The Kahiki Scrapbook: Relics of Ohio’s Lost Tiki Palace

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To aficionados of Polynesian Pop, the Kahiki Supper Club was and remains the touchstone for all things tiki. The epitome of a fad that started at the end of Prohibition, it has been rediscovered by each successive generation, with relics of the original “mothership” proudly displayed in tropical restaurants and bars throughout the country. Years after its razing in August 2000, the legacy of the Kahiki continues to inspire artists, entrepreneurs and other visionaries, many of whom never set foot inside the fabled tiki palace. From the authors of Kahiki Supper Club comes a new collection of more stories, more images and more delicious recipes that explain why the Kahiki was such a historically, culturally and sociologically important artifact of the twentieth century.
ISBN: 9781467152846
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Ohio
Series: American Palate
Images: 60
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
David Meyers has written numerous local histories, several novels and handful of works for the stage. He is a graduate of Miami and Ohio State Universities. Elise Meyers Walker has earned degrees from Hofstra and Ohio Universities. While attending college in New York, she was a freelance writer for several national magazines and performed in a professional theater troupe. Tiki veteran Jeff Chenault is a music producer, author and musicologist. He is known throughout the United States for his expertise in exotica music and has written for various magazines. Doug Motz attended Ohio State University and writes “History Lesson,” a regular feature for He is the former president of the Columbus Historical Society.
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