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New England Tiki (Paperback)

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New Englanders are as far away from the South Pacific as any American can be, yet when tiki fever gripped the country in the mid-twentieth century, even they were not immune.

Tropical-themed restaurants and bars sprang up in the unlikeliest of places, from coastal cities to far-flung suburbs. Places like the Hu Ke Lau, the Aku-Aku and the Kowloon were packed every night. Decades after the fever ended, it re-emerged as a new century dawned, and New Englanders took up the mantles of Polynesian pop to escape to places of tropical leisure in their own backyard.

Local author Kevin Quigley dives deep into the region's unusual history with tiki culture.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781467153096
ISBN-10: 1467153095
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: June 12th, 2023
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: American Palate