A few months ago I wrote about my participation in the campaign to have the Mai Tai declared the official cocktail of Oakland. The effort is driven by my friends Michael and Mano Thanos, co-owners of the Conga Lounge, for whom I do PR, along with their other famous and fabulous tiki joint, Forbidden Island in Alameda. We're still waiting for the city council to vote on that proposed resolution, but meantime, City Council Big Kahuna Rebecca Kaplan is declaring Sunday August 30 2009 MAI TAI DAY in Oakland, recognizing the 65th anniversary of its creation by Vic Bergeron in his original restaurant on San Pablo Ave. She will present the proclamation in person at the Conga Lounge that day, between 5 and 10PM. Be there. Aloha.