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Trader Eng's, Tallahassee FL
puamana
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From: Seattle, WA
Posted: 2005-01-18 2:36 pm   Permalink

Interesting info about the Trader Pang's mugs ! Thanks for posting that, I was always curious about that particular name. That would explain why the mugs are pretty easy to find, but I never found a menu or postcard !

 
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JTD
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From: J'ville
Posted: 2005-01-19 6:24 pm   Permalink

Puamana,
Thanks so much for posting! I think that was my first post ever on TC and I'd gotten resigned to this place remaining a mystery forever. Great menu.

-JTD


 
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kep1113
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From: Tallahassee, FL
Posted: 2005-01-20 1:43 pm   Permalink

A little more background info (mostly unrelated)...from January 2003 Georgia obituaries -

Funeral services for Mr. Walter England HUCKABEE Jr., 83, of
Thomaston will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 at 2 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church. Mr. Huckabee died Wednesday,
Jan. 15, 2003 in Tallahassee, Fla. Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home
is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Huckabee better known as
"Huck", attended Georgia Tech until 1940 when he left for
Aviation Cadet program and was in continuous service until Jan.
1950. He served in the South Pacific in the illustrious Forty-
Ninth Fighter Group flying P-38 on combat missions. After
leaving the Forty-Ninth Fighter Group he was given command of
the 5279th Airborne Fighter Control Squadron which was selected
by Gen. Douglas McArthur to spearhead the airborne entry of
Japan. He came back to Georgia in early 1946 and became chief
of the production inspection section of the maintenance
division at Warner Robins Air Material Area and after that held
many of the exacting jobs on Robins AR Base. After leaving the
service in 1950 he came back to Thomaston and was in business
for several years before opening the Kentucky Fried Chicken
store in Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas. He sold those and
moved to Tallahassee, Fla. where he built, owned and operated
Trader Engs Hibacki Steakhouse from 1969 to 1979. After selling
that business, he moved back to his hometown of Thomaston, Ga.
Mr. Huckabee was a member of First United Methodist Church in
Thomaston. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Doris Blount
Huckabee; a daughter, Jan (Doug) Scott; a grandson, Clayton D.
Scott all of Tallahassee; a sister, Gwen H. Daniel; and a
niece, Luane D. Helms both of Thomaston. The family will
receive visitors from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at Pasley-
Fletcher Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the charity of
your choice, or to the First United Methodist Church or Service
Class of First Methodist Church.



 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2007-05-13 3:37 pm   Permalink

A new find. Hard to come by matchbook.






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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2007-05-13 4:08 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-01-20 13:43, kep1113 wrote:
"...he was given command of the 5279th Airborne Fighter Control Squadron which was selected
by Gen. Douglas McArthur to spearhead the airborne entry of Japan..."



A Western culture classic!: First bomb the sh#t out of them, then open a restaurant inspired by them!


 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2007-05-13 4:14 pm   Permalink

Noth'n like jump'n on the trend band wagon I guess. Drop a bomb and then let em get "bombed" in the lounge.

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blindy the pirate
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From: Tallahassee FL
Posted: 2008-05-04 3:40 pm   Permalink

Took my camera over to the old loction of Trader Engs. It is still open as King House Buffet.




 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2008-05-04 10:05 pm   Permalink

What a great building, thanks.

 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-05-09 07:14 am   Permalink

Here's an exterior shot of Lucy Ho's (Trader Eng's) looks to be the early 80's. Still a bit of Tiki left. At least we have a good idea of the original architecture to add to the thread.


Here's an interior shot.




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TIKIMIKE FL
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Posted: 2009-05-09 08:23 am   Permalink

The interior photo looks like Bamboo Ben's work. I want to be Bamboo Ben when I grow up. He's my Tiki Idol.

Mahalo


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-05-09 08:26 am   Permalink

Trav,

Great photos.

DC


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-05-09 08:35 am   Permalink

Also saw this matchbook on ebay from a Trader Eng's located in Atlanta, Georgia. Anybody ever heard of that one?




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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-05-09 10:24 am   Permalink

Did a little internet archeology for the Trander Eng's in Atlanta. Here are some nice ads I found.












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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-05-09 2:02 pm   Permalink

That's some good stuff Dusty. I believe this Atlanta location was in a converted theater and lasted through the 60's. The building was demolished in the 80's. Eng's had at least three locations I think. Would be great to track down the others. Nice work.

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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-05-09 6:16 pm   Permalink

As far as I can tell there were locations for Eng's in four states.
Tallahassee FL.
Atlanta GA.
Myrtle Beach SC.
Chicago IL.
Atlanta had three locations Trader Eng's. Eng's Gourmet and House of Eng. All separate addresses.
Here is a postcard for the Atlanta House of Eng. Not very Tiki but other locations may have been.


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