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The Great Tiki War of San Francisco

Rum Day in the NYT

We've been predicting a comeback of tiki drinks for about three years now, but maybe it will finally happen in 2010. The New York Times has two rum stories today.

The first is a huge and terrific write-up of Martin Cate's Smuggler's Cove that opens next week in San Francisco, and Audrey Saunders' Tar Pit in Los Angeles opening later this month. I did not know that Saunders' spot was going to be rum and tiki themed- this is most excellent news.

The second is a tasting of aged rums with some interesting conclusions.

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