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Bali Hai Slide and Vintage slide show in LA
mrsmiley
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 3171
From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2005-02-01 10:45 am   Permalink

This event is only barely tiki because he may only have a few "tiki" related sldes to show, BUT his slides shows are fantastic and I highly recommend going to them!! I give it a TWO ZAZZ up rating!

"Charles Phoenix <godblessamericana@yahoo.com> wrote:
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> Hello!
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> Tickets are on Sale now for
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> THE RETRO VACATION SLIDE SHOW TOUR of the USA
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> February 25, 26 & 27, 2005, Friday & Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday,
2 p.m.
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> Curtis Theater in Brea. To order tickets 310.506.4522 or
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http://www.ci.brea.ca.us/section.cfm?id=385
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> Tickets go on sale next Thursday February 3 for
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> CHARLES PHOENIX’S TOUR OF DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
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> Experience the staggering similarities between downtown and
Disneyland!
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> Tour dates: Saturdays and Sundays March 5, 6, 12 & 13, 2005
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> And now for the Slide of the Week: BALI HAI RESTAURANT,
SHELTER ISLE,
> SAN DIEGO, 1962. On the marquee: EXOTIC CANTONESE CUISINE –
DANCING
> TONIGHT – POLYNESIAN FLOOR SHOW - near the marquee: A 1959
Rambler.
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> Last week I couldn’t leave San Diego without enjoying a
tiki-taste-treat
> sensation of the highest order- the lunch buffet at the Bali
Hai.
> Architecturally the restaurant is a cross between a Tiki hut
and a
> flying saucer.
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> You may arrive by boat. They have a dock. It is on Shelter
Isle after
> all. But I arrived by car. The first thing you notice when you
get out
> of the car is what they call “The Goof” on the roof. Upon
closer
> inspection he seems to be half man-half tiki donning a chef’s
hat and
> large hoop earrings similar to those worn by the lord of the
manor, Mr.
> Bali Hai himself, a half Mr. Potato / half Tiki God who greets
customers
> at the front door. Like countless others and I have been
before, I was
> charmed by his big wide eyes, red lips, hoop earrings and
friendly
> spirit (you can see him on the left in the slide).
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> Once inside, I ogled the vintage décor until it was upstaged
by the
> lunch crowd that I would be dining with: a group of sensible
seniors
> that were most likely bussed in from somewhere far less
exotic. Together
> we lined up at the bank of chafing dishes helping ourselves to
sweet and
> sour pork, chicken chow mein and macaroni and cheese - which
by the way
> are especially good when stirred together on your plate into a
> pan-Americana goulash. And when washed down with a big
gulp-scale mai
> tai served in a Mr. Bali Hai souvenir Tiki mug – your stomach
will thank
> you. If you can bear to take your eyes off of your plate or
the buffet
> table, the view across the bay to the city’s skyline is
absolutely
> picture perfect. One wonders (but not out loud of course) how
this space
> age Polynesian restaurant has survived on this perfect plot of
land for
> more than five decades.
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> After I piled my final plate high with a slice of lemon cake
decorated
> with real live orchids and cottage cheese garnished with rip
kiwi slices
> (I eat healthy), I stumbled into the gift shop and just
couldn’t resist
> a pair of Mr. Bali Hai salt and pepper shakers. Yes, any
restaurant with
> a gift shop is VERY special. And the Bali Hai is no exception!
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> Here to you and another 50 years of the Bali Hai!
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> Charles Phoenix
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> P.S. Save the date
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> June 16, 2005 THE RETRO SLIDE SHOW TOUR OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
under the
> stars at the John Anson Ford Theater in Hollywood.
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> http://www.godblessamericana.com "
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martiki
Official Mixologist

Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3058
From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2005-02-01 11:32 am   Permalink



 
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Unga Bunga
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5808
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2005-02-01 11:54 am   Permalink

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hiltiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3073
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2005-02-01 3:51 pm   Permalink

Unga he said a TWO ZAZZ up rating. Get it together.

 
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