Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunny Sunday... Sunny MONDAY!

It's another stunning sunny day, and I'm gearing up for Pearl's Kitchen, the corned beef street vendor who brings Grandma's Jewish Kitchen to the Street. At 4pm we'll have hand made corned beef sandwiches and brunch cocktails... who could possibly ask for anything more?

... you can?

Ok, then, you've got me. I guess you'll just have to come by TOMORROW, on MONDAY, to experience the kickoff of Forbidden Island Mondays. That's right, starting tomorrow, May 24th, FI will officially be open 7 days a week. And Monday evenings are certainly not to be missed. Yours truly will be behind the stick, and we'll have HAPPY HOUR all night long, a SPECIAL MONDAY NIGHT ONLY MENU, and the continuation of BLACK ORCHID SESSIONS, all for your imbibing pleasure. Take a peek at the menu:

and tomorrow's special ingredient is my Gazpacho Water, with tomato, cucumber, basil and dill, and the cocktail with it will simply blow you away.

I'll see YOU, this afternoon and TOMORROW, at the Island!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

So much! Sessions! Mondays! Luau! Marie King!

Another full week here at Forbidden Island! Last Sunday was phenomenal, with Natalie from Bike Basket Pies and Jason and Ed from AdoboHobo, all here with fantastic street food for Mother's Day... thanks a million to all of you for coming out. Great folks like you make it all worthwhile. And great folks like you make me not hungry anymore. Stay tuned: In 2 weeks, Jon from Pearl's Kitchen will be at FI with great Jewish Deli Food.

Coming up on Sunday, May 16th - Our 3rd Annual Luau! Featuring:
- live hula dancing by THE WIGGLING WAHINES and live fire dancing by Fire Pixie (at dusk)

-an authentic Hawaiian plate lunch from Alameda's HAWAIIAN DRIVE-INN BBQ

-Vintage Hawaiian music by THE FAUX HAWAIIANS outdoors in the afternoon

-cool live surf music by DRIFTING SAND indoors in the evening

-with Exotica and Hawaiiana music spun by DJ FITZ in between

PLUS...the debut of the limited edition Forbidden Island/ Crazy Al "LONO" mug. First 50 people through the door will receive a FREE mug (with drink purchase).

Rum not included.

More info at :!/event.php?eid=117250104970671&ref=ts

Also, TOMORROW (Thursday), please join us for a benefit for a very special member of the TC Ohana and a very dear friend, Marie King. Marie is the bar manager at the one and only Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach, CA, and was recently in a very severe auto accident that nearly cost her her life. We're getting everyone together to try and raise some money and make things a little bit easier for Marie as she heals. We'll have a raffle, silent auction with many excellent tiki collectibles, and the surf sounds of the TommorrowMen and Meshugga Beach Party. No cover! Proceeds from raffle, auction and a special, that one night only Marie Cocktail will be donated to her. Please come by! More info at:!/event.php?eid=114165148615725&ref=ts

Last, but first, is TONIGHT in Sessions! We've got some gorgeous cocktails with our special ingredient, Blackberry Jam. Read all about 'em:

Come and explore what fun it is to create cocktails with jams and jellies... a whole new world of cocktail flavors that you probably hadn't even dreamed of. I'll custom create an amazing cocktail for you right on the spot. Tonight is also the last Wednesday night for Black Orchid Sessions, in preperation for the second coming of the Black Orchid Club Game (more details soon on that!) Starting May 24th, Sessions will find a new home on MONDAY nights here at Forbidden Island, along with all night happy hour, and a brand new, Monday only special menu. Mark your calendars... Monday, May 24th will be a night to remember. Join us!

I'll see YOU at the Island!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Otto's Grotto goes Latin and fresh strawberries for Cinco de Mayo

I am looking at a sea of gorgeous, fresh, fragrant, in-season strawberries that can't wait to jump into cocktails tonight for Cinco de Mayo, Black Orchid Sessions, and Otto's Grotto. Come by and try one of these delectable specials:

After you've tried them, sit down with me for a custom strawberry cocktail... and sway to the intoxicating sounds of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass as Otto spins the best 60s lounge latin... I can't wait.

... and I'll be looking the part. You'll see.

I'll see YOU at the Island!