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"An Evening in Shangri-La" 3rd Saturday of the month at Chef Shangri-La (Jul 14 Raffle photo pg 10)
BambooLodge
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From: Just up the road from Chef Shangri-La
Posted: 2008-09-29 09:17 am   Permalink

Aloha,

Some folks here may already know, but for those who don't here's the scoop.....

Coalbe and I have been working with Suzy Fong of Chef Shangri-La to have a once a month event. This was going to be a free event called "An Evening in Shangri-La" to be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, with Suzy paying for the bands and what not. She was going to have food and drink specials, along with a free rafflle each month. We were planning to showcase a variety of great entertainers from around the area as well.

Long story short, we wrote a letter to the Mayor of North Riverside on Suzy's behalf, explained all of the above, and even invited him out to the first one which we were planning for September 20th. I received a phone call from him the following night and this is basicly what I was told. He said there is no entertainment allowed in North Riverside, but he makes exceptions for Suzy's special events only. He also said that she is more than welcome to come to village hall and talk to him about it. He also made it very, very clear that I don't have the right to ask for anything, 'cuz I don't hold the liquor license for Chef Shangri-La, what ever the hell that means. I tried to explain that we're just trying to bring in some more business for the restaurant, during these tough times. In all honestly I don't think the Village gives a flying shit if the Chef shuts the doors tomorrow. I'm sure they'd like to see something else occupying that corner anyway.

Suzy is almost 70 years old, but has no intentions on retiring soon, she likes running the restaurant. Her family doesn't help out any more because they do want her to retire. The problem is the same for her as it is everywhere right now, because of the economy, business is way down from a year ago. Chef Shangri-La has been around for just over 32 years, and Suzy would run for another 30 if she had her way.

Even though we can't have monthly entertainment, we're still going to have sort of a "Meet 'n Eat" on the 3rd Saturday each month with dinner and drink specials as well as some great FREE raffle prizes that have been donated, like Cocktail Preacher CDs, Go Tsunami T-shirt, Exotica Posters, Chef T-shirt, possibly an occasional tiki necklace or mug.

We did not have a lot of time after the bomb the mayor laid on us, but we did manage to pull off the first one on Saturday September 20th. We had a nice turnout and we'd like to thank everyone who made it out with such short notice. We'd like to get some more folks out for October, so mark your calendar for 10/18/08, and please come join us for "An Evening in Shangri-La" !

This is one of the last remaining "old school" Tiki establishments left in the Chicagoland area..............

.............so stop in have dinner and/or a drink when your in the neighborhood, and tell your friends to do the same!

Mahalo,

Dave & Coalbe



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Posted: 2008-09-29 6:08 pm   Permalink



I think the Mayor of Exotica needs to run against Mayor Bringdown.

Keep up the good work and I hope to join you there someday.


Always remember - it's easier to get forgiveness than permission.


 
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Humuhumu
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Posted: 2008-09-29 10:46 pm   Permalink

If it's any consolation, if I lived there, I'd actually be far more interested in showing up every month if it was a simpler, low-key affair. It may be just a personal preference, but I like my tiki bars a bit more on the quiet side.

Either way...

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL TIKI BAR. Seriously, folks, Chef Shangri-La is a small treasure that's worth supporting. Once a month, get your lovely keisters out there, catch up with the local tikiphiles, and do your part to keep it humming. I know it doesn't seem like it could possibly make a difference, but it can't possibly hurt.

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BambooLodge
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From: Just up the road from Chef Shangri-La
Posted: 2008-10-07 04:27 am   Permalink

Aloha,

The 18th is a little less than two weeks away, so now's the time to make your reservations. We're meeting in the bar at 7pm and have a dinner reservation for 7:30. The free raffle will be held between 8pm & 8:30, and like we mentioned in the earlier post, there's been some pretty cool stuff donated. All of you folks out there in the Chi-town vicinity, should try and make it out, it will be a great time.

Also, every year in the neighborhood right up the street from the Chef, they have an unbelievable Halloween walk of terror. It goes for 2 blocks and is really worth the stop. According to the website, it runs from the 24th through the 31st, but they usually set it up a week in advance. It would defintely be something cool to check out after dinner!

Mahalo,
Dave & Coalbe

Call 708-442-7080 for reservations

PS. If everything goes according to plan, Lake Tiki will be bringing down some goodies in November(15th). Get some holiday shopping done while you enjoy dinner and a drink!

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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2008-10-14 12:49 am   Permalink

Dave,

There's a hand carved raffle donation headed your way in the mail!

It should arrive in time to make your event this weekend!

I'll be there in person next month!

Hope you all have a good time Saturday!


 
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BambooLodge
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From: Just up the road from Chef Shangri-La
Posted: 2008-11-03 4:54 pm   Permalink

Saturday November 15th is the next "Evening in Shangri-La". This month we'll have another Cocktail Preachers CD, Arthur Lyman CD, Chef Shangri-La t-shirt, a vintage Chef Mai Tai bucket, Tiki Farm license plate holder, a vintage 60's small tiki carved in Figi,a Primo Beer baseball cap, a long with a few other goodies as well.
We also got Lake Tiki in the house this month.... so come on out folks and get some of your holiday shopping out of the way, while enjoying some yummy eats and a tropical libation or 2!
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Posted: 2008-11-12 01:06 am   Permalink

Baby, its cold outside!


Hell ya it is.



What a better way to warm your insides than with some tropical libations, good food and warm friends!

Don't miss this Chef event!

Come celebrate this tiki treasure with us!


 
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BambooLodge
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From: Just up the road from Chef Shangri-La
Posted: 2008-11-12 03:51 am   Permalink

Here's a shot of this month's raffle prizes.

Come on out and join in the fun!
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2008-11-13 01:23 am   Permalink

Only two more days!

A new direction, new inspiration and new creations!

Lake Tiki's 2009 Collection... South Pacific Secrets.

I'm proud to premier this new work to the public at this weekend's "Evening in Shangri-La."



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BambooLodge
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From: Just up the road from Chef Shangri-La
Posted: 2008-11-18 06:01 am   Permalink

Great time this past weekend! Thanx to all that made the trip out. We had a good crowd, with folks coming in from WI and IN to join in the fun!

A special thanx goes out to Lake Surfer for adding some last minute goodies to the raffle and especially for debuting his latest work for all us lucky folks at the Chef Saturday nite. Fabulous work Dave, you just keep raising the bar!!!!

Be sure to join us on December 20th for the last "Evening in Shangri-La" for 2008! We got more great raffle prizes we'll be posting in the next week or so.

D&C

Stay tuned to the "Other Events" for upcoming info on New Years Eve at the Chef!


 
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BambooLodge
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From: Just up the road from Chef Shangri-La
Posted: 2008-12-02 07:28 am   Permalink

Hey Gang,

If you can fit it into the busy holiday schedule, be sure to come out and join us for the last "Evening in Shangri-La" of "08, on Saturday December 20th. We got some more great free raffle prizes lined up including, an old Coco Joe's tiki necklace, a couple of vintage tiki mugs, another Tiki Farm license plate holder, framed 2005 Exotica poster, another Cocktail Preachers CD, another Chef t-shirt and a few other goodies. So come on out for a little Holiday Cheer!

Happy Holidaze
Coalbe & Dave

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BambooLodge
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From: Just up the road from Chef Shangri-La
Posted: 2009-01-08 08:38 am   Permalink

Alooooha!

Saturday 1/17/09 is the first "Evening in Shangri-La" of the New Year. Now that winter is in full swing here in the blustery midwest, what better way to warm up than with the tropical atmosphere of the Chef and a cocktail or two? We have some more goodies for the raffle this month...a Cocktail Preachers CD, an Exotica compilation CD, another 2003 framed Exotica poster, a vintage tiki mug, a Coco Joe's tiki necklace, a Chef T-shirt, and a couple of other fun suprises. Suzy is planning some menu and drink specials as well. So, if you want to beat those winter blahs come out and join us.

Mahalo,
D&C

PS. Next month's "Evening in Shangri-La" will also be the Chef's annual Chinese New Year Celebration. We're finalizing details now, so stay tuned!!!


 
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BambooLodge
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From: Just up the road from Chef Shangri-La
Posted: 2009-01-16 09:43 am   Permalink

It's -16 degrees right now! We're definitely in need of the warm surroundings of the Chef tomorrow night!!!! F*#k the cold, snowy weather, and come on out.

Reservations call 708-442-7080



 
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BambooLodge
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From: Just up the road from Chef Shangri-La
Posted: 2009-03-13 1:35 pm   Permalink

Just a reminder...March 21st is the next "Evening in Shangri-La".
We got a lot o' fun stuff once again for this month's FREE Raffle, a Cocktail Preachers CD (thanx Stevie), a screenprinted Exotica poster (framed), vintage Orchids R76 mug from the Aku Tiki Inn, a various artists Bachelor Pad CD, a tiki planter, a Tiki Farm "Hawaiian Idols" series Don Ho tiki mug (thanx Holden), a tiki table top torch, a Chef t-shirt, and a couple of other goodies as well. We hope to get a photo up of raffle stuff over the weekend.
The weather's starting to warm up, so come on out enjoy some dinner, and have a cocktail or two. Lets see if we can't have a nice big turnout like we did for the Chinese New Year celebration!

D&C
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BambooLodge
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From: Just up the road from Chef Shangri-La
Posted: 2009-03-16 06:56 am   Permalink

Ok, here's this month's raffle prizes...

...Saturday is also the first full day of Spring so come on out and join in the fun!!!!
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