Tiki Cat – Kansas City, Missouri There are few places I actually fantasize about visiting, but Tiki Cat was one of them. They were featured in House of Tabu Exotica Moderne magazine and the highball zombie glass is one of my favorites. Today I heard the news I fear is just the beginning of many […]
World History: June 18 1892 Macadamia nuts first planted in Hawaii.
World History: June 5 1876 The Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia sells bananas for the first time in the US for .10 cents each and grow with great popularity. 1883 Horlick’s develops the process to dehydrate milk calling it Malted Milk. 1946 Inventor of SPAM, meat maker George A. Hormel dies.
Food & History: May 20 1506 Explorer Christopher Columbus dies. 1799 Honore de Balzac Born. Author and food enthusiast, Balzac would lock himself in a room when he had a spell of creativity consuming only fruit, eggs and coffee. When he took a break he consumed huge amounts of food. One report recalls that at […]
World History: May 17 1733 England passes the Molasses Act which put high tariffs on molasses, rum and sugar imported to the colonies from anyplace other than Britain or its territories.
Tiki Triangle Episode #2004 – Tiki Shirts!
World History: April 17 1629 Horses first imported to the American colonies by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 1790 Benjamin Franklin dies. A Founding father of America, also, among many things including publisher of ‘Poor Richard’s Almanac.’ 1810 Lewis Mills Norton of Goshen, Connecticut issued a US patent for ‘pineapple cheese’. 1917 The Del Monte brand appears […]
World History: April 14 I kiss grandmas because they’re clean. I haven’t picked anything up from a grandma yet.” 1912 The British luxury liner Titanic struck an iceberg shortly before midnight and sank by 2:20 a.m. on April 15. 1927 Clarence Birdseye of Massachusetts received a UK patent for frozen fish fingers. 2007 Legendary Hawaiian […]
Citrus If you are not using fresh citrus fruits don’t even bother to mix drinks. If you are going to be mixing cocktails, any cocktail, and yes this includes a classic Martini, Rum & Coke, or especially, especially a tiki or Polynesian drink, you need fresh citrus fruits, even if its just a garnish. The […]
Coronavirus (COVID 19) COVID 19 is a type of Coronavirus. COVID is an abbreviation for Coronavirus Disease which was first discovered late in the year of 2019. It is said to have originated in China, most likely from small mammals like bats. It first jumped from animal to animal, then later animals to humans, and […]
History & Tiki Trivia: March 4 1792 – Oranges first introduced in Hawaii
History & Tiki Trivia: March 3 1945 The Andrews Sisters recording of ‘Rum and Coca Cola’ hit #1 on the popular music charts.