Orange County - Los Angeles


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Jonathan Gillett
Jonathan Gillett - May 9, 2013


According to the high priests of tikidom, Ernest “Don Beach” Gantt was the first person to stumble upon the idea of serving “exotic” food and drink in a “Polynesian” setting back in the 1930s. Because of this, talk of the original “Don the Beachcomber” inspires a quiet reverence in the pop-tiki subculture of the Southland, a group that remains fiercely passionate (and passionate about tiki refreshments) to this day.
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