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 recipes from tiki’s glory days. He has written numerous books about tiki drink history, Polynesian food, and of course, recipes. It was only … Continue reading Latitude 29 – Home To Tiki Royalty
I have always loved tiki idols. They come in so many variations, shapes, heights, and expressions. Without a doubt, my favorites in all the world are the famous Moai of Rapa Nui, a.k.a Easter Island. They are some of the most iconic in the world – people who aren’t tiki-philes often know what they are … Continue reading A VERY Special Tiki Tuesday Post!
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
The week of Thanksgiving, my boyfriend Todd and I traveled to Delray Beach to spend the week with his awesome family, and we decided at the eleventh hour to make use of the time we were on our own to visit one of the more kooky tiki bars in the country, Trader Sam’s Enchanted Grog … Continue reading Three Hour Drive To Paradise – An Afternoon At Trader Sam’s Enchanted Grog Grotto
Now that we’ve gotten the introductory stuff out of the way , how about we get down to some tiki-related business? Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE swizzle sticks. I have people who ask what possesses me to collect something that came out of someone’s drinking glass. Perhaps to them it’s nothing more than … Continue reading Swizzle Addictions
Hello to my Ohana! I was inspired by some new friends of mine in California to start my first blog. I live in Dallas, TX, and tiki is sort of an afterthought for the most part here. We have a rich history of tiki bars (Don The Beachcomber, Ports O’ Call, The Hawaiian Century Room, … Continue reading I Have A Blog – Yay!