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BAHOOKA MEMORIES - a photo love story
nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 2013-03-04 5:33 pm   Permalink

Crazy Al



Crazy Sven



Crazy Nick and pretty Marie



[ Edited by: Bora Boris - Tightend things up. - 2013-03-04 18:28 ]


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2013-03-04 6:23 pm   Permalink

Chris, don't worry bout a Steadycam, a wide angle will make it smooth enough (and customers won't hurt it either)

C-native - Thanks for the Depp still, finally some visual proof of the infamous movie connection

Jim: Great little video! I miss seeing you guys...

And then there are those photo memories that still can be shot this weeeek!

I have some more memories...of what COULD have been: The un-made bowls of Bahooka!
When I was there to sign the finished 1st Bahooka mug,



...Holden mentioned that they had expressed interest in maybe having a bowl done, so right then and there I asked the waiter for a piece of paper an doodled down this proposal (forgive the lack of elegance - am not a trained graphic artist):



Well, it turned out that the price for a full-sized Scorpion bowl proved too cost-prohibitive for the owners. A while later, they came back with a request for medium bowl in the form of diver's helmet. The problem was Tiki Farm had already done one with a Tiki inside, so I tried to make it somewhat different:



In order to make it visually more interesting, I suggested different views for the other windows:


(AGAIN: all just my amateur scribbles)

Well, that one didn't happen either...
What I am really sad about is that the SWIZZLE STICK I came up with never came to fruition:


Oh well, no use crying over spilled coconut milk...



 
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lunavideogames
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Posted: 2013-03-04 6:30 pm   Permalink


Bahooka is just one of those places you didn't think could exist. An amazing collaboration between tiki, nautical art, and randomness. I could get lost for days just looking at all of the hidden artifacts. I always had amazing times at Bahooka.

This was my favorite piece of randomness. I had to post it because it would have been lost forever. A kitten garden puzzle stuck above one of the booths. You would have to look carefully to even see it.


I will always have a Bahooka Bowl flame in my heart for Bahooka!

Thank you for the memories Bahooka! There will never be another place like you. Cheers!


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2013-03-04 7:17 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-03-04 18:23, bigbrotiki wrote:
Well, that one didn't happen either...
What I am really sad about is that the SWIZZLE STICK I came up with never came to fruition:

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That is one great swizzle idea!

Some photos from the Bahooka mug release party.








DC


 
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A Frame
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Posted: 2013-03-04 8:47 pm   Permalink

Wow, there are some great pics & memories here! I have a few to add...here goes.

Bahooka was where I took my first road trip/adventure after reading James Teitelbaum's 'TIKI ROAD TRIP' in 2007. I had my first official 'tiki' inspired cocktail while enjoying a big plate of ribs on one of these bar stools. A few months later, I bought my first mug at Bahooka. My wife may never forgive me.



What always stuck me was the tremendous amount and detail of the items placed in the ceilings and walls. Each & every time I visited, I had to get up and walk around, take it all in again as if it was my very first trip.

I didn't want to miss a menu holder... or any of the many, many lighted glass floats.





On your next visit you could look up and discover a set of 20 foot long canoes...



...look straight ahead and find a deep sea divers helmet or a famous Pacu, too.



A trip to Bahooka was also like going on a underwater adventure. Dining in your own secluded booth, surrounded by tanks of colorful fish, I can only imagine that most kids thought they were at some type of a private Disneyland. To the adults? Climb in, sit down and shut the hatch. This was the submarine ride with food & rum drinks!



If I was there late when the place was about to close, I'd walk around the empty parts of the restaurant hearing only the sound of gurgling fish tanks. I'd look into the empty banquet room knowing that the TC folks could fill the place, especially when "10" was the magic number.



Like at Crazy Al's 10th Anniversary Party (10 for 11-12-13)...



...where Big Toe was taking it all in...



...or at the 10th Anniversary of BOT & Mug Release Party where the room was packed...



...and Sven needed at least two drinks to help keep his mouth from getting dry while graciously signing mugs and chatting it up with the throng!



Hey look, it's Scott with his BOT mug. I bet there was a grenade with the pin pulled in that vessel!



Bahooka was always very accommodating to the TC folks, just another reason why it will be sorely missed. But at least they're going out on their terms.
To the entire Bahooka staff, I wish all of you the best. Thanks for the memories!
Now about that TIKI...





 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2013-03-04 9:34 pm   Permalink

Dang, Yeah: Crazy Al's display was amazing, I remember now! The line-up of his complete Lava mugs was worth the price of admission alone (of which there was none, I believe).

I am pretty sure Scott's 10 Y BOT mug contained the TIKI REVIVER, the cocktail created by Jeff Berry for the mug, and expertly mixed by Hiphiphula KELLY for the event - the one time you could get a craft cocktail at the place


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 2013-03-06 12:21 am   Permalink

Sum mo pix
One portion of a ceiling

Mug/Tiki mag release party

Swizzle's trip to Tikiland (SoCal)

Swizzle after a grenade with the pin pulled.


Tikivato

Left to rht, Tikivato, Rosemary, CeCe, and Swizzle in front.
Tikivato and tiki







 
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Joe Banks
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Posted: 2013-03-06 06:43 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-03-04 21:34, bigbrotiki wrote:

I am pretty sure Scott's 10 Y BOT mug contained the TIKI REVIVER, the cocktail created by Jeff Berry for the mug, and expertly mixed by Hiphiphula KELLY for the event - the one time you could get a craft cocktail at the place



You bet it did!! (...and it was delicious)


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2013-03-06 08:18 am   Permalink

And I bet your Bahooka HDR photos which we are looking forward to here are gonna be delicious, too!

 
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Joe Banks
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Posted: 2013-03-06 08:24 am   Permalink

Sorry...must have nodded of there...






...more to come. I'll post 'em tonight!
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A Frame
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Posted: 2013-03-06 11:49 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-03-06 06:43, Joe Banks wrote:
Quote:

On 2013-03-04 21:34, bigbrotiki wrote:

I am pretty sure Scott's 10 Y BOT mug contained the TIKI REVIVER, the cocktail created by Jeff Berry for the mug, and expertly mixed by Hiphiphula KELLY for the event - the one time you could get a craft cocktail at the place :D



You bet it did!! (...and it was delicious)



Ahhh yes, I stand corrected! How could I have forgotten...I had one myself and still have the recipe card with my mug! Ingenious!


 
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robtikiti
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Posted: 2013-03-06 12:47 pm   Permalink

I feel like many of us have walked/stumbled out of Bahooka after a few Grenades or bowls and looked back to view something like this.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2013-03-06 2:57 pm   Permalink

...looks like it was taken a split second before you hit the parking lot pavement!

Thanks for the eye candy Mr Joseph Banks


 
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Loki-Tiki
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Posted: 2013-03-06 3:12 pm   Permalink

Quote:

...looks like it was taken a split second before you hit the parking lot pavement!


...and here's the view right before you left your booth






 
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Joe Banks
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Posted: 2013-03-06 5:55 pm   Permalink

A few more...













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