My symposium for people who work in the bar industry, “Tiki: A Story for Bartenders,” is not a how-to of tropical drinkmaking. On the contrary, I … Continue reading The Best Tiki Drink Recipe Books: A Review of the Works of Jeff Beachbum Berry (So Far)
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!
I lost my Ooga-Mooga better half today. Tiki-Kate passed away around noon. I got to see her, hold her, tell her I love her this past Saturday. I have much to say about Kate, but right this moment, I’m too wrecked. But I am going to put on my brightest aloha wear, because she told me that’s what she wanted. Mahalo nui loa for everything, my darling Kate. Continue reading Aloha Oe, Tiki-Kate
In 2002, the artist Gecko was so excited about having recently joined the Tiki Central community that he offered to create a limited edition Tangaroa wall … Continue reading Hey La, Hey La, My Gecko’s Back
Oh dear… I haven’t spent much time watching Ozzie & Harriet, but based on this 1957 clip I’d say they sure earned that reputation for corniness. If ever there was a party that needed its punch spiked, it’s this weirdly … Continue reading Ozzie & Harriet’s Fancy Luau with Harry Owens
I last mentioned Velvet Glass on Critiki News in 2006, when they first started selling their stunning mosaics online. In the intervening four years, their pieces have … Continue reading Velvet Glass Has Something for Everyone
Marie King, much-beloved bar manager at Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach, and a very dear friend to many in the tiki community, was injured badly … Continue reading Benefits for Don the Beachcomber Bar Manager Marie King