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Trader Vic's, Oakland, CA (restaurant)
Trad'r Bill
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Joined: Oct 14, 2008
Posts: 484
From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2011-10-13 11:14 pm   Permalink

Snagged this photo of a young Vic (and someone else) behind the gift shop counter:




...notice the fogcutter mug and Scorpion(?) bowl


...here's the examples from Life Magazine - I don't *think* it's a gremlin bowl, but hard to tell.


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Trad'r Bill
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From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2011-10-19 10:22 pm   Permalink

Came across this one in my archives - that's John Wayne at Vic's in Oakland:



Enjoy,
Trad'r Bill


 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4272
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-10-19 11:18 pm   Permalink

Trad'r Bill,

Those are some great photos from the archives. The Duke at Vic's, you gotta love that. I wish the resolution was better on that old photo so we could really see the mugs on that back shelf.

Keep up the good work,

DC


 
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WestADad
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Joined: Mar 31, 2009
Posts: 745
From: Tornado Alley
Posted: 2011-10-20 1:11 pm   Permalink

I see bottles on the left but I'm not sure what's on the right.



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Trad'r Bill
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From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2012-03-27 08:32 am   Permalink

I grabbed a capture of this Christmas card from eBay a while back:



Very close to the rendering on this tile:



I noticed this artist took some liberties when depicting the building... the apex of the roof (of the main building) should be facing the opposite way. Anyhoo, I still think it looks cool.

-Trad'r Bill


 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-09-07 1:18 pm   Permalink

A different style matchbook from the Trader Vic's in Oakland.




DC


 
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Grand Kahu
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Joined: Jul 31, 2006
Posts: 177
From: Dallas, TX
Posted: 2014-02-28 10:20 am   Permalink

I always thought this view of the old Oakland TV's site on Google Street View was poignant in the lot is empty, but two palms remain on the sidewalk where they originally flanked the canopy entry.




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Tied by my Mai Tai...

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TropicDrinkBoy
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Joined: Feb 27, 2011
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Posted: 2014-03-01 4:27 pm   Permalink

Thanks for pointing that out. I drove by a few weeks ago but failed to notice them. The next time I swing by I'll stop and give both of them a hug! I've been thinking of jumping the fence and downing a Mai Tai on its 70th anniversary (sometime this year) but I've yet to learn the exact date.

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