From Our Editors
Tea brewed from the roots of the kava plant, which has lubricated South Pacific ceremonies and festivals for centuries, permeates patrons with a relaxing buzz at Vanuatu Kava Bar, which will be celebrating its grand opening. After making an earthy, pleasantly bitter impression upon palates, kava numbs mouths until fruit chasers revive taste buds with sweet nectars. Patrons can ride waves of euphoria with crunchy appetizers such as chips and hummus, or warm stomachs with a choice of more than 30 teas. Sensations of clarity, weakest for novice kava-drinkers and strongest for veteran imbibers, gradually wane without inducing hangover-like aftereffects, and coconut cups go home with customers as kava-evoking keepsakes.