There is a nascent Tiki revival going on right now in Dallas, TX. By now, many of you have probably already heard of 4 Kahunas in Arlington, TX and its many accolades since its grand opening a year ago. That was just the beginning. The Swizzle Luau Lounge, a Tiki pop-up spearheaded by California transplant … Continue reading Dallas Tiki Week Makes a Splash
Ok, you guys…I know it’s been a while. 2019 has, for the most part, been a kick to the teeth. I had a particularly crushing experience at work and struggled to rediscover my love for writing and telling stories. But after a lot of soul-searching (and maybe a little procrastinating), I felt it was time … Continue reading Lei Low Bar’s 5th Anniversary – Party Time!
We are now down one Tiki bar in Texas. Howie’s Tiki closed their doors this past weekend, a tough loss for a state already short on Tiki bars. My newest post is a result of reflections post-closure, and how important it is to visit your local establishments. Continue reading So Long, Howie’s – A Cautionary Tale
At long, last, the DFW Tiki bar drought is OVER! The 4 Kahunas bar has arrived in Dallas-Ft. Worth to bowl you over with the perfect Tiki vibe and some of the best cocktails this town has to offer. Check it out! Continue reading 4 Kahunas – DFW’s Long-Awaited Tropical Oasis
Tony’s On The Pier is a favorite of West Coast Tikiphiles. I had an opportunity to visit, and see one of the oldest establishments left on Redondo Beach Pier. Read on! Continue reading Tony’s On The Pier – An Endangered Nautical Treasure
If you are into living la vida Tiki, Oceanic Arts is a place that should be on your travel agenda. They are the premier purveyor of Polynesian paraphernalia (say that 5 times fast), and have been since their inception in 1956. They have outfitted many amazing mid-century and contemporary Tiki locations, including the Polynesian Village … Continue reading Oceanic Arts – A Tiki Decor Wonderland
Part 4 of my So-Cal Tiki escapades is up! In this post, I share my experiences at Lono and Clifton’s Pacific Seas, offering a little commentary about approaching places with an open mind. Continue reading SoCal Tiki Getaway – Part 4: Pacific Seas, Lono, and The Art Of Open-Mindedness