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I thought this was so cute.  Interesting to think that someday very soon children will watch this movie and not have any context for it.  They'll never have known a world in which elephants were used for circus entertainment. 
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I thought this was so cute.  Interesting to think that someday very soon children will watch this movie and not have any context for it.  They'll never have known a world in which elephants were used for circus entertainment. 
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I have to say, I really wasn't expecting this to actually happen.
 
ELEPHANT ACTS GONE BY 2018: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced they will be ending its iconic elephant acts by 2018. Growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision. http://abc7ne.ws/18ltJex

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Our writer spent four days at the San Antonio Cocktail Conference and came out with an insight into what’s next in the year of booze.
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I thought this was so cute.  Interesting to think that someday very soon children will watch this movie and not have any context for it.  They'll never have known a world in which elephants were used for circus entertainment. 
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Google announced a new addition to its Knowledge Graph this morning, adding cards that walk through the recipes for various cocktails. The cards break down the "main alcohol" for each cocktail...
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Pretty neat interactive photo collection of Disneyland past and present.
 
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The magic has always been there. H/t Disney Imagineering's remarkable Disneyland "Then and Now" photo collection.
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The great thing about +Taylor Swift songs on the radio is that if you're listening to one when you get out of the car chances are it will be playing again when you get back. Its almost like being able to pause your radio! ​
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Recently did a Tiki bar crawl across the bay area, and this was definitely the best place we went to. It had all the quality and ambiance of Smuggler's Cove, but without all the obnoxious drunk hipsters. The music is spot on, and the decor really makes it feel like you're outside on a tropical getaway. The drinks were great, with much care given to quality ingredients and presentation. Of all the tiki bars in the area this is the I plan to spend the most time at.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Any fan of Walt Disney or the history of the Disney Company needs to put this destination at the top of their to-do list. Even those with just a passing interest will find the interactive displays interesting and engaging.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Nice little beach bar right in the middle of downtown. The staff really cared about tiki and the history behind the cocktails they serve. They were attentive and friendly. The drinks were good, but the only food served was from the italian restaurant downstairs which didn't really mesh with the tiki vibe. The music played was a mix of exotica and Elvis, with some other beachy tunes thrown in as well.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
I love Ike's. It's so great to have really good sandwiches with phenomenal vegan options, but also things on the menu that meat eaters can drool over.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
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We sat in the lounge and had some drinks and snacks while looking out at the great view of the marina. The decor is really well done. It feels very much like you're eating in the home of a wealthy sea explorer. The food was quite good, but they could really benefit from some more vegetarian options. The drinks were also very good and it was fun to read through the menu. The staff was friendly and attentive but didn't seem very knowledgeable about the drinks. We also over heard one waitress describe the restaurants trademark menehune to another customer as "some sort of hawaiian voodoo doll." I feel like that kind of basic inaccuracy is indicative of a lack of interest in the company's history. Other than that I thought it was a great experience.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Amazing. The drinks were outstanding (nearly all rum-based, but still creative and unique). You can tell the owners and employees really care about what they're doing. The decor is absolutely fantastic. It really feels like you're in the hull of an old pirate ship. If I didn't know better I'd say I felt like I was actually swaying with the motion of the ocean... though that was probably just the effects of the rum. The music played was appropriately exotic and relaxing. The only problem I have with Smuggler's Cove is that it's arguably too popular for it's own good. There was a line outside, which took us about a half our to get through, and once inside it was hard to really relax because of how noisy the other patrons were. Still giving it 5 stars because the worst thing about it is that it's so popular. ;-)
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
The decor and atmosphere are the only redeeming quality of this once great tiki lounge. I'm glad that it's still around as a landmark, but I do wish they would embrace their heritage more by eliminating the terrible music played by the talented band and replacing it with more "island" appropriate music. The drink quality was also sub-par and they didn't even offer signature souvenir mugs. Just standard off-the-shelf kind of stuff. The food was expensive and basic chinese take-out quality (with the exception of the Taro dumplings which were still expensive but at leas they were unique and tasty). I'm glad I went here to experience the legend... I just wish it was still as legendary as it once was.
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