282 Tiki Oasis 13 Hulabilly: Everything You Need To Know

Aloha and Welcome (or should we say Howdy!) to our annual Tiki Oasis episode.  The big event us August 15-18 at the Crowne Plaza San Diego.  Sunshine, Starshine and Kalani not only give the lowdown on the big event but we also share some fond memories of TO's past.  Starting off by sipping Catdaddy Moonshine  straight and then with a little Sarsaparilla.   You may listen to this show well before the event for details or you can listen live on SpyRate Radio at the event.  SpyRate Radio will be broadcasting a LIVE pirate radio station that you can pick up in your hotel room on the provided radio.  Hear ZTL along with other podcasts and lots of great music throughout Tiki Oasis.  We couldn't think of a better way of get in the Tiki Oasis mood than hearing lots of the musical artists on the lineup for this year.  Listen to hear music from King Kukulele, Acapulco Radio, The Hula Girls, Chris "Sugarballs" Sprague, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys, Kitty Chow and Fisherman, and Southern Culture on the Skids.  And thats just some of the music at this years event.  Sunshine is excited about two vendors in particular.  Rum Cake Lounge is vending some of the most gourmet rum cakes you can imagine, sounds so good Sunshine will eat gluten for a day.  Dionysys Records will be on hand with lots of great music new and old.  And polynesian ceramics by Johnny Velour.  Just two of the sweet vendors with great stuff you will want to try or take home.  So click on the link at the top of the page to book your room and get your weekend passes.  Cheers and Mahalo!

 Try our Sauteed Pineapple Bacon Tidbits.  A simple appetizer for your pupu platter that can be made with many variations.

1 Pineapple skinned, cored and cut into large chunks

1 Pack Bacon, cut bacon into small strips

Brown Sugar and Black Pepper to taste

Toothpicks or Party Picks

On high heat, start bacon in a large skillet about one minute before adding pineapple.   After adding pineapple, sautee for another 5 minutes until bacon starts to break apart into small pieces and pineapple darkens slightly.  Stir frequently.  Add brown sugar and black pepper just before you are done if you like a little extra flavor.  Place pineapple pieces on a platter, top with bits of bacon and then stick toothpick into pineapple tops.  Easy and delicious.  If you want to make this vegan, use a substitute bacon product and put a little coconut oil in the pan before adding bacon product.   Unless you have a HUGE skillet, you will need to divide the batch in half and cook each separately.


Fresh pineapple chunks and bacon, a simple combo that everyone loves.  

When it looks like a hot mess, its just about done.

Place pineapple on platter, top with bacon, poke with a fancy pick.