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Originally established in 1950 as The Mandarin House, able to accomodate 40-50 customers, the Kowloon Restaurant has grown to a capacity of 1200 seats and has become one of the premier multi-concept dining establishments in the United States. In 1958 Madeline and Bill Wong bought out the first generation owners and began the second generation of family ownership of the restaurant. They changed the name to Kowloon Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge and began to grow the business. In the...
Jill is at Kahuna Blasting’ out my favorite song Nights are getting warmer It won’t be long Won’t be long til summer comes Now that The Shrunken Heads are here again! Jill Martini & The Shrunken Heads return to Kahuna Tiki Tu in North Hollywood for a night of magnificent cocktails, fabulous sushi, and our own brand of exotic, sultry music. 3/26/2022, 730-930pm, Kahuna Tiki Tu, 12600 Riverside Drive, Valley Village/North Hollywood, CA. #jillmartiniandtheshrunkenheads #jillmartiniwahine #kahunatikitu #tikirevival #dolewhip #favoritewahine
Located in Chinatown, Las Vegas, The Golden Tiki is a journey to a wondrous land where boundaries are only limited to one’s imagination. The vision of Managing Partner Branden Powers--whose experience in the Tiki world dates back 30 years to the Islands lounge in San Diego’s Hanalei Hotel--The Golden Tiki has spared no expense in recreating the classic mid-century tiki bar, reminiscent of Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic’s storied establishments. The multi-award winning hand crafted...
Kahuna Tiki Restaurant & Tiki Lounge was created to share the famous "Aloha Spirit" and unique island culture of Hawaii with the rest of the world. The food is fresh, beautifully prepared, featuring large appetizers for sharing, great sandwiches and seafood, crisp salads, sushi, and more. The intimate Tiki Lounge provides a South Pacific island-style atmosphere is fun and exciting. Leave your troubles on the sidewalk, and bask in the gorgeous tropical surroundings, the mesmerizing soundtrack...
Kahuna Tiki Restaurant & Tiki Lounge was created to share the famous "Aloha Spirit" and unique island culture of Hawaii with the rest of the world. The food is fresh, beautifully prepared, featuring large appetizers for sharing, great sandwiches and seafood, crisp salads, sushi, and more. The intimate Tiki Lounge provides a South Pacific island-style atmosphere is fun and exciting. Leave your troubles on the sidewalk, and bask in the gorgeous tropical surroundings, the mesmerizing soundtrack...
I know a lot of Tiki and MCM fans are on the lookout for vinyl albums when out shopping but what are most folks actually using to listen to their music? With so many albums, including older stuff, available for streaming I'm curious what media people are really using. Buying vinyl but listening to streaming? Ripping vinyl to MP3? Going truly 'old school' and using a reel-to-reel? Inquiring minds want to know!
it's gone now - but it was really something in its day! Anyone ever been??
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‘I really hope they compensate you’: Sculptor claims Disney stole his figurine design in viral TikTok The Daily Dot https://www.dailydot.com/unclick/disney-tiki-sculpture-stolen-tiktok/
At Adrift we aim to whisk you away from all the daily life stresses to an Island vacation. With our modern twist on house crafted tropical cocktails and high quality island fare you'll quickly forget that you're nowhere near a beach. We specialize in rum but our drinks don't stop there. We're a group of cocktail enthusiasts with a passion for over delivering and a tendency to have a really great time with anyone who enters our door. We love to educate our guest and we too hate cocktails that...
What's currently playing on your listening playlist? 🤘 I think I've been driving Mrs. Kevin nuts by having this play at nearly full volume while I'm home working during the great Quarantiki of 2020.
Growing up in a part of the burbs' outside of Philly there really weren't any "Tiki" restaurants in the area and, in my youth, was too young of to venture into Philly. The closest in the area was a restaurant named named Aloha Inn that was in a strip mall in Blue Bell, PA. At the time it stood out because it was a Chinese restaurant with a heavy amount of Hawaiian influence, including the meals and decor. These days it would be called a "fusion" restaurant. It was one of my absolute favorite places to visit and it was always something I looked forward to when our Mom took us there. Over time I married and moved away from the area, to an area with even less diverse dining choices :(, and Aloha Inn closed their doors at some point. I don't get down to that area very often these days but when I do, and happen to drive by, I can't help but think of that restaurant and wish they were still open. Does anybody know what happened to it? Or, heck, is anybody even familiar with it?! :D Doing a Google search I can't find any pictures of it or even mention of it other than an obituary for the owner, Lewis Chant.
Tiki News from Mondo... Doug P'Gosh's OL' SCRATCH Tiki - Designer Series (Artist Q&A) https://mondoshop.com/blogs/news/doug-pgoshs-ol-scratch-tiki-mondo-exclusive-artist-q-a We're so thrilled to announce the latest in our Tiki Designer Series: Doug P'Gosh's Ol' Scratch Tiki Mug. Barrel into tiki hell with this punchbowl-sized mug, available in three devilish designs. Each package also comes with a limited letterpress cocktail card, devised by Mattias Soberon and designed by Gabe Chicoine. Red - Approx 7.25" Tall. 32oz. Art by Doug P'Gosh. Sculpt by Tufan Sezer. $49. Black - Approx 7.25" Tall. 32oz. Art by Doug P'Gosh. Sculpt by Tufan Sezer. $49. Orange - Approx 7.25" Tall. 32oz. Art by Doug P'Gosh. Sculpt by Tufan Sezer. $49. The letterpress cocktail card is limited to just 2000, so make sure you scoop up your tiki today. Knock on the door with Ol' Scratch. On sale right now, only at www.MondoShop.com. And, as an added bonus, we also talked to the artist and designer Doug P'Gosh (Retro-A-Go-Go) about tiki culture, his style, and favorite dives. Mondo: What was your initial introduction to the world of tiki? DP: Tiki has been a part of life as far back as I can remember. My dad was in the Air Force and served overseas during the Korean War. We had a bar in our basement (standard for homes built in the 1950’s and 60's) and the bar was decorated with tikis, bamboo and other accoutrements from my Dad’s travels. I remember there were match books and swizzle sticks from bars my parents had visited in there, too. My imagination ran wild with what it would be like to visit one of those exotic spots. I didn’t know at the time that those places were already long gone. Mondo: What will be the first cocktail you make to drink out of the Ol' Scratch Tiki Mug? DP: As long as it has plenty of rum and a fire in it, I’ll be good! But it’s gotta have fire! Mondo: Can you give us a brief history of your art career? DP: I’ve always been into art, from as early as I could hold a paint brush or crayon. I stuck with it throughout grade school, high school and eventually graduated from The American Academy of Art in Chicago. I did the corporate art thing for about 15 years, working on many, many licensed products from companies including Disney, Warner Brothers, Marvel, Mattel and properties including Harry Potter, Star Trek, It’s a Wonderful Life, Rudolph, Classic Disney and The Wizard of Oz. Meanwhile, my wife had started her own gift and decor business, Retro-a-go-go! It grew to a point that I had to quit my corporate job and joined her team full time. That was about 10 years ago. In my spare time, I also started painting for my own enjoyment, mostly pop-culture-related subjects and pop surrealism. I’ve shown in quite a few group shows and galleries and have created a bit of a following with my work. Eventually I hope to switch to painting full time. But right now, Retro-a-go-go! needs me and I’m still having fun creating stuff I love, like our Ghoulsville line of giant 3-D wall decor, Mini Monsters and Tiny Terrors. There’s still lots to make! Mondo: Where do you call home? Was there much of a tiki scene there? DP: We moved a few years ago to a small town in Central Michigan -- too small for a tiki scene! However about 90 minutes away is Grand Rapids and one of the all time greatest (and also newest) tiki bars has opened recently: Max’s South Seas Hideaway. Two floors of amazing tiki-packed with eye melting art and decor. Great drinks. Great food. Well worth the trip wherever you are coming from. Mondo: Is Max's your favorite spot? DP: As mentioned above, Max’s is my new fave. When in Vegas for trade shows, Frankie's and The Golden Tiki are stand outs. Mondo: Favorite Tiki Drink? DP: Mai Tai at the Bali Hai on Shelter Island in San Diego. A great drink after working a booth all day at Comic Con. Mondo: What's your all-time favorite mug design? DP: It’s gotta be the Ren Clark Severed Head. It appeals to my love of mixing tiki with creepy. It’s from the first wave of tiki bars and, in-person, it’s cooler than any photos I’ve seen online. Sure, it’s not a classic tiki shape - but you asked! Mondo: What mediums do you work in and what are your favorites? DP: I have two styles I tend to bounce back and forth between: traditional painting in acrylic with brush on illustration board and a more drawing-based, mixed media approach that I like to use for capturing likenesses. I mix a tight pencil drawing with loose colors and airbrush. There’s lots of happy accidents and surprises. The traditional brush approach is more methodical and is a bit like planning and building a house. You have to go step by step or it doesn’t hold up in the end. I don’t like to stick with just one approach. I use the one that will work best for the painting I’m planning on creating. Check out Doug's personal art work on his site and more of his design work at Retro-A-Go-Go. You can also follow his latest on Instagram @dougpgosh.

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