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A most excellent adventure. Tiki road trip
Kilaueakyd
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From: The active crater
Posted: 2014-05-27 12:51 am   Permalink

After getting back to Canada and dealing with the cold on almost a daily basis I was ready for another leg on the Tiki Road Trip. Back to LA and first stop was Trader Sams at the Disney Hotel.
This place is really a great place in so many ways. The doors carved by Leroy from Oceanic are only a hint of what lies inside. The decor is Enchanted Tiki Room / Jungle cruise with lots of cool little things on the walls. Even a little Indiana Jones. Several of the drinks are delivered with some crazy antics. It makes the place fun and way more interesting than any other Tiki bar. The bartender Kelly really knows how to make a great Tiki cocktail. Also they usually have several great tiki mugs to match their signature drinks.
The drinks went down rather quickly and I had a serious buzz going real quick. Met Gene MacDonald, Swag Master of South Pacific Promotions. He showed me lots of cool tiki projects he had going including some stuff for Shag. What a nice guy and his stuff was real good quality.
Stopping in the next day after touring Adventureland a met another great guy. Nomeus from The Florida tiki scene. After grabbing a 151 swizzle together we made plans to meet at Tiki Ti a couple of days later...







 
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Kilaueakyd
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Posted: 2014-05-31 6:47 pm   Permalink

Soma more visual treats of what Disney actually did right.




A couple of nice works of art for the collection. The Shipwreak and Krakatoa


When the Krakatoa is ordered this Volcano puts on a show. The Shipwreak in a bottle is very cool too.




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Kilaueakyd
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Posted: 2015-02-11 4:25 pm   Permalink

A couple of days later I checked out La Luz de Jesus Art Gallery then down Sunset Blvd for my first trip to the Legendary Tiki Ti. I met up with Nomeus and we met a few of the locals as we starting working our way down the cocktail list. Adrian aka Poly Pop joined us and shared a few stories with us, great guy and a real nice crowd.
Next it was off to The Tonga Hut in North LA. Great Decore and fabulous cocktails it exceeded our expectations. Loved that the bartenders featured some really unique specials to go along with an already great cocktail list. This is where things also got a little bit blurry. But I had a great time meeting some of the regulars. Jason we must go again. And another night at Trader Sam's too.


 
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Kilaueakyd
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Posted: 2015-02-11 11:43 pm   Permalink





This is when things started to lose focus...I had a good talk with the Moai later on. There were no hurt feelings.

On the way to Tiki Ti I stopped and took a few photos of some of the Tiki themed apartment buildings. Starting with Eli Hedley's Islander.








 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 2015-02-12 12:25 am   Permalink

Great posts Kil. Izzat you to the far right of Adrian?
Cheers


 
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PockyTiki
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Joined: Feb 28, 2006
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From: central MA
Posted: 2015-02-12 07:05 am   Permalink

Digging the Animal Chin shirt. wearing my Bones Brigade hat right now as a matter of fact.
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Kilaueakyd
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Posted: 2015-02-19 12:03 am   Permalink

That guy on the right is Nomeus from Florida. I am the Polynesiac in the middle. We were both skaters in our day. It's interesting how so many tiki heads were skateboarders and into the punk/new wave scene. Does anyone know why?

 
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