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Well, they finally did it. They put the Bum to work. Fair enough. After 25 years of research and six books, it was time for him to stop writing about Tiki drinks .. and start serving them. Come see him at his new Tiki saloon in New Orleans, Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29, located in the […]

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While London has a severe case of Polynesiaphilia (six Tiki bars opened there this year alone) and Hamburg, Oslo, and even Moscow show signs of infection, Barcelona has long been Europe’s most Tikified city.  And Kahala has long been it’s most Tikified bar. The Beachbum’s host during a recent Barcelona visit, Ivan “Bastardo Saffrin” Castro, […]

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The Beachbum is a firm believer in recycling.  Especially his own material.  But on his second visit to Washington D.C. in under a year, there were so many new bars to visit that he found it completely unnecessary to steal from his previous post on Capitol cocktails. Tom Brown’s congenial new watering hole, The Passenger, […]

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Beachbum Berry’s Taboo Table is no longer taboo.  Our 2004 Polynesian Pop restaurant cookbook is now officially back in print, so that you no longer have to pay extortionate eBay prices to get your hands on the book’s 45 vintage Tiki food recipes. In the comfort of your own hut, you may now re-create such […]

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The Beachbum always orders Rumaki at Polynesian restaurants, because no matter how many guests at his table, he invariably gets the dish to himself.  People with high cholesterol, vegetarians, and calorie-counters all recoil like vampires exposed to sunlight when they discover that Rumaki consists of water chestnut and chicken liver wrapped in bacon, skewered and […]

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