World History: September 29 1819 The whaling era in the Hawaiian Islands begins when two New England ships arrive. 1989 August A. Busch Jr. (‘Gussie’) dies, the grandson of Anheuser-Busch brewery founder Adolphus Busch. 2002 Cuban officials announce they struck deals to buy more than $66 million in American food at a historic agribusiness show.
World History: September 21 1971 Coca-Cola introduced in plastic bottles.
World History: September 28 1725 Irish brewer Arthur Guinness born. 1895 French scientist Louis Pasteur dies. He developed the process for killing these organisms by heat, called Pasteurization. 1937 Joseph Bernard Friedman receives a patent for soda “bendy” straw.
World History: September 27 1870 Edmund McIlhenny patents an improved method for making pepper sauce and today only the Tabasco Sauce can bear that name. 1877 James Drummond Dole born. Known as the Pineapple King, he founded Hawaiian Pineapple Company which was later renamed Dole Pineapple Co. 1957 Jay A. Pritzker purchases the Hyatt hotel […]
World History: September 26 1754 French chemist Joseph-Louis Proust born. He extracted sugar from grapes, and proved it identical to sugar extracted from honey. 1774 John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed) born. American pioneer and legend who planted apple seeds in the Ohio River valley area in the states of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. 1904 Writer Lafcadio Hearn dies, […]
World History: September 13 1833 The first shipment of imported ice arrived in Calcutta, India from Boston in an insulated hold of the Clipper Tuscany after 4 months
World History: September 10 2001 The first case of mad cow disease reported in a dairy cow in Japan.
World History: September 9 1754 Captain William Bligh born. The most famous mutiny in history took place on his ship while returning from Tahiti with breadfruit trees. 2008 Thailand Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej forced out of office because he had been appearing on the TV cooking show Tasting, Ranting, which is illegal because a government […]
Zombie Glassware Set I was very excited to finally put in production a set of Zombie Highball glasses. One is in turquoise and black, and the other hot pink and black. What you see pictured above are both colors, front and back (both are the same, just 2 different colors). Its got a great retro […]
Tiki Philly This was a fun place with great drinks at a very reasonable price. It was 2 floors, including a rooftop. While it was more of a Tropical theme, they had plenty of tiki decor, even the entrance was tiki!
Tonga Room www.tongaroom.com Located at the iconic Fairmont San Francisco hotel, Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar has delighted guests with its tropical décor, decadent libations and Polynesian-fusion cuisine since 1945. Following its $1 Million restoration by Gensler San Francisco, Tonga Room has rekindled the excitement of its unique and time-honored décor, recapturing its original tiki […]
Hawaii Kai Broadway & 50th Street, Manhattan NY If for nothing else, Hawaii Kai especially has cool factor because scenes from the movie Goodfellas were filmed inside. Its reign lasted from 1962 until 1989 or so. The Winter Garden Theatre now holds the space. According to fan reviews, the food was fantastic and it had […]