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Tiki Weekender at the Atlanta Trader Vic's Feb 18-20
tiki_kiliki
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Joined: Apr 01, 2002
Posts: 1000
From: Hamtown USA
Posted: 2011-02-15 09:21 am   Permalink

I will be arriving at some point Saturday and having dinner and cocktail with everyone. Please add me to the reservation as 1 person. Mahalo!
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SouthBamaTiki
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Joined: Oct 09, 2006
Posts: 138
From: Mobile, Alabama
Posted: 2011-02-15 6:43 pm   Permalink

Yay TikiKiliki!! I'll save ya a seat with Trevor and me.
J, ya better save me one of those buttons!
Really can't wait to see those I know and meet new friends.


 
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Dr. Coruba
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Joined: Jun 02, 2008
Posts: 131
Posted: 2011-02-16 5:30 pm   Permalink

Well, we shall all be partying like it's 1944 soon!

Can't thank the board enough for the many who plan to join in and the many great suggestions for things to do when you don't have a Mai Tai in hand.

You'll find me in the bar each night starting at 5 pm. For those who have confirmed ahead of time and let me know you are definitely coming, I promise that I will make sure that there is a button for you. I think we will be covered, but I have a Plan B to cover all possibilities.

For anyone who doesn't already have it, or may need it, PM me and I will forward you my cell number.

Be sure to let Trader Vic's know how much you appreciate their special support for a fun weekend. They've giving us two nights of $5.40 Mai Tais (gotta find me and get a button!), providing us with a very nice function room for dinner Saturday night, and even are throwing in some nice leis (save the jokes for Friday) in to keep things festive. Up the ante by strutting out in your Aloha wear.

No matter the setting, people make the party, and it looks like we've got a hell of a time ahead of us!

Aloha, I can't wait to meet you all at Trader Vic's Atlanta!!!

[ This Message was edited by: jwtiki 2011-02-17 09:02 ]


 
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ashman_atl
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Joined: Feb 23, 2010
Posts: 79
From: Atlanta, GA
Posted: 2011-02-18 11:31 pm   Permalink

Friday night was awesome! Great to meet a few new ohana. Looking forward to Saturday night's festivities.

 
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Dr. Coruba
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Joined: Jun 02, 2008
Posts: 131
Posted: 2011-02-19 07:52 am   Permalink

It was a hell of a kickoff for the weekend. The drinks were great and the company was even better. So glad to meet in person the folks we had shared posts with through the tiki or rum boards.

But the fun has just begun...by tonight all of the distance travelers will be here and we are expecting even more people tonight than last night. Dinner tonight for 25-30 at 7 pm in the Tonga room, and another evening of fun and great company in the lounge.

(btw, if those who got pins last night plan to come again tonight, please try to remember to bring them with you - that would be a big help!)

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papalennonatl
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Joined: Jan 18, 2011
Posts: 4
From: Atlanta
Posted: 2011-02-19 5:31 pm   Permalink

Good time Friday night, thanks JJ for putting it all together.

 
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Tiki Hekele
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Joined: Jun 03, 2010
Posts: 12
From: Cardiff, Wales
Posted: 2011-02-20 08:26 am   Permalink

I hate that I missed this, I just flew back in from Vegas so I needed the rest. If there are any future Tiki events in Atlanta please let me know--I wanta join in the fun. I wish we had more Tiki events in Atlanta.

 
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croe67
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Joined: Jan 05, 2003
Posts: 1062
From: Land of Cheese & Beer
Posted: 2011-02-20 12:57 pm   Permalink

WOW!!!!

That was one hell of a weekend.

As I'm sitting at the Atlanta airport waiting to board my plane home, I am already missing the comfy home of Trader Vic's Atlanta! It was great seeing everyone & chatting with so many locals, too - thanks a bunch for coming out & adding to the FUN!

Looking forward to seeing you all again!!


 
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ashman_atl
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Joined: Feb 23, 2010
Posts: 79
From: Atlanta, GA
Posted: 2011-02-20 1:22 pm   Permalink

Had so much fun Friday night, I had to go back Saturday! Here are some random pics from the event... (camera phone= my excuse for poor quality... sorry.)












All of the cocktails we sampled were tasty and the food was also very good. It's great to report that TV Atlanta is closing in on 40 and still going strong.

It was wonderful to see so many out of town ohana. Hope to see you again soon!


 
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croe67
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Joined: Jan 05, 2003
Posts: 1062
From: Land of Cheese & Beer
Posted: 2011-02-20 2:21 pm   Permalink

Here are a few of my pictures as well for your viewing enjoyment








































 
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SouthBamaTiki
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Joined: Oct 09, 2006
Posts: 138
From: Mobile, Alabama
Posted: 2011-02-21 08:46 am   Permalink

Thanks so much for putting this together, J! It was a blast! It was very nice meeting everyone Saturday evening, and the highlight of the night was definitely having Derek show up. Vanessa, who I believe is the manager, was so welcoming and helpful. Mahalo to her for the Valentine's Day glasses! We really need to make this an annual event!

 
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Dr. Coruba
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Joined: Jun 02, 2008
Posts: 131
Posted: 2011-02-23 11:12 am   Permalink

The Tiki Weekender was a hell of a time. There was a great mix of people combined with excellent drinks and the setting of a museum quality tiki palace - the Atlanta Trader Vic's.

Friday night started off slowly. A few of the out of towners were not able to make it in until later in the evening and some not until Saturday. At 6:10 I wondered if I had over estimated the number of local Ohana coming. Very soon the bar was packed with Tiki Weekenders, the local Ohana came in strong and in waves over the evening ready to mix and party. Eventually we had all but two of the 17 pilgrims from out of town. Papalennon brought in about 12 happy hour friends with him. The best estimate was that Friday night saw right around 50 tikiphiles joining in on the fun over the course of the evening. Thanks to the very cooperative people at Trader Vic's our party enjoyed $5 Mai Tais and provided us with their very best bartenders for the night. They did not disappoint. I finally had the opportunity to compare the regular Mai Tai versus the made from scratch Mai Tai. Even the regular is good, but the from scratch is great. One can only wonder how off the chart it must have been back in the day when Vic's had the 17 year old Wray and Nephew rums and the Coruba to use.

As if the evening couldn't get better, TikiGAP and Julie opened up their room for a midnight after-party with 1934 Zombies that cruised till 2 am and most participants having no idea how they got back to their rooms!!! (fyi, I made the mistake of going back to my room before this after-hours soiree and fell asleep where I sat - missing it completely :| )

Saturday had many people in full recovery mode and others adventurous enough to check out the sights of the city. I went out with ExoticSabina and OakTiki for some classic diner action and a rum trek. One of the great things about being away from home is that you almost always will find rums you will not find at home or at prices which surprise you. I found a few bargains and Sabina and Mike found a few boxes of rums worth carting back to Maryland.

On Saturday night we had close to 30 for dinner at Trader Vic's. After which we returned to the bar to meet up with a combination of repeat offenders from the night before and folks who had not made it to Friday night. Everyone spent the evening draining the bar and comparing notes about their daytrips and naps.

There are way too many to thank by name, but mahalos to the many local Ohana who either attended or put up excellent suggestions on additional Atlanta spots to hit. (I even managed to hit both the Majestic and the Silver Skillet) Special thanks to the several local Ohana who came out both nights. You were excellent ambassadors of Atlanta and to the Aloha Spirit.

Thanks to the many friends and fellows who came in from the four corners to share the weekend and the rum.

Thanks to Trader Vic's who still does it up royal and manages to stay true to the ideals for which the Ghost of Vic Bergeron would proud to see.

Thanks to Derek Yaniger and Ed Hamilton for making it down on Saturday. You both had many here who appreciate your work.

It was a great time and the only thing I can think of that would have made it better was if Trader Vic's was open for lunch or Sundays. I spent every minute I could at TV's and cannot wait to get back, with or without a group. (but groups are much more fun!)


 
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