Howie’s Tiki – The Hidden Oasis

It's not very common to find real tiki in small cities/towns these days. In fact, it's pretty much unheard of. When I first heard of Howie's Tiki, I thought it was in Houston proper, and was then surprised to learn it was in a "census-designated place" (according to Wikipedia) called Spring, TX, which is outside … Continue reading Howie’s Tiki – The Hidden Oasis

The Lei Low – A Texas Tiki Treasure

As I lamented in a previous post, Texas unfortunately has a serious tiki drought. The emerging craft cocktail scene hasn't really remedied that problem, sadly - I believe it has only made it harder for real tiki culture to be appreciated as it should be. HOWEVER...in this writer's humble opinion, there is a place in … Continue reading The Lei Low – A Texas Tiki Treasure

Latitude 29 – Home To Tiki Royalty 

One can't talk tiki without mentioning Beachbum Berry. Before the re-emergence of tiki in the late 90's and early 2000's, he was already rediscovering and cracking the code to many lost and secret drink recipes from tiki's glory days. He has also written numerous books about tiki drink history, Polynesian food, and of course, recipes. … Continue reading Latitude 29 – Home To Tiki Royalty 

Tiki Mecca -A Visit To The Mai-Kai

This year, the Mai-Kai celebrates its 60th anniversary, having been established in 1956. It is currently one of the longest-running tiki bars/restaurants in existence, and it maintains its reputation by continuing to serve top-notch food, delicious cocktails, and by having one of the most authentic and spectacular Polynesian floor shows in the world. The voters … Continue reading Tiki Mecca -A Visit To The Mai-Kai