The Fraternal Order Of Moai brings their annual summer Ohana: Luau By The Lake to their southernmost chapter with the first Ohana: Luau by the Sea. The festivities will take place Oct. 1-3 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The weekend will include a kickoff party at Fort Lauderdale’s Kreepy Tiki Bar & Lounge and the Miami Rum Festival organizers will host a “great rum challenge”. Ohana will include live bands at the host hotel and at the Mai Kai Polynesian restaurant, special happy hours, and the big final Ohana Luau on Saturday. To finish off the weekend, FWAYGO Rum is hosting a private tasting tour for Ohana guests on Sunday.
WrestlingWithPopCulture.com is talking about new Pickman’s Cove Collection of horror tiki mugs made by Jonathan “Atari” Chaffin. All of the Horror In Clay mugs are high-temperature, restaurant quality mugs.
His most recent release is the Amontillado Barrel Mug Collection based on Edgar Allan Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado. Working with mask maker Andrew Bones, the two created a dual part cask-themed collection.
This week is the Italian Rum Festival in Rome, Italy. Rum enthusiests from around Italy, Europe, and the United States will be gathering in Rome to enjoy rums from around the globe. 45 Brands, 300 labels, and over 3,000 attendees will make it a great event.
OnMilwaukee.com reports that a new tiki bar & restaurtant is on track to open soon in Milwaukee, WI. Wauwatiki will “include traditional rum-based tiki drinks, along with beer, wine and other cocktails. Panagos says the partners are also considering barreling and aging their own rum in house.” They are also planning a Polynesian theme menu that will include “a signature burger, wings (in flavors like Caribbean jerk), coconut shrimp and plantains.”
Forbes.com interviewed Chef Paul “The Rhum Chef” Yellin and are talking rum and rum history. Checkout the Rhum Chef’s book Infusion! Spirited Cooking With Paul Yellin and his new Rhum Bar & Caribbean Kitchen, called Cane, that will open later this year in Charleston, SC. According to Eater.com, “Cane will be a Caribbean-themed, laid back tropical oasis in a refurbished and refreshing location.”