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Vince

From:
Hamden, CT
About:
I'm a long-term Tiki fan sad about the passing of this great idea, and especially nostalgic today for those cool, dark restaurants with their near-psychedelic lighting, far-out mugs and even farther-out cocktails. My guess is that Tikis died because of the proliferation of various kinds of ethnic foods--from Ethiopian to Japanese--in stylish, upscale restaurants that make Tikis look camp. But I say hurray for camp! I hope Tikis return--with exotica and lounge music, they hold a place in numerous hearts. What little we have now is a sometimes grotesque shadow of what once thrived.

Vince is a regular at 1 location:

Otto's Shrunken Head, New York
updated 2/24/15
The LuWow, Fitzroy
updated 2/24/15
Jardin Tiki, Montreal
updated 2/21/15
Kanaloa, London
updated 2/17/15
Aku Tiki Inn, Daytona Beach
updated 2/16/15
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Mai-Kai, Fort Lauderdale
Oceanic Arts, Whittier
The Enchanted Tiki Room, Anaheim
Hale Pele, Portland
Smuggler's Cove, San Francisco
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mindamatt on
South Shore Tiki Lounge, Kihei
3/22/15 8:06PM
eli on
The Tiki Hideaway, Charlotte
3/13/15 1:41PM
chansuck on
The Tiki Hideaway, Charlotte
3/12/15 3:36PM
gattdesign on
Mai-Kai, Fort Lauderdale
3/11/15 9:03AM
AJM on
Trader Vic's Lounge, Beverly Hills
3/8/15 1:35AM
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