Modern Tiki Bar Opening in New Orleans

The Tiki trend is back. But since the tiki concept has been so commercialized, there is a fine line between appearing too cheesy and incorporating this trend tastefully. New Orleans is known for having a colorful and flavorful culinary scene– so it is not surprising that Latitude 29, a tiki bar by tiki drink expert Jeff Berry, is opening at the end of October. 

Along with an array of tiki cocktails, the restaurant and bar will be serving PolynAsian food, which is a mix of Cantonese- and Polynesian-inspired dishes. The dining decor is going to be all tiki-ed out, with 6-8 foot carved totems. Do you think this restaurant will be able to pull of the tiki concept without being cheesy? Or will this be just a tourist attraction? Read More