Tag Archives: Tiki

The Mai-Kai is here to stay: 10 reasons why we love the historic South Florida restaurant

There’s no doubt that The Mai-Kai restaurant has had long-lasting appeal and success. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2014 and celebrated its 60th anniversary in December, when it was honored by the Broward County … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, History, History, Hukilau, Mai-Kai, Restaurants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Mai-Kai turns 60 with special history presentations, celebration

NEW: New giant carved Tiki added to outdoor garden in time for 60th anniversary Updated Dec. 24: Symposia Series sold out; get on the waiting list See below: Lost cocktails announced | Extended happy hour UPDATE: In a special 10-minute … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Cocktails, Culture, Events, Events, Events, History, History, Mai-Kai, Restaurants, South Florida | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Week/Month in Tiki (May 1-31, 2016): Recap Tiki Caliente; preview Tiki Kon, Tales of the Cocktail and Tiki Oasis; plus Tiki bar news and more!

As usual, May kicked off the Tiki event season with Tiki Caliente in Palm Springs. Check out a recap and photos, plus previews of Tiki Kon in Portland, Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, Tiki Oasis in San Diego, … Continue reading

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

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, Music, Other Florida, Resorts, Restaurants, Rum, Rum Renaissance Festival, South Florida, The Week in Tiki, Tiki mugs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Week in Tiki (July 27-Aug. 9, 2015): Tiki Oasis blasts off, plus Summer event recaps, more rum and cocktail news

The summer Tiki event season reaches its climax this week with the big kahuna, Tiki Oasis in San Diego. We have a full preview, plus a recap of many other recent happenings: Texas Tiki Week, Hot Rod Hula Hop, the … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Cocktails, Culture, Events, Events, Events, Events, History, Music, Recipes, Restaurants, Rum, The Week in Tiki, Tiki mugs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Week in Tiki (April 27-May 3, 2015): Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto grand opening

The arrival of new signature Tiki mugs marks the official opening of Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort this week. Also in the news is a seminar at Trader Vic’s in Atlanta, the new Tiki Magazine, the … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Cocktails, Culture, Disney World, Events, History, Music, Other Florida, Recipes, Resorts, Restaurants, Reviews, Rum, South Florida, The Week in Tiki | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Celebrating 58 years, The Mai-Kai expands anniversary party to two nights

Since it opened on an undeveloped stretch of Federal Highway on Dec. 28, 1956, The Mai-Kai has stood proudly as an icon of mid-century Tiki culture, supported by some of the most loyal guests any restaurant could hope for. Every … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Events, Events, Events, History, History, Mai-Kai, Restaurants, South Florida | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Hukilau is movin’ on up …. to the landmark Pier 66 hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach

When Christie “Tiki Kiliki” White said she had big plans for the revived and reinvigorated Polynesian Pop event she has organized since 2002, she wasn’t kidding. When The Hukilau returns to Fort Lauderdale for its 14th annual Tiki weekender in … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Events, Events, Hukilau, Mai-Kai, South Florida | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Photos: A ghastly good time at The Mai-Kai’s sixth annual Hulaween party

Ghoulish, whimsical and Tiki-inspired costumes filled The Molokai bar on Halloween night during The Mai-Kai’s annual bash that celebrates all things creepy and kooky, aka Hulaween. See below: Browse photos from the event Popular South Florida rockabilly band Slip and … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Events, Mai-Kai, Photo galleries, South Florida | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

10 reasons why you need Sven Kirsten’s new book, ‘Tiki Pop’

Pop culture phenomenons are routinely shunned by historians and academics. This is especially true in the case of 20th century Tiki culture, which has been typically dismissed as being kitschy and unauthentic to the native civilizations that inspired it. Of … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Cocktails, Culture, Events, History | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment