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Trader Vic's, Dallas, TX (restaurant)
GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2009-11-22 10:15 am   Permalink

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On 2009-11-20 08:07, Trader_Vic's_Dallas wrote:
Hey everyone,

Just wanted to let you all know that we are running a promotion on Facebook. If we get to 5000 fans by the end of the year, we're going to give one fan a fully paid private party for 50! I've included the link to our page below. Also, we wanted to thank all the enthusiast here for your tiki love and honesty! This forum and others like it are a great insight for us. Please keep sharing what you love about the place and even what you love less.

Thanks again!


http://www.facebook.com/tradervicdallas




Hey, that's nice that T-Vics Dallas is concerned enough to join Tiki Central and to read our comments. Kudos.
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Trader_Vic's_Dallas
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Joined: Oct 28, 2009
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Posted: 2009-12-09 08:22 am   Permalink

www.twitter.com/tradervicdallas
www.facebook.com/tradervicdallas


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On 2009-11-19 13:55, Pablofiesta wrote:
I was in recently after a long long absence and the music definitely improved during my groups visit! I've also noticed they've been updating their facebook and twitter pages more frequently and responding to complaints and suggestions. Looks like they are finally listening Don't know the fb and twit links, got it off the new website.



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TxTikiGirl
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Joined: May 03, 2006
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From: Dallas, Tx
Posted: 2009-12-19 3:02 pm   Permalink

Umm just called to make Brunch reservs and was told they're not serving Brunch anymore Wha' happened? I really wanted to try it too.

 
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Kenike
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Joined: Jul 24, 2003
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From: McKinney, TX
Posted: 2009-12-19 9:40 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-12-19 15:02, TxTikiGirl wrote:
Umm just called to make Brunch reservs and was told they're not serving Brunch anymore Wha' happened? I really wanted to try it too.



I never got to try it either. It only lasted about six weeks and wasn't a big success. Heard it was good though.
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Kenike
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From: McKinney, TX
Posted: 2009-12-22 07:15 am   Permalink



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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2009-12-22 10:06 am   Permalink

Fantastic A-Frame entrance, fantastic car, fantastic tiki, fantastic couple. This photo has so many things working in its favor. Thanks for sharing it.


 
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rugbymatt
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Joined: Jun 03, 2005
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From: Sacramento
Posted: 2009-12-22 12:03 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-11-22 10:15, GROG wrote:
Quote:

On 2009-11-20 08:07, Trader_Vic's_Dallas wrote:
Hey everyone,

Just wanted to let you all know that we are running a promotion on Facebook. If we get to 5000 fans by the end of the year, we're going to give one fan a fully paid private party for 50! I've included the link to our page below. Also, we wanted to thank all the enthusiast here for your tiki love and honesty! This forum and others like it are a great insight for us. Please keep sharing what you love about the place and even what you love less.

Thanks again!


http://www.facebook.com/tradervicdallas




Hey, that's nice that T-Vics Dallas is concerned enough to join Tiki Central and to read our comments. Kudos.




Okay, I did the fan thango!


 
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Grand Kahu
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Joined: Jul 31, 2006
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From: Dallas, TX
Posted: 2009-12-22 10:54 pm   Permalink

Nice pics Kenike! Was that an article about the opening?

GK


 
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Kenike
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Joined: Jul 24, 2003
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From: McKinney, TX
Posted: 2009-12-24 02:44 am   Permalink

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On 2009-12-22 22:54, Grand Kahu wrote:
Nice pics Kenike! Was that an article about the opening?

GK



The newspaper scan was. The other b&w pics came from a scan of some promo material for the Hilton.

Here's the entry again as it looked in 2003:



This was eventually torn down and the front of the building extended so they could squeeze in some condos right on top.


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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-12-24 07:57 am   Permalink

Wow, the A-frame was torn down THAT recently !? Sigh.

Great pics, I am glad you found that B&W. The A-frame looks most imposing shot with a wide angle lens...and very Japanese in style, actually. Do you know who designed it?

I worked on the color version a little to improve contrast and color:





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TxTikiGirl
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Joined: May 03, 2006
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From: Dallas, Tx
Posted: 2010-01-11 6:35 pm   Permalink

So just went to Trader Vic's and it's closed. A note on the door said they're closed so they can spruce the place up and to watch the website for details. Ummm define sprucing? Should I be nervous?

 
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DavidAfshar
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Joined: Jan 11, 2010
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Posted: 2010-01-11 10:27 pm   Permalink

Hey all...or should I say aloha?

Been lurking around for a while (okay, quite a while) but never took the plunge and registered until now.

My wife and I have loved the Dallas Trader Vic's location since it re-opened its doors a few years back. In fact, we got engaged there! There have been some ups and downs with the location, but overall, its been great.

But to the point: I have some info that I thought you all might be interested it. As far as the question of whether or not we tiki fans should be concerned about the "sprucing up" of the Dallas location, from what I've heard, I would say the answer is yes and no. Dallas had an uncharacteristically cold run of days last week and apparently the weather caused a pipe to burst at the TV Dallas location. My sister went for some Mai Tais on Saturday and there was a sign on the door to this effect. She said that there was ice in the parking lot that seemed to be caused by the burst pipe, so it sounds like the damage may be pretty extensive. I talked with a friend of mine that works at the Hotel Palomar, and he said he was not sure how bad the damage was but was able to confirm that the flooding had been pretty serious. He did say that the cleaners were already at work. I called trader Vic's earlier today and their voicemail message states they will be closed for two weeks or so while they "spruce up," just as the sign said. So, "sprucing up" seems not to mean "screwing up everything cool about Trader Vic's" as some (including myself) may have feared. Instead, it seems to mean, salvaging the greatness that is TV Dallas from the floodwaters (though that might be a bit dramatic). Here's hoping that the water damage isn't too bad and that the management won't be forced to do much remodeling, both because it would be such a shame to lose all of those Poly-pop historical artifacts, and also so that TV Dallas will be up and running real soon. I need a Mai Tai, darn it! Reggae music or no (and I agree that Martin Denny would be 10x better) Trader Vic's is still by far the coolest bar in town. Let's hope they stick around for a long time.


David


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-01-11 11:57 pm   Permalink

Thank you for clearing that up, David, the Dallas Trader is one of the last classic Vic's left in the U.S., and one never knows when this slow economy calls its next victim. I sure hope the flooding didn't mess up any vintage parts.

 
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Kenike
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Joined: Jul 24, 2003
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From: McKinney, TX
Posted: 2010-01-12 11:57 am   Permalink

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On 2010-01-11 22:27, DavidAfshar wrote:

So, "sprucing up" seems not to mean "screwing up everything cool about Trader Vic's" as some (including myself) may have feared. Instead, it seems to mean, salvaging the greatness that is TV Dallas from the floodwaters (though that might be a bit dramatic). Here's hoping that the water damage isn't too bad and that the management won't be forced to do much remodeling, both because it would be such a shame to lose all of those Poly-pop historical artifacts, and also so that TV Dallas will be up and running real soon.



Welcome David and thanks for that valuable info.

The water damage was minimal and only affected a small area, but they DID have to close because of it. However, the "sprucing" they mention on the sign is referring to the new "tropical island grill" concept that other TV's have been experimenting with. Details right now are quite sketchy, but I do know there is some "remodeling" involved, which in essence means decor changes. That's basically all I know at the moment.

We got to see the interior one more time last night. I made a personal plea to Rusty (TV consultant) since Tiki Kiliki was in town to let us have a look and he opened the doors and let us tour the place. Stupidly, I didn't bring my camera to document this somewhat historic event...the creator of the Hukilau is appropriately one of the last to see the "old" Dallas Trader Vic's...and Koitiki and I got to say our goodbyes to TV.

On a personal note, I said my farewells the last several times I visited because I was sure they weren't going to be open the next time I came. This new business model is one I'm unfamiliar with, but I've heard nothing but bad things about it. We'll see what it is when/if they reopen, but I think it's fair to say the old Dallas location that's been intact since 1967 won't be the same after this. It's sad but not surprising. Luckily I've prepared myself for this moment long in advance.

Of course, all of this could change tomorrow. The surprises at Dallas Trader Vic's never stop coming. Maybe they'll reopen in 2 weeks with just a menu change. Who knows??






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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-01-12 12:06 pm   Permalink

Wow. Up and down and up and down we go, I'm gettin' dizzy....

 
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