World History: September 26 1754 French chemist Joseph-Louis Proust born. He extracted sugar from grapes, and proved it identical to sugar extracted from honey. 1774 John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed) born. American pioneer and legend who planted apple seeds in the Ohio River valley area in the states of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. 1904 Writer Lafcadio Hearn dies, […]
World History: September 13 1833 The first shipment of imported ice arrived in Calcutta, India from Boston in an insulated hold of the Clipper Tuscany after 4 months
World History: September 10 2001 The first case of mad cow disease reported in a dairy cow in Japan.
World History: September 9 1754 Captain William Bligh born. The most famous mutiny in history took place on his ship while returning from Tahiti with breadfruit trees. 2008 Thailand Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej forced out of office because he had been appearing on the TV cooking show Tasting, Ranting, which is illegal because a government […]
Zombie Glassware Set I was very excited to finally put in production a set of Zombie Highball glasses. One is in turquoise and black, and the other hot pink and black. What you see pictured above are both colors, front and back (both are the same, just 2 different colors). Its got a great retro […]
Tiki Philly This was a fun place with great drinks at a very reasonable price. It was 2 floors, including a rooftop. While it was more of a Tropical theme, they had plenty of tiki decor, even the entrance was tiki!
Tonga Room www.tongaroom.com Located at the iconic Fairmont San Francisco hotel, Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar has delighted guests with its tropical décor, decadent libations and Polynesian-fusion cuisine since 1945. Following its $1 Million restoration by Gensler San Francisco, Tonga Room has rekindled the excitement of its unique and time-honored décor, recapturing its original tiki […]
Hawaii Kai Broadway & 50th Street, Manhattan NY If for nothing else, Hawaii Kai especially has cool factor because scenes from the movie Goodfellas were filmed inside. Its reign lasted from 1962 until 1989 or so. The Winter Garden Theatre now holds the space. According to fan reviews, the food was fantastic and it had […]
Hale Pele www.halepele.com 2733 NE Broadway, Portland Oregon 97232 Hale Pele – “House of the Volcano Goddess” – is a glimmering pearl in Portland’s sea of food & cocktail culture. We proudly feature remarkable classic and contemporary exotic cocktails made with fresh juices, premium spirits, and house-made syrups. Our outstanding island-inspired small plates featuring local ingredients […]
Hala Kahiki www.chicagotikibar.com 2834 River Road River Grove, Illinois 60171 | 708-456-3222 In 1952 Rose and Stanley Sacharski, after working 15 years full time at their Funeral Home, decided they needed to make a change. They left the funeral home business and opened a tavern. They called it “The Lucky Start” and it was located on the 5300 […]
Tiki Ti www.tiki-ti.com 4427 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood (Los Angeles) California 90027 | 323-669-9381 he history of the Tiki-Ti is much more than just the day it opened, the building, the drinks, and the family that started it. Both the Tiki-Ti and Ray Buhen have a history that can be traced back to the very first […]
Tiki No www.tikinola.com 4657 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, California | 818-766-0116 Many comment that this is more of a modern bar with tiki decorations than a traditional tiki bar, but it does have a great cocktail menu and the bar itself is built by Bamboo Ben.