Two words that will make a tiki lover shudder: PARTY CITY. Ughgahgahgah… see, it just happened. The party supply megacorp for years has been synonymous with garish, … Continue reading Tiki Party Supplies That Aren’t Tacky
Confession time: I’ve been using canned pineapple juice. It’s just… I don’t make a lot of drinks that call for pineapple juice. I only need it … Continue reading How to Juice a Pineapple
This past weekend there was a horrific fire in Oakland, just across the bay from our home in San Francisco. The fire was in a creative … Continue reading Home Tiki Bar Fire Safety
In my post about touring Palm Springs’ tiki bars, I mentioned Jeff Cleveland of Tonga Hut. Jeff recently moved to Palm Springs from Milwaukee, where he was … Continue reading Ohana Joe, My New Favorite Tiki Drink
This article originally appeared in the program for The Hukilau 2016, where it was titled “Keep The Hukilau Going at Home.” These tips are relevant for … Continue reading 7 Tips for Throwing Tiki Parties at Home
A few months ago, I wrote about a random 3 a.m. purchase I had made that turned out to be glorious: the 1968 barely-a-movie Kona Coast. … Continue reading STOP EVERYTHING: Akamai Barnes Was Real!?
A year or two ago, sleepless 3AMs were a near-constant in my life (cause: baby). One night, my Wikipedia wanderings dropped me onto a page with … Continue reading Tiki Movie Night: Kona Coast
Ten years ago in January 2005, I had a “what the…” moment when I was sitting in the indoor luau dinner show at the Hawaiian Inn … Continue reading Blacklight Aloha: A Glow-In-the-Dark Tiki Party