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A tiki restaurant is coming to Virginia-Highland

A Hawaiian tiki concept licensed from a rock star is coming to Virginia-Highland.

Tiki Iniki is set to take over the space at 1044 Greenwood Ave. previously occupied by Illegal Food, What Now Atlanta first reported.

Todd Rundgren and his wife, Michele, opened Tiki Iniki in 2013 in Princeville, Hawaii. Rundgren is best known for hits such as "Bang the Drum All Day" and "I Saw the Light" and his production work with bands including XTC and Hall & Oates.

Supper Club Restaurant Group, co-owned by Brett Hotlzclaw and Bill Chapman, an investor in the original Tiki Iniki, is licensing the concept from Rundgren to bring the restaurant to Atlanta; the Rundgrens will not be involved in the new location.

Tiki Iniki's menu features a variety of tiki drinks including the $42 Famous Flaming Scorpion Bowl that serves up to six people, beers, wines and tiki-themed food, as well as special happy hour and late night menus.

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