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Seeing the shrink: ‘Breaking Bad’ stars get Golden Tiki treatment

Updated March 7, 2023 - 10:29 am

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul of “Breaking Bad” and Dos Hombres Mezcal fame stopped into The Golden Tiki on Friday.

The club presented the duo with shrunken heads, to be displayed at the club alongside such luminaries as Vince Neil, Sammy Hagar, Pauly Shore, former Review-Journal 3A columnist and column fave Norm Clarke, guitar great DJ Ashba, Playboy Playmate Claire Sinclair, UFC legend Randy Couture, the late celebrity journalist Robin Leach, Rod Stewart, Frank Marino, the late metal legend Vinnie Paul, Siegfried & Roy, Carrot Top, yours truly (oh yes) and many others.

Smithsonian artist Terry Barr created the heads. TGK has created and displayed the tiny noggins since opening in 2015. Paul had been lobbying for the honor since visiting the Chinatown nightspot in January 2022.

Thursday, Cranston and Paul surprised guests at Clique Bar & Lounge at the Cosmopolitan, the two friends again pitching Dos Hombres.

Cranston and Paul have previously popped into Vegas hotspots, on and off the Strip. Last April they visited then-La Comida on Fremont East (now La Mona Rosa) and The Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas, before moving on to Margaritaville at Flamingo, Zouk Nightclub at Resorts World Las Vegas and Delilah at Wynn Las Vegas.

In January 2022, the actors visited Carversteak at Resorts World. These visits were all tied to the Dos Hombres brand. “We love Vegas, and it’s a great, great place to develop a foundation,” Cranston said during his stop at The Mob Museum. “Everybody in the country and world comes to Las Vegas.”

John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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