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New Luau in Beverly Hills?
christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2008-09-02 10:55 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-09-02 14:18, Bora Boris wrote:
My point was that in the bigger picture they'd probably not care that much as to fuss about it and if it made someone happy to drink out of a Buddha belly mug then they'd probably be glad that someone was happy.



I think in the big picture both Bhudda bars and Tiki bars offer a taste of the exotic and escapism; something different than a "Ruth Chris" steakhouse vibe and an opportunity for fusion cuisine.

It may just be that this is the era of the Bhudda bar, just as Tiki had its heyday (and is enjoying a resurgence now).



 
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tikiyaki
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Posted: 2008-09-02 11:28 pm   Permalink

All that being said...I like Buddha. I love Japanese/Asian minimalism too.

I just wish that a restaurant named The LUAU would have some TIKI in it.


 
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TraderJohn
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Posted: 2008-09-06 12:06 pm   Permalink

Does anyone know if they are open yet ?

 
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TIKI-RAY
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Posted: 2008-09-06 6:46 pm   Permalink

A little bird told me that it might open around mid October.

 
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2008-09-06 10:45 pm   Permalink

Tweet

Tweet.


 
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rugbymatt
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Posted: 2008-09-07 12:18 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-09-06 22:45, RevBambooBen wrote:
Tweet

Tweet.



Ben, you used "T" words. heh,heh,heh.
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Bora Boris
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Posted: 2008-09-21 9:54 pm   Permalink

It looks like it's just about ready to go. A certain Mr. BB (Big Bird) told me this will be open in October but I think it may take a while longer for Non-Showbiz Schmo's to get in. I'll start the schmoozing soon but I know it's gonna be pricey (I mean PRICEY PRICEY!) so I'll only schmooze people with expense accounts.








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I hope they have swizzles!
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2008-09-22 09:43 am   Permalink

It looks good from the outside, all it needs are some doorway guardian Tikis... But those, just like the real pronounced A-frame over the entrance that I saw in early sketches of the place would be too tacky, of course!

 
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TikiG
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Posted: 2008-09-22 11:05 am   Permalink

I feel like I need to organize a So. Cal posse to invade the restaurant shortly after opening to announce our love/alliance of tiki and attempt to influence the owners to "tiki-up"!

ie The "Luau" with no tiki? Like a Mai Tai with no Orgeat.

After all, this place is opening in MY backyard..

Any takers?

[ This Message was edited by: TikiG 2008-09-22 11:05 ]


 
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TIKI-RAY
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Posted: 2008-09-22 6:05 pm   Permalink

OMG ! Let it happen . Just because no one checked with each tiki central member personally does not mean its not happening . Its been in the works for quite some time and the final product will be delivered tomorrow . I wasnt going to say anything and hope to suprise you but they are taking quite a bashing and no one has even seen that there isnt a tiki yet. Please call off the vigilante squad . Now go on with your lives and wait for the opening . By the way, Bamboo Ben has done one hell of a job in there .Or has he ? No one realy has seen the inside yet .

 
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The Sperm Whale
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Posted: 2008-09-22 6:30 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-09-22 18:05, TIKI-RAY wrote:
OMG ! Let it happen . Just because no one checked with each tiki central member personally does not mean its not happening . Its been in the works for quite some time and the final product will be delivered tomorrow . I wasnt going to say anything and hope to suprise you but they are taking quite a bashing and no one has even seen that there isnt a tiki yet. Please call off the vigilante squad . Now go on with your lives and wait for the opening . By the way, Bamboo Ben has done one hell of a job in there .Or has he ? No one realy has seen the inside yet .



Well put Tiki Ray. With all this talk of Buddah I hope there is stained glass windows of the Virgin Mary while your at it.
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2008-09-23 07:46 am   Permalink

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On 2008-09-22 11:05, TikiG wrote:
I feel like I need to organize a So. Cal posse to invade the restaurant shortly after opening to announce our love/alliance of tiki and attempt to influence the owners to "tiki-up"!



I like your thoughts. However, the owners may or may not be hanging there when the possee shows up. It might be better to try and get the owner's info from B2, or some other manner.

Also, as the owners retained B2 for drink consulting, they may not be receptive to "your drinks suck" when they paid thousands of dollars for particular recipes.

None of this, however, means a try ought not be made. Be sure and post when the greeting party will arrive.


 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2008-09-23 08:06 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-09-02 20:18, floratina wrote:
Quote:

On 2008-09-02 17:23, The Sperm Whale wrote:
Quote:

On 2008-09-02 10:42, bigbrotiki wrote:
To me, the main instigators of conflict and overzealous political correctness in religions are individuals who insist on formality over spiritual content.



I find alcohol to be very spiritual. But really I thought this thread was about the new Luau in Bev hills?



I liked his point, though.



This is getting far afield, but I recall a story about the former Speaker of the California Assembly who used two bottles of an excellent and rare vintage to help resolve a previously insurmountable political divide.


 
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tikiyaki
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Posted: 2008-09-23 08:41 am   Permalink

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On 2008-09-22 18:05, TIKI-RAY wrote:
OMG ! Let it happen . Just because no one checked with each tiki central member personally does not mean its not happening . Its been in the works for quite some time and the final product will be delivered tomorrow . I wasnt going to say anything and hope to suprise you but they are taking quite a bashing and no one has even seen that there isnt a tiki yet. Please call off the vigilante squad . Now go on with your lives and wait for the opening . By the way, Bamboo Ben has done one hell of a job in there .Or has he ? No one realy has seen the inside yet .



WHAT ??? Tiki WHO ?

OK, I'll shutup now.

(cue the Jeopardy theme)

I'm waiting......
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TIKI-RAY
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Posted: 2008-09-24 05:36 am   Permalink

I just dropped off the tiki last night and I can't wait to dine there. The inside is just beautiful. I'm not allowed to post pics yet but I hope you all enjoy the detail, design,and effort to make a wonderful new dining location. Its tiki. Its swanky. Its cool !
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