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Mark Thomas Outrigger, Monterey, CA (restaurant)
Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-05-31 5:40 pm   Permalink

Photo postcard of the Outrigger in Monterey with a view from the side of the main entrance - different.






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TabooDan
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From: BC, Canada
Posted: 2009-05-31 6:10 pm   Permalink

Awesome, rare shot Dusty!!
I like the Moai guy hiding up in the roof!!

Mahalo!!


 
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abstractiki
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From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2009-12-13 10:34 pm   Permalink

On 2008-12-01 18:45, Bora Boris wrote: "...Any pieces of it’s Tiki past left in there?"

I don't think there are any old Tiki's left but there is this one Tiki on the Fish Hopper Drink menu.


FH menu

And they still use real tiki Volcano bowls and real fire!


FH menu


photo by Dory D.


FH menu


photo by Andre Y.

They also have a Scorpion, Blue Hawaii, Zombie and other tropical drinks.


Thanks Unga Bunga for the FH drink menu link earlier.


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-12-16 4:14 pm   Permalink

Thanks for that post Abstract, wonder if the Fish Hopper still serves those drinks?

I picked up another postcard from the Outrigger that shows the great location and views of Monterey Bay from the building.







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abstractiki
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From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2009-12-16 7:52 pm   Permalink

My pleasure DC, the drinks are featured on their currant website so I'm sure they do. Hear is one they call the Coco Hops. It's served in one of those coconut mugs.


FH menu

Another Poly Pop type connection the Fish Hopper has is a second location in Kona Hawaii.


Kona FH Logo

Here is an exterior Fish Hopper photo from their website for a comparison to the Outrigger exterior photo you got.


new Fish Hopper


old Outrigger

I really like Monterey. I lived just outside of Monterey for a few years after moving from Modesto. I go back every year to visit but it was mostly for the art and diving, when i go again it's gonna be tiki expedition time!



 
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abstractiki
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Posted: 2009-12-20 9:55 pm   Permalink

Apparently the Outrigger had a glass floor!

I found this bit of info in an article by Kim Hamilton. It was written for the Pine Tree on-line newspaper in 2007. This is the only part of the article relevant to the Outrigger. In the article she is reminiscing about her days living in Monterey in the 70's

"And when you reached the end of the block you could have a drink in the lounge of the Outrigger Restaurant as you watched the sea-life swim through the glass panes on the bar floor."


 
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JONPAUL
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From: Venice, California
Posted: 2010-02-07 9:15 pm   Permalink

Back in September of 2007 when Marie and I drove up to the Monterey Peninsula to spend time with the Munktiki family for the Tiki Magazine article, we had a chance to explore the former Mark Thomas Outrigger site. Examining the area around the entrance and the paths leading down to the water just to the right, it wasn’t long before we spotted something that stopped us in our tracks and had us all gasping in awe! Poking up out of the bushes, right there along the path was an old-school Tiki torch, complete with faces in relief on either side! The reason I describe the torch as ‘old-school’ is that we have seen very similar ones previously at other older Tiki sites such as the Tiki Apartments in the South Bay and in the gardens in the front of the Warehouse in Marina del Rey. Another concrete example is mentioned and posted by bigbro and the Warehouse examples were photographed and posted by Ojaitimo in christiki's Tiki Torch thread:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=18845&forum=1

Well, we encountered every photographer’s nightmare of not having a camera at the time (something that we promised ourselves we’d never allow to happen again!!!), and vowed to return one day soon to photograph the evidence properly. I can’t believe we didn’t return until over three years later, but we finally made it back there on our recent voyage up north for the Tikiyaki show at the Vic’s in Palo Alto.

We were overjoyed upon seeing that the torch was still there and finally photographed it...



Could this be one of the last remaining original elements of the Mark Thomas Outrigger?
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2010-02-07 9:33 pm   Permalink

Awesome!

More from JP and Marie !!!



 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-02-07 9:49 pm   Permalink

Love to see those posts that prove that not all is lost, always!

 
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Beachbumz
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Posted: 2010-02-07 10:52 pm   Permalink

How cool is that... nice to see it is still there by the sea rusty and all and nobody messed it all up or tryed taking it for whatever purpose.. Monterey Rocks!!



 
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Chub
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From: Detroit, MI but now in sunny Los Angeles
Posted: 2010-07-31 1:26 pm   Permalink

Here are some better scans from one of the postcards...





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abstractiki
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From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2010-09-21 9:28 pm   Permalink

I ran across this picture of Mark Thomas Out Rigger chop sticks while searching for the Lani in San Mateo, go figure.

Tiki Bosko had posted it some time ago.





 
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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2010-09-21 11:43 pm   Permalink

Cool Sticks!

 
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Okolehao
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From: Monterey, CA
Posted: 2010-09-27 4:39 pm   Permalink

Alas, I believe our friend is no more. I went to the Fish Hopper/ Mark Thomas on Saturday to see what I could find. I wonder if it was the management that did it, or heaven forbid, some T.C. member who just couldn't keep their hands off. Either way, I hope it went to a good home.







 
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TabooDan
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Posted: 2010-09-27 4:51 pm   Permalink

Is that the cool torch that went missing or something else??
Too bad, it was a great piece!!

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