Rum Trader is a tiny, dark Tiki bar in Berlin. It’s been there since 1976. Outside, there is a thick yellow door frame with rounded corners and a modest sign, but unless you know what you’re looking for you’ll probably miss it. Inside, there are only 13 seats. If you want to get in, you have to ring the bell, at which point the proprietor will answer and if the place is full, or if he doesn’t like the look of you, probably turn you away.
Found at Blue Crab Antiques, Anapolis, MD: How to Cook Reagan’s Goose: A Political Cookbook Serving Up Democratic Delectables & Republican Inedibles, 1984. A Publication of the Woman’s National Democratic Club. Recipes include Jimmy Carter’s “Plains Special” Cheese Ring, reproduced below:
According to White House Social Secretary Gretchen Poston, this unassuming-sounding recipe was a sure-fire favorite with the White House guests.
1 pound grated sharp cheese
1 cup finely chopped nuts
1 cup mayonnaise
1 small onion, finely grated
strawberry preserves (optional)
Mix all ingredients. Mold with hands into desired shape. (The Carters mold into a ring). Place in refrigerator until chilled. Can be served with center filled with strawberry preserves as an appetizer with crackers, or as a complement to a main course.
Jeff Bridges, Oscar-winning actor, has a personal website, designed — drawn, really — and updated by himself. He posts reliably. When he has a new movie out in theaters, he links to the trailer. When he has a photo exhibition, he links to the details. There is a page devoted to his non-profit organization, the End Hunger Network. There is a store, where you can purchase Jeff Bridges albums, and there are multiple galleries of really nice black-and-white behind-the-scenes photographs, taken by Jeff Bridges. There is this short note, on the homepage:
Some dude has been posting as me on the Guest Book & Message Board. I don’t plan to communicate that way so any postings from ‘me’ on there are fake. Please use good netiquette, guys.