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Maryland's "Polynesia on the Patuxent"
powerofthetiki
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Joined: Jul 11, 2002
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From: Baltimore
Posted: 2003-01-13 8:09 pm   Permalink

Ok people here is the deal with the Tiki bar in Solomons Island. It is only a TIKI bar by name. No Tiki mugs no real TIKI anything it is just a outside bar. It closes late summer and opens early spring.Solomons Island is not actually an island but a narrow two-mile peninsula between the Patuxent River and Back Creek Bay. When they open the tiki bar the island shuts down. Now if you want TIKI Vera's White Sands Restaurantis the place to go.

Janet wants to do a weekend in Solomons Island before we go to the Hukilau in June. So if anyone wants to do a White Sands weekend lets start to plan something.

ALso John not everyone from Highlandtown is a low-life.

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johntiki
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Posted: 2003-01-13 10:20 pm   Permalink

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On 2003-01-13 20:09, powerofthetiki wrote:

ALso John not everyone from Highlandtown is a low-life.

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I know all residents of Highlandtown aren't low-lifes - its just those people John Waters chooses to highlight in his movies - giving people around the country and the world for that matter, the impression that Baltimore is full of dirtballs.






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Sabina
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From: The Lounge of the Seven Pleasures!
Posted: 2003-06-15 05:49 am   Permalink

For the benefit of TCers who haven't been following our little MarylandDC(VA) tiki board- http://www.marylanddctiki.com/marylandwelcome.htm, or who might be planning a Maryland Tiki trip at some point in the future, I thought I'd post some of our pictures from the group's first expedition to Vera's White Sands from over the weekend of May 31rst.

Vera's is roughly an hour drive from Washington D.C. and well worth the trip.

is the sign you first see along the road showing the turn off onto White Sands

shows part of the airbrushed mural on the outside front of the building

Yes, even the outside of the building says ALOHA! (But you can only see the "A" in this picture.)

The whole mural is just a little to right of what can be seen in this picture , the main A frame entrance

is another 'out front' Tiki- in both this and the previous pictures, note the BIZARRE hanging lamp to the right of the Tiki in the a-frame- must be a Maryland kind of thing?

Naturally, we didn't take anywhere near enough pictures, (for example, we don't have any good pictures of the huge gong you pass after entering into the first room which sounds the arrival of Vera each night)

But pictures and are in the initial room you first enter into.

Pictures and are also from the far back end of the first room. Obviously the first picture is a group shot of the MD/DC/VA tikiphiles who were there that weekend taken with the painted portrait of Vera herself. The second picture is of our exceptionally friendly and helpful waitresses for the evening- who were definitely part of the whole experience!

Pictures and are of the "Peacock Room" which is to the front of the building off the initial dining room we entered through. It's kind of a nice smaller hang out space.

The very FEW bar pictures we took didn't turn out, so suffice it to say, the bar is another room off the initial room- it has a huge horseshoe shaped bar looking out across the river. Words cannot do it justice! (Must get more pix next time!)

Next, we come to our dining room of the evening- pictures , (This Tiki was at the far end of the room, note the outdoor clamshell fountain to the left of the picture, it's out on the same 'terrace' as the large red lit Tiki you'll see further down) , , , (this little guy was in the corner, watching over us all evening!), and .

Pictures and are of the strange seashell/mermaid canoe that hung just over some of our heads all through dinner.

Which just leaves the pictures from our walk outside the building after dark .

is a Tiki from along the walk along the side of the building along the river side. You can Kinda see one of Vera's famous banana trees that came from FL so many years ago to the left of the Tiki.

Picture is the LARGE Tiki boaters would first see coming from the bay up the river to Vera's. That night, he seemed to have grown a few extra arms!

is the same Tiki as he's normally seen after dark without flash photography- he's bathed in glowing red light! Tonight he just happened to surrounded by cheerful natives who stood still long enough for a snapshot!

We also have a few other pictures that either didn't turn out well.


Unfortunately, we did not get to meet Vera herself that evening- she was having her dinner, and we didn't want to be rude and interupt. Which just means NEXT TIME we'll have to time things a bit better. Which naturally, is an excuse for a next time!


The 'proof sheet' for all these can be found here-
http://www.shutterfly.com/os.jsp?i=67b0de21b322091ba4c5&open=1

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Kailuageoff
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From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2003-06-17 6:52 pm   Permalink

Sabina,
It's me again. I'm going to be on the Eastern Shore for a week right after the Hukilua and want to go to Vera's. Is there anything I should know about hours of operation, days they are closed, reservations (there may be 6 of us) or difficulty in locating it? I'm thinking about taking the ferry rather than driving the Bay Bridge and back. Any help much appreciated.
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johntiki
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Posted: 2003-06-17 9:30 pm   Permalink

Vera's is actually on the western shore - so you won't need the Bay Bridge or a ferry. Calvert County is south of Annapolis. It is absolutely a must do!


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Kailuageoff
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From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2003-06-18 07:24 am   Permalink

Thanks John. If you have a minute, I'll explain the really weird two weeks I have ahead of me. I'm flying to DC on Saturday, driving to Rehoboth Beach on Wednesday, driving to Baltimore on Friday and flying to Miami for the Hukilau party at the Holiday Inn on Friday night, flying back to Baltimore on Sunday and driving back to Rehoboth Beach. Sometime during the middle of the following week I want to go to Vera's.
I saw where there is a ferry from Crisfield (Eastern Shore) to Point Lookout (Western Shore), but on looking into it, found it is a passenger ferry -- so that probably won't work. I really hate the idea of driving back across the Bay Bridge to get there, but that looks like the only good option. Did I mention I work for AAA?



 
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johntiki
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Posted: 2003-06-18 4:54 pm   Permalink

Another way to cross the bay is head north through Delaware (Route 13) then start heading south on Route 40 to Baltimore. It's the route I'm most familiar with considering it would tack on another hour for me to get to the Bay Bridge and deal with the god-awful traffic. The Delaware route is a lot more rural and a pretty nice ride. Besides, there are some nice things north of Baltimore...Havre de Grace is a nice little town right on the Susquehanna - decent places to eat, antiques, a lighthouse and a duck decoy museum, some great Victorian B&B's, etc. - doesn't have anything remotely tiki but a nice place nonetheless. It might be a welcome retreat from Route 50.
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powerofthetiki
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From: Baltimore
Posted: 2003-06-19 3:46 pm   Permalink

Hello Kailuageoff while you are in DC you should stop in at the Honolulu and the Poli-Tiki. There will be a group of us at the Hukilau so hopefully we could meet up to help plan your trip to Vera’s.

Stop by our web sites to find out about Vera’s and other happenings

http://www.marylanddctiki.com/
http://marylanddctiki.proboards2.com/


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Kailuageoff
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From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2003-06-21 7:53 pm   Permalink

Went to the Honolulu tonight. Had a Scorpion, a rum cocktail, a Zombie (half of Wahine's Marian's drink) and a Blue Hawaiian. Their 25th aniversary is August 26. I hope you DC tiki freaks are planning to do something nice for Anna and David. They told us Vern and the "tiki people" came for lunch today.

 
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powerofthetiki
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Posted: 2003-06-22 4:18 pm   Permalink

A few of us where there at lunch time Saturday to meet with Don and Michelle. They are road triping to the Hukilau. Check out their web site and check out the photos from lunch. http://www.fuelstudios.com/hukilau/main.html

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TikiGoddess
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From: Penna
Posted: 2003-07-07 5:34 pm   Permalink

My husband and I went to Vera's White Sands on July 4th for dinner. We planned an entire weekend around this tiki event. It is an unbelievable Polynesian paradise. The place is wild! Tikis are all over the place! We loved it!
The food was very good also. Entrees are approx. $15 each. Mai tais are tasty but I could tell they are not made from the traditional recipe. Drinks are not served in tiki mugs, but tahitian coffee is. The mugs are not for sale. The patio area with the giant moai was closed but they let us go outside to take pictures. There is bamboo everywhere along the side of the patio area. The view from the patio is lovely.
Vera was there, wearing a fab leopard outfit but we did not speak with her. The place is a feast for the eyes! I highly recommend going there.
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