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Trader Vic's ~ Bellevue Washington
mrsmiley
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From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2006-03-07 4:30 pm   Permalink

thanks for the photos, overall it looks ZAZZ!

 
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tiki-riviera
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Joined: May 11, 2003
Posts: 661
From: Long Beach
Posted: 2006-03-08 11:26 am   Permalink


I'm holding on to the tiki in the picture to keep from tipping over! The
mai-tai's and pina coladas are very strong and tasty! Can't wait for a return
visit to try more tropical libations....


 
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Selector Lopaka
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Joined: May 07, 2003
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From: Jet City
Posted: 2006-03-09 10:24 pm   Permalink

Puamana and I just returned from our second visit. Tonight we had dinner reservations, but arrived an hour earlier and sampled some drinkies. If I had started typing this post about two hours ago, I would have been exiled to Bilge. We tried a Mai Tai, a Suffering Bastard, the Trader Vic's Grog and a Tortuga. With dinner we split a Seattle Tabu, which was originally served at the Seattle TV's back in the day. All the drinks were excellent. Our Aloha wear attracted a woman who is an employee of Trader Vic's named Eve, who's in town overseeing the opening of our TV's, getting the staff trained and such. She oversaw the opening of SF, and will be there for Scottsdale, Vegas, Dallas, etc. She proceeded to drop the names of Martiki, Mr. Smiley, Otto and Judd, and sends her best wishes to you all. We had a great conversation with her, and it felt good to hear the names of fellow TCers, and know that indeed we have positive impact. It's good to know that the staff has expectations upon them, that will be to our benefit in the form of properly made drinks, and food, but mostly drinks. Ironically, our waiter for dinner was named Adam. Our dinner was great (I had king salmon, Puamana had Mahi Mahi), service was good, and it was inspiring to feel the enthusiasm of all who worked there that we had contact with. We look forward to our next visit.

 
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martiki
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Posted: 2006-03-10 09:47 am   Permalink

That's Eve Bergeron, as in Vic's granddaughter. She's great, and was a big help with the SF crawl last year. And a big help in me working at Vic's! I spent a lot of time talking with the Bellevue staff while they were training in SF, and boring them with tiki history until their eyes glazed over. But they did dig it (esp. John Mark, the GM up there), and it looks like they've put it to good use. The bar looks excellent!



 
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kick_the_reverb
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From: Originally Israel, now Oceanside, CA
Posted: 2006-03-10 11:09 am   Permalink

Great to hear all this, knowing that thejab and I get to sample this next week!
Ran


 
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thejab
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2006-03-23 12:32 pm   Permalink

Trader Vic's needs to update their web site. The page for Bellevue shows a picture of the San Franciso location!

http://www.tradervics.com/rest-bellevue.html

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mrsmiley
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From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2006-03-23 12:57 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-03-23 12:32, thejab wrote:
Trader Vic's needs to update their web site. The page for Bellevue shows a picture of the San Franciso location!

http://www.tradervics.com/rest-bellevue.html



Seen one and you've seen them all!!! tee hee


 
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dogbytes
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2006-03-27 10:27 am   Permalink

Wow, what a weekend! We arrived a little later than we wanted to (at 5:30), but there was a lot of sightseeing & shopping to do beforehand Our reservations were for 6:00 and 6:30, two groups of 8 ~ that was the best we could do..but to our delight, they opened a private room, and set up 2 big tables. We were seated a bit early, so we didn't linger in the lounge. The manager made us feel incredibly welcome, and our waitress was a gem (the waiter was a bit of a sour pill, who just didnt quite "get it")...

As you can tell from the photos, Tiki Centralites know how to dress! someone should tell all the suits and little black dress people to brighten up those wardrobes!

Seattle TV
DrunkenMunky, MrDancing Lizard, Alan, Pepe, Mrs & Tiki Riviera, Selector Lopaka, Puamana, Dogbytes & Mr Bytes, Monkeyskull. (seated) Tiki Wahine, Dancin Lizard, Dawn, Iggie, (dawn's 2 friends whos names i didnt catch) not pictured Sweetpea and friend.



Mr Bytes & dogbytes


Monkeyskull lifts a bowl


Miss Menehune is quite built!


Miss Menehune and Mr Pepper share a private moment


TikiWahine with a Menehune, DrunkenMunkey with a Son of Doctor Funk, Dancing Lizard




Mrs SeaTiki, Monkeyskull, Sweetpea


TW's Potted Parrot..and DM's


HoniHoni


Mr & Mrs SeaTiki


Dancin Lizard & Mr. Lizard



Monkeyskull & Son of Dr. Funk


Alan lifts a toast to the Menehune


Sweetpea & Pal



my Rib Eye Steak with Onion Rings..



Mr Bytes' fish


Monkeyskull and Mr Bytes start a bowl fight


Tikiwahine admires her Curry


TikiRiviera checks to see if the bowl is a boy or girl






The JambiMobile!


in case you missed The Jab and Kick in the Reverb's pictures to Trader Vics,
HERE they are..

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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2006-03-27 2:11 pm   Permalink

Ahhh, what a great time! My first Vic's experience turned out to be simply perfect, in fact, the whole weekend was perfect thanks in great part to our fantastic hosts Dogbytes and Todd.

It was so wonderful to see everyone, chat for a bit, and enjoy some serene Seattle sights.

We made it back on the last ferry last night, arriving back around 11:30pm.

Though it was good to be home, I can't wait for my next visit. Thanks also to Puamana & Selector Lopaka for having us over to check out their all too awesome home.
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Pepe le Tiki
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Joined: May 09, 2005
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From: Vancouver, BC
Posted: 2006-03-27 6:37 pm   Permalink

We've just settled in and I wanted to post a very big THANKS to all our Ohana in Seattle!! We couldn't have had a better weekend! Trader Vic's treated us very well and the food was delicious (they even politely listened to my plea for a Vancouver return)! It was especially great meeting new folks and seeing some of you once again over some great TV cocktails!
To Selector Lopaka and Puamana, thankyou for your fine hospitality and touring us around town, your home is fabulous (I can't wait to see the Backyard Bali Hai in full bloom)! Dogbytes and Mr. Bytes, thanks for opening up the Rongo Rongo room to us and keeping the food and drinks flowing!
Really looking forward to seeing you all again soon!

PS - I'll post a few photos in a day or two.

PSS- You're the best 'internet' friends anyone could have.


[ This Message was edited by: Pepe le Tiki 2006-03-28 00:17 ]


 
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Pepe le Tiki
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From: Vancouver, BC
Posted: 2006-03-28 11:54 am   Permalink

OK, here's a photo, the only one I'm posting as Dogbytes did a great job of documenting the evening's events!

A rare glimpse of the food paparazzi in action!


 
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Sea-Tiki
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Joined: May 13, 2004
Posts: 72
Posted: 2006-03-31 1:21 pm   Permalink

ok ok ok, so now that we know where y'all ARE, who is having the next "Home Tiki Bar" shindig? According to local legend, Lopaka's crib is the real deal! What say NW Crew?

Much love, Mr. Sea-tiki


 
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Selector Lopaka
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Posts: 204
From: Jet City
Posted: 2006-06-17 09:31 am   Permalink

Ouch!

6/16/06 Seattle Times Bellevue Trader Vic's Review
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sweetpea
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Joined: Jan 14, 2003
Posts: 882
From: Seattle
Posted: 2006-06-19 10:14 am   Permalink

ah fooey on them,
We had Mrs. Seatiki's bday there, and we all had a great time.

Pea git's cozy


sorry these are sso big, I made em smaller in photobucket, but
I dunno what's going on! phooey.

The Jello Lagoon cake and accoutrements




 
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Tikiwahine
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2006-06-19 2:28 pm   Permalink

Looks like a swell shin dig, and in the perfect atmosphere!
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