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MAGAZINE, November 2001. VOL. 8 ISSUE
11 Ching Ming Rd.
Hours: 5pm-2am daily
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After fighting through an endless onslaught of rain, I swaggered
into Russell's (Su Bau Cafe) to get some eats. As I was perusing
the menu, I felt that something, or someone, was definitely missing
from the restaurant. To quench my curiosity, I slipped through the
crowd to one of the employees and asked, "Where's Wayne?!"
She responded that he was the new big Kahuna at Tropics Restaurant
and Bar. Feeling the sudden shock of being left out of the loop,
I ran all the way to the Tropics with my arms a-flailing.
Tropics is located at 11, Ching Ming Road, across from Cocona Pub.
Wayne, a former Australian rugby international, was standing behind
the bar serving drinks with a wink and a smile. The bar was busy
as the patrons were taking advantage of an all-you-can-drink-and-eat
special for NT$350. It was then that I decided to use my position
as an influential local columnist and charm the bartender into giving
me a few free drinks. The answer went somewhere along the lines
of "piss off".
Hoping to lick my wounds in private, I laughed off my suggestion
as a joke, ordered a beer and sprinted to the little boys room.
The break allowed me to regroup and notice that the rain had subsided.
With this in mind, I took my act to the outdoor patio. Thanks to
the good conversation and a pleasant aroma wafting from the barbecue,
I soon settled in for a great evening.
After several wee nips of courage, I retired to the bar to listen
to DJ Steve Taylor and watch the rhythm of the dance floor.
A big-screen TV and deceivingly roomy sitting area makes Tropics
Restaurant and Bar suitable for both parties and small crowds
alike. I ended the evening giving Wayne a piece of my mind
and buying NT$100 beers. Tropics Restaurant and Bar gets five
beers out of a possible six on the Paddyboy Bar rating scale.
So stop by and experience a little of Wayne's World. Have
a good one.