Vince Neil Unveils Shrunken Head at The Golden Tiki

 

Vince Neil Unveils Shrunken Head at The Golden Tiki

Who:
Vince Neil, lead vocalist of heavy metal band Mötley Crüe
Branden Powers, The Golden Tiki managing partner

What:
Lead vocalist of best-selling heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, Vince Neil, will unveil his own likeness as a shrunken head, created exclusively for The Golden Tiki’s cabinet of curiosities by Smithsonian artist Terry Barr. The head was sculpted over the course of four weeks, referencing photos of Vince Neil to ensure physical accuracies. Managing Partner Branden Powers will be on hand to present the honor.

When:
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Where:
The Golden Tiki
3939 Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89102

About The Golden Tiki
Located in Chinatown, Las Vegas, The Golden Tiki is a journey to a wondrous land where boundaries are only limited to one’s imagination. The vision of hospitality veteran Branden Powers, in collaboration with Seth Schorr, Jeff Fine and Joe Cain, The Golden Tiki has spared no expense in recreating the classic mid-century tiki bar, reminiscent of Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic’s storied establishments. The handcrafted cocktail menu features nostalgic classics and new creations, alongside a strong list of craft beer and rum selections. Collaborating with renowned artists including Tiki Bosko, Billy the Crud, Bill Collins and Oceanic Arts, the one-of-a-kind decor also boasts an animatronic skeleton of the mythical privateer and legend behind The Golden Tiki, William Tobias Faulkner. Open 24 hours a day, The Golden Tiki offers a multitude of experiences and can host private parties up to 145 people. For more information, visit the goldentiki.com or call 702.222.3196. Like us at facebook.com/TheGoldenTikiVegas.

Photos: Piff reveals his shrunken head at The Golden Tiki

 

Piff the Magic Dragon Unveils His Shrunken Head at
The Golden Tiki

The loser of “America’s Got Talent,” Piff the Magic Dragon, unveiled his shrunken head last night at The Golden Tiki. His sidekick, Mr. Piffles, got in on the action too with a miniature stuffed version.

Piff enjoyed a Dole Whip while checking out the bar’s one-of-a-kind decor and Cabinet of Curiosities, stopping for a closer look at a mummified alligator, perhaps one of Piff’s ancestors.

The Baron of the Universe welcomed Piff, Mr. Piffles, and showgirl Jade Simone before Managing Partner Branden Powers unveiled the head. Smithsonian artist Terry Barr sculpted the head over the course of four weeks, referencing photos of Piff to ensure physical accuracies, including his dragon scales.

“Thank you for honoring us with a tiny, shrunken head, AKA a lifesize head,” said Piff.

The stars took a “shellfie” in the clamshell, before posing with fans, who showed up in Piff T-shirts.

Chippendales dancer James Davis was also in attendance.

Overhead in the crowd, “This is as Vegas as it gets.”

Piff joins the bar’s growing collection of famous shrunken heads, including Marky Ramone of The Ramones, Carrot Top, Frank Marino, Robin Leach, Norm Clarke, Claire Sinclair, magician Murray Sawchuck, Vinnie Paul of Pantera, Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie, Monti Rock III, Lonnie Hammargren, and Rich Little.

Piff unveils his shrunken head at The Golden Tiki
Piff’s shrunken head

About The Golden Tiki
Located in Chinatown, Las Vegas, The Golden Tiki is a journey to a wondrous land where boundaries are only limited to one’s imagination. The vision of hospitality veteran Branden Powers, in collaboration with Seth Schorr, Jeff Fine and Joe Cain, The Golden Tiki has spared no expense in recreating the classic mid-century tiki bar, reminiscent of Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic’s storied establishments. The cocktail menu features nostalgic classics and new creations, as well as a special treasure chest VIP experience. Collaborating with renowned artists including Tiki Bosko, Billy the Crud, Bill Collins and Oceanic Arts, the one-of-a-kind decor also boasts an animatronic skeleton of the mythical privateer and legend behind The Golden Tiki, William Tobias Faulkner. Open 24 hours a day, The Golden Tiki offers a multitude of experiences and can host private parties up to 145 people.

Photos: Rich Little’s shrunken head at The Golden Tiki

 

The “Man of a Thousand Voices” Rich Little Unveils His Shrunken Head at The Golden Tiki

The “man of a thousand voices,” celebrity impersonator Rich Little, unveiled his shrunken head at The Golden Tiki last night. Upon arrival, Little and his group sat down to enjoy some food and a scorpion bowl, while Krystal the Magician dazzled them with tricks.

Tony Felicetta of The Sharps welcomed guests and fans with an overview of Little’s extensive and impressive career, noting his start on “The Judy Garland Show” in 1964, his appearances on the notorious Dean Martin celebrity roasts, hosting “The Tonight Show” 12 times, and his current act at the Laugh Factory.

Little then took the stage, cracking jokes and delighting the crowd with a George Burns impression. He said, “My mom said to me ‘if you don’t give up doing these stupid impressions, you’ll never get ahead in this business.’ I didn’t give up and I did get a head – a shrunken head! I’m glad that’s the only thing they shrunk!”

Managing Partner Branden Powers unveiled the head, which was sculpted by Smithsonian artist Terry Barr over the course of four weeks, referencing photos of Little to ensure physical accuracies. Glasses were added as an homage to his famous Jack Benny impression.

Little took photos with fans and magician Murray Sawchuck, who has his own shrunken head on display at the iconic Tiki revival bar.

Little joins the bar’s growing collection of famous shrunken heads, including Marky Ramone of The Ramones, Carrot Top, Frank Marino, Robin Leach, Norm Clarke, Claire Sinclair, Murray Sawchuck, Vinnie Paul of Pantera, Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie, Monti Rock III, and Lonnie Hammargren.

Rich Little with his shrunken head at The Golden Tiki. Credit Brenton Ho.

Tony Felicetta, Rich Little, Branden Powers. Photo credit Brenton Ho.

Rich Little and Murray Sawchuck pose with their shrunken heads at The Golden Tiki. Photo credit Brenton Ho.

About The Golden Tiki
Located in Chinatown, Las Vegas, The Golden Tiki is a journey to a wondrous land where boundaries are only limited to one’s imagination. The vision of hospitality veteran Branden Powers, in collaboration with Seth Schorr, Jeff Fine and Joe Cain, The Golden Tiki has spared no expense in recreating the classic mid-century tiki bar, reminiscent of Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic’s storied establishments. The handcrafted cocktail menu features nostalgic classics and new creations, alongside a strong list of craft beer and rum selections. Collaborating with renowned artists including Tiki Bosko, Billy the Crud, Bill Collins and Oceanic Arts, the one-of-a-kind decor also boasts an animatronic skeleton of the mythical privateer and legend behind The Golden Tiki, William Tobias Faulkner. Open 24 hours a day, The Golden Tiki offers a multitude of experiences and can host private parties up to 145 people. For more information, visit thegoldentiki.com or call 702.222.3196. Like us at facebook.com/TheGoldenTikiVegas.

Who’s got warm Winter cocktails? Golden Tiki, that’s who! Plus FOOD!

 

The Golden Tiki Releases Holiday Cocktails and

“Food of the Gods” Menu

 

The Golden Tiki, Las Vegas’ world-famous premier tiki bar, will add to its array of exotic beverage offerings with five new holiday drinks offering playful twists on warm cocktail favorites, and the “Food of the Gods” menu, finally offering fans delicious bar bites inspired by the Golden Tiki legend.

Available through Dec. 31, holiday drinks ($10 each) include:

  • Tom and Jerry (TJ batter, Coruba dark rum, hot water, whipped cream, nutmeg)
  • Balls’n’Cider (Fireball cinnamon whiskey, warm apple cider, cinnamon)
  • Tiki Tiki Tiki Coffee (Kahlua, Appleton Reserve rum, whipped cream vodka, whipped cream)
  • Naughty Hot Chocolate (Hot cocoa, whipped cream vodka, topped with marshmallows)
  • Hot Buttered Rum (Hot butter, Coruba dark rum, hot water, nutmeg)

Served 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. daily (ongoing), the “Food of the Gods” menu accompanies the libations with:

  • Captain’s Balls – eight juicy meatballs served with teriyaki sauce and a pineapple garnish ($9). “From our friends at Headhunters Village comes this tasty dish that took four men to prepare.”
  • Orange chicken boneless wings ($10) – “Direct from his Island Trading Post, One Eyed Cy’s #1 Seller! They can’t fly, but they sure are tasty!”
  • “Lord Baltimore’s Last Meal” –  wontons served in a delectable broth with green onion garnish ($9).
  • Bad HeadHunters vegetable spring rolls served with sweet Thai chili sauce ($8).
  • “Mermaid Lisa’s Favorite” sriracha french fries served with homemade pineapple ketchup and Tikiyaki dipping sauce ($9). “This is the only thing known to put a smile on her face. Leave one as an offering by her painting.”

About The Golden Tiki

Located in Chinatown, Las Vegas, The Golden Tiki is a journey to a wondrous land where boundaries are only limited to one’s imagination. The vision of hospitality veteran Branden Powers, in collaboration with Seth Schorr, Jeff Fine and Joe Cain, The Golden Tiki has spared no expense in recreating the classic mid-century tiki bar, reminiscent of Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic’s storied establishments. The hand crafted cocktail menu features nostalgic classics and new creations, alongside a strong list of craft beer and rum selections. Collaborating with renowned artists including Tiki Bosko, Billy the Crud, Bill Collins and Oceanic Arts, the one-of-a-kind decor also boasts an animatronic skeleton of the mythical privateer and legend behind The Golden Tiki, William Tobias Faulkner. Open 24 hours a day, The Golden Tiki offers a multitude of experiences and can host private parties up to 145 people. For more information, visit thegoldentiki.com or call 702.222.3196.

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The Golden Tiki Hosts “Terrible Twos” Anniversary Celebration

The Golden Tiki Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary
Drink specials, mermaid braid bar, contests, prizes and
Claire Sinclair’s shrunken head highlight anniversary celebration

 

The Golden Tiki will celebrate its “Terrible Twos” second anniversary on Sunday, July 23 with the debut of Claire Sinclair’s shrunken head. Guests are also invited to enjoy drink specials, a scavenger hunt, and other festivities from 6-8 p.m.

“The Golden Tiki is celebrating its Terrible Twos, and we’re thrilled to have Claire Sinclair as our first female shrunken head to honor the occasion,” said Branden Powers, The Golden Tiki’s managing partner. “We’re so thankful to all our guests who’ve contributed to the bar’s success. This celebration is dedicated to you.”

Sinclair, international pin-up icon, Las Vegas headliner and 2011 Playboy Playmate of the Year, will unveil her own likeness as a shrunken head at 6:30 p.m. during the celebration. Created exclusively for The Golden Tiki’s cabinet of curiosities, the head was sculpted over the course of four weeks referencing photos of Sinclair to ensure physical accuracies. Powers and The Baron of the Universe, former contestant on America’s Got Talent, will be on hand to present the honor.

Guests will also be able to take part in a scavenger hunt around the bar featuring unique artifacts, a mermaid and fishtail braid bar by Kelly Cardenas Salon, complimentary tiki punch and in-house DJ set. There is no cover for the event, but guests must be 21 and over to attend.

Interior of The Golden Tiki detail credit: Christopher DeVargas

About The Golden Tiki
Located in Chinatown, Las Vegas, The Golden Tiki is a journey to a wondrous land where boundaries are only limited to one’s imagination. The vision of hospitality veteran Branden Powers, in collaboration with Seth Schorr, Jeff Fine and Joe Cain, The Golden Tiki has spared no expense in recreating the classic mid-century tiki bar, reminiscent of Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic’s storied establishments. The cocktail menu features nostalgic classics and new creations, as well as a traditional Martinique ti service and a special treasure chest VIP experience. Collaborating with renowned artists including Tiki Bosko, Billy the Crud, Bill Collins and Oceanic Arts, the one-of-a-kind decor also boasts an animatronic skeleton of the mythical privateer and legend behind The Golden Tiki, William Tobias Faulkner. Open 24 hours a day, The Golden Tiki offers a multitude of experiences and can host private parties up to 145 people. For more information, visit thegoldentiki.com or call 702.222.3196. Like us at facebook.com/TheGoldenTikiVegas