Tiki Chick 85th Street & Amsterdam New York NY www.tikichick.com On Manhattan’s Upper West Side is a little slice of the Tropics with a twist of Tiki. This place is popular, which means it will be busy, even on a Sunday afternoon around 2pm when we were there. No worries, it is a very friendly […]
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World History: January 8 1935 Elvis Presley, The King of Rock & Roll is born in Memphis, Tennessee. His favorite sandwich was known as a grilled peanut butter, bacon and banana. While his daughter Lisa Marie claims he never saw him eat one, the legend sticks.
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Cellar 335 Cellar 335 in Jersey City actually gets Kudos for being on the cutting edge not just with drinks, but food as well. Even the music sets the mood, but it is not typical. Have you ever heard the surfer rock version of The Godfather Theme?
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The Upstairs Bar This is a really cool place of interest. This was a speakeasy during Prohibition in the late 1920s a Philly gangster named Max “Boo Boo” Hoff put up a front called the Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company. It is said that they ran more liquor than Al Capone. 80 years later after the […]
Mother of Pearl In a really nice mellow part of the East Village, Mother of Pearl is a Tiki place on the corner which is hard to miss. It is a bit small on the inside with less than 9 tables, but they do have a full bar with tiki bar stools if there is […]
Garden Falls I’ve been shooting (photographing and filming) weddings for over 15 years at this point. I’ve literally done over a thousand. Never once have I been to Garden Falls. If I had known what it was, I probably would have come here sooner at my own leisure to enjoy it. This place is more […]
Exotica Moderne Tiki Lovers Alert! There is a new magazine out and its called Exotica Moderne. This is a modern take on vintage Polynesian Pop with many modern features and insights of how the movement is alive and well. In the first few pages they set the mood with music that is keeping the scene […]
The Polynesian Tiki Bar at the Pod Hotel It might not be easy to find, but about 4 Flight upstairs of the Pod Hotel in Times Square in Manhattan, there is a rooftop oasis called The Polynesian Tiki Bar. It is a modern interpretation of Polynesian pop culture complete with artwork, palm trees, appetizers, pupu […]
Jade Island Built in 1972, Jade Island appeared on No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain about 10 years ago (Season 5; Episode 19 NY Outer Boroughs). I don’t ever recall seeing the episode, but being an avid Tony Bourdain fan so I am surprised I missed it. What I almost missed what finding this place as […]