make mine tiki

Los Angeles is the stronghold for tiki and has been ever since Ernest Gantt (aka Donn Beach) moved to Hollywood in the 1930’s and opened a Polynesian-themed bar called “Don’s Beachcomber Cafe.” We’ve still got tiki institutions – like Trader Vic’s, Tonga Hut, and [our neighborhood favorite] Tiki-Ti.  It’s like a little escape to Gillian’s island, where you drift off on an island vibe with an umbrella drink.

With tiki we get rattan furniture, giant palm fronds, smokey torches, volcano murals, huge light fixtures, and wild cocktail glasses.  I love it all – in big and small doses!

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