Exploring the history and aesthetics of the Mid-Century Tiki/Polynesian Pop phenomenon, along with its influences, impacts, by products, and revivals. Written in a mysterious sea cave in Orange County, CA.
Our friend Chris Nicols at Los Angeles Magazine writes, that the Bahooka restaurant in Rosemead, California, "will close its doors on March 10th after 46 years in business." (See his full article for details.) Asked if there was any chance of it being saved, Sven Kirsten (the man with his finger on the pulse of all things tiki) writes, "Sorry, but it's gonna be a goner, for sure. And there's nuthin' we can do about it."