Last night I ate dinner at the Tiki Grill & Bar, downstairs in the hotel. Hadn’t eaten dinner in there before because although the drinks were good, the bar menu was not impressive. But lo and behold, there was a separate restaurant hiding behind the bar, with a different menu. Yum. I had the Tiki Salmon Special, which was awesome. I have no idea what was in the sauce or the slaw/salsa that was artfully arranged on top of the salmon, but it was deee-licious. And it came on top of a mound of Okinawan sweet potatoes…which are purple, guys. Sounds gross, right? But tasted excellent. I’d highly recommend trying them if you ever get the chance.Related only because it is vacation-related: it is so weird to hear the Twelve Days of Christmas and see poinsettias set up and lights wrapped around palm trees. The dissonance between what I think of as a winter holiday and the summer weather and geography is disturbing to someone who has spent most of her life (and Christmases) in the northeastern part of the USA.