As far as food brand mascots are concerned, did you know that Chef Hector Boyardee was a real person? Born Ettore Boiardi (1897–1985) in Piacenza, Italy, he emigrated to New […]
THE HURRICANE James “Jimmy” Charters, CIRO’S, London, 1930 For a decade before the rum cocktail as we know it appeared in 1940, the Hurricane was a whisky-based drink! Variations appeared […]
Two midcentury glass tile mosaics celebrating San Diego history and industry are once more on display in the Town & Country Resort Convention Center. The designs have been attributed to German artist Benjamin Mayer.
With sadness, we remember some of the classic San Diego establishments that have shuttered in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurants come and go, but when a family favorite closes up, it’s almost like losing a loved one…
“Ninety Years of Classic San Diego Tiki” book pick-up and signing events in San Diego January 14-20, 2020.
“Ninety Years of Classic San Diego Tiki” books have arrived in the Port of Long Beach!
One might say, it’s on a “slow boat from China,” literally. Our shipment of Tiki books is on the cargo vessel OOCL Beijing, en route to the Port of Long Beach, California.
Eddie Dennison’s recipe for the Sim Sex cocktail from the Mah Jong Room, George Joe’s Chinese Village.
Thank you all for being so patient. My book, Ninety Years of Classic San Diego Tiki, is finally printed!