Are you in possession of a wildly tacky (or even moderately tacky) tiki mug? Over at new Pike/Pine spot Chino’s, bar manager Veronika Groth spends every Tuesday celebrating these pseudo-Polynesian vessels. Bring in a tiki mug for the restaurant’s collection on Tuesdays and Groth will serve up one free tiki drink (except zombies) in that mug.
You can even keep your mug at Chino’s, with your name on it, for future (non-free) tiki drink imbibement. Owners Walter and Mari Lee are planning to set up some sort of cabinet or shelving situation to display all these fine pieces of barware, says Groth.
The former Poppy bar mistress has been busy resurrecting the golden era of tiki drinks since Chino’s opened earlier this month. While her rum and fresh juice-centric concoctions are far removed from the lame incarnations of recent decades, there’s no harm in enjoying her handiwork in a delightfully tacky mug.