Hukilau Mai-Kai History Presentation

June 9th, in support of my recently released book on the history of the greatest Tiki bar on earth, the Mai-Kai, I will once again be giving a presentation at Read More …

This Week Miami 1959

While collecting way too many things related to the Mai-Kai as part of my book research, I bought this great 1959 weekly tourist magazine for the Mai-Kai ad. I got Read More …

Mai-Kai Book Available for Pre-Order

My Mai-Kai history book just appeared on the Barnes and Noble website for pre-order. Coming soon to Amazon. Please pre-order and make your voice heard with the publisher to give Read More …

Mai-Kai: History, Mystery and Adventure – The Book

 I have been researching the Mai-Kai in one form or another for over 12 years. I have been seriously looking into its history and people for a long time to Read More …

Crazy Al Creates New Mai-Kai Memories Series Molokai Maiden

 Only the mastery of Crazy Al could recreate this amazing carving from the Mai-Kai. The latest piece in the Mai-Kai Memories Series is the Molokai Maiden. An unreal smaller version Read More …

Mai-Kai Black Velvet Rescue

From the early days after we moved Hukilau to the Mai-Kai, I had heard about a black velvet painting of Mireille Thornton. The painting had been vandalized and the description Read More …

Mai-Kai Reunion 2013 and History Presentation

  Mai-Kai: History, Mystery and Adventure  In 1933, Don Beach’s place was one of many thousands of bars that opened the day after Prohibition ended. No one knew then that Read More …

Mod Weekend in Fort Lauderdale March 15-17th

The event will be March 15 – 17th and is centered around the Modern design of the Fort Lauderdale area. One of the architects celebrated will be Charles McKirahan. Besides Read More …

Mai-Kai History presentation at the Mai-Kai!

 On April 20th, I will give a much updated version of my Mai-Kai history presentation as part of Hukilau. I have many more stories and images and long lost videos Read More …