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Mai Kai, Fort Lauderdale, FL (restaurant)
AceExplorer
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2016-05-27 07:54 am   Permalink

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On 2016-05-26 20:32, Hurricane Hayward wrote:
AceExplorer: That's an article from last October or November. I wrote about it in The Week in Tiki blog I posted on Nov. 21 ... http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2015/11/21/the-week-in-tiki-nov-2-15-2015-the-hukilau-and-miami-rum-fest-tickets-makahiki-arrives-wayne-coombs-tribute-tiki-bars-galleries-and-more/



Thanks, Jim, for the correction. I thought the article was somehow an updated version. Dates on their features are hard to discern at times, and I fell into that trap due to my excitement for the Mai-Kai.


 
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Hurricane Hayward
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From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 30 days ago; 12:35 pm   Permalink

Three new Tikis carved by Florida artists Will Anders, Tom Fowner and Jeff Chouinard now greet guests at The Mai-Kai. The installation was completed today ...


Will and Tom installed their Tikis yesterday ...


Jeff's Marquesan-style Tiki went up this morning ...


Will's carving is based on the Hawaiian Lono style ...


Tom's Tangaroa-style Tiki is based on the design of The Mai-Kai's vintage decanter ...
http://www.ooga-mooga.com/cgi-bin/all/search.cgi?terms=mai-kai+decanter&des_id=any&man_id=any&img_id=any&shp_id=any&clr_id=any&details=yes&mode=search_process&x=0&y=0


All three were carved from Cypress trees from Central Florida. Mahalo to The Hukilau's Christie "Tiki Kiliki" White for spearheading this project. You can share the photos on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/atomicgrog/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1092882324111605

I'm guessing that the three Tikis that they replaced are these, before they were moved to the porte-cochère ...

(Does anyone know if these date back to 1956?)


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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 23 days ago; 08:59 am   Permalink

Swanky says he believes they were 1956 originals.

 
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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 20 days ago; 07:44 am   Permalink

New ash tray Tikis now greet guests at the entrance, again mahalo to the prolific Will Anders!



 
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mikehooker
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Posted: 20 days ago; 2:06 pm   Permalink

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On 2016-06-08 07:44, Hurricane Hayward wrote:
New ash tray Tikis now greet guests at the entrance, again mahalo to the prolific Will Anders!





Just keeps getting better and better. So wish I could be there right now.


 
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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 14 days ago; 2:59 pm   Permalink

‘King Kai’ leads procession of new Tikis into The Mai-Kai



Thanks to a dedicated group of artists and supporters, The Mai-Kai in Fort Lauderdale has been blessed with the arrival of a new clan of Tiki carvings, most notably the 10-foot “King Kai” that now holds court in the outdoor garden. It’s believed to be the most extensive infusion of large stylized carvings since the 1960s.

Full story:
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2016/06/09/king-kai-leads-procession-of-new-tikis-into-the-mai-kai/

King Kai, a Hawaiian Ku design carved by Fort Lauderdale artist Will Anders, was installed May 21 and christened during a special ceremony the next day. Anders had lots of help in realizing the project, which was the vision of The Hukilau’s Christie “Tiki Kiliki” White. She enlisted several key people to make the dream a reality: Securing two Florida Black Olive tree trunks and transporting them to South Florida, then erecting the finished carving at The Mai-Kai.



See also: Exclusive photo gallery of King Kai, new trio of Tikis
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2016/06/09/king-kai-leads-procession-of-new-tikis-into-the-mai-kai/#photos

What else is new at The Mai-Kai?

Guests of The Hukilau may want to keep an eye out for many other positive changes at The Mai-Kai that have been under way over the past year:



A new chef, Mark Rivera, is transforming the staid menu with his new spin on classic Polynesian fine dining.

More: http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2016/06/09/king-kai-leads-procession-of-new-tikis-into-the-mai-kai/#new


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AceExplorer
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Posted: 14 days ago; 3:18 pm   Permalink

Nice update, HH! Many of us noticed the tremendously improved lighting with the addition of LED technology. The hanging lamps in the main A-frame room were beautifully lit. The Mai-Kai certainly is a grand tiki palace!

 
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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 13 days ago; 2:13 pm   Permalink

Also worth mentioning, thanks to Tiki Kiliki and her Kickstarter campaign, The Mai-Kai received a donation of 40,000 swizzle sticks during The Hukilau ...



The new swizzles are based on the classic design, and also feature one of the famed cannibal Tikis at the end of the longer one ...



They were quickly put to use on Sunday during The Hukilau's Finale, where they were featured in the three "lost cocktails" from the 1956 menu, served at a large event for the first time in decades ...



Set your VCRs for tomorrow! If you haven't seen this, you'll want to check it out ...



Jim Stacy returns to The Mai-Kai in a rerun of his Cooking Channel show ...
http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/shows/offbeat-eats-with-jim-stacy/100/day-at-the-beach.html

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howlinowl
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Posted: 13 days ago; 3:55 pm   Permalink

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Set your VCRs for tomorrow! If you haven't seen this, you'll want to check it out ...





Pray tell....what is this "VCR" that you speek of???

Sorry, had to yank yer chain, couldn't resist!!!

howlinowl


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 12 days ago; 10:08 pm   Permalink

Cannibal swizzles, yesssss! Save me sum, please.




 
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TheParkCollector
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Posted: 9 days ago; 8:40 pm   Permalink

Can anyone recommend a cheap hotel that's close? Thinking about spending out anniversary there for our first trip to the Mai-Kai.

 
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Swanky
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Posted: 8 days ago; 06:25 am   Permalink

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On 2016-06-19 20:40, TheParkCollector wrote:
Can anyone recommend a cheap hotel that's close? Thinking about spending out anniversary there for our first trip to the Mai-Kai.


Close? Not much within walking distance. I recommend anything in North Beach Village, but if you want really close,
The Ramada Oakland Park is your best choice.
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bamalamalu
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Posted: 8 days ago; 10:17 am   Permalink

Not exactly "cheap," but we've stayed just up the street a couple times at the Marriott Courtyard Fort Lauderdale East.
I believe we got AAA rates under $100 a night. It's been clean and quiet (we asked for rooms on the back side to avoid road noise; I don't know how necessary that is.)

It's probably a bit too far to walk, but they have a free shuttle bus that will drop you off at Mai Kai (or the beach, etc.) So we only had to pay for a short cab ride back. I'd stay there again next time.


Marriott Courtyard Fort Lauderdale East.
5001 North Federal Highway


 
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TheParkCollector
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Posted: 7 days ago; 8:48 pm   Permalink

Thanks guys!

 
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