Phins Up For Boat Drinks, TropRock Music & Jimmy Buffett Lifestyle With A Purpose
The Los Angeles Parrothead Club – 500 strong Jimmy Buffett fans who do a lot for local charities – is hosing a party at the Tiki No tiki bar in North Hollywood on Saturday, Jan. 13. This event benefits victims of the Thomas Fire and while the event is free, people are asked to bring non-perishable food items as well as housewares and blankets.
With no more Irvine Meadows and thus, no real place for Jimmy Buffett to play in the Los Angeles area anymore, this is one chance for Parrotheads to get together in L.A.
Here’s the details:
When: Saturday Jan. 13, 1-5 p.m.
Where: Tiki No, 4657 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA
The Drinks: There are two themed $6 drink specials, the Margaritaville (tequila, triple sec, lemon juice and cranberry juice) and the Parrot Head Punch (Mount Gay 1703 Barbados rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, pink guava puree, red passion fruit syrup) served in a punch bowl.
Additionally, Tiki No will be serving its authentically re-created cocktails from the golden age of the Tiki movement, alongside modern creations from owner Simon Jones and mixologists Damian Windsor and Jason Bran. Among them are the Mai Tai, Eastern Sour, Navy Grog and the Zombie. Other drinks come from as far away from the South Pacific as Egypt (The Suffering Bastard), Malaysia (The Jungle Bird), and, well, Benihana New York City (The Happy Buddha).
Tiki No’s modern signature cocktails include the Coconut Mojito (coconut run, coconut water, mint, and lime); the Lychee Luau (gold rum, silver rum, lychee liqueur, Pineapple, lemon and falernum); and the Toasted Marshmallow, (overproofed rum, “fluffed” vodka, Licor 43, falernum, apple, lemon and cinnamon).
The Tiki No: Tiki No opened in 2009 on the bones of a dive bar called Match. Designer “Bob the Bamboo” added a fireplace, patio and design work, including thatched-roofed cabanas, hand carved totems and other touches. The owners sourced Tiki masks, statues, illuminated blowfish and travel trunks that double as shelving behind the bar. Sound in the booths comes from vintage table radios; video from two repurposed Philco Predicta TV’s flanking the bar.
The bar keeps evolving: the latest additions are two giant Tiki god cutouts, castoffs abandoned at the bar, which Jones is currently bedazzling for outdoor display.
Food: Pot-luck, so bring an “island-inspired” dish.
Los Angeles Parrothead Club: A 501(c)(7) social club, the LAPHC is made up of friendly people who like Jimmy Buffett’s music, life-style and tropical happenings. This is a local group of Parrot Heads belonging to the national organization, Parrot Heads in Paradise. The club provides a network for like-minded Parrot Heads to enjoy each other’s company, keep current on Jimmy Buffett’s work, and sponsor or participate in events that benefit charities.
Charity: Unity Shoppe www.unityshoppe.org,