing it -- just like we're doing with craft cocktails now," explains Marco Zappia. He's one of the mixologists manning the bar and the man throwing the flames.
The man behind the flame: Marco Zappia, we're calling him Don Fuego
Sno-cones for grown-ups
Although the drink is far from Polynesian, a mint julep makes perfect sense as a sno-cone, crushed ice is doused in sugar-sweetened bourbon and garnished with a shrub's worth of mint.
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