Pre-order a copy of Ninety Years of Classic San Diego Tiki as a gift. It makes a great addition to any tikiphile’s collection!
The Island Cafe was Coronado’s first pre-tiki, Hawaiian-themed restaurant and bar, operarted by John Douglas Jacks and family.
The Tropic Cafe (1935-1946), San Diego’s first pre-tiki nightclub, was helmed by ‘Skipper’ John Ewing, and served its large transient military population.
28 | Aloha Cafe, Tijuana The Aloha Cafe (1928-2011), Tijuana’s first pre-tiki bar, was located on Avenida Revolución (then known as Main Street by Americanos) for over eighty years. […]
The travels and experiences of thousands while serving in the US Navy helped to inspire later Polynesian and Tiki crazes. Many of these servicemen came through San Diego at the […]
This is the family recipe for chicken enchiladas baked in a mild sour cream sauce, from Helen Hernandez of La Plaza, Mi Burro and Hernandez’ Hideaway restaurants. Sour Cream Chicken […]
Whomever it was to catch the stars while eating breakfast, they certainly scored with this autographed menu from the Hotel del Coronado.
This weekend 75 years ago, The Marine Room opened, and has been deliciously serving La Jolla and San Diego ever since. Congratulations!
Three historic painted murals and the California Theatre building itself in downtown San Diego, all now endangered. Sign the petition to save them.
Lubach’s Restaurant recipe for Shrimp Cabrillo, grilled shrimp brochettes with a spicy red sauce.