The 2nd edition of Tiki Road Trip has been completely updated, expanded, and globalized. The best—and only—guide to Polynesian pop culture, written by Tiki expert and urban archaeologist James Teitelbaum, now contains even more listings and reviews of Tiki bars and Polynesian restaurants, even more photographs, and even more drink recipes. The International listings have bThe 2nd edition of Tiki Road Trip has been completely updated, expanded, and globalized. The best—and only—guide to Polynesian pop culture, written by Tiki expert and urban archaeologist James Teitelbaum, now contains even more listings and reviews of Tiki bars and Polynesian restaurants, even more photographs, and even more drink recipes. The International listings have been expanded as well, and the Hawaiian glossary is much more comprehensive. All in all, the second edition of Tiki Road Trip is a superior refinement of what was already an indispensable book for followers of the ever-growing Tiki movement.From Tiki godfathers Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic to classic Exotica favorites Martin Denny and Les Baxter to contemporary Tiki artists Shag and Bosko, this resource covers everything Tiki in prose that is witty, entertaining, and essential for anyone who has ever stepped up to a bar, glanced up at the pufferfish hanging from the ceiling, and ordered a Singapore Sling.In addition to the exhaustive listings, recipes for classic Tiki cocktails, a glossary of Tiki terms, and resources for buying Tiki goods and artifacts are also included. Reminiscences of famous points of interest that have closed are provided for the completist, for historical perspective, and for those seeking information on the current status of a favorite Tiki site which may have closed.So slip on your grass skirt or Aloha shirt, because Tiki Road Trip is going to take you on a tour of the Tiki universe that will make waves from the shores of Rapa Nui to the beaches of Oahu!...
|Title||:||Tiki Road Trip: A Guide to Tiki Culture in North America|
|Number of Pages||:||360 Pages|
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Tiki Road Trip: A Guide to Tiki Culture in North America Reviews
Having used this book as a guide on one of the most epic road trips ever, I feel I can safely give this an emphatic 5 stars. Yes!
It was a fun trip through tiki-ville. Glad that the distinction was made between tiki pop culture and true Hawaiian culture. A number of local places are already gone since the printing of this book but it is nice to read about them.
It's amazing the number of establishments devoted to Polynesian pop culture. If I've ever got a hankering for a mai tai and some bamboo, I know where to turn. Pleased as planter's punch to know that I've already been to one of the more authentic digs, Forbidden Island in Alameda.
I've been meaning to check this one out because it is probably as close as I'll ever get to the South Seas (unless you count Australia) and I used to know the author. The fact that the national expert on tiki comes from Cleveland makes improbable sense somehow!
Excellent title with lots of good information, but not completely up-to-date anymore. Check online before you make plans, a lot of these places have unfortunately gone out of business.
I got this from the library and have enjoyed it. I will be adding a copy to my personal collection since I will want it for quick, future reference.
I need a Mai Tai!