It’s hard to believe that Hukilau, the annual tiki gathering in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year. I’ve been an attendee since 2003, the first year that the event moved from Atlanta to Florida, and they’ve gotten better year after year despite some interesting twists and turns, like when Hurricane Jean [...]
Wine Enthuiast Magazine has published a nice article about a visit to the Mai-Kai, Ft. Lauderdale’s famous tiki palace and one of my favorite places in the world.
The story doens’t mention wine much, but does delve into the restaurant’s history and the cocktails of Mariano Licudine, the original bartender and creator of the bar’s extensive [...]
Once every 30 years or so, the Mai Kai restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, refreshes the chairs that diners have been sitting on for the previous three decades. They did it again in 2009, and now the 1980s vintage chairs are up for sale to collectors who long to bring part of the Mai Kai [...]
Mike Skinner, P.E., lives a double life. By day, he’s a Civil Engineer in Colorado; by night, an author and lecturer on the subject of Polynesian Pop architecture.
You may have attended his seminar at Hukilau in 2008 (look for him again in 2011 with more information on the history of the Mai-Kai). In the meantime, [...]
Tiki Kiliki, organizer of Hukilau, the yearly east-coast tiki get-together, just announced that tiki/lowbrow artist/super-hipster Shag has designed a souvenir aloha shirt and dress for this year’s event.
The fabric design features images specific to the event and the Mai Kai restaurant, the officially-unofficial epicenter of the event, including the Mystery Girl, the signature Cannibals [...]
It’s official: Hukilau 2010, the east coast’s biggest gathering of tiki lovers, is again being hosted in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida June 10-13.
The Hukilau 2010 featured events:
The Hukilau has the distinct privilege of presenting the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale’s Oceanic Collection donated by none other than the Mai-Kai itself in the early 1970s. This is [...]