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HUKILAU 2002 in Atlanta (Friday & Saturday July 19-20)
Jon Tiki
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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
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From: Charleston , SC
Posted: 2002-04-02 7:51 pm   Permalink

Are there any tiki bars around Atlanta other than the Trader Vic's? Anybody know of any others in the Georgia/South Carolina area? I'm new to the southeast and am on the hunt for new tiki hangouts...

Thanks!

-Jon


 
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tiki_kiliki
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Joined: Apr 01, 2002
Posts: 1001
From: Hamtown USA
Posted: 2002-04-02 8:40 pm   Permalink

Ok - so can Kahukini and Matt meet me in Atlanta at Trader Vic's on the 26th or 27th of April? We will be there to see Cave Catt Sammy at the Star Bar that Friday so maybe Saturday will be easier for us all to meet up. We can all talk about this thing!

I know you are already working on a webpage aren't you Ford! I have some images I would love to share with you. Some stuff I've scanned from 40's Hawaiian records.

This is gonna be great! We should think about sending an invite to the Exotica list and Luxuria list.

Let me know what I can do and when! And let me know about that weekend.

Aloha,
Tiki Kiliki
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floratina
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: West Los Angeles
Posted: 2002-04-02 11:21 pm   Permalink

Hey Unc - I think the tentative date for the Tiki Fete at the Tropics in Palm Springs is July 20, fyi.

 
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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2002-04-03 07:29 am   Permalink

I think Kiliki and I could bring a few more things into the mix on this. There is a great Burlesque act there we saw at Tease-o-Rama who does a very Exotica show as Torchy Taboo. She might know a place or way we could work that into the weekend.

We could definitely come up with a list of clubs, shops and restaurants for anyone coming into to plan their weekend. We could give a run down of what to do and see.

It would be nice if we had a venue that would let us take over at some time where we could spin our music and cavort. Trader Vic's would quickly blow your budget if you stayed there drinking too long. Maybe there is an option to have our group move to a place where we could even mix our own drinks, etc.

I'd like to see this made into a more extended event than just some time at Trader Vic's. It will depend on what we can work out with Atlanta club owners, but I think that could be done.

Maybe a Burlesque show with DJ and tropical drinks at a local club, after an evening of ambience at Trader Vic's. That would bring more people than just Tiki-philes.

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kahukini
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From: Saint Louis
Posted: 2002-04-03 09:18 am   Permalink

Of course we can't overlook that Trader Vic's is conveniently located in the Atlanta Hilton, which specializes in special events! They have tons of conference rooms where we could do whatever we want so long as we rent it out.

ALSO quite importantly, the Atlanta Trader Vic's is BIG... they have 2 LARGE back rooms which they often do not open... we can simply request to have one of them for the night

As for the expense, Trader Vic's is actually cheaper than most bars in my opinion in terms of price for liquid... plus if we can guarantee that magic 50 number we can get some sort of discount

We may want to do both - request a TV backroom and get a conference room OR here's a sneaky idea:

We all chip in for a room at the Atlanta Hilton - this can be used for our private liquor stash (get liquored up on the cheap in the room party then come down to TV's and vice versa)

This room(s) would also be convenient for folks who may HAVE to pass out or can't drive or whatever...

BTW there is a good cheaper hotel across the street from the Atlanta Hilton (i forget the name i'll post it and the prices this weekend)... but I think we should definitely have a "group room" right there in the Hilton for convenience...

I am not so big on involving other destinations in a one night event because of the serious drinking (and who's gonna be drivin) and the fact that Atlanta roadways DEVOUR TIME... you'll spend an hour getting to Little Five Points or to Virginia Highlands

Focusing on one spot (the hilton) gives us lounge lizards more face time, more drinking time and more relaxing in style time...


 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2002-04-03 10:51 am   Permalink

I would say the average drink at Vic's is $3 more than at any other bar. I always figured the price of the mug you are going to steal is figured into the cost. ; )

The place is huge and I have rarely seen a crowd in there. So setting aside a room for us ought to be easy.

Altanta traffic is bad during the day and such, but on a Saturday evening, Little 5 points is just minutes away.
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kahukini
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From: Saint Louis
Posted: 2002-04-03 1:50 pm   Permalink

seriously!? TV drinks range $6.50 to $7.50 (most of 'em) and they are HUGE have a zillions ingredients including several shots of rum! What can you get for $3.50 at any bar? A well liquor on the rocks.

 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2002-04-03 2:52 pm   Permalink

Well, if you come to Knoxville, I can line up all the triple pour highballs you want for $4.75 with call brand liquor. Or we can go have a martini with call brand gin for $3.

While it is true there is a bit more prep in the TV drinks, I personally do not think it's that much more. Compare it to a L.I.T. or various frozen concoctions. I have their Mai Tai mix, and they use the powder, not the liquid, so you pour the stuff in a glass. How much is that worth? If it's not $4, it's really too much. No more prep there than a Tom Collins, etc.

But all the Tiki bars seem to have high prices.

In my world, I expect to pay about $3.50-$4.50 for a drink. Not $7+
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Kailuageoff
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From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2002-04-03 3:00 pm   Permalink

For what it's worth, I don't mind spending $7 per drink if I am going to drive 7 hours from Orlando. There's a certain cosmic charm to the equation, as long as I don't have 7 drinks...

 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2002-04-03 3:25 pm   Permalink

I recall when I was at Hala Kahiki and I had a few of those wonderful and expensive drinks. I kept thinking I was being cheated because I could not taste any liquor in them. Then I stumbled out into the snow and realized there was indeed alcohol in those libations!

An old drink page of mine
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floratina
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From: West Los Angeles
Posted: 2002-04-03 4:47 pm   Permalink

The average Polynesian type drink at TV's here in L.A. is about $9.00, if memory serves...

 
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weirduncletiki
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
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From: Grape Town, California
Posted: 2002-04-03 5:18 pm   Permalink

Well, I'm confirmed to be in Atlanta on the 20th, so consider this the first R.S.V.P. Spending the evening at Trader Vic's sounds just fine. I've never been to the Atlanta branch, but the others make some of the finest cocktails around and those along with meeting up with y'all is what sounds good to me. Throw in some hula dancers and music? Okeedokeee!

-Weird uncle Tiki


 
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kahukini
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Joined: Mar 28, 2002
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From: Saint Louis
Posted: 2002-04-04 5:45 pm   Permalink

If we (I ?) make a website for the event, it would be cool to have a "Guest List" - people who R.S.V.P on the site would have their name added to a list viewable on the site along with whatever comments they want to make to the side... And then we would know too what kind of clout we would have with trader vic's for discounts...

 
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kahukini
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From: Saint Louis
Posted: 2002-04-04 8:23 pm   Permalink

Ok a website is in the works. It will feature all the details and hopefully this who's who at HUKILAU 2002 thing... it will be at www.hukilau.info

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hanford_lemoore
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Joined: Mar 23, 2002
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From: Tiki Central
Posted: 2002-04-05 12:20 am   Permalink

Aloha!

At Kahukini's request I've created a forum just for this event. As big as it's starting to shape up as, it sounds like it's going to need one!

At some point we might move this topic over there, but for now we'll leave it here!

Click here to go to the Hukilau 2002 Forum!


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