A telling sign of the current state of tiki: last night at Pagan Idol, I was served a Voodoo Grog in an actual vintage Voodoo Grog … Continue reading A Voodoo Grog Story
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
It’s just a rumor, but I like it. (Well, bummerama: see below for an update from Trader Sam’s bartender Kelly Merrell, who says this isn’t happening.) … Continue reading Trader Sam’s Expanding at Disneyland?
There’s been a lot of action at Critiki this past year. It was a year ago yesterday that I launched the “new” Critiki. It was the … Continue reading New Critiki Feature: Notifications
Critiki member Hang10Tiki has just added 132 pictures 160 pictures (he added even more!) from tiki spots around Chicago. Lost Lake, Three Dots and a Dash, The … Continue reading Tiki in Chicago: a Tour by Hang10Tiki
William Westenhaver, the creator of Witco, passed away on December 14, 2016. Witco literally changed the face of tiki with his avant garde carving style. His rough, … Continue reading Witco Founder William Westenhaver Has Passed Away
Last week I shared my list of the towns most in need of some good (or better, or more) tiki. You had thoughts! Right off the bat … Continue reading Tiki Deserts, Part 2: Critiki Members Weigh In