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Dromedary Bar Will Serve Up Tiki Drinks and Fried-Cricket Deviled Eggs

12219332_1096273360397663_4067451626230523387_nBushwick already has a heck of a tiki bar in El Cortez, but soon it’ll get some company in the form of Dromedary.

Michael Lombardozzi, the drinks guy (he’s not big into the word “mixologist”) who put countless customers of One if By Land, Two if By Sea into face-sucking mode, is striking out on his own and opening an “urban tiki” bar on the corner of Irving and Menahan, near the Bushwick-Ridgewood border.

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Bar Maestro Ravi DeRossi Takes On Tiki at Mother of Pearl

Mother of Pearl (photo: Caitlin Morelli)

Mother of Pearl (photo: Caitlin Morelli)

After six months of renovations following an unfortunate sinking situation, the former Gin Palace re-opened at the corner of East Sixth Street and Avenue A last night under its shiny new banner, Mother of Pearl. Taking cues from tiki traditions, Mother of Pearl has been described by owner Ravi DeRossi as “postmodern Polynesia.”

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Otto’s Shrunken Head Rethinks Its Decor

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

Before you freak out, the East Village’s diviest tiki bar hasn’t changed immensely– but Otto’s Shrunken Head has revamped what Nell the bartender described as a floor that was “peeling off,” and apparently the source of that overpowering smell of urine. The new bright blue floor smells like fresh linoleum and has given Otto’s, which opened back in 2002, a new lease on not-smelling-like-piss-and-regret, something really quite fortunate for a bar where people get shamefully sloshed on Zombies and Singapore Slings.
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