Memories of Bahooka

Bahooka: Noun. Translation: Rustic Hut It would be incorrect of me to say that finding the restaurant Bahooka several years ago was solely responsible for my descent into tiki madness, but it wouldn’t be far off. This now defunct tiki bar/restarurant was like a portal backwards in time for me, to an era where you sipped a sweet “umbrella drink” and wore a hawaiian shirt for your night out on the town. Built in the waning years of Tiki, Bahooka nonetheless stood for decades as a living monument to the Faux-Polynesian crazy of the mid 20th century. The architecture, decor, … Continue reading Memories of Bahooka

Sure plays a mean Pinball

Bopped on down to the arts district near Little Tokyo to check out the new Barcade (bar-arcade hybrid) called Eighty Two. In what used to be a little used Japanese language bookstore, a rad as heck arcade now exists! When I went in the afternoon, there were a lot of people there, hanging out, being young and playing games. It was kind of a shock to see an arcade with, you know, people in it. The selection of games was good, evenly divided between video games and pinball which suits me just fine. As far as pinball goes they could … Continue reading Sure plays a mean Pinball