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Tiki Restaurants - The Not-So-Big Ten
Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-01-16 07:12 am   Permalink

Here is an entry from the Polynesian Restaurant located in Torrance, CA. The Polynesian became Latitude 20.

Nice matching graphics on the menu and the matchbook.






Here is the postcard I have of the exterior..



And here is a rare card Sabu posted years ago.




DC


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-01-18 10:46 am   Permalink

Here is an alternative combo for the Tonga Room from what TabooDan posted. Definitely a Tiki powerhouse although the paper items never did have that much of a Tipsy factor. Looking for a few more posts before we start to determine the top ten.










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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-01-20 4:49 pm   Permalink

OK, here is another entry for the club.

These are from the Kalua Room restaurant at the Hotel Windsor in Seattle. This is one of those locations where you can find the same images on all three items.

Here is the menu with the nice tiki figure.


The figure on the menu is replicated on the matchbook, which is pretty common.




On the postcard you can zoom in and see the menu being held by the lovely patron. There are also some smaller drink menus with on the tables with the same image. I have never seen one of those small ones posted before.








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Psycho Tiki D
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Posted: 2009-01-20 5:09 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-01-16 07:12, Dustycajun wrote:
Here is an entry from the Polynesian Restaurant located in Torrance, CA. The Polynesian became Latitude 20.

Nice matching graphics on the menu and the matchbook.






Here is the postcard I have of the exterior..



And here is a rare card Sabu posted years ago.


DC



Dusty,

Here is another version of the matchbook cover...


Although the address on this one is listed as 3901 Pacific Coast Highway, Walteria Calif. Same address, different city. Note the tiki on both are the same.

PTD




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TabooDan
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Posted: 2009-01-21 6:02 pm   Permalink

Here's another from distant lands......The Beachcomber's of the Butlin's Holiday Camps that were once located right across the United Kingdom.



The cool menu that looks like some of their postcards and features some of the decor that were inside these locations. This is a pre-1963 menu.



Butlin's Beachcomber Matchbook.



This is a shot of one of the earlier Beachcombers that was at the Minehead Resort location in Somerset (about 5 Hours from London).
It shows some of the cool decor that truly made these places a great escape from everyday life. Lot's of stuff hanging from the ceiling, waterfalls and waterways with bridges, carvings, rattan, bamboo, tropical foliage and check out the band under that roof!! Nice place!!



The next one I was thinking was the grand old South Pacific in Hallendale, Florida.
Another with a really great exterior that seemed it's own Island paradise!



Well done cocktail Menu cover (From collection of Mimi Payne)



Old Matchbook



5 Shot Picture card.


Mahalo, TabooDan








 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-01-21 6:10 pm   Permalink

Hey!! Really great work guys. Keep it up.


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-01-22 9:08 pm   Permalink

TabooDan,

Thanks for that great post from Butlin's Beachcomber. I have several postcards from the various Butlin's but have never seen the menu, matchbook and postcard you sent in. The menu art is awesome.

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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-01-27 12:01 pm   Permalink

Next on the list is the Dobb's House Luau Restaurants. During their heyday there were at least 8 locations throughout the south. This is another grouping that has a uniform theme throughout the paper items.


Here is the small souvenir menu with the graphics from the tikis that are in the restaurants.




The matchbook with the same graphics.




And the postcard showing the interior with the tiki that is shown on the menu and the matchbook.




DC


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-01-31 11:43 am   Permalink

It's been a few days, time for another entry. This one comes from the Motor City, Detroit, Michigan. That's right folks, the one you have been waiting for,
CHIN TIKI.

Great coordinated graphics on the menu and the matchbook.
The front and back of the very large menu.





The matchbook with the printed matches.




The 5-view postcard.


Almost makes me want to watch 8-Mile again!

DC



 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-03-12 11:57 am   Permalink

Haven't seen much action on this one so I decided it was time to post a new contender from the Florida swing.

These are from Julian's in Ormond Beach, Florida. All of the items use the image of the great A-Frame building.

The menu.


The matchbook


The postcard






DC


 
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