Updated and expanded guide to travelling Tiki style - listing, describing and reviewing every known Tiki bar, Polynesian restaurant and other site of interest to fans of the uber-kitschy Polynesian pop. From godfathers Edgar Leeteg and Don the Beachcomber to contemporary legends Shag and Bosko, it's a resource that covers all thing Tiki in witty, entertaining prose. With an expanded offering of recipes for classic cocktails, a larger glossary of Tiki terms and more resources for buying Tiki goods and artifacts.
James Teitelbaum has been a leading figure in the Tiki revival since the early 1990s. He launched the venerable Tiki Bar Review Pages website early in 1995 and has been the been involved in the production (to varying degrees) of Tiki events such as Exotica 2000, Exotica 2003, Tabu Tiki Nights (monthly in 2004 and 2005), and Hukilau 2005 and 2006. He lives in Chicago, where he works in the music industry, writes, and teaches. Sven A. Kirsten is the author of The Book of Tiki and Tiki Modern (Taschen).
Shag is an internationally renowned artist and illustrator, whose paintings are coveted by Hollywood celebrities and Tiki-files alike. Aside from creating a line of popular retro-themed merchandise, he is the creator of The Art of Shag, Shag: The Art of Josh Agle, and the illustrator for Tiki Drinks, Night of the Tiki, and Shag Party.