Tiki Bar Comeback?

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The fusion craze in cuisine may have Tiki to thank for its popularity. Tiki bars were some of the first hotspots to serve American spins on Chinese and Hawaiian cuisines in America. And the very first Tiki bar was a Hollywood creation: theatrical service, outsized personalities and sugary sweet cocktail concoctions. Of course Tiki was born in Hollywood. Since its heyday in the 30s and 40s, Tiki bar culture has climbed to the height of kitsch. But Hollywood loves a comeback story.

Credits

Guest:
Katherine Spiers - LA Weekly; Producer of Smarth Mouth - @katherinespiers

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal