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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
Posts: 812
From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2007-02-19 11:10 am   Permalink

Is it my imagination, or are we New England Tikifiles growing quickly?!?!?

Excellent!!!

Of course I meant in numbers, but we ARE eating an awful lot of Chinese Food too!

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Bargoyle
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Joined: Mar 18, 2004
Posts: 1025
From: Tolland, CT
Posted: 2007-02-19 2:59 pm   Permalink

Dang SB,

I just saw your post. I totally would have made the drive to the Hai. We were actually at the Ikea in New Haven on Saturday (Great minds thinking alike?). We went to exchange some bamboo blinds (they weren't wide enough)

2 hours and $150 later, we left...and I didnt even get the replacement blinds!! doh!!


 
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Lukeulele
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Joined: Feb 04, 2006
Posts: 377
From: So Cal-holic
Posted: 2007-02-19 3:32 pm   Permalink

Found these at JoAnnes Fabrics. Clearance and on sale for 5 bucks each. They are candle holders. Same size as a standard mug. There was another one with a different design, but it was in a putrid peach color.
I'm posting it here because I think JoAnnes is strictly east coast...but I could be wrong?



 
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Scottes
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Joined: Feb 18, 2007
Posts: 490
From: A Little North Of Boston
Posted: 2007-02-19 4:55 pm   Permalink

$4 drinks? I think they were $4 when I was last there 10 years ago. I'll be going back - as soon as I convince my wife to drive so I can make my way through the drink menu....


Lukeulele, Jo-Ann fabrics is nation-wide. They're bunched up on the east and west coasts and the Great Lakes, but it looks like Wyoming is the only state they're missing. Those are very cool candle-holders. My wife is going to roll her eyes when I get a set...


SBIM - Is your party at a tiki lounge or your house? I have quite a collection of rums that I like to share - I love rum and think everyone should have knowledge of the good stuff. But it might be odd bringing them to a bar...


If you're interested, I posted my experiences making Passion Fruit Syrup
here. I'm off to post about making Orgeat... And then it will be time for a Mai Tai.

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Suffering Bastard of Stumptown
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 648
From: PDX
Posted: 2007-02-19 5:17 pm   Permalink

The Lava Lounge is my basement. So yes, it's at a house, and I would more than welcome anyone with some mixology skills and interest! Bring the booze!

I'm always willing to learn about drinks.

..sbim


 
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Scottes
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Joined: Feb 18, 2007
Posts: 490
From: A Little North Of Boston
Posted: 2007-02-19 6:16 pm   Permalink

Well I know a LOT more about rum than about drinks. I have been heavily researching rums for 3 years now - it's a tough job - but I just started getting into cocktails only a few months ago. I have found that I like rums a lot, and that I lean more towards sweet than sour. So last month I decided to go back to my youth and research Tiki drinks. I "grew up" on standard east coast Cinese/Polynesian restaurants and their "single rum and sour mix" Mai Tais, so I guess I'm regressing. But I'm regressing with passion - and books by Beachbum Bery, Trader Vic, and Donn Beach.

Anyway, I certainly have some rums to try. I've got about 20 bottles of rum around here - 4 generic and 16 not-very-generic-at-all. We'll see if we can find some good matches for some tiki drinks.


Edit: I am NOT bringing my measly collection of 5 tiki mugs after seeing your collection! Lol!

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Suffering Bastard of Stumptown
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 648
From: PDX
Posted: 2007-02-20 4:41 pm   Permalink

Scottes, you bring rum and you will go home with a few new mugs. How's about that?



..sbim


 
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Scottes
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Joined: Feb 18, 2007
Posts: 490
From: A Little North Of Boston
Posted: 2007-02-20 4:57 pm   Permalink

If I go home with a mild glow from Mai Tais I'll be a happy man. But I certainly appreciate your generosity. Thanks!

 
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Bargoyle
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Joined: Mar 18, 2004
Posts: 1025
From: Tolland, CT
Posted: 2007-02-20 5:29 pm   Permalink

Hey Scottes,

if you haven't already, you need to read "And a Bottle of Rum"

GREAT book about the history of the elixir we so adore.

Nice to have another Rummy aboard! Look forward to meeting ya.


 
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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
Posts: 812
From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2007-02-20 9:18 pm   Permalink

I've got another one that I enjoyed called:

"Rum" The Epic Story of the Drink That Conquered the World
by Charles A. Coulombe, K.C.ST.S

Have any of you read that one?


 
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Scottes
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Joined: Feb 18, 2007
Posts: 490
From: A Little North Of Boston
Posted: 2007-02-21 02:42 am   Permalink

I have both books, and a couple more. Both are great. Damned if I can't find the other two though, one by Ed Hamilton and another that I can't even remember. Buried deep in my pile of books I suppose...

 
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Bogielocks
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Joined: Feb 11, 2007
Posts: 352
From: New Bedford, MA
Posted: 2007-02-25 4:01 pm   Permalink

Aloha Folks,

My name is Rick, and I'm from the New Bedford area. I'm very new to collecting Tiki, just started with a few mugs. I had a gorgeous Tiki bar that was given to me by my grandparents, but I let my sister take it when I ran out of room. Boy, do I want that back.

I'm looking to make a spare room a tiki room. Looking for some ideas. One of my other hobbies is I collect movie/TV memorabilia. So, this may be geeky, not tiki, but I have Al Bundy's Hawaiian shirt from the "Married With Children" episode when they went to the fictitious "Dumpwater, Florida"

and I also have the screen-used costume of Ula from 50 First Dates.

This is the one when he gets beat up by Lucy on the side of the road.

I've been reading all the post about your get togethers. Well, just wanted to say "hi". I've been lurking and reading, really enjoy the posts.

Cheers!

Rick


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Suffering Bastard of Stumptown
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 648
From: PDX
Posted: 2007-02-26 3:01 pm   Permalink

just a little reminder
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=22961&forum=4&8
RSVPs are appreciated!

--sbim
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Bargoyle
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Joined: Mar 18, 2004
Posts: 1025
From: Tolland, CT
Posted: 2007-02-27 08:33 am   Permalink

Whats up rick! Welcome aboard!!

And don't worry, that small mug collection of yours will grow.....

and grow

until eventually its beyond your control!!!

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Thunderlips
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Joined: Nov 04, 2005
Posts: 135
From: Massachusetts
Posted: 2007-02-27 10:27 am   Permalink

Spotted a sad-looking bar called the "TIKI HUT" at a strip mall in Gardner, MASS (the Mall at Whitney Field). It was closed on a Sunday afternoon and after peeking through the window I'm gonna guess the place is kaput. Though it was hard to get a very good look, there appeared to be some elaborate wood carvings decorating the inside doorway. Anybody know anything about this place? Has anyone been there? If I get over there again I'll get some pix.

 
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