San Diego Tiki


Culinary Historians of San Diego present: Ninety Years of Classic San Diego Tiki: 1928-2018


Aloha Cafe Tijuana souvenir photos

Aloha Cafe, Tijuana (1928-2010), souvenir photos.

Join host Martin Lindsay in celebrating the local history of Polynesian pop culture, tiki restaurants, bars and cuisine. This free visual presentation features stories, photos, menus and memorabilia from San Diego and Tijuana, 1928 to 2018. The event is free and open to the public.


10:30am Saturday, September 15, 2018
Neil Morgan Auditorium
San Diego Central Library
330 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

Martin S. Lindsay, AIGA, is an art director, local historian and freelance writer. He blogs about food (, and history ( Martin was a contributor to Tim Ferriss’ bestseller The 4-Hour Chef, and is author of the upcoming book, Classic San Diego: Tasty Bites from the History of America’s Finest City. He has over 35 years experience in branding and design. His design firm serves the San Diego arts community, foodservice and restaurant industries,

Culinary Historians of San Diego (CHSD) is a nonprofit organization that provides the public with a history of food and drink and their roles in society, both locally and worldwide. The academic combines with the popular to have broad appeal to food enthusiasts. Monthly presentations are open to all. ​Membership in this non-profit organization supports both CHSD activities and the culinary collection of the San Diego Public Library,