Friday, February 13, 2009

Bobo's stuffed cat freaks out fashion bloggers

Bobo hosted the presentation (sort of a low-cost alternative to a runway show where fashion people walk around the clothes instead of seeing them on catwalk parade) for fashion designers Alison Lewis and Ashley Granata last night.

During the fashion show, a few bloggers from fashionista.com saw Bobo's stuffed bobcat for the first time and vaguely freaked out. Bobo's stuffed bobcat hangs from the ceiling and wears a pink tutu and pearls "like it was Audrey Hepburn," say the fashion bloggers. They thought he was dressed up for the fashion event, but really those are just his everyday clothes.

As far as hanging preserved animals from the ceiling, the Bobo cat may rival the Trader Vic's fish for this year's most terrifying decor award.

(I don't have pictures, but they do.)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Hawaiian Tropic Zone plans renovations

Hawaiian Tropic Zone, the suntan-theme Times Square restaurant with waitresses in bikinis and a menu by David Burke, announced today that it would be launching a $500,000 renovation after serving 1,000,000 customers.

The renovation is under direction of architect Robert Parnes of Tobin & Parnes Design Enterprises. The plan is to consolidate the 200-seat restaurant on the second floor of the building, vacating the street-level space to free up 3,100 square feet for a new retail tenant.

The restaurant will be closing for renovations February 8, so there are a few days left if you need to get in there before it reopens on May 1.



If you visit the website, you can see photos of the "table concierges" and read about their "guilty pleasures," "pet peeves" and favorite celebrities. Unfortunately there's no page for Burke, so we don't get to find out his feelings on rude people or guys who have dirty nails. Maybe he could borrow Melanie's leopard print bikini.