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
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
I’d like to keep with the ongoing trend of highlighting some of the tiki bright spots in my home city, and share my recent sit-down with the author and illustrator behind the book “The Mai Tai Manifesto”. This cocktail recipe book is the brainchild of one J. Edward Preisman of the local Dallas exotica group … Continue reading The Mai Tai Manifesto: A Collection Of Recipes
Those who have read my previous blog posts know I have lamented the lack of a real tiki bar in Dallas. In a city like Dallas, you would think it would be a thing, given the population’s love of craft cocktails. However, all is not totally lost. Within the dizzying array of endless gastropubs and … Continue reading Dallas Days & Tiki Nights