Martiki Bartending at the New San Francisco Trader Vic's

Martiki, creator of the legendary Foggy Grotto and Novato Grotto home tiki lounges, Elite Tiki Central Agent, co-organizer of the annual San Francisco Tiki Crawl, and all-around master mixologist, has recently started bartending at the new downtown San Francisco Trader Vic’s. Martiki started there three months ago, but his work perfecting the complicated concoctions began well before that Trader Vic’s had even opened for business — he has long been a devotee of the properly crafted cocktail. Despite having no professional bartending experience, Trader Vic’s quickly realized how perfect Martiki would be behind their bar. Upon hearing this exciting news, … Continue reading Martiki Bartending at the New San Francisco Trader Vic's

New England Tikiphile Convergence

New England tikiphiles have reached the critical mass neccessary to get off their duffs and meet each other. Every once in a while, tiki lovers from an area realize that there are enough of them to meet up in person and enjoy some tiki as a group. New England is following in the footsteps of the now-thriving communities in Southern California, the Bay Area, Seattle, Portland, Florida and Washington D.C., where tikiphiles meet regularly, and many friendships have formed. New England has a fair amount of tiki to choose from; the two places that have been considered for a gathering … Continue reading New England Tikiphile Convergence