Critiki: online museum of Polynesian Pop

I've mentioned Critiki in the past, but this online museum of tiki bars and Polynesian restaurants, motels, apartments, and bowling alleys keeps getting better by the week, and so an update is in order. The latest news, reported by Eye of the Goof, is that Critiki has joined forces with the LA Public Library (which has a huge searchable online collection of historic menus from Southern California).

The upshot to of all this is that now when you search Critiki to locate some contemporary or long-vanished temple of Polynesian-pop, you not only get reviews, photographs, the joint's location on Google Maps, and an array of signature tiki mugs linked to the establishment in question, you also get beaucoup-cool imagery from their menu, like this great cover for The Luau cocktail lounge in Beverly Hills.