Montclair: Mission Tiki Drive-In 50th Anniversary Bash

The Mission Tiki Drive-In has announced plans for a party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the drive-in. There had been tentative plans for an April party to celebrate the drive-in’s Grand (Re-)Opening as a newly-tikified joint, but it was decided to move the event back to August and make it an anniversary party instead. It’s scheduled for Saturday, August 5, and plans include bands, b-movies, a car show and vendors. As noted in a previous Critiki News post, the organizers are the same folks responsible for the annual Drive Invasion at the Starlight Drive-In in Atlanta, which is a major … Continue reading Montclair: Mission Tiki Drive-In 50th Anniversary Bash

Washington Post Article on Barcelona Tiki Bars

The Washingon Post ran a piece on the tiki bars in Barcelona in yesterday’s Travel section. While the article shows the typical signs of a tiki-related puff piece (“tacky” rears its head in the title: “Barcelona Puts the Tiki in Tacky,” and I’m pretty sure that Martin Denny was not famous for his voice), the author is certainly one-up on me, as I haven’t made it to the tiki bars in Europe myself, yet. And it certainly feels good to see Tiki Central get a mention in the Washington Post. Barcelona Puts the Tiki in Tacky (registration req’d) [Washington Post] … Continue reading Washington Post Article on Barcelona Tiki Bars

Trader Vic’s Update — Lightning Round!

Courtesy of Martiki: 1. Bellevue, WA- Opening date is set for March 3rd! 2. Scottsdale, AZ- Opening date is set for May 21st! (as you can imagine, those dates are subject to change without notice) 3. Las Vegas, NV- Still no opening date set, or management team in place. Should open by the end of 2006. 4. Chicago, IL- The Harry Caray people are scouting locations now, and they hope to open in 2006 if possible. Could move to 2007, but it’s definitely coming back sooner rather than later. 5. Amman, Jordan- to open in 2006 6. Shanghai, China- to … Continue reading Trader Vic’s Update — Lightning Round!