The Creature from the Black Lagoon was always my favorite monster. He’s my favorite color (green) and was in 3-D! Katie Monachos and Pete Klockau are on the same page with me. They took the basement of their home in Milwaukee and converted it into a Tiki bar with a nod to the Creature from the Black Lagoon for good measure! Here is their story…
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TikiTronic makes songs from the ’80s sound even more like the ’80s! –Ray Wyland
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On this episode of Tiki With Ray, Cookie and Holly Dai talk about what happened at Tiki Oasis 2017. This episode was filmed at the Alibi in Portland, OR. Click below to check it out!
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Star Wars Tiki mugs!
I couldn’t believe that two of my biggest loves have been merged. I didn’t have to think about which mug I was going to get: I was getting them all! Who thought of this awesome idea? Brandon Giraldez…
And he isn’t stopping with Star Wars. He’s only just begun…
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Imagine if Studio 54 had a Tiki bar…
“Canned Heat” from Jamiroquai is pumping through the speakers at Three Dots and a Dash as I sip my 1944 Mai-Tai. I love Jamiroquai, but as a punk rocker I’ve always considered them to be a “guilty pleasure.” But I digress. My Mai-Tai is top-notch, but am I cool with dance music at a Tiki bar? Let’ see…
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On this episode of Tiki With Ray, we head to the Cave Of Kungaloosh to talk about Straight-Edge Tiki! Joining in on the discussion is Daren, Jamie, Margaret, and Dieter. Click below to check out the show!
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The Turkeymingo Club.
What a mysterious name for a Tiki bar, right? But the mystery doesn’t end there! There are hidden ducks and other treasures to be found in Kristy and Miguel’s Tiki escape. How did the Turkeymingo Club came to be? It started with a man learning how to make cocktails…
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On this episode of Tiki With Ray, Piper and Ariel talk about how Tiki can be more than just drinking Mai-Tai’s, it can be a lifestyle! Click below to check out the show!
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The man behind the curtain.
I know it’s a Wizard Of Oz reference, but it’s fitting with Brandon Kleyla. He literally was the man behind making both Trader Sam’s locations what they are. Everything you see was hand picked by Brandon. You’d like to think that Walt Disney himself is somehow still pulling the strings making Disney the magical place that it is. Well, sadly old Walt is no longer with us, but his spirit is alive and well with people like Brandon Kleyla. Here is his story… Continue reading “Tiki VIP #26 Brandon Kleyla (The Man Behind Trader Sam’s)”
A Tiki bar without any Tikis?
That’s correct. If you look around Lost Lake, there is not a Tiki to be found! Is this important? Let’s find out…
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