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With tiki drinks and Chinese food, this U Street bar channels Trader Vic's for millennials

Nov 06, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

Owen Thomson has an elevator speech ready for anyone who asks why Archipelago offers Chinese dishes on the small but arresting menu at this U Street tiki bar. Old-school tiki rooms like Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic's, Thomson will tell you, were among the first to employ Chinese chefs at white-tablecloth restaurants, forever sealing the connection between Americanized Chinese dishes and the tropical cocktails that define tiki culture.

Had he more time, Thomson might do for you what h...