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Mahi Mahi - Blue Hawaii, Nashville, TN (restaurant)
Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2007-03-21 07:31 am   Permalink

Name:Mahi Mahi - Blue Hawaii
Type:restaurant
Street:81 White Bridge Road
City:Nashville
State:TN
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:
There are a couple of threads on here about the place, but I thought it should be added to this thread and be more structured.

A classic Oceanic Arts created tiki bar in Nashville. It became a Chinese restaurant which I drove past many times without knowing, and was torn down a short time ago before I got to explore it.

You can still see two small pieces of the Mahi Mahi to this day at the Omni Hut in Smyrna. There are two carved Moari panels hanging next to the entrance that once hung in the Mahi Mahi.



 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2007-03-21 09:14 am   Permalink

Bamboo Ben corrected me and let me know that it was an Eli Hedley work. He says OA has the files for the project in their vault. Maybe we can get a look at them in May.
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-05-24 2:21 pm   Permalink

About time for some images on this post. Great story by Swanky on this one.

Matchbook







Napkin





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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-09-20 3:24 pm   Permalink

Here is the mug from the Mahi Mahi, made by Oceanic Arts.







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SandraDee
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Posted: 2014-03-08 5:22 pm   Permalink



 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2014-03-09 05:25 am   Permalink

Amazing find Liz !!!! Nice to see another relic for this location.

 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2014-03-09 06:50 am   Permalink

There are a few mugs marked "Blue Hawaii". A Moai, surfer boy, etc., but I don't think anyone knows what location they were for. We just have no proof of anything. Some think maybe they were for a drink. A Blue Hawaii drink menu would help, but there has not been one found.
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SandraDee
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Posted: 2014-03-10 2:26 pm   Permalink

Thanks Trav!

Swanky I posted these on this thread because I thought it was the best match. If you ever find out what was served at which location please be sure to post an update (I know you will!).

This has always been one of my favorite mug styles--I love the Aku Aku version that looks identical.

Nice , heavy mug that is easy to hold and a great design.



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