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An open letter to Tiki Central from Martin/Martiki
Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 3591
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2009-02-19 10:33 pm   Permalink

Dammit, Martin. I wanted YOU to mix my drink there. I know you and trust you. And important stuff like that can't be left in just any hands. Too much lime and I start pulling my warclubs off the wall and getting rowdy. I wish you the best, braddah. You pulled off a very, very authentic experience of a tiki bar there. You have to be proud of that. Aloha.
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fez monkey
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Joined: Jul 10, 2006
Posts: 199
From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted: 2009-02-19 11:33 pm   Permalink

Martin,

Good fortune to you whichever beach your raft washes up on.

It's always great to watch someone with an infectious passion doing what they love to do.

-SV


 
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Limbo Lizard
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Joined: Aug 24, 2006
Posts: 689
From: Aboard the 'Leaky Tiki', Dallas
Posted: 2009-02-20 08:11 am   Permalink

We can hope that Martin will go on to create another masterpiece,... then another, and another - the Johnny Appleseed of the tiki lounge.
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Pepe le Tiki
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 325
From: Vancouver, BC
Posted: 2009-02-20 10:10 am   Permalink

Best of luck to you Martin and thanks for keeping the true art of bartending alive!!! I still hope I'll be able to experience your cocktail wizardry some day soon!!!

 
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Tiki Royale
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Joined: Dec 06, 2002
Posts: 891
From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2009-02-20 7:28 pm   Permalink

Oh dear. Even though I'm reading this while watching the sun set over Wiakiki, it's still a buzz-kill.
Even as a "minority partner" I have no doubt that it was your passion, vision and dedication that has made Forbidden Island what it is today. Mahalo Nui Loa Martin!
I look forward to keeping in touch with you and sharing another Sidewinder Fang in the near future.
Aloha,

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chiwito
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Joined: Oct 26, 2008
Posts: 86
From: the Pacific island of Alameda
Posted: 2009-02-21 10:45 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-02-18 06:50, monet2u wrote:
I also hope this is the last we see of the great Martin and his mad mixing skills! !





I certainly hope that the above is a typo. Of course, like all FI regulars [well, semi-regulars; I'm not on the wall of immortals or anything like that] I will greatly miss Martin but look forward to dividing my drinking time between the still-great FI and whatever new project strikes Martin's fancy.

chiwito



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midnite
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 1230
From: 37? 47' N, 122? 26' W
Posted: 2009-02-22 12:35 am   Permalink

Tiki expert Martin Cate leaves Forbidden Island

Is there tiki trouble in Alameda?

"Martin Cate, whose modern revival of tiki drinks at Forbidden Island (1304 Lincoln Ave., Alameda) made him one of The Chronicle's Bar Stars last year, has sold his share of the business. Cate says he and his partners, who also own the Conga Lounge in Oakland, "just had different ideas about how to go forward with the business."
..."



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Hell of a week,
midnite


PS HELL of a week.



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tikivixen
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Joined: Aug 28, 2002
Posts: 724
From: Vallejo CA
Posted: 2009-02-22 3:13 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-02-19 10:00, pablus wrote:
sigh


http://www.crazedmugs.com/FI%20raw.mp3



This is sooo beautiful!!!

[ This Message was edited by: tikivixen 2009-02-22 15:14 ]


 
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mrsmiley
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 3172
From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2009-02-22 10:55 pm   Permalink

My silly comment doesn't seem so funny now. TOO soon-I can't joke about it yet.
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monet2u
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Joined: Nov 09, 2006
Posts: 115
From: SF, CA
Posted: 2009-02-23 1:49 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-02-21 22:45, chiwito wrote:
Quote:

On 2009-02-18 06:50, monet2u wrote:
I also hope this is the last we see of the great Martin and his mad mixing skills! !





I certainly hope that the above is a typo. Of course, like all FI regulars [well, semi-regulars; I'm not on the wall of immortals or anything like that] I will greatly miss Martin but look forward to dividing my drinking time between the still-great FI and whatever new project strikes Martin's fancy.

chiwito






oh my, indeed it was a typo!! I've still got plenty of love to share for FI and Martin where ever he goes, I'll follow. I'm always in need of a tasty libation!

[ This Message was edited by: monet2u 2009-02-23 13:52 ]


 
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thejab
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2986
From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2009-02-23 2:32 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-02-18 19:36, Coco Loco wrote: So as long as the drink standards remain strong and the usual dj's are there, we will continue to support it.



I couldn't agree more, drink quality is the most important thing to me! And thanks for mentioning the DJs!


 
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thejab
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2986
From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2009-02-23 2:32 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-02-18 19:36, Coco Loco wrote: So as long as the drink standards remain strong and the usual dj's are there, we will continue to support it.



I couldn't agree more, drink quality is the most important thing to me! And thanks for mentioning the DJs!


 
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ted tiki
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Joined: Oct 11, 2004
Posts: 195
From: minneapolis
Posted: 2009-02-23 3:54 pm   Permalink

Only been there once and I made two others come with me. They were non-believers before then....now they get it. Thanks for making a visit out to Alameda truly great. Red carpet treatment all the way. Best of luck with what comes next..

 
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Mr. Aloha
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Joined: Nov 10, 2006
Posts: 75
Posted: 2009-02-23 4:05 pm   Permalink

Aloha Martin:

You have spoiled many of us drinkers with your high quality (and great tasting) cocktails. I look forward to your next venture, so please keep us in the loop. All the best to you going forward.

Brian and Lisa


 
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tiki-smith
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Joined: Jun 14, 2008
Posts: 19
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2009-03-01 09:22 am   Permalink

Thank you for your hard work and dedication. I live in Los Angeles, and have only been able to get up to FI once so far. I wear my FI shirt proudly and recommend it warmly to all. The drinks were by far the best I've had, and I've been to many tiki bars. I hope the place doesn't change too much without you.

Mucho Mahalo to you, please let us know what you're up to next.
The Tiki Smith


 
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