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Anvil Takeover of Lost Lake
Photograph: Jaclyn RivasAnvil Takeover of Lost Lake

What to eat and drink at Anvil Bar & Refuge's Tiki Disco takeover at Lost Lake

Written by
Elizabeth Atkinson

It's no surprise we love Lost Lake—we can't get enough of those tiki drinks. But this week, while Paul McGee and team are headed out to the Caribbean for some R&D (and some R&R), Bobby Heugel from Anvil Bar & Refuge in Houston is taking over and turning the bar into a Texas Tiki Disco until March 4. We stopped by to see what was going on—and found some really fun drinks and throwback snacks provided by Thank You you should try this week.

When you first walk up to Lost Lake, you'll see a huge Texas flag hanging in the window with a sign of "Texas Tiki Disco" in the Thank You window. The bar is decked out with disco balls and reflective panels to set that '70s mood.

Photo: Jaclyn Rivas

Try the Midori Sour, refreshing with vodka and gin and cantaloupe and honeydew melon puree. It's bright Midori green, and garnished with melon balls—one of which is covered in edible glitter to look like a disco ball and served in Lost Lake's signature collins glass. $12

Photo: Jaclyn Rivas

The shrimp cocktail adds a refreshing '70s throwback dish with Thank You's version of comeback sauce. $9

Photo: Jaclyn Rivas

The cactus margarita brings a bit of the Texas flair, garnished with a Texas flag and a lime, served in a cactus-handled margarita glass. $12

Deviled ham sandwiches provide an addictive take on a grilled cheese sandwich. $6

Photo: Jaclyn Rivas

For something that will keep you in the tiki mood, grab the Light Emitting Diodes (L.E.D.) with pineapple and Jamaican rums, Pimm's, citrus and spice. But they can't have you forget that the Lost Lake team is out, so they've added an L.E.D. light to the drink to add a touch of disco. $12

Texas-style fondue is served with roasted peppers and onions with strips of steak, to dip and make your own mini tacos. $12

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