Albie's Beef Inn, a great mid-century steakhouse in San Diego.
The Deadhead Rum trailer, which had a great tiki bar inside!
After Tiki Oasis we drove up to the Bay Area, where we visited many tiki establishments, saw lots of friends and shot the next "Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en" episode at the fantastic Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge, in Alameda!
They were really great to us and we so appreciate it! The episode will be online September 3!
We also got a chance to check out the Tonga Room, which feels like you stepped into a 1930s film:
The amazing Smuggler's Cove, which is both tiki AND nautical, and where owner Martin Cate gave us the "tiki nerd tour."
And of course the famed Trader Vic's Emeryville, where we had a terrific lunch and cocktails:
We owe huge thank yous to Tiki Oasis, the many fabulous friends who showed up on school nights to visit with us at various establishments along the way, Forbidden Island, Will Viharo, for putting us in touch with Forbidden Island, Smuggler's Cove, both Jennifers, and our friends Steve and Greg, who were such great hosts in SF (along with their fab canines, Buddy and Wendy)! We miss you all already!