Show 582, June 15, 2024: Strong Water Anaheim with Skippers Ying Chang and Robert Adamson

Robert Adamson and Ying Chang of Jace Hospitality

“Tiki bar fans, rejoice — and grab a seat at Strong Water Anaheim. It’s a creatively reimagined classic of the genre, with its curio-shop-in-a-shipwreck atmosphere, its supercharged bar-food menu, its encyclopedic list of classic and creative tropical libations (zero proof options included), and its pirates’ treasure chest of rare artisanal rums worth drinking straight.”

Their Serpent’s Grasp cocktail is Orange Coast’s “Cocktail of the Year.”

Strong Water’s latest national recognition is a nomination for the prestigious James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine and Other Beverages Program. Strong Water is the only Orange County nominee in any category for a James Beard Award in 2024!

The food menu is an important calling card for Strong Water, too. Their Galley Master (Executive Chef) is Steve Kling, previously the highly regarded culinary force in the kitchen at Five Crowns in Corona del Mar. Contemplate an Appetizer of Hawaiian Garlic Butter Shrimp served shell-on with grilled sourdough, scallion and lemon, and a layered Loco Moco Burger with an 8oz. Waygu Patty, Spam, Fried Egg, Tempura Battered Onion Ring, Mixed Greens, Bone Marrow Gravy and Polynesian Spread served on a Brioche Hawaiian Bun!

“Welcome Aboard Strong Water Anaheim tucked away in Downtown Anaheim. When you enter Strong Water Anaheim, you will find yourself walking into the wreckage of the Clementine lost at sea in 1884.”

A new Anaheim venture, Double Luck, is on the horizon.

Proprietors Ying Chang (Fleet Commander) and (Prime Minister) Robert Adamson (just back from Chicago and The James Beard Awards) join us.

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