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Tim "Swanky" Glazner

Author, Lecturer, Schiffer Publishing in Knoxville United States

Tim “Swanky” Glazner is an historian of the mid-century Tiki era. He is author of "Mai-Kai: History and Mystery of the Iconic Tiki Restaurant" chronicling the advent of the greatest remaining Tiki establishment. He has lectured around the country, and appeared in documentaries, articles, TV shows, and radio stories. He is a founder of the second largest Tiki event in the world, Hukilau, now in it's 18th year. He manages many websites including the Grogalizer, a website for Tiki drink fans. He is a collector of mid-century ephemera, and makes a fantastic cocktail.

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The Birth, Death, and Rebirth of Tiki

@ VOL 25 ON NOV 16, 2017

Tim "Swanky" Glazner brings awareness to the distinctive tiki bar style. The Tiki bar was born during the Prohibition and reached its zenith in the 50's and 60's, with bars and restaurants in every major city in America. It has put its style stamp on everything from motels to bowling alleys.
Due in part to the high levels of secrecy around its original cocktail recipes and the changing times, by the turn of the century it had nearly vanished. Today, thanks to a fervent band of urban archeologists, new Tiki bars in the vein of the mid-century originals are opening every month.
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Knoxville @ Mill and Mine
Nov 16, 2017