Charleston: The Ultimate Local's Guide
S ince opening in 2016, The Grass Skirt, a faux-Polynesian temple to all things tropical, has become an instant Tiki destination in San Diego's Pacific Beach neighborhood. The menu offers a long list of proprietary Tiki drinks in custom mugs along with gussied-up versions of old favorites: They'll whip you up a piña colada -- with much better rum than you're used to -- in no time flat. The joint is decked out with live fire, a volcano entrance, and towering Tiki statues, but its greatest advance has been to push Tiki kitsch past the mere pu-pu platter. Enter: the Tuna Ribbon Poke Fishbowl.
A take on sashimi, SoCal-style, the Tuna Ribbon Poke Fishbowl consists of thin, long slices of fresh and local bigeye tuna heaped upon smashed avocado. The pile is adorned with chili oil, radishes, chives, and kaffir soy and meant to be scarfed down with chopsticks. Adding to the fun? It's served on top of a fishbowl, complete with a live goldfish who keeps you company throughout your meal. To find out more about this meta raw-and-live fish poke bowl, check out the video above. -- Jackie Bryant
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