At the top of this episode Sunshine Tiki begins sipping one of his favorite cocktails, the Tahitian Exotique (Below) and listening great exotica from Arthur Lyman. The drink and music are a quick way to set the mood and imagine you are in your very own dimly lit tiki bar. On this episode is an interview Rory Snyder from the Reef Palm Springs during the 1 year anniversary, listener mail, the spinning vinyl of Arthur Lyman: Aloha Amigo and select other exotica.
Within the historic Caliente Tropics resort is the Reef lounge and bar. Many decades ago this property was home to crooners such as Sinatra, Dean and Sammy. Although the faces have changed the atmosphere of sun and fun remains. While at the Reef we not only had terrific cocktails and conversation but there were plenty of tiki friends to talk to. The Reef has become one of those go to spots in Palm Springs for imbibing with locals and visitors and avoiding some of the overhyped resorts in town. Many nights include live music. The recently expanded food and cocktail menus offer more of what you want in a well done watering hole. Sunshine is particular to the fish and chips and many swear by the loco moco. Rory gives us some of the history of the Reef from the quick impromptu opening to the continuing transformation. Each time you visit the Reef you will likely notice more decor created by artists that Rory has been working with. Listen to the podcast for lots more from Rory Snyder, Marty Lush and more. Plus, find out what Yacht Rock really is!