The Mango Blogger
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
"Featured Mango" AmyName: Amy
Hometown: Addis, Ethiopia
Years at Mango Mike's: 4
Shifts: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun (all nights)
Favorite Entree: Cajun NY Strip
Favorite Drink: Havana Banana Split Martini
Most Famous Person Served: Mayor Bill Euille
When I'm not at Mango's you'll find me: Running or at the Movies
Best thing about Mango Mike's: The employees "everyone here is really fun to work with"
your advice to future guests: "Treat your server with respect, how you would like to be treated, if you do that your expirience at any restaurant will be much better."
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Friday, December 28, 2007
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Start out the New Year right! Half Price Entrees for the entire month of January. Off the dinner menu only on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Does not include any discounts off the daily special sheet.
Come on down to an Island on Duke Street.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
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Surfing the web late at night I came across this all encompassing Tiki website. Complete with a Forum (with over 300,000 posts), tiki stuff and Exotica Music, a nationwide listing of tiki bars and more. Interesting site.
Christmas Eve Morning
The Mangoettes and I are in South Carolina visiting grandma for the holiday. Christmas for the tribe was great with plenty of Jerk Chicken in the stockings Christmas morning.
Photo of the Atlantic at 6:00am. The sight Andres usually sees as he's heading home after a busy night at the Tiki Bar.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
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Monday, December 24, 2007
Your defense dollars hard at work this Christmas Season. NORAD is tracking the path of Santa again this year.
You can follow along.
The Mangoettes and I are on the road to Grandma's house for Christmas. We'll keep you posted on our travels. Mango's will be closed both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so that the hard working Mango's staff can enjoy some quality holiday time with their families.
Since we're heading south we made another stop in Richmond to hit Chockoe slip for a little dinner and to check out the lights.
Mike, Donna and Family
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Say Thanks to our Troops
This web site gives you the opportunity to send a free printed postcard to U.S. Military personnel stationed overseas showing your support and appreciation for their service to our county. At no charge.
Plenty of postcards (that were drawn by kids around the states) to choose from.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
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Santa Visits Mango Mike's
Friday, December 21, 2007
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Thursday, December 20, 2007
Strange Holiday Tomorrow
National Flashlight Day
When : Always December 21
Don't be left in the dark on National Flashlight Day. The basic requirement for this day, is a flashlight and good batteries. Flick the switch, and you can put anything into your spotlight.
We'd like to shed a little light on this special day. National Flashlight Day arrives on Winter Solstice, which is the shortest day...and longest night.... of the year. "Watt" that means, is that there's lots and lots of darkness. With all of those dark hours, your flashlight is apt to get a good workout.
You never know when you will need a flashlight. National Flashlight Day is a good day to make sure you and your family know where the flashlights are. Test each flashlight, to be sure the batteries are good. When in doubt, replace the batteries with new ones. It is also a good idea to put a flashlight in your car.
Did You Know? The flashlight was invented in 1898 by Joshua Lionel Cowen. However, this wasn't his greatest invention. He also invented the Lionel train.
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We use these all the time during brunch and for catering sessions. I have three in the camper and we routinely use them to make omelletes for the masses. Powered by butane they generate a great deal of heat, easily boiling water. One butane can lasts about 1.5 to 2 hours.
Available on line from Superior Restaurant Products, or drop by their retail outlet on General Washington Drive, behind Marlo furniture.
Order Here $33
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
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Tuesday, December 18, 2007
"Featured Mango" HenryHenry ( left) with his buddy "Moe", clowning around on the steel drums pre-shift.
Hometown: Chalate, El Salvador
Years at Mango Mike's: 1.5 years
Favorite Entree: Cajun NY Strip
Most Famous Person Served: Micheal Jackson*
Best thing about Mango Mike's: The Fishtanks
Schools attended: T.C. Williams
When I'm not at Mango's you'll find me: Working Out
Best advice for customers: "Come in, Be Happy, Eat and drink well, and then leave a big tip!!!"
*Bloggers Note - I'm not sure what Micheal Jackson he is referring to, but to my knowledge the King of Pop has yet to visit Mango Mike's
Texan Fish at Mango'sLongtime Friend of Mango Mike's, Jerry Winchester, donated a few specimens for our new fish tank displays. Here are a few pics of some of the fish he donated. Jerry Had these fish Fed Exed to Mango Mike's all the way from Texas. Thanks again Jerry. Go OSU!
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More Christmas Ideas
Cyclone Portable Drink Mixer
Mix and strain like a professional bartender with this acrylic martini shaker. Fill the shaker with the ingredients for your favorite drink, mix it up, remove the cap and pour into a glass through the easy pour spout. The leak proof lid and cap allow you to turn on the cyclone without the mess. The soft touch on/ off switch allows you to easily make the martini of you choice without the effort of shaking. Simply press button to start the cyclone mixing action. Stainless steel leak proof cap and suction lid. Cyclone mixing action. Durable 16-ounce acrylic tumbler with easy pour spout. Stainless steel bottom with soft touch on/off button. Batteries included (2 AAA) With this who needs Andres?
Order at Amazon$14.99
Monday, December 17, 2007
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Concert
In the spirit of Christmas I took the Mangoettes to see the Trans Siberian Orchestra at the Verizon Center Sunday night.
This concert was the best Christmas concert I've ever attended. No strike that, it's the best CONCERT I've ever attended. Most over the top lighting show ever! LED's, lasers, strobes, pyrotechnics, you name the lighting and it was used. If you're looking for a entertaining, high energy Christmas show - this is the one to attend.
Even the teenage Mangoette's enjoyed the almost 3 hour show.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Santa in Trouble?
Kids, not looking good for Santa as he's surrounded by Storm Troopers.
Read the whole story at Gizmodo.com
Buddies Christmas Dinner
This is the time of year you need to make time to get together with some of those long time friends. With my buddies Ron Buro and Rob ZImmerman, we try to get together once a year for the annual Buddies Christmas Dinner.
This year we fired up the RV and headed down to Richmond for dinner and a little southern sightseeing.
Mango at the wheel of the camper.
After dinner we headed up to a KOA campground in Fredericksburg for a bonfire, cigars and a lot of lies.
We had a nice dinner at the Tobacco Warehouse. Thanks to the boys for picking up the tab. Great decorations with a stunning 20' Christmas tree jutting up from the bar into the atrium area.
Right on Carey Street up from Choco Slip.
The city does a great job of seasonal decorating. Plus having the major buildings in town outlined with white lights is impressive. Especially if you're heading into town via I-95.
Friday, December 14, 2007
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Thursday, December 13, 2007
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Bill at Delta Air Cargo picking up our precious cargo of tropical fish. For the tanks, not the plate.
Happy Hour Drink SpecialsGuests sometimes ask why we do not have our happy hour drink specials listed online at MangoMikes.com. The Virginia Alcohol Control Board has set laws that prevent us from doing so.
alcoholic beverages in exterior
windows or anywhere in the
store or restaurant interior that
is visible from the outside,
except on table menus or newspaper
[3 VAC 5-20-30.2].
Hour in the media or on the
exterior of the premises.
To see a full list of all the VABC laws and regulations check out http://www.abc.state.va.us/licensing/downloads/LicGuide.pdf
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RumNog Pecan Cookies
From the Food Section of the Washington Post - we may be making these soon at Mango', or you can make them and we'll trade for some Rum inspired cocktails.
Rummy, nutty and chewy, these would be delicious even without the icing, which adds sweetness and a second punch of rum flavor. Rum extract, which contains a trace of the alcohol found in rum, or apple cider can be substituted for the rum.