27 Sep 2019 | Article. ‘What’s on the menu? Vintage items from Coronado eateries,’ Coronado Times (Coronado, CA).

25 Jul 2019 | Podcast. Adrian Eustaquio, ‘Episode 140: Tiki Art & Polynesian Pop in American Culture from Comic Con 2019,’ Inside the Desert Oasis Room.

2 Jan 2019 | Article. Candice Woo, ‘San Diego Tiki Culture, Then and Now, to be Featured in New Book,’ Eater San Diego.

30 Dec 2018 | Podcast. Adrian Eustaquio, ‘Episode 118: Mandatory Mug Monday from False Idol,’ Inside the Desert Oasis Room.

3 Jan 2018 | Article. Lisa Halverstadt, ‘Morning Report: San Diego and ICE,’ Voice of San Diego.

2 Jan 2018 | Article. Kinsee Morlan, ‘Culture Report: Unearthing San Diego Food Lore,’ Voice of San Diego.

8 Sep 2016 | Article. Randy Dotinga, ‘Morning Report: Quick News Hits – On the Trail of Tiki,’ Voice of San Diego.

Author Bio

Martin S. Lindsay, AIGA

Martin S. Lindsay is an an art director, local historian, writer and board chairman of the Culinary Historians of San Diego. He lectures on design and history. He has contributed to Tim Ferriss’ bestseller The 4-Hour Chef, is author of Ninety Years of Classic San Diego Tiki, 1928-2018, and blogs about food (, and history (

Martin has over 40 years experience in branding and design. His design firm serves the San Diego arts community, foodservice and restaurant industries.

Member, American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA); Board Member, Culinary Historians of San Diego (CHSD).

Author Photos

Author Martin S. Lindsay and Miss Tiki Oasis Di Lovely in The Headhunter, San Diego, CA. Photo, Susana Vestige.

Medium (2MB JPEG) | Large (18.6MB JPEG)

Speaking Engagements

3 Oct 2019 | Presentation. What’s On the Menu? Coronado Public Library, Coronado, CA.

9 Aug 2019 | Presentation. Ninety Years of Classic San Diego Tiki, 1928-2018 – The Symposium. Tiki Oasis, Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Diego, CA.

20 Ju1 2019 | Speaker’s Panel. Tiki Art and Polynesian Pop in American Culture. San Diego Comic-con, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, San Diego, CA.

15 Jan 2019 | Presentation. San Diego, Polynesia! Point Loma Optimists, San Diego Yacht Club, San Diego, CA.

15 Sep 2018 | Presentation. Ninety Years of Classic San Diego Tiki, 1928-2018. Culinary Historians of San Diego, San Diego Central Public Library, San Diego, CA.