|Jack & Gina|
Primativa in Hi-Fi brings the sounds of exotica and mid-century lounge to Painkiller Tiki New York bar every Tuesday night. Primativa is the brainchild of tiki-philes Jack Fetterman and Gina Haase. The duo share their visions and soundtrack of vintage Tiki and exotica that would made Donn the Beachcomber proud. The setting is the back room of Painkiller which just won “Best Lay/Lei” at the Time Out New York 2011 Food & Drink Awards. The sounds of exotica legends such as Martin Denny and Les Baxter float through the bar with jungle shrieks and drum beats. Hawaiian shirts, floral South Seas dresses, and guayaberas mix with grey flannel suits all looking to escape the everyday in this tropical backdrop. Meanwhile, the classic and old interpretations of the drinks such as the Kon Tiki Mai Tai, Golden Cadillac, and Negroni Swizzle keep your thirst quenched and the room buzzing.
This Tuesday, April 5th our pal author Jack Newcastle will be signing his new novel, the mad cap 1950s comedy "The Fine Art of Mixing Girls" at Primativa in Hi-Fi. So while you stop by for a delicious Jet Pilot cocktail made by forbidden island vixens like Joanne “Lu Lu” Martinez, pick up a copy of Newcastle’s book which as been described as “a highball comedy of manners, full of too much gin and too many cigarettes — a must for cocktail enthusiasts and mid-century modernists alike!”
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