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70 "Crazy Al" Evans
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February 05, 2018 08:42 PM PST
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On this episode we sit down for a chat with Crazy Al. So a couple weeks ago, we bumped into Crazy Al at the Tiki Ti and turned the mics on. If you don't already know, Crazy Al is a sculpter, carver and artist who also fronts the band APE. We caught him after a couple cocktails so we were able to have a fun and spirited conversation about the origins of his band APE as well as how he got the moniker, Crazy Al!

As always, I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we did bringing it to you. If you enjoyed this episode, I'd like to invite you to subscribe to the podcast. It's free, and it will make it easier for you to enjoy future episodes as they are delivered to you automatically. Shares on your social media pages are always appreciated and if you'd like to support the show, please stop by desertoasisroom.com and click on the Donate button. Every donation no matter the size helps keep this podcast coming to you every week!

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, the world's largest rum producer and winner of over 170 international medals in the past 4 decades. Check out their webpage at tanduayUSA.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram @TanduayUSA.

This episode is also sponsored by The Tonga Hut. With locations in North Hollywood and Palm Springs, the Tonga Hut serves classic tiki cocktails in a classic tiki atmosphere. For more information go to TongaHut.com or find them on Facebook or Instagram.

This episode is also sponsored by The Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach, California. Stop in for a Lapu Lapu, enjoy their delicious brunch or drop by for Happy Hour from 2:30-5:30pm Daily. To make a reservation visit royalhawaiianlb.com

Additional sponsors include Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

69 Jeffrey Taylor & Andrew Carlson
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January 29, 2018 08:43 PM PST
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On this episode, we are visited by Jeffrey Taylor and Andrew Carlson. Jeffrey and Andrew are regulars at the Tiki Ti so we naturally became friends by just hanging out there. Jeffrey has a restaurant and culinary background and Andrew is a published author and restaurant consultant who are partnering up to open Downtown LA's newest tiki bar & restaurant in 2019. This is another hang out episode where we chat about all kinds of stuff including their respective experience in the restaurant industry, the future of tiki and much, much more!

As always, I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we did bringing it to you. If you enjoyed this episode, I'd like to invite you to subscribe to the podcast. It's free, and it will make it easier for you to enjoy future episodes as they are delivered to you automatically. Shares on your social media pages are always appreciated and if you'd like to support the show, please stop by desertoasisroom.com and click on the Donate button. Every donation no matter the size helps keep this podcast coming to you every week.

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, the world's largest rum producer and winner of over 170 international medals in the past 4 decades. Check out their webpage at tanduayUSA.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram @TanduayUSA.

This episode is also sponsored by The Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach, California. Stop in for a Lapu Lapu, enjoy their delicious brunch or drop by for Happy Hour from 2:30-5:30pm Daily. To make a reservation visit royalhawaiianlb.com

Additional sponsors include Tiki Diablo, Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

68 Vincent Minervino (Black Flamingos)
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January 22, 2018 03:59 PM PST
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Today we chat with Vincent Minervino. Vincent is a man of many talents. He runs and organizes the Asbury Park Surf Music Festival, runs and manages Hi-Tide Recordings and drums for the surf music band Black Flamingos. We sat down for a chat at The Reef when they were on their Winter West Coast Tour and talked a little bit about what it's like to pioneer surf music in New Jersey!

As always, I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we did bringing it to you. If you enjoyed this episode, I'd like to invite you to subscribe to the podcast. It's free, and it will make it easier for you to enjoy future episodes as they are delivered to you automatically. Shares on your social media pages are always appreciated and if you'd like to support the show, please stop by desertoasisroom.com and click on the Donate button. Every donation no matter the size helps keep this podcast coming to you every week.

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, the world's largest rum producer and winner of over 170 international medals in the past 4 decades. Check out their webpage at tanduayUSA.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram @TanduayUSA.

This episode is also sponsored by The Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach, California. Stop in for a Lapu Lapu, enjoy their delicious brunch or drop by for Happy Hour from 2:30-5:30pm Daily. To make a reservation visit royalhawaiianlb.com

Additional sponsors include Tiki Diablo, Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

67 Brandon Glass & Rory Snyder
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January 15, 2018 03:58 PM PST
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On this episode we make a visit to The Reef to speak with Brandon Glass and Rory Snyder. Rory is the proprietor/owner of The Reef as well as the mastermind behind Tiki Caliente and Brandon is his star bartender there AND if you're a Star Wars fan then this episode is for you! Brandon is a HUGE Star Wars nerd so we get into a LOT of slightly inebriated Star Wars talk, as you soon will notice!

As always, I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we did bringing it to you. If you enjoyed this episode, I'd like to invite you to subscribe to the podcast. It's free, and it will make it easier for you to enjoy future episodes as they are delivered to you automatically. Shares on your social media pages are always appreciated and if you'd like to support the show, please stop by desertoasisroom.com and click on the Donate button. Every donation no matter the size helps keep this podcast coming to you every week!

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, the world's largest rum producer and winner of over 170 international medals in the past 4 decades. Check out their webpage at tanduayUSA.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram @TanduayUSA.

This episode is also sponsored by The Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach, California. Stop in for a Lapu Lapu, enjoy their delicious brunch or drop by for Happy Hour from 2:30-5:30pm Daily. To make a reservation visit royalhawaiianlb.com

Additional sponsors include Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

66 Johnnie Velour
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January 08, 2018 07:13 PM PST
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Recorded over lunch at a local diner, today we sit down for a chat with Johnnie Velour. Johnnie Velour is a mug maker and ceramicist who has a rather unconventional approach when it comes to tiki mug making. That is, he doesn't sculpt his mugs but rather, throws each one on a potters wheel making each piece a unique, one of a kind, piece of hand made art.

As always, I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we did recording it for you. If you enjoyed this episode, I'd like to invite you to subscribe to the podcast. It's free, and it will make it easier for you to enjoy future episodes as they are delivered to you automatically. Shares on your social media pages are always appreciated and if you'd like to support the show, please stop by desertoasisroom.com and click on the Donate button. Every donation no matter the size helps keep this podcast coming to you every week.

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, the world's largest rum producer and winner of over 170 international medals in the past 4 decades. Check out their webpage at tanduayUSA.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram @TanduayUSA.

This episode is also sponsored by The Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach, California. Stop in for a Lapu Lapu, enjoy their delicious brunch or drop by for Happy Hour from 2:30-5:30pm Daily. To make a reservation visit royalhawaiianlb.com

Additional sponsors include Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

65 Adventures in Tiki
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January 01, 2018 04:17 PM PST
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On this first episode for 2018 we speak with Angelica Navarro, host and writer of the Adventures in Tiki blog. We discuss the roots and authenticity of Polynesian Pop, her introduction to the Tiki lifestyle and get into some fun banter about Tex Mex and other southern foods!

As always, I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we did recording it for you. If you enjoyed this episode, I'd like to invite you to subscribe to the podcast. It's free, and it will make it easier for you to enjoy future episodes as they are delivered to you automatically. Shares on your social media pages are always appreciated and if you'd like to support the show, please stop by desertoasisroom.com and click on the Donate button. Every donation no matter the size helps keep this podcast coming to you every week!

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, the world's largest rum producer and winner of over 170 international medals in the past 4 decades. Check out their webpage at tanduayUSA.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram @TanduayUSA.

This episode is also sponsored by The Tonga Hut. With locations in North Hollywood and Palm Springs, the Tonga Hut serves classic tiki cocktails in a classic tiki atmosphere. For more information go to TongaHut.com or find them on Facebook or Instagram.

This episode is also sponsored by The Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach, California. Stop in for a Lapu Lapu, enjoy their delicious brunch or drop by for Happy Hour from 2:30-5:30pm Daily. To make a reservation visit royalhawaiianlb.com

Additional sponsors include Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

64 Greg Bansuelo
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December 26, 2017 08:33 AM PST
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On this episode we talk with Greg Bansuelo. Since 1961 the Tiki Ti has been an exclusively family owned and operated bar and in 2015, Greg broke that tradition and became the very first bartender and employee ever to be hired there. We talk about how this came to be, his bartending background as well as his father's bartending background who also helped usher in the early Tiki cocktail movement, having worked at many of the now famous Polynesian Pop Palaces of yesteryear including Don the Beachcomber, The Luau, The Seven Seas and The Tahitian!

As always, we hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we did bringing it to you. This podcast is a grass roots effort and does not survive without the help of our sponsors or our listeners. So if you'd like to help, go to desertoasisroom.com and click on the "Donate" button. Every donation, no matter the size helps keep this podcast coming to you every week!

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, the world's largest rum producer and winner of over 170 international medals in the past 4 decades. Check out their webpage at tanduayUSA.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram @TanduayUSA.

This episode is also sponsored by The Tonga Hut. With locations in North Hollywood and Palm Springs, the Tonga Hut serves classic tiki cocktails in a classic tiki atmosphere. For more information go to TongaHut.com or find them on Facebook or Instagram.

This episode is also sponsored by The Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach, California. Stop in for a Lapu Lapu, enjoy their delicious brunch or drop by for Happy Hour from 2:30-5:30pm Daily. To make a reservation visit royalhawaiianlb.com

Additional sponsors include Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

63 Syd Thomas
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December 19, 2017 09:12 AM PST
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On this episode we sit down for a chat with Syd Thomas. If you're a regular patron of the Tonga Hut in North Hollywood then you've probably had a cocktail created by Syd. Syd is a career bartender having logged almost 3 decades of mixology and cocktail creation. We talk about his creative process, how he found his way to the Tonga Hut and what he's got in store for the future!

As always, we hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we did bringing it to you. This podcast is a grass roots effort and does not survive without the help of our sponsors or our listeners. So if you'd like to help, go to desertoasisroom.com and click on the "Donate" button. Every donation, no matter the size helps keep this podcast coming to you every week!

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, the world's largest rum producer and winner of over 170 international medals in the past 4 decades. Check out their webpage at tanduayUSA.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram @TanduayUSA.

This episode is also sponsored by The Tonga Hut. With locations in North Hollywood and Palm Springs, the Tonga Hut serves classic tiki cocktails in a classic tiki atmosphere. For more information go to TongaHut.com or find them on Facebook or Instagram.

This episode is also sponsored by The Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach, California. Stop in for a Lapu Lapu, enjoy their delicious brunch or drop by for Happy Hour from 2:30-5:30pm Daily. To make a reservation visit royalhawaiianlb.com

Additional sponsors include Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

62 Frogtown Brewery
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December 11, 2017 09:36 PM PST
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On this episode we make a visit to Frogtown Brewery. Frogtown Brewery was founded just over 1 year ago by home brewers Adam Kestel, Mike Voss and business partner Gustavo Rojas. If you're a home brewer who's thought about taking it to the next level and opening a tasting room, or you just enjoy the art of craft beer brewing, then this episode is made specifically for you. We talk to Adam, Mike and Gus about how they took their hobby and turned it into a business.

As always, we hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we did bringing it to you. This podcast is a grass roots effort and does not survive without the help of our sponsors or our listeners. So if you'd like to help, go to desertoasisroom.com and click on the "Donate" button. Every donation, no matter the size helps keep this podcast coming to you every week!

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, the world's largest rum producer and winner of over 170 international medals in the past 4 decades. Check out their webpage at tanduayUSA.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram @TanduayUSA.

This episode is also sponsored by The Tonga Hut. With locations in North Hollywood and Palm Springs, the Tonga Hut serves classic tiki cocktails in a classic tiki atmosphere. For more information go to TongaHut.com or find them on Facebook or Instagram.

This episode is also sponsored by The Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach, California. Stop in for a Lapu Lapu, enjoy their delicious brunch or drop by for Happy Hour from 2:30-5:30pm Daily. To make a reservation visit royalhawaiianlb.com

Additional sponsors include Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

61 The Drooling Bastards
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December 05, 2017 05:39 PM PST
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On this episode we record live from the Tiki Wonderland holiday art show at the Tonga Hut in North Hollywood. If you've been there then you've probably seen a wall full of decorated name plaques next to a fountain fondly named, "The Drooling Bastard" and the names on this wall belong to a drinking club called, "The Loyal Order of Drooling Bastards." To become a member of this club you have to pass the challenge of drinking all 78 cocktails in Jeff Berry's, "The Grog Log" and do it within a 12 month time span. Do that, and you get inducted into this special group. Today we talk to about a dozen Drooling Bastards to hear their stories about their journey to bastardization!

As always, we hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we did bringing it to you. This podcast is a grass roots effort and does not survive without the help of our sponsors or our listeners. So if you'd like to help, go to desertoasisroom.com and click on the "Donate" button. Every donation, no matter the size helps keep this podcast coming to you every week!

This episode is sponsored by Tanduay Rum, the world's largest rum producer and winner of over 170 international medals in the past 4 decades. Check out their webpage at tanduayUSA.com or follow them on Facebook or Instagram @TanduayUSA.

This episode is also sponsored by The Tonga Hut. With locations in North Hollywood and Palm Springs, the Tonga Hut serves classic tiki cocktails in a classic tiki atmosphere. For more information go to TongaHut.com or find them on Facebook or Instagram.

This episode is also sponsored by The Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach, California. Stop in for a Lapu Lapu, enjoy their delicious brunch or drop by for Happy Hour from 2:30-5:30pm Daily. To make a reservation visit royalhawaiianlb.com

Additional sponsors include Steadfast Pomade and Tiki-Ti. Stop by their FB and IG pages and give them a like!

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