Atlanta Tiki Weekender

I’ll be sharing the incredible history of the Mai-Kai Mystery Drink February 16th at Inuhele, the Atlanta Tiki Tour Weekender. The creation of the iconic Mystery Drink involves many now-famous people such as Johnny Carson, Bettie Page, Bunny Yeager, Kui Lee, and Mariano Licudine. The story of its invention, evolution, and promotion is a fascinating Read more about Atlanta Tiki Weekender[…]

Remembering the Surfboard Bar

The original bar at the Mai-Kai was not the Molokai Bar, but the Surfboard Bar. It was made from real, 30 foot long wooden surfboards from Hawaii. It featured a diorama behind it that was animated. The sun rose and set as did the moon. There was a little village and a fire would start. Read more about Remembering the Surfboard Bar[…]

Happy Talk Winter 1967

Girl of the month was none other than Carol Sparkman, who was good friends with Johnny Carson and was on the Tonight Show as a Mystery Girl twice. She was also our guest at Hukilau last year and entertained the crowd with her memories. Carol, Swanky and her daughter at Hukilau 2017. We hope to Read more about Happy Talk Winter 1967[…]

2018 Molokai Bar 60th Anniversary

Reserve your place for my presentation at the Hukilau HERE. We all know today’s Molokai Bar with it’s nautical theme of a galley ship, but until 1971, it was a different place. After the huge success of the opening, they realized they needed a bigger bar to seat waiting guests (and get money out of Read more about 2018 Molokai Bar 60th Anniversary[…]