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JOHN-O's Zombie Road Trip...
JOHN-O
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From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2012-11-09 8:55 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-11-09 10:02, Jason Wickedly wrote:

I think you just weren't looking hard enough John. I propose we take a field trip...on a Friday or Saturday night to provide further uh, "intelligence". Yeah, that's it.


Sounds good Jason, we can also make it a mid-century twofer...

Let's start out at my beloved Billingsley's Restaurant which is just down the block from Fantasy Island.

It's a vintage 1946 steak house opened by Glenn Billingsley Sr. who also owned the Outrigger at the Surf & Sand Hotel in Laguna Beach (a Tiki connection !!).

Also Glenn Sr. was married to Barbara Billingsley, who played the Beav's mom on "Leave it to Beaver" (a Beaver connection !!).




[ This Message was edited by: JOHN-O 2012-11-09 21:00 ]


 
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Bora Boris
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From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2012-11-10 06:52 am   Permalink

Looks like Glenn Billingsley Sr. was Peter Billingsley's 2nd cousin, so just in time for the season you have a Christmas Connection!




 
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JOHN-O
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From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2012-11-13 11:41 am   Permalink

Ahhh, the Bo Ling, Chop Suey Palace. I like how the "w" in the Bowling sign has burned out.



This place was so famous, they immortalized it in resin !! Now all we need is a drink menu to document the fact they served a Scorpion Bowl.



Good setup Boris, I've been meaning to focus on vintage "Chinky Chinese" places that serve Mai Tais. In addition to the usual suspects, I might have couple of places up my sleeve that haven't been documented on TC yet.

I plan to subtitle the thread "...No Tickee, No Tiki". (Is that racist ??)


 
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lucas vigor
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From: SOCAL
Posted: 2012-11-13 12:22 pm   Permalink

I wish I could find information or pictures of the LimeHouse restaurant that used to be in San Diego on Mission bay drive. That place was a classic chinese joint!

 
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JOHN-O
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From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2013-01-14 07:56 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-04-02 01:02, JOHN-O wrote:


Ok, so for the third attempt in the last several years I try to order a Zombie at Lakanuki (Mammoth Lakes like all ski towns is a sausage fest). I get the same reply as the first two times...

"What's a Zombie ??"


The fourth times the charm !!



I think.

OK, so it's not the classic 1934 Don's version but at 8,000 foot elevation, Tiki beggars can't be choosers.


 
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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 999
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2013-01-14 08:20 am   Permalink

I observe that many "modern" cocktails are more about using recognizable brand names instead of breaking into the realm of quality ingredients. Fortunately exceptions to this seem to be growing and flourishing. There are now three bars in my city where they pride themselves on making craft cocktails with top-shelf and generally unknown (to the general populace) ingredients. And then recently there appeared a brand-new liquor store which specializes in high-end distilled spirits -- so there is much good news in that the word is getting out again about quality cocktails and ingredients.

I visited Mammoth Lakes to attend their annual Jazz Festival a few years ago and visited that bar. I looked at the menu and t hen decided not to order anything. I didn't notice any sausage, just lots of pretty girls. Mammoth is a beautiful place, even more so if you get out of the town and explore the surrounding mountain and desert areas. I need to go back again.


 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2013-01-15 4:55 pm   Permalink



Not a classic Zombie, but nevertheless a perfect Tropical mix of sweet, sour, and stiffness.



If I ever run another Westside Bar Crawl, this craft cocktail place is on the agenda.


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 2013-01-15 8:42 pm   Permalink

Have you set a date yet John-0? Count me in.
David


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2013-01-15 8:57 pm   Permalink

Did someone say "Crawl"?

DC


 
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KavikaTiki
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From: The Pacific Coast
Posted: 2013-01-15 9:21 pm   Permalink

Great Zombie thread!

 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 2013-01-16 12:44 am   Permalink

Kav, Quit trying to derail this thread! stay on topic.

 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2013-01-16 12:32 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-01-15 20:42, nui 'umi 'umi wrote:
Have you set a date yet John-0? Count me in.
David


Actually next week I'm leading an expedition to the infamous Portland Tiki Triangle.

It's like the Bermuda Triangle except it's a smaller area and it's Tiki.



Starting point will be the downtown Ace Hotel.

PM me for the details.


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 2013-01-16 2:07 pm   Permalink

John-0, Looking forward to reading your report on the "triangle" I wish CeCe would let me stray that far north.
Btw, I hope Kav realizes my "derail" comments were tongue in cheek.
Have a safe and fun trip.
David


 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2013-01-23 7:20 pm   Permalink



 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2013-01-23 7:20 pm   Permalink



 
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