Critiki member rvictor shared a number of vintage images from his collection showing the entry to the Seattle Trader Vic’s from the time it opened in … Continue reading The Progression of the Seattle Trader Vic’s Facade
The lunch scene at The Polynesia, on Seattle’s waterfront at Pier 51, in the 1960s. Thank you to Critiki member rvictor for sharing this image from … Continue reading The Ladies Who Luau
My favorite moments in Critiki are when people who saw these places during the golden age of Polynesian Pop with their own eyes share their memories. Now … Continue reading Mementos from a 1960s Mystery Girl at the Luau in Miami Beach
Can’t hold back: these are SUPER SWEET! An unusual collectible item, aren’t we lucky someone held on to these? They are sugar cubes, wrapped with paper … Continue reading Wrapped Sugar Cubes from 1960s Polynesian Restaurants
I had a spot of terrific luck today. My weekly trip to the local Goodwill yielded a special treasure: the soundtrack to South Seas Adventure, the … Continue reading South Seas Adventure—A Description of the Lost Cinerama Film
Before the Kahiki Supper Club in Columbus, Ohio was demolished in 2000, the Tsao family saved much of the decor, with the intention of reopening some … Continue reading Actual Kahiki Fireplace and Moai on eBay
It’s been a hard month. Tiki-Kate was sick for a long time, but she was so darned tough that we couldn’t help but be optimistic that … Continue reading Viva Kate!