Tag Archives: Mai-Kai: History and Mystery of The Iconic Tiki Restaurant

The Mai-Kai’s eighth annual Hulaween party is cursed by cannibals

It’s that time of year again, when ghouls and ghosts haunt the historic Fort Lauderdale restaurant The Mai-Kai, scaring up frightening fun at the eighth annual Hulaween on Friday, Oct. 28. The event takes a savage turn this year with … Continue reading

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Week in Tiki (April 16-30, 2016): New Beachbum Berry glassware, ‘Sippin’ Safari’ 10-year anniversary edition; plus event and Tiki bar news, more!

Topping the news is the upcoming 10-year anniversary special edition of Beachbum Berry’s Sippin’ Safari, plus new glassware just released. Upcoming event news includes Tiki by the Sea, Ohana: Luau At The Lake, Tiki Kon, Southern Surf Stomp, and the … Continue reading

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The Hukilau updates: High Tide party, rum sponsor rundown, merchandise preview and photos!

Updated June 30 On sale now: The Hukilau 2016 merchandise by Shag, inspired by The Mai-Kai NEW Photos: First exclusive day-by-day recap 15-year tributes: Tiki Kiliki’s memories | Video: The first 14 years Official sites: TheHukilau.com | Facebook: Page and … Continue reading

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Week in Tiki (March 1-15, 2016): Trader Vic’s Portland closes, The Hukilau and more event updates

Some sad news out of Portland with the unexpected closing of Trader Vic’s. Meanwhile in South Florida, The Hukilau announces an exciting new symposium. Other event updates include the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, Tiki Fest in the Pacific Northwest, Ohana: … Continue reading

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The Week in Tiki (Jan. 16-31, 2016): The Mai-Kai mugs and history book, The Art of Tiki updates, Shag events and art, plus more!

Exciting news this week for fans of The Mai-Kai with the release of new Tiki mugs and pre-orders for a long-awaited history book. News on The Art of Tiki event in South Beach includes a new rum sponsor and the … Continue reading

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The Hukilau 2016: Entertainment, music and symposiums announced, full website launches

Updated Tuesday, Jan. 19 After 15 years of planning the East Coast’s premiere Tiki weekender, Christie “Tiki Kiliki” White knows a thing or two about giving her guests, affectionately known as “villagers,” what they want. For the 15th anniversary of … Continue reading

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The Week in Tiki (Nov. 30-Dec. 13, 2015): The Mai-Kai anniversary party, The Hukilau updates, Jungle Cruise restaurant at Disney World, Polynesian Resort lights torches, plus more!

There’s a lot of news to report in this belated but special holiday edition of The Week in Tiki. We have details on The Mai-Kai’s 59th birthday party on Dec. 28, plus updates on The Hukilau in June. There’s a … Continue reading

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Lost Cocktails of The Mai-Kai: The late Dr. Fong has a funky and famous history

Updated August 2017 See below: Ancestor recipes | Tribute recipe | Dr. Fong review Related: Mai-Kai cocktail guide | More “lost cocktails” | Tropical drink family tree The concept of a “Polynesian” cocktail is somewhat of a misnomer. While most … Continue reading

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Lost Cocktails of The Mai-Kai: Take a trip back to Hanalei Bay

Updated November 2016 See below: Ancestor recipe | UPDATE: Tribute recipe | Hanalei Bay review Related: Mai-Kai cocktail guide | More “lost cocktails” | Tropical drink family tree Some lost Mai-Kai cocktails are easier to trace than others. Even though … Continue reading

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Lost Cocktails of The Mai-Kai: The classic Demerara Float rises again … and again

Updated May 2017 See below: Demerara Float review | Ancestor recipe Official recipe | Tribute recipe Related: The delicious Demerara Cocktail just can’t stay retired | Mai-Kai cocktail guide More “lost cocktails” | Tropical drink family tree Most fans of … Continue reading

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