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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2007-01-08 11:12 am   Permalink

don't get me wrong, I love Sam's.
But lets hope that they do as much to refurbish the food and drinks there, as they are doing to the building.

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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2007-01-09 11:30 pm   Permalink

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[i]On 2007-01-08 04:01, twowheelin'tiki wrote:[
They said the old owner had let the place slip and they were going to bring it back to the condition it deserved. I met a guy named Bill that was one of the partners and thanked him and the guy doing the floors (alan?) and told them how important the place is to alot of folks all over the USA. I am so damn grateful that Sam's is coming back. They said maybe by st.patties day. Please be supportive of this effort and like Ben said, try and not get too caught up in complaining about the little details that may be different, just thank the guys for saving the place and not turning it into a Russian mafia owned bikini bar like KELBO'S!!.I am so damn happy to hear about this place coming back!, I was really depressed when I thought it was history. Let's pray for good food and grog!. Mahalo. TWT



Nice field research, TWT.

Good point about Sams in any condition - just so long tiki - is better than no Sam's at all.


 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2007-01-10 05:41 am   Permalink

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MDK: I strongly take offense to the images that perpetuate negative stereotypes. That photo is ridiculous (regardless of who it is). If you’re someone who believes that it's okay to show images of “drunken Indians”,“lazy Mexicans” or "savage Polynesians" then perhaps you should evaluate your own insecurities and short-commings.




I wasn't going to read this thread and then I thought that I would look for pictures and read the captions around them. Man, was I happily surprised to see the Grog's photo. Very funny on many levels.


I can't see were painting your face Maori, would be anything like painting your face black. One can only be born of darker skin and painting your face is a attack dealing with past injustices.

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I'm interested in the truth, can someone enlighten me here on TC?


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freddiefreelance
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Posted: 2007-01-10 08:22 am   Permalink

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On 2007-01-10 05:41, teaKEY wrote:
I'm interested in the truth, can someone enlighten me here on TC?


Well, let's see. First the earth cooled. And then the dinosaurs came, but they got too big and fat, so they all died and they turned into oil. And then the Arabs came and they bought Mercedes Benzes. And Prince Charles started wearing all of Lady Di's clothes. I couldn't believe it.
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RevBambooBen
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2007-01-10 7:41 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-12-16 10:09, christiki295 wrote:
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On 2006-12-08 08:46, RevBambooBen wrote:
Aloha.

I met with Allan the other day.

Sam's is on it's road to recovery.

They're doing what they can to get the doors open so,

don't get all snippy if there is slight change.

MAhalos

Bamboo Ben.




Interesting question. Is a de-tikified, or reduced tikified, Sam's which is open better the incredible classic tiki bar mecca, complete with thatch, that Sam's used to be when open?

Is a new watered-down version a ongoing humiliation to the memory, or is any tiki, in whatever state (although if Bamboo Ben is involved it probably will be good), better than no tiki at all?


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They're trying to bring it back from the 80's I-HOP CRAP that killed it!

Think, early tiki.

More on the lines of CLASS and/or Swank?.

The Bar and Dinning Room will be open first.

No Tiki's will be tossed. If anything, more will be added.

Stay tuned.




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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2007-01-10 8:40 pm   Permalink

RevbambooBen pulling this thread back on topic.

B-Ben gets 3 extra credit points.


 
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thejab
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From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2007-01-15 5:39 pm   Permalink

Any new news on an opening date?

 
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Hau 'oli Tiki
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From: Lamegoona Hills, CA
Posted: 2007-01-15 10:36 pm   Permalink

I have neglected to read this whole thread as I thought it was done. I can't tell you how happy we are to read that Sam's will be restored and reopened!! We should have a big shin dig to re-christen her!

Since the close of Royal Hawaiian and all, well, we've been starving down here in south county. We were looking at pix of RH and Sam's the other day and the heartache I felt was physical. Specially The Royal. The air of the past clung to the walls with layers of memories. You could almost here the chats that took place there in the past; Sputnik, Kennedy, the Cuban missile crisis, oil embargos, free love, I'm starting to sound like a Billy Joel song... The swank seeped into that place and stayed. God I miss it.

So lets make Sam's just as great! Someday our grandkids will look at old pix of us in our retro swank, Hawaiian shirts, and funny hats and they'll wonder if that cool looking place is still open. Hopefully, when they walk in, the memories will reach out from the walls and embrace them. They'll feel our presence as they sit at the bar. Here our laughter and ice clinking in our glasses as they study the tikis. Realize that we lived, laughed and loved just like they do. And left a bit there, sandwiched between the dust layers on the lamps and walls.

Wow. Those old qualudes I found in an old purse seem to be just fine! I think they have no potency left. Sgood.


 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2007-01-15 10:50 pm   Permalink

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[i]On 2007-01-10 19:41, RevBambooBen wrote:

They're trying to bring it back from the 80's I-HOP CRAP that killed it!

Think, early tiki.

More on the lines of CLASS and/or Swank?.

The Bar and Dinning Room will be open first.

No Tiki's will be tossed. If anything, more will be added.

Stay tuned.




This news is better than could have been hoped!
I would have been satisfied with a cleaner Taco Surf.

The tiki gods are smiling upon us.


 
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twowheelin'tiki
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Posted: 2007-01-16 10:20 pm   Permalink

Jeez Hau 'oli Tiki, you got me all misty, y'otta be a writer!.


 
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Hau 'oli Tiki
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From: Lamegoona Hills, CA
Posted: 2007-01-17 09:39 am   Permalink

Cheese and Crackers! When I went back and read that, I cried, myself!!
You all gotta remember something about me... I can not hold my liquer and I have anterograde amnesia! I had a few nightcaps that evening!
But it IS a purty thought!
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MakeDaMug
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Posted: 2007-01-17 5:54 pm   Permalink

we're in design work on 2 new mugs for Sam's. 1 is a brand new design & the other will be a repro of their original design, which if anybody has an original (yeah right!), can you send me multiperspective photos. I recall that it was similar to the illustrated one in their drink menu but I recall that it had a shorter forehead. Any light to be shed on this - that'd be very cool. By the way, the designer for the new mug... I thought it'd be cool to have Sam's Seafood mug designed by Sam Gambino.

 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2007-01-17 10:32 pm   Permalink

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On 2007-01-17 17:54, MakeDaMug wrote:
we're in design work on 2 new mugs for Sam's. 1 is a brand new design & the other will be a repro of their original design, which if anybody has an original (yeah right!), can you send me multiperspective photos. I recall that it was similar to the illustrated one in their drink menu but I recall that it had a shorter forehead. Any light to be shed on this - that'd be very cool. By the way, the designer for the new mug... I thought it'd be cool to have Sam's Seafood mug designed by Sam Gambino.



The hits keep on coming!

Better and better every day.


 
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TikiJosh
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Posted: 2007-01-18 09:07 am   Permalink

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On 2007-01-17 17:54, MakeDaMug wrote:
we're in design work on 2 new mugs for Sam's. 1 is a brand new design & the other will be a repro of their original design, which if anybody has an original (yeah right!), can you send me multiperspective photos. I recall that it was similar to the illustrated one in their drink menu but I recall that it had a shorter forehead. Any light to be shed on this - that'd be very cool. By the way, the designer for the new mug... I thought it'd be cool to have Sam's Seafood mug designed by Sam Gambino.



Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! I'm so excited I had to say it three times. This is fantastic news! It's great that the new owner(s) are willing to try out a repro design of the original. Can't wait to see pics.
Thanks for the great news, Holden! That totally made my day!

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RevBambooBen
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2007-01-22 5:47 pm   Permalink

Keep an EYE out

for some pics

in the near future..........


 
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