The Orwells have just released a music video for their song “Vacation” filmed at Hala Kahiki in River Grove, just outside of Chicago. Hala Kahiki was built … Continue reading Music Video Filmed at Chicago’s Hala Kahiki
Tim “Swanky” Glazner’s book all about the Mai-Kai came out at the end of last year. He’s about to embark on a big West Coast tour … Continue reading The Mai-Kai Book Is a Thing You Need
Jason Alexander and Robyn Murphy, the fine folks behind the beloved and lauded Tacoma Cabana, have an exciting new project underway. Devil’s Reef is expected to … Continue reading New Tiki Bar Coming to Tacoma: Devil’s Reef
I regret that I never made it to the Aku-Tiki Room in Kewanee, Illinois. The Aku-Tiki Room was a spectacular bit of remote tiki, nestled in … Continue reading My Tiki Bar Regrets
Kevin Alexander at Thrillist has written an uncommonly good article on the state of the craft cocktail world, “The Craft Cocktail Revolution Is Over. Now What?” … Continue reading The State of Tiki Drinks (from Where I’m Sitting)
In September Critiki—the worldwide guide to tiki bars and Polynesian restaurants—will publish the yearly list of the top ten tiki bars in the world, based on … Continue reading Love Tiki Bars? Make Your Voice Heard!
The most American mid century Polynesian Pop snack is from Germany. I only learned of Toast Hawaii a few months ago, during a bout of insomnia-driven … Continue reading Toast Hawaii