Tag Archives: tiki

A genuine tiki paradise … no more?

When I first visited 3 Dots and a Dash in 2013 I wrote: “The tiki establishment that Chicago has been waiting for, as well as the one that will convince tiki skeptics to take the style seriously.” I’ve been a diehard … Continue reading

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3 things about Billy Wilder’s THE APARTMENT

The Apartment [1960] 1. “The mirror, it’s broken.” “I know. I like it this way. Makes me look the way I feel.” 2. An Ella Fitzgerald LP in Baxter’s apartment. 3. Their lovers’ hideaway is Rickshaw, a tiki bar/restaurant. From … Continue reading

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Scorpion Bowl punch.

At our annual Oscars party this year … I was nowhere to be found. A snowstorm in Colorado grounded my flight. But the party went on without me, including the punch I’d planned on serving. It’s an adaptation of Steven … Continue reading

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Mystery is a thing to nurture and cherish, not to explain away.

In this post at The Jeremy Show, Mr. Jeremy Wells talks with me about the film and some of the stuff that was going on in my life when I made it: going to church, going broke, wearing pastel t-shirts. … Continue reading

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In which I am described as Chicago’s resident tikiphile.

Really? Aww shucks. Here Comes The Bum! I’ve already written about why you ought to come out to Three Dots and a Dash this Sunday evening. But here’s the convincer: they’ve asked me to DJ! Yes, from 5 till 9ish … Continue reading

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The caribbean comes to Chicago.

Well, sort of. Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, tiki expert and rum historian, is the author of the new book Potions of the Caribbean. To celebrate its release he’s swinging through Chicago for a party at Three Dots and a Dash on … Continue reading

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Cap Haitien Rum and Honey.

My first taste of this straightforward and delightful cocktail from Charles Baker’s classic book Jigger, Beaker and Glass came courtesy of Paul McGee at Three Dots and a Dash. He shared his formulation with me, and I adapted it for … Continue reading

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