The Pilgrims Downfall came to be from wanting to change up the Pre-Thanksgiving dinner cocktail. I thought that I'd make some classic Mai Tai's for the family until I was challenged by my wife to find something more appropriate for the Thanksgiving holiday. What would be more appropriate for this time of year than - wait for it, waiiiiiit... Pumpkin Spice! Hah, you did see...
Hula's Island Grill is a small chain of two restaurants around the Monterey Bay in California. While I had actually been to the location in Monterey, I recently went to both locations. Thought now with both fresh in memory, would be appropriate to get them both onto the Tiki Hut. Santa Cruz The Santa Cruz location, is in an area that I somewhat assume is a downtown-esque...
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A nondescript store front hidden among in an unassuming area, Hale Pele doesn't seem like a tiki bar from the outside. What greets you inside though is a fantastic little bar. You immediately notice the long deep set bar where the seats are quite low and the bartenders are actually set down low as well to make for a comfortable and inviting tiki experience.  I...
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Named after one of Don The Beachcomber's creations, Test Pilot has finally answered the (mine) call for a Tiki Bar in Santa Barbara. I have been waiting for someone to fill the void and thankfully I was not disappointed. Taking the space of a former wine bar, it's only a few feet from State Street. It's even on the beach side of the train tracks...
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Cleveland. These days I think it has an unfounded bad rap. Living in California my whole life I never had any positive connection about the city beyond the Drew Carey Show. Well after visting for a week on a gig, I found many things to like about the city. Most of all the Porco Lounge and Tiki Room. Brick House It's pretty much standard procedure...
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Wow. No really. Wow! For most of spring and into summer last year I was anxiously awaiting any news of Martin Cate's new outpost. Cate is responsible for Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco. After visiting Smuggler's, I had high HIGH expectations for False Idol. As the first word of this post said, yeah. Reservations I can't speak to weeknights, but if you are going to visit...
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