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Don The Beachcomber, Sunset Beach, CA (restaurant)
King Bushwich the 33rd
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From: Ling Cod Beach, CA 90803
Posted: 2010-01-28 10:09 am   Permalink

Grunion Gazette restaurant profile: Don the Beachcomber, Sunset Beach, CA


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RevBambooBen
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2010-02-04 9:34 pm   Permalink

http://www.ocweekly.com/bestof/2009/award/best-restaurant-dandeacute-cor-538241/

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bigtikidude
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2010-02-04 10:59 pm   Permalink

cool!

thanks for posting those, guys.

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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2010-02-04 11:57 pm   Permalink

Can we get a shuttle service set up between the Bamboo Ben Garage Sale and DTB's After-Sale in May?

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Bora Boris
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From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2010-02-21 11:33 pm   Permalink

The Bosko Moai seems happy in his new home at Don's.


Even if he's not smiling.
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socal-tiki
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Joined: Feb 27, 2010
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From: Currently - Dana Point
Posted: 2010-02-27 10:04 pm   Permalink

Off topic. My observations of Don's from 2 weeks ago.

I went to Don's 2 weeks ago for the first time since it was Kona. My wife and our friends sat in the bar and enjoyed some cocktails until our table was ready. Heading to our table, we noticed that Don's was pretty busy as there was an event going on in the room on the right side of the restaurant. We were seated in the main dining area with the lava rock fountain and giant tiki.

Charlie? took care of us that night. He was a fantastic server and made everyone feel at home and welcome. We had questions about certain drinks and he was very helpful. I enjoyed a Navy Grog which was great, but my favorite was the Dark and Stormy. Definitely one of the best drinks I've ever had. The drinks and service were fantastic. I was also impressed and by the Beachcomber swizzle sticks in the drinks. To me, it's these special throwback touches that will help to make Don the Beachcomber iconic once again.

There were four of us and we all had three courses including dessert. The calamari apps were great as was my Kahlua pork. I liked how everything seemed to keep with the overall theme of the place. For dessert we had a lava cake? and a cheesecake. Unfortunately the lava cake was missing the lava. The coffee was outstanding. Next time I will have to order one of those exotic coffee drinks, which was another thing I was impressed by. They (Don's) actually had such follow through as to have tropical coffee drinks for after dinner..very nice.

I guess this is the constructive criticism part. To me the bar always seems like the most crowded part of the building. I believe that this has a lot to do with the escapism that the darkness and intimacy of the bar provides. Unfortunately I wasn't feeling that in the dining room. I liked the decor, but to me it seemed to bright and airy. I would like to have seen candles on the tables and the lighting much, much dimmer to give the place a more expensive and mysterious feel. Maybe some music, Cal Tjader anyone? A lot of the mystique seems lost when the dining room feels daytime like. If all of the dining areas can't be dimmed, maybe one of them could be, and the other could be more family friendly and less romantic. One other observation was of a bright fluorescent light in the hall by the kitchen which was sorry to say but tacky and kills the vibe a little.

Overall we had a great time and I think I'm definitely going to be a regular. The service was outstanding as was the food. My mouth waters when I think about the drinks. I'm sure that there's a lot of sprucing up in the works. I just hope that giving the main dining area more mystique is in the plans.

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Chub
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From: Detroit, MI but now in sunny Los Angeles
Posted: 2011-09-21 4:05 pm   Permalink

Just some pics I took a while back that I forgot to post at the time.



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Luckydesigns
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From: Costa Mesa
Posted: 2012-12-13 3:49 pm   Permalink

Big tide and flooding in Sunset Beach! Any word on Don the Beachcomber??
http://www.dailypilot.com/ocnow/tn-dpt-king-tide-causes-flooding-along-oc-coast-20121213,0,6439554.story


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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2012-12-13 4:00 pm   Permalink

Lots of familiar Sunset Beach spots getting water but it does not show Dons..

KTLA News: Flooding in Sunset Beach


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tikilongbeach
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2012-12-23 11:54 am   Permalink

I went into the Dagger Bar yesterday afternoon to get a gift card and Kate Flannery, who plays Meredith on The Office, was sitting in a booth with several other people having a good time. She looks much better in person!
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2012-12-23 1:34 pm   Permalink

Kate Flannery is Tiki !!...

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=40465&forum=17

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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2012-12-23 2:57 pm   Permalink

Thanks John-O! Her character is pretty much my favorite on The Office so it was cool to see her there.

 
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King Bushwich the 33rd
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From: Ling Cod Beach, CA 90803
Posted: 2013-01-10 1:18 pm   Permalink

Yet more super high tides expected in Sunset Beach, CA. Will this one reach Don the Beachcombers and flood the Dagger Bar?

KTLA News: King Tide in Sunset Beach, CA


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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2013-01-10 2:02 pm   Permalink

They've got berms already on the beaches so hopefully they're adding some sand bags for extra protection. The wall that surrounds Surfside should divert the water away from Don's too.

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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2013-01-10 6:25 pm   Permalink

I love this kind of weather!
Ok, well the berm closest to Don the Beachcomber isn't very high.

I've seen the waves a lot worse in the same spot. It didn't stop people from surfing or kitesurfing.

They're not blurry shots, there's a lot of sand in the air.




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