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Billingsley's Outrigger, Laguna Beach, CA (restaurant)
abstractiki
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Joined: Aug 29, 2009
Posts: 605
From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2011-11-05 8:49 pm   Permalink

I found these photos of an Outrigger room service menu in the Los Angeles library archives.

















 
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A Frame
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Joined: Apr 16, 2009
Posts: 323
From: Mr. C's on the Coast Highway
Posted: 2013-07-22 7:26 pm   Permalink

Found another matchbook previously seen here, but in a different color...



But something else caught my eye while scanning through all the Outrigger posts here...Tiki Kate's post.

Quote:

On 2009-09-21 17:56, Tiki-Kate wrote:
I found this matchbook showing, or at least narrowing down, the location of another Billingley's Outrigger restaurant. It also mentions that the Jamaica Inn was Polynesian.







The matchbook shows three locations including the Jamaica Inn. Kate alluded to it back then, the question would be "was" the Jamaica Inn Polynesian?

I thought something was "Goofy" until I saw this in one of DC's epic posts found here
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=41769&forum=2


Quote:

On 2011-12-11 19:02, Dustycajun wrote:
Name:Christian's Hut
Type:restaurant
Street:
City:Multiple Locations
State:CA
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:
There have been little bits and pieces of the history of the Christian's Hut posted on various threads on TC and I decided it was time to start a thread on Locating Tiki to to put it all together.



The next one in the chain was located in Corona Del Mar at the Jamaican Inn.




This matchbook had a pop-up Goof on the inside of the book.








Christian's Hut at the Jamaica Inn, so the restaurants were Polynesian for sure!

Next question. Did the Outrigger take over the Christian's Hut at the Jamaica Inn or vice versa?





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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 7048
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-07-22 9:59 pm   Permalink

I asked some folks who have lived in CDM since the 50s
they seem to remember it being the restaurant in the Jamaica Inn
but they are elderly now and are the first to say their memory is not working so well.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11581
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-07-23 06:46 am   Permalink

Anders, looking at the pool area of the Jamaica Inn....



...and this one of its restaurants,



I don't think the whole place was Polynesian

The name of the place seems less to be based on a tropical island, and more on Hollywood.
It was a Daphne De Maurier novel..



...and then Alfred Hitchcock made it into a movie in 1939:



That still leaves open the Christian's Hut (also of movie origin) mystery...


 
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A Frame
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Joined: Apr 16, 2009
Posts: 323
From: Mr. C's on the Coast Highway
Posted: 2013-07-23 12:07 pm   Permalink

Wow Sven, from the looks of those photos, there doesn't even appear to have been any Jamaican at the Jamaica Inn!

 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 5019
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2017-03-17 2:55 pm   Permalink

I scored a nice double sided napkin from the Outrigger.

Side one has the building illustration that was used in Beachbum's recipe from Intoxica.I really like the font on this.



Side two has a nice Tiki and Toucan combo!



But wait, there's more! I also picked up this old American Express ad from Gourmet magazine that has a photo of the restaurant interior.



DC


 
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Or Got Rum?
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Joined: Jul 29, 2009
Posts: 443
From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2017-03-17 3:44 pm   Permalink

Classic! Thanks DC! OGR

 
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