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Mai Kai, Fort Lauderdale, FL (restaurant)
AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 1889
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2016-07-29 10:50 am   Permalink

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On 2016-07-29 10:36, GoGoFlamingo wrote:
Any recommendations or tips? I'd like to catch the show and I'll have my 6yo and 2yo children in two.



You're all gonna have a great time! To get you started, the kids will enjoy seeing the Molokai bar, and they serve non-alcoholic drinks for them as well. Take 'em out to the gardens too and take pics there.

Ft. Lauderdale itself is full of stuff to do and see, and you can find that all online. If you go south of Ft. Lauderdale you can have lunch at Le Tub, and if you get seated on the water, you may see some friendly iguanas crawl along the rail and look for lettuce handouts at your table. The kids would love that!

Read others comments in this thread, and do some other searches here on TC. And ask more specific questions. You should find plenty to see and do. The place really is great fun, has good food and drinks, and a top-notch show.

Have fun!


 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2016-07-29 11:26 am   Permalink

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On 2016-07-29 10:36, GoGoFlamingo wrote:
Hello,

I plan on visiting the Mai Kai sometime later this year (possibly mid-September) for my big 3-0.

Any recommendations or tips? I'd like to catch the show and I'll have my 6yo and 2yo children in two.

Thanks



Come the weekend of the 17th for my
Book Release Event. Special Lost Cocktail offerings with the Atomic Grog's Jim Hayward and Pablus of the Crazed Mugs playing in the Molokai. Your first chance to the get my book, and get it signed. There are 50+ in the party so far, and more signed up for the presentation at 2PM that Saturday.

No better time to explore the Mai-Kai and be there amongst fans and enjoy the place properly and get added experiences.
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GoGoFlamingo
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Posted: 2016-07-29 12:28 pm   Permalink

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On 2016-07-29 11:26, Swanky wrote:

Come the weekend of the 17th for my Book Release Event.




That's actually my birthday and the day I was looking at going! Also cool because I've had your book on my Amazon wishlist since April
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2016-08-25 05:31 am   Permalink

Oh the wondrous age we live in! You can now wander most of the Mai-Kai interior and gardens via Google maps! Can't get behind Samoa it seems though. But it is nice. This was done when the 1956 fernwood tikis were by the drive. You can see them if you turn around at the entrance. And the 1956 carving is in the gardens that was in the Surfboard Bar.
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JenTiki
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From: Home of the best rum collection in NC
Posted: 2016-08-25 08:22 am   Permalink

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On 2016-08-25 05:31, Swanky wrote:
Oh the wondrous age we live in! You can now wander most of the Mai-Kai interior and gardens via Google maps! Can't get behind Samoa it seems though. But it is nice. This was done when the 1956 fernwood tikis were by the drive. You can see them if you turn around at the entrance. And the 1956 carving is in the gardens that was in the Surfboard Bar.



I checked out the walkthrough yesterday. It's very cool! But I did check to see if the new tall tiki was in the gardens so I could figure out when it was shot. I do have a question about the booths in the middle of Tahiti. Are those portable? Wasn't that where Tikiyaki was playing during the Hukilau? They look awful big to just be moved about.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2016-08-25 7:34 pm   Permalink

It's a little too brightly lit for my taste, but then you get to see all the details better. It's good to see that the original Cannibal Carvings are still in situ in their little alcove:



And what fun to have time to explore the exotic splendor of the Bangkok Room!:





 
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Hurricane Hayward
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From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 25 days ago; 9:19 pm   Permalink

It's great to finally have this wonderful tribute in my hands ...


See you at the release party Sept. 16-17 ...
http://www.maikaihistory.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MaiKaiHistory/

... featuring more special lost cocktails!
http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/restaurants/tim-swanky-glazner-explores-tiki-culture-and-rare-cocktails-in-mai-kai-history-and-mystery-of-the-iconic-tiki-restaurant-8045463


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Hurricane Hayward
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From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 14 days ago; 1:24 pm   Permalink

If you have even a passing interest in the various rums employed by The Mai-Kai, you'll want to check out The Atomic Grog's latest blog update on all the recent changes in the cocktails ...
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2012/05/08/rums-of-the-mai-kai-legendary-lemon-hart-returns-to-the-promised-land/


Comparing the rums in the 151 Swizzle.


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Thortiki
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From: Maryland (Land of Pleasant Tiki Living)
Posted: 14 days ago; 7:45 pm   Permalink

We've been at the Mai Kai the past two nights and its great to be back at Tiki's Mount Olympus. Great drinks, food and people. Walking into the gift shop seeing Swanky's great new book on display and guess what Martin Cate's book right next to it. ONE Tiki nation and those historic words "In RUM we trust"!!! (-:

 
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Hurricane Hayward
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From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 13 days ago; 10:22 am   Permalink

FYI, tomorrow's special presentation and book signing event is sold out, but you can still some down to happy hour tonight and meet Swanky, or buy a book and get it signed during normal restaurant hours tomorrow.

Also, we're having a pre-party tonight in The Molokai with a lost cocktail from the 1956 menu. Happy hour begins at 4 for special event guests, 5 p.m. for the general public.

Saturday's schedule
https://www.facebook.com/events/1742401802712406/
(Sold out: You must have reservations to arrive before 4:30)
1 p.m. - The Molokai bar opens (no happy hour)
2 p.m. - Swanky's presentation begins
3 p.m. - After presentation: Book signings and happy hour until 7 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - The restaurant opens to the public

Limited appetizers available from 1-3 p.m. (only classics, no tapas menu), then after 3 the full appetizer menu is available.

Lost cocktails available from 1 p.m. through the end of happy hour at 7. Many of the event guests are attending the first dinner show.



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Hurricane Hayward
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From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 10 days ago; 12:22 am   Permalink

Mahalo Swanky (and Stephanie), plus the entire staff of The Mai-Kai for a memorable weekend ...


Swanky leads a special waking tour on Friday.


Tiki Diablo and his re-creation of a historic Mai-Kai bowl.
Available at
http://tikidiablo.bigcartel.com/product/tupaupau-bowl-book-release-bowl


The first of three lost cocktails: The Demerara Float




Swanky's sold-out presentation on Saturday.


Saturday's book signing. (Photo by Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid)


Mai-Kai legends Toti and Fles perform. (Photo by Tom Duncan)


Saturday's show is the perfect finale. (Photo by Stephanie Romer)



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mikehooker
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Joined: Jul 17, 2014
Posts: 701
From: Austin
Posted: 10 days ago; 1:33 pm   Permalink

Me and a couple friends in Austin are strongly considering flying in for 60th anniversary party. Any details yet as to what is planned to mark the occasion?

 
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