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johnny dollar's vault

retro pop culture and various local observations and ramblings.

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johnny dollar's vault resides in the basement of stately dollar maisonTM, amongst the wine cellar, tiki bar, and finicky electrical panel. from time to time i will unearth various artifacts from either there or from the random crevices of my mind.

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Monday, November 19, 2007

bananas flambe are literally da bomb



image from the pacific restaurant in sterling, virginia. one of the last bastions of old-school style tiki drinks and old-school asian food traditions in the maryland/dc/virginia area.

i wonder if the theatricality of bananas flambe will continue to the next generation of asian restauranteurs. i hope so.

10 Comments:

Blogger danielle said...

I am such a paralegal. I saw that picture and my first thought was whether they had to have extra insurance. :-)

10:22 AM  
Blogger johnny dollar said...

totally ~ considering that this type of dessert originates from a wild and less litigious era, i hope it doesn't go the way of smoking in public places or three-martini lunches...

10:27 AM  
Anonymous waikiki kitty said...

want mo flamin' naners!!!!

2:05 PM  
Blogger Charissa said...

Man... you are stirring up memories of a restaurant we used to go to when I was a kid. It has since closed, but talk about awesome... JD, I know you would have LOVED it. Go here (http://www.kahiki.com/about-us/supper-club.aspx#) to read about it and watch the video. Sniff....

10:22 PM  
Blogger johnny dollar said...

NO WAI charissa, sounds like you were tiki when tiki was still cool :D i regrettably never got around to visiting the kahiki, for which i kick myself to this day. however, i do know a strong cadre of folks in columbus who keep the memory strong; one guy i know even has a whole table, chairs, setting, mugs and decor from the kahiki set up in his house! i envy your memories of that place... it was one of the top handful of great polynesian restaurants in the world...

8:58 AM  
Blogger Fritz said...

trying to view your webpage and am having no luck just hearing a lot of clickingon this end. I'll just have to use my imagination on the Flambe Bannan Bombe

12:01 PM  
Blogger Stephen said...

Johnny D... Have you seen this bit from the NY Times? I thought of you immediately.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/28/dining/28tiki.html?hp

Your Fan in the Vertical Neighborhood.
www.baltimore21201.com

11:02 PM  
Blogger johnny dollar said...

fritz: internet explorer HAET my blog ~ firefox, safari etc. see it fine ~ dunno why ~

stephen: cool article; thanks ~ beachbum berry is a swell guy ~ i saw him give a mixology seminar a year ago, which was great coz you got the drinks as they mixed them ~ his books are highly recommended.

12:32 AM  
Anonymous PsychoPhil said...

Completely unrelated, but I came across this story and had to forward it on to you:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/28/dining/28tiki.html

8:00 PM  
Blogger johnny dollar said...

thx phil, did you see the narrated slideshow? very concise and informative.

4:04 PM  

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