“I’ll stop the world and melt with you…”
Who out there remembers that classic ’80s tune from Modern English? I know two people for sure and a few nights ago they were sitting with me at Rumba Seattle. My friends Coco and Zak were going to see Modern English play at the Neumos, from which Rumba is only a few blocks away. I really only know that one song from Modern English, so I didn’t join them for the show. When I thought about it, I asked myself, “Did Modern English have any other hits?” I was talking with Zak and we came to the conclusion that if Modern English played their hit first, everyone would leave right afterwards!
It was Wednesday, which is Tiki Night at Rumba. I asked Coco and Zak if they’d want to meet up for some drinks before they head to the show. They said “Yes,” to which I said, “Great, it’s a date!”
Parking on Capitol Hill is pretty tough, so the earlier you go, the better. I figured I’d go early, get a decent parking spot, and get a head start on drinking.
I ordered a Sazerac. It would be another 45 minutes until Coco and Zak arrived. Traffic was crazy, but that’s Seattle for you.
Coco and Zak arrived and quickly put their drink orders in.
Coco went with the Missionary’s Downfall…
Zak went the old school route and ordered a Zombie…
I finished my Sazerac and ordered a Last Rites…
All our drinks were in incredible, as always. We were getting hungry, so we got some food.
Coco got the Caribbean Jerk Chicken Salad…
Zak ordered the Curry Goat…
Since Rumba is a Cuban themed bar, I got a Cuban sandwich…
Making sure we always had a drink in front of us was Jean. She was nice enough to pose for a picture…
We finished our food and drinks and that meant it was time for another round!
I went with a Malachi Constant, just because it sounded cool…
That’s was a huge mug. I needed two hands!
Coco is a Twin Peaks fan, so she ordered a Fire Walk With Me…
Zak is an Austin Powers fan (well, I don’t know for sure, ha!), so he got a Shark With Laser Beams…
Look at that drink! The mug is a shark’s head and the alcohol is in the shark’s mouth. There is not one, but two flames on either side of the shark’s head. How do you drink it? Carefully!
Modern English was going to be hitting the stage soon, so Coco and Zak had to take off. We got the bill, paid it, and went our separate ways.
If you were wondering, Modern English played their hit last. That was a good move!
Rumba Seattle, WA 5/11/16 (Tiki Night)
Who was there:
Coco, Zak, and Ray
What was ordered:
Coco- Missionary’s Downfall, Fire Walk With Me
Zak- Zombie, Shark With Laser Beams
Ray- Sazerac, Last Rites, Malachi Constant
Interested in learning about Rumba? Here is my official review.
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