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Fantasy Island, L.A.-Former Polynesian Restaurant?
bongofury
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Joined: Oct 15, 2002
Posts: 1538
From: Ventura County
Posted: 2003-04-03 12:30 am   Permalink

Anyone know the background on this place on Pico, just west of the 405 Freeway?



I swear I did not go inside!....not this time. I seem to think there was something like this on Foothill Blvd. near Upland...


 
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PiPhiRho
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 1013
From: Redondo Beach
Posted: 2003-04-03 01:10 am   Permalink

It was Kelbo's.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11106
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2003-04-03 10:57 am   Permalink

Ha! Comparing this version of the sign to the one in the BOT (which page in the Mixology chapter?, I'm in Palm Springs, sans bible), gives me an idea of a "Before" and "After" series, where I photoshop a smile on the original sign...

Don't go in, it is completely stripped (get the irony?) to the bare black walls.

Twowheelin', tell'em about the glory of Kelbo's!


 
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PiPhiRho
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From: Redondo Beach
Posted: 2003-04-03 12:48 pm   Permalink

When it first opened, the place had what it called the "Shipwreck Room", which was part of the old Kelbo's decor and some of the booths intact. The last time I went in there the Shipwreck Room was gone, and that was a good five years ago, maybe more.


 
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twowheelin'tiki
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Joined: Nov 28, 2002
Posts: 712
From: santa monica
Posted: 2003-04-03 8:57 pm   Permalink

i was just in there a month or so ago , and i didnt see anything from its past. i even got escorted out of a room!.this was the killer place on the west side where i had my 21st B-day party, and stole many a wenches virtue after those drinks.when i get really homesick for kelbos, i just go to bahooka which is real close ,except the kelbos booths were separated by heavily carved on beachcomber items.i know i scrawled many a message into the wood in that place!.oh, bahookas food is better!.
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keep the rubber side down ,the gas on and the drinks coming!


 
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ZuluMagoo
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Joined: Jun 26, 2002
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From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2003-04-03 9:14 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-04-03 10:57, bigbrotiki wrote:
Ha! Comparing this version of the sign to the one in the BOT (which page in the Mixology chapter?, I'm in Palm Springs, sans bible), gives me an idea of a "Before" and "After" series, where I photoshop a smile on the original sign...



Hey Bigbro, I happen to have it sitting right here next to my laptop - BOT p. 170



 
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