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Welcome...to Forbidden Island
martiki
Official Mixologist

Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3058
From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2006-01-17 10:01 am   Permalink

Ever dream about the perfect tiki lounge?

About the way you’d want it to feel? How it would look?

What kind of drinks would it have?

Would you dream about….

-An interior designed by Bamboo Ben in a classic yet totally unique style?

-A signature Tiki designed by Danny “Tiki Diablo” Gallardo?

-Custom mugs designed by Tiki Diablo and produced by Tiki Farm?

-A lush tropical lanai designed by Jungle Trader?

-A jukebox full of classic Hawaiian, lounge, and exotica music?

-An extensive menu of tropical libations designed by martiki, incorporating both classic tropical drinks and contemporary mixology, perfectly balanced and using only fresh squeezed seasonal juices and premium ingredients?

-Custom graphics and goodies featuring the designs of Chongolio, Hanford Lemoore, Humuhumu and more?

-The creative and artistic contributions of dozens of other members of Tiki Central to give it the true ohana feeling?



Wake up. You’re not dreaming.

It gives us great pleasure to welcome you to:



Located in the heart of Alameda, California, Forbidden Island is the brainchild of Michael “Conga Mike” Thanos, Manny Thanos, and Martin “martiki” Cate. Opening in April 2006, prepare for a tiki adventure like no other.

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We can’t tell you how excited we are about this. We look forward to working with all of you, sharing this process with the ohana, and making Forbidden Island a reality. There is so much to do and say, and so many surprises in store for everyone that we’ll simply close right here and direct you to our beautiful website from the one and only Humuhumu:

www.forbiddenislandalameda.com


Please give it a visit and sign up on the mailing list for all the news, updates, and special offers.

The adventure begins!!


A thousand mahalos to everyone here,

Michael, Manny & Martin




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weirduncletiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 756
From: Grape Town, California
Posted: 2006-01-17 10:14 am   Permalink

Urrrgghhh, drooooool, homina homina homina, slobber......

(Excitement, folks!)


 
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virani
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1438
From: Volcanic area of France
Posted: 2006-01-17 10:19 am   Permalink

Woaw, sounds amazing. Does that mean you're leaving your job at the Trader Vic's Martin ??

Congratulations


 
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Tiki-bot
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 1345
Posted: 2006-01-17 10:31 am   Permalink

Wow, I'd heard that Mike & Mano were doing a tiki bar in Alameda, but Martin's involvement is a pleasant surprise. Very exciting news, indeed. You guys couldn't do all this before we had a kid, huh???



 
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tikifish
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2720
From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2006-01-17 10:36 am   Permalink

Only one problem... everyone at TC will come expecting a discount!

 
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Tikiwahine
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3288
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2006-01-17 10:38 am   Permalink

All I can do is echo the above comments, with an additional WOW!
This is all very exciting!

I wish you the best of luck, and hope I'm able to stop in for a visit and a drink when you're open.


 
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tikicleen
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 11, 2003
Posts: 329
From: ripon: almond capital yet no orgeat
Posted: 2006-01-17 10:40 am   Permalink

so let me get this straight.

michael, mano, martin, and michelle all are behind the development of the forbidden island?

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
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Unga Bunga
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5825
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2006-01-17 10:41 am   Permalink

So the Tiki gods are finally smiling upon me.
That is some really great news.
You couldn't get that "cast of characters" for a Hollywood movie.



 
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thejab
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2986
From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2006-01-17 10:42 am   Permalink

Martiki, Mano, and Mike!

They know what I'm after,

Martiki, Mano, and Mike!

If it's tiki you want they've got a lot for you,
Bamboo Ben, fresh juice, tiki mugs too

Martiki, Mano, and Mike!

They know what I'm after,

Martiki, Mano, and Mike!


 
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Humuhumu
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3627
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2006-01-17 10:45 am   Permalink

We are beyond excited. We're ready for it to be open now! It was a great night when Martiki came over to our place to visit a short time ago and let us in on the secret, and it was an honor when he asked for our help in developing the graphics and website. I think it's been very hard for Martin, Conga Mike and Mano to keep such an exciting secret, congratulations and the heartiest best of all luck to them now that they get to move forward full steam! The many tikiphiles in Alameda are lucky ducks. We're planning on spending enough time there to become honorary Alameda citizens.

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pappythesailor
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1564
From: Mass.
Posted: 2006-01-17 10:48 am   Permalink

3062.1 miles from me-- (*#&@ This state sucks....

I look forward to the pictures, though!


 
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ookoo lady
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 24, 2004
Posts: 779
Posted: 2006-01-17 10:59 am   Permalink

How exciting! Now I don't feel quite so bad that I never got to see you in action at Trader Vic's.
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Tiki-bot
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 1345
Posted: 2006-01-17 11:00 am   Permalink

I forgot to ask: Does this mean you will be the primary bartender, Martiki, or are you only putting the menu together?

 
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freddiefreelance
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 15, 2003
Posts: 2995
From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2006-01-17 11:00 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-01-17 10:36, tikifish wrote:
Only one problem... everyone at TC will come expecting a discount!


Not a problem, how about 1% for every 1,000 miles you had to travel to get there?


 
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Molokai Mike
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 26, 2003
Posts: 507
From: the birthplace of the Mai Tai
Posted: 2006-01-17 11:08 am   Permalink

It's been SOOOOOO hard keeping such an incredible secret, especially as of late, when rumors have started circulating and I had to all but deny them !!
Folks, this place is going to be incredible. We are so excited about establishing the first ever Tiki Bar in Alameda! MAno and myself are especially excited about having the genius that is Martiki aboard for this project...
We intend Forbidden Island to be a bar that all the TC Ohana will call home, while sipping on the intoxicating fruits of Tiki-past and Tiki-future!!
A special thanks to Humuhumu and Hanford for their incredible work getting the website and designs up and running in such little time.
Here's to the future folks...
Mahalo and Aloha !!!



[ This Message was edited by: Conga Mike 2006-01-17 11:09 ]

[ Edited by: martiki - Added our beautiful faces - 2006-01-17 11:16 ]


 
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