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Ren Clark's Polynesian Village, Ft. Worth, TX (restaurant)
croe67
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From: Land of Cheese & Beer
Posted: 2009-12-29 08:05 am   Permalink

Name:Ren Clark's Polynesian Village
Type:restaurant
Street:6451 Camp Bowie Boulevard
City:Ft. Worth
State:TX
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:
Ren Clark's Polynesian Village was located in the Western Hills Hotel in Ft. Worth, TX.



 
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croe67
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From: Land of Cheese & Beer
Posted: 2009-12-29 08:10 am   Permalink

I found these over the weekend & was surprised to see that there was no thread started yet in "Locating Tiki" for this place. So here's a start:






I don't have any images of the location itself - post 'em here if you do!

Edited to add that these are a set of Salt & Pepper shakers - not mugs
I'll keep lookin' for a mug like 'em in the wild, though....a tough find!

[ This Message was edited by: croe67 2009-12-29 15:20 ]


 
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Grand Kahu
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From: Dallas, TX
Posted: 2009-12-29 08:42 am   Permalink

You lucky dawg! Nice mugs to find in the wild. There is a running thread on the Polynesian Village elsewhere - just search Ren Clark for this past summer where another lucky dawg got Clark's home tiki bar...

GK
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uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2009-12-29 12:20 pm   Permalink

Wow! Fantastic find. Great mug image of the logo Tiki. Thanks for posting those.

 
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rugbymatt
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Joined: Jun 03, 2005
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From: Sacramento
Posted: 2009-12-29 2:09 pm   Permalink

I have a printed cloth napkin from Ren Clark's PV.

 
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Grand Kahu
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From: Dallas, TX
Posted: 2010-06-24 10:25 am   Permalink

A recent eBay find after waiting for over a year to spot another...love the border design, apparently adapted (or the other way around) from some of the graphic designs for the Polynesian Village's advertisements, etc.




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abstractiki
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From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2011-02-10 6:24 pm   Permalink

I recently discovered these images of the Menu in a Nestle chocolate company library archive.














 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-02-10 7:34 pm   Permalink

Wholly Sh*@*!

Great stuff Abstract, have never seen these images before. Where the heck did you say they are from? A Nestle website?

Really awesome find. Keniki is going to be interested in these.


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abstractiki
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From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2011-02-10 8:14 pm   Permalink

Thanks DC, this archive is in the Nestle' Library at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration.

I have have found the holy grail of old restaurant menu treasure. There are 9,704 actual menus. They have been archiving Menus from restaurants for years.

The bad news is that only a hand full are available on-line. The real menus are all there waiting for a diligent dedicated urban archaeologist to photograph and document. It would make a great expedition for one of us. We have the map now who's up for this quest I wonder?


 
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Bora Boris
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From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2011-02-10 8:42 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-02-10 20:14, abstractiki wrote:
I have have found the holy grail of old restaurant menu treasure.



Very nice work Abstractiki but no so fast on the Grail claim. I'd say the Ren Clark's Polynesian Village Drink Menu would be the Holy Grail of menus. Once we know what was in the Severed Head mug then we can rest... a little .


 
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abstractiki
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From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2011-02-10 9:54 pm   Permalink

Thanks BB, I'm actually not that familiar with this tiki temple. I meant to say the menu collection was the grail of all menu collections. I can't imagine a bigger one. But now I must find this drink menu and recipe you speak of.

 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-02-10 10:11 pm   Permalink

Abstract,

For more info on the Polynesian Village, consult this thread.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=33101&forum=5&start=0

I did a quick check of the menu inventory in the Nestle collection at Cornell and there are lots of Tiki places on file there. Great that the Polynesian Village was one of the menus on the image list, again great find. I used to have some friends who went to school there, but they are on the west coast now. Need to find some up-state explorers to check it out. Wonder what it takes to access the archives?


DC


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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-02-10 10:41 pm   Permalink

One more post for tonight. Found a photo on-line reporting to be Ren Clark and one of his Tikis in the construction stage of the Polynesian Village restaurant.






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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-02-11 01:08 am   Permalink

Great find, Abstract! This menu must be so hard to come by because of the short life span of this amazing place.
Design-wise, it's kinda all over the place. Wonder if Ren did it this way, he has the copyright.

it is hard to say if this is the same man as above, where he is smiling so much, and here it's all frowns:



But it could be, with the hat covering the bald forehead. I got this from Milan Guanko's scrap book.

Yes, a cocktail menu with the headhunter mug would be the bomb...
-and, as I always have wished, a photo of a stylish 60s babe sipping from it.

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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2011-02-11 09:26 am   Permalink

That cocktail menu was on Ebay about a year ago. Did it not get posted here?

 
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