History of the California tiki scene covered in new book

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/08/13/history-of-the-california-tiki.html

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Gonna have to assume there’s a chapter on The Tonga Room. God knows I’ve written one…

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Restaurants like Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic’s sprang up to answer the demand for wild cocktails and even wilder décor.

Kelbo’s was another great tiki spot.

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And then there’s this in Tucson…

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I miss you Bahooka. :frowning:

http://www.iamnotastalker.com/2013/02/27/bahooka-family-restaurant-from-fear-and-loathing-in-las-vegas/

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We got ourselves a Shameful Tiki here in Parkdale. Step through the doors and you’re in another world, baby.

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