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A full-color visual history and celebration of Polynesian pop culture, cuisine, restaurants and bars from San Diego and Tijuana.
A full-color visual history and celebration of Polynesian pop culture, cuisine, restaurants and bars from San Diego and Tijuana.
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    Softcover Book

    One copy of Classic San Diego Tiki, and a recipe card for ‘Chicken of the Gods’ from Bali Hai Restaurant, Shelter Island, San Diego.

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    Earlybird Signed Book

    One signed copy of Classic San Diego Tiki, and a recipe card for 'Chicken of the Gods' from Bali Hai Restaurant, Shelter Island, San Diego. Earlybird Special: 150 copies available.

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    San Diego Tiki Mug poster

    Signed and numbered copy of 'San Diego Tiki Mugs' full-color poster, 24"wide x 18"high. Edition limited to 200 signed prints, 50 of which are available immediately on Kickstarter funding.

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    Two Earlybird Copies

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    Two Earlybird Signed Copies

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    Signed Book & Art Poster Combo

    Get a signed copy of the book and a full-color, 24" x 18" art poster of San Diego tiki mugs, limited to 150 signed copies.

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    One Dozen Books

    A special Backer Reward level for local San Diego resellers! Pre-order one dozen softcover copies of the book and receive substantial discount from the retail price! For local delivery/pickup only.

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    90-Minute Speaking Engagement!

    How would you like me to come to your organization, library or event for a live presentation?

    "Ninety Years of Classic San Diego Tiki" is a 90-minute visual celebration of the local history of Polynesian pop culture, tiki restaurants, bars and cuisine.

    From 1928-2018 there have been over sixty Polynesian and tiki-themed establishments in the San Diego/Tijuana area. This slideshow presentation includes stories, photos, menus and family memorabilia from many that thrived and some that never came about.

    100% of this speaker's fee will go toward production of the book! (Transportation beyond San Diego/Orange County extra, to be determined...)

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    Maui Patron

    Includes a vintage 1939 tourist photo album with snaps of Errol Flynn, Victor MacLaglen and the original Christian's Hut on Papeete Beach, Two Harbors at the Isthmus, as featured in the book. Also included is a menu from the Chi-Chi Club when it was at Santa Catalina's Isthmus resort. And two vintage Catalina tourist brochures!

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    Ta'aroa Patron

    Includes 'Tahitian Nude,' an original 1958 oil painting by Victor Sloop Wigington (1923-1979) from the estate of Wilbur Clark (Knickerbocker Hotel, Tahiti Bar, South Seas Cafe, Desert Inn), as featured in the book. Velvet paintings like this were a regular staple in tiki bars across the country, including Clark's 'South Seas Cafe' in San Diego, and 'Tahiti Bar' in National City. Also included are two vintage menus from the South Seas Cafe.

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    Earlybird Book

    Order early and get a substantial discount from the regular cover price! One copy of Classic San Diego Tiki, and a recipe card for ‘Chicken of the Gods’ from Bali Hai Restaurant, Shelter Island, San Diego. 150 copies available.

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