The Beachcomber was a Canadian chain of elaborate Polynesian restaurants in the same vein as other popular chains like Kon-Tiki, Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic's. There were locations in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, Regina and Winnipeg. The picks do not indicate any location.
This pick is tiki topped and the stem is more like a knife or dagger than a standard pick. Chin Tiki was opened in 1967 by Marvin Chin, who also opened Chin's Chop Suey in Livonia. Chin Tiki closed around 1980, but the space and decor have remained relatively intact, spurring periodic rumors about it reopening. Chin Tiki was featured in the Eminem movie 8 Mile; during the filming of 8 Mile, apparently much of the kitchen equipment went missing.
The House Without a Key is a novel that was written in 1925 by Earl Derr Biggers -- the first of the Charlie Chan mysteries. But it is also a real life place in Waikiki. The Halekulani hotel and its House Without A Key restaurant/bar began its life in 1907 as the Hau Tree Residential Hotel, a relatively modest establishment with a beachfront house and five bungalows. By the 1980s, the Halekulani hotel had grown, but the skyrocketing costs of Waikiki beachfront property made such a small resort impractical so it was sold to Japan’s Mitsui Corporation, which then created the “new” Halekulani around the old grounds and original building, with 453 elegant new rooms, updating it into a modern resort.
Created during the 2020 Corona pandemic to celebrate home tiki bars and the lack of toilet paper. They're the brainchild of Denise Sanders, raising money to support the bartenders of Lei Low and 4 Kahunas!
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This parrot is made of ceramic and is multi-colored (primarily yellow body) and attached to a wooden swizzle branded "Trader Vic's". It is used specifically for the Trader Vic's Potted Parrot cocktail. It was also featured on the cover of the Trader Vic's Tiki Party book. Some versions of these were embellished with real colored feathers glued on to the tail.
This is a swizzle with spoon at bottom. The top features a rendition of a male Tahitian Drummer featured in one of the Edgar Leeteg black velvet paintings hanging in the Polynesian Room. It is marked for the Waldorf in Vancouver, B.C., whose location houses both the Tahitian Lounge on the ground level and the larger Polynesian Room in the basement.
This tiki swizzle was issued in several colors. Hawaiian Isle was in the Sunny Isles area of North Miami Beach, very near another complex, The Castaways . It had a weathered shingle-clad pyramid over the main entrance, a sort of sharp, angular, modern take on a primitive hut. The tikis on site were highly stylized (in particular a large, back-lit, glowing mask near the entrance), and many were Witco tikis. Today the location is a high-rise condominium complex called Pinnacle.
The Castaways Resort was located in Florida from 1958 - 1981. The resort was home to the Wreck Bar and the Tahitian Bar. Over the course of their existence the created a prolific amount of swizzles for the resort and individual bars as well as combinations.
This version features a couple standing under a palm tree. The style of swizzle was also used by other establishments.
The Beachcomber was a Canadian chain of elaborate Polynesian restaurants in the same vein as other popular chains like Kon-Tiki, Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic's. Aside from this Regina location, there were also locations in Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton, Victoria and Winnipeg. The Regina location is not listed in Critiki.