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Tiki Central Forums Collecting Tiki Any info on Tex Cook's "Kai-Kai" Restaurant?
Any info on Tex Cook's "Kai-Kai" Restaurant?
Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2789
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2003-03-06 1:03 pm   Permalink

I stumbled across this dinner plate on Ebay from a restaurant called Tex Cook's Kai-Kai. The logo depicts a longhorn-steer head, but what makes me think it might have been a Polynesian restaurant is the tapa design and the name "Kai-Kai". I know it's a long shot, but has anyone ever heard of this place?

Sabu

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2619801527&category=7293




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tikifish
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2720
From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2003-03-06 1:36 pm   Permalink

Is it just me or does the left stripe look like a tiki? I see 2 eyes, a mouth, and some legs.... cool!



 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2003-03-06 1:40 pm   Permalink

That's really cool, I'd love to have that one.
BOT page 157, Menu cover from the O.A. collection. There is some info inside the menu, I had no more room for that, unfortunately.
The wise elders at O.A. delivered to there, and have some stories...


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2789
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2003-03-06 3:43 pm   Permalink

Thanks again Bigbro!

I'll have to re-check my BOT when I get home. I think I need another trip to visit the high-lamas of tiki at Oceanic Arts. I'd like to hear a story or two about the Kai-Kai and maybe they can shed some light on that Mexican Tiki record I found over the weekend.

If you'd like to go for this plate, Bigbro, I'll bid on the next one that comes up. I've spent enough for a few weeks anyway. It just piqued my curiosity.

Sabu

[ This Message was edited by: Sabu The Coconut Boy on 2003-03-06 16:05 ]


 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2003-03-06 9:04 pm   Permalink

Yeah...no, I'm still too much in the hole, even after the video sale. Somebody from the family get it.

 
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