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  • Rum Barrels available for sale at The Mai-Kai again

    Posted on May 21st, 2011 "Tiki Chris" Pinto No comments

    mai-kai-at-nightSpeaking of Rum Barrels (see previous post), the little lady and I spent a nice hour at the Molokai Bar at The Mai-Kai in Fort Lauderdale last night for The Hukilau kick-off party. I was happy to see they were serving the Barrel O’ Rum in the barrel mug again (last time we were there they were out, said all of them had been stolen by guests). They’re also for sale in the gift shop for $17 bucks.

    It was really thrilling to see some of my Tiki pals’ art showcased in the gift shop. Art by Peter Janus (Tropiki,, Bob Ho (Tiki Hana, and Robert Jimenez ( was showcased among others, really giving the gift shop a more artistic, original Tiki feel than if it were just filled with touristy stuff from China. They’ve also increased their Tiki mug offerings, including having the Mai-Kai Mystery Bowl in stock for a low low price of $89 buckeroos. Oof.

    The bar was packed, by the way, and it took a while to get a drink…our waitress was really nice though, apologizing for the wait. Of course the drinks were half price for the party, so paying $7 clams for a Rum Barrel certainly made up for the inconvenience.

    -Tiki Chris reporting from the Tiki Bar, with a Rum Barrel and a Crab Rangoon (wait…I’m allergic to crabs!)

  • Dig the art of Tiki Tower at Arts in the Pines, Pembroke Pines, Florida this weekend

    Posted on March 12th, 2011 "Tiki Chris" Pinto No comments

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    tikitower-headerTiki Tower, The Tiki Art of Robert Jimenez will featured at South Florida’s Arts & Crafts Festival in the Pines art show this weekend. The show runs Saturday and Sunday, March 12 & 13 at City Center, 10300 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines. Robert’s art is the East Coast answer to the great Tiki artists of Cali and Hawaii.

    His style is very kool, combining old-school Tikiness with a modern, SoFla edge. Originally from NY, the kat now lives here in sunny south Florida, swingin’ his groovy brush over many a hip canvas to bring us a plethora of ut-most art. Here are a few of his works, featuring some very hip monkeys, and even a swingin’ mermaid chick: tikitower-mermaid

    Encounter at the Cove

    tikitower-monkeyatbarLast Call at Tikilandiatikitower-tikigodThe Tiki God is Most Amused!

    tikitower-danceThe Tiki God Commands You To Dance!

    -Tiki Chris P. reporting from the Gallery at Tiki Lounge Talk, the Tiki Bar lover’s guide to swingin’ music, kool art and fantabulous exotic cocktails. Can you dig it? I knew that you could!