Tag Archives: Tiki Central

The Year in Tiki 2015: Legends lost, but revival becomes renaissance with new bars, music, art and more

It was a year of both sadness and elation, when some legends were lost but the world of Tiki made great strides. As we mourned the deaths in 2015 of musicians Robert Drasnin and Ernie Menehune, plus artist The Pizz, … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, 2016, Art, Attractions, Cocktails, Culture, Disney World, Events, Events, Events, Events, Festivals, Food, History, History, History, Hukilau, Magic Kingdom, Mai-Kai, Miami Rum Festival, Music, Other Florida, Resorts, Restaurants, Rum, South Florida, The Week in Tiki, Tiki mugs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Week in Tiki (Jan. 26, 2015): ‘Rum Reef’ coming to Miami, new Derek Yaniger mug on sale

Aloha, and welcome to a new feature on The Atomic Grog spotlighting the latest news and information on the Polynesian Pop revival and wide world of retro-themed entertainment. Every Monday, look for a new blog post that previews what’s coming … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Cocktails, Culture, Events, History, Miami Rum Festival, Music, Recipes, Reviews, Rum, South Florida, The Week in Tiki, Tiki mugs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Take 5: Otto von Stroheim, pioneering event promoter and Tiki tastemaker

One cannot imagine what the modern Tiki revival would be like without Otto von Stroheim. A much less festive place, that’s for sure. Since 2001, the Los Angeles native has produced, along with his wife Baby Doe, the first and … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Cocktails, Cocktails, Culture, Events, History, Mai-Kai, Take 5 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Mai-Kai cocktail review: A delicious and Oh So Deadly treat

Updated November 2016 See below: Our Oh So Deadly review | Ancestor recipe | UPDATE: Tribute recipe Related: Mai-Kai cocktail guide Oh So Deadly is a deceptive name since the cocktail is actually from the mild section of The Mai-Kai’s … Continue reading

Posted in Cocktail reviews, Cocktails, Cocktails, Mai-Kai, Recipes, Rum | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Cocktail review: What makes the Mai-Kai Special?

See below: Our Mai-Kai Special review | Tribute recipe Related: Mai-Kai cocktail guide In cocktail bars these days, every effort is made to let the customer know what their drink contains. And this is a good thing. Especially when we’re … Continue reading

Posted in Cocktail reviews, Cocktails, Cocktails, Culture, History, History, Mai-Kai, Recipes, Rum | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Hukilau weathers many storms to celebrate 10 years of Tiki madness

The 10th anniversary Hukilau – featuring four days of music, art, cocktails, vendors, symposiums on Tiki culture and much more – takes place Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12, in Fort Lauderdale. Go to TheHukilau.com for the full schedule and more … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Cocktails, Culture, Events, Events, Events, Events, History, History, History, Hukilau, Mai-Kai, Music, South Florida, Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment