San Francisco's excellent tiki bar, Forbidden Island, is celebrating its second anniversary with the release of a limited edition tiki mug, The Kapulapu, on April 27th at 3:00pm. Designed & crafted by local Oakland artist Tiki Kaimuki, this very special and unique mug will certainly be a sell-out within minutes.
The Forbidden Island edition will be cast in a classic satin black glaze reminiscent of the great OMC Moai mugs of long ago. In addition, each Forbidden Island version will feature a unique tongue- each one meticulously applied by hand and all one-of-a-kind! Each comes with a certificate of authenticity and features “FI2” in raised letters on the back of the mug.
- Mug sale starts at 3PM. Do not line up before the sun comes up.
- One mug per customer. No holding places in line — everyone interested in buying a mug must be in line the whole time.
- At 2:45, numbers will be issued. Your number will guarantee you the right to buy a mug, but not the number of the mug. When you get to the mug table, all of the mugs will be in boxes, and you’ll choose at random. Yes, number 1 will be available. But since they’re all unique, you may want to trade someone for a tongue you like better!
- CASH ONLY. Mugs are $75 each. PLEASE NOTE: Forbidden Island no longer has an ATM. Please make sure you have cash with you.
The total size of the edition may not be available until the last minute — it all depends on how the kiln behaves. Expect that there will be between 25 and 30.
SPECIAL BONUS: There will be an ultra-rare version of the mug in a white glaze with no tongue. Numbered “1.5”, this mug will be made available as a raffle item to give everyone a shot at it! Tickets will be on sale at FI on the 27th for $2 each and the raffle drawing will be held at 5:00PM. You must be present to win!