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Don The Beachcomber, menu, pages 2-3


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DON THE BEACHCOMBER <br> <br> <br> DR. FUNK <br> For Instant Health <br> <br> <br> ZOMBIE <br> Created at Don the Beachcomber, Hollywood in 1934. Its Crowning Touch, a Tot of the Rich Rum Known as Demerara <br> <br> <br> PINA COLADA <br> Light and Smooth as the Crest of a Wave Accented with the Flavor of the Coconut <br> <br> <br> PI YI <br> As Hawaiian as “Aloha”. Including Fresh Crushed Pineapple Straight from the Islands <br> <br> <br> SHARK’S TOOTH <br> A Toothsome Drink with a Bit of a Bite <br> <br> <br> THREE DOTS & A DASH <br> An Heroic Drink that Includes the Very Special Rum. MARTINIQUE <br> <br> <br> PLANTER’S RUM PUNCH <br> Honorable Ancestor to the Mixed Rum Drink <br> <br> <br> ROYAL DAIQUIRI <br> The Drink that Put the Caribbean on the Map <br> <br> <br> BEACHCOMBER’S GOLD <br> A Priceless Concoction with just Enough Absinthe to Make the Heart Grow Fonder <br> <br> <br> DEMERARA DRY FLOAT <br> A Hearty Whistle Wotter <br> <br> <br> NEVER SAY DIE <br> Or, if you Must, Have One for the Road <br> <br> <br> TEST PILOT <br> One of the Better Ways to Fly! <br> <br> <br> ALOHA! <br> <br> <br> Welcome to Don the Beachcomber, and for the casual reading pleasure of the many friends interested in the “story” of this unique restaurant, here is a big of… <br> <br> <br> HOW IT BEGAN <br> <br> <br> Don the Beachcomber began when the first restaurant opened in 1934. It was not much bigger, or grander, than an Islander’s native hut, yet from the beginning most of the brightest names in Hollywood found their way to this altogether different restaurant on McCadden Place. What intrigued these people was a unique encounter with authentic, gourmet Chinese and Polynesian dishes, indescribably delicious (highly original) rum drinks and an atmosphere that was as genuine in the South Seas it represented. <br> <br> <br> Behind the innovation in dining was, first, a delightful “original” out of Texas who was certain that others besides himself shared his enthusiasm for Cantonese and Island delicacies, rare rums cleverly mixed and lots of tropical decor. And so it was that Don the Beachcomber brought the magic of far Pacific shores to The mainland and founded a style of dining and quaffing that has since been (understandably) emulated. <br> <br> <br> This style of dining and quaffing, this South Seas atmosphere was developed to perfection in the present Hollywood location which opened in 1937. It has become the trademark of all the Don the Beachcomber “Islands” which have spread out to include: <br> <br> <br> Chicago 1940 <br> Palm Springs 1963 <br> Las Vegas in the Hotel Sahara 1962 <br> Saint Paul in the Saint Paul hilton 1968 <br> Corona del Mar 1969 <br> Marina del Rey, adjoining the Hotel Marina del Rey 1970 <br> Harbor Island, in San Diego 1970 <br> Honolulu 1971 <br> <br> <br> Our many good and loyal friends may be sure that no matter how many “Islands” join the group, quality of food, grog and decor will remain the proud trademark established in the beginning. As stated on the original Don the Beachcomber menu, policy in order to assure your dining pleasure remains, No Wiki-Wiki-Kau-Kau. <br>