Critiki member ronsteve has added a souvenir photo, and its folder, to the Critiki listing for Hawaii Kai in New York City. This photo was taken … Continue reading New York City 1977: Polynesian Dining at Hawaii Kai
A few months ago, the Saturn Room opened in Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Brady Arts District. It’s owned by Noah Bush, John Gaberino and Jeremy Reed, who have combined their … Continue reading Saturn Room Brings Tiki Back to Tulsa, Oklahoma
Tiki drinks are on the rise, but what are they, really? Before I tell you about tiki drinks, let’s go over something bigger: tropical drinks. Tropical drinks … Continue reading What Is a Tiki Drink?
My last article had a brief mention of Trader Island in San Bernardino, which intrigued reader Paul Christian Vasquez, who had not heard of it before. … Continue reading Who Wants to Open a Tiki Bar in San Bernardino?
Vintage postcards let us see what Polynesian restaurants looked like, menus let us see what they were eating, recipes let us taste what they were drinking, … Continue reading What Music Was Played in Polynesian Restaurants and Tiki Bars?
After a years-long closure for refurbishment and renovation, Clifton’s Cafeteria (now just “Clifton’s”) finally reopens today. There have been a few weeks of private preview events … Continue reading Clifton’s Cafeteria Finally Reopens Today… But No Tiki Yet
San Francisco’s Tonga Room opened on this day 70 years ago: September 18, 1945. It initially was themed as the deck of a cruise ship, the name … Continue reading Tonga Room Celebrates 70 Years