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Blowfish Bar – Flagler Beach, FL
Alfie the Moai
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Joined: Sep 06, 2012
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Posted: 2012-09-16 10:19 am   Permalink

Great job on the bar space! Well done! Looking forward to seeing you both again sometime soon!
Alfie
"Dean Martin"


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LoriLovesTiki
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Joined: Jul 03, 2011
Posts: 839
From: NJ
Posted: 2012-09-16 11:08 am   Permalink

I'm sad to hear about the theft of your beautiful tiki! I hope they get what's coming to them in form of bad karma. Loved seeing your newest updates as well as your very happy visitors!
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 4641
Posted: 2012-10-11 4:42 pm   Permalink

I'm so sorry to hear of your yard tiki loss. It has to be people who do not understand what a family we all are and that the tiki was special. I hope they can't sleep at night.

I love your new zerostreet, you'll have to get his matching mug. Cheers, Wendy
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TikiTomD
Grand Member (4 years)  

Joined: Sep 20, 2009
Posts: 670
From: Flagler Beach, FL
Posted: 2012-10-14 08:27 am   Permalink

Mahalo to all for expressing your sentiments on the loss of Ben Charred Tiki. I’m convinced there will be appropriate payback in life for the perpetrators. But it’s time to move on in our own life…

Alfie, delighted you dropped in. I look forward to our next soiree at Vintage 56, where we may once again enjoy your most excellent crooning.

Wendy, I agree. I’m going to have to acquire a matching Fisherman’s God Tiki mug when Robert has declared it ready for prime time.

I was grateful when Bamboo Ben agreed to go through the hassle of shipping one of his Tapa Cloth Outrigger Canoes across the country. It arrived perfectly intact, given that it was encased in enough Styrofoam packing peanuts to ship Ben himself. I now have a Tapa Cloth Canoe hanging above my desk, where in the words of the master, it lends a “nice Tiki Tiki feel”…






The modern sport of outrigger canoeing involves one of my favorite Hawaiian historical figures and athletes, Duke Kahanamoku. In 1917, he joined the Outrigger Canoe Club in Waikiki Beach, an organization initially established in 1908 as “a place where man may commune with sun and sand and sea, where good fellowship and aloha prevail and where the sports of old Hawaii shall always have a home.” Duke remained actively involved with the club until his death in 1968. The club still exists today and its story is told
here.

Here is Duke Kahanamoku with Babe Ruth in front of an outrigger canoe on Waikiki Beach in October of 1933…




In one of history’s odd connections, the birth of beach volleyball occurred at the Outrigger Canoe Club. According to this web site, Duke Kahanamoku, “because of his exceptional athleticism, was the first to make beach volleyball a rugged sports activity rather than a leisurely way to pass the time away on the beach. Duke would jump to unmatched levels and spike the ball down at extraordinary angles. The Duke also made sure that the volleyball nets, at the Beach Club, were always properly taut. He is also credited to be the first to "spike" the corners of the rope lines on the Santa Monica courts.”

-Tom


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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
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Posted: 2012-11-03 06:59 am   Permalink

Hi Tom, did the horrific storm miss Florida? The zerostreet mug has been bisque fired the day is close. Wendy
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3734
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-11-03 09:03 am   Permalink

Sad about your yard tiki, sorry,
They will get bad luck 10 fold.
Great pic of duke and the babe.
Hope you and yours are ok with the storm.

Jon
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TikiTomD
Grand Member (4 years)  

Joined: Sep 20, 2009
Posts: 670
From: Flagler Beach, FL
Posted: 2012-11-03 6:04 pm   Permalink

Aloha Wendy and Jon!

We in Florida were very fortunate, having been subjected only to tropical storm force winds along the coast, accompanied by sporadic power outages and some minor beach erosion. Last Sunday, surfers (my son included) were getting some really great rides in the whitewater along Flagler Beach, courtesy of Sandy. Having lived through a number of hurricanes along the coast in my lifetime, the worst of which was Hurricane Donna in 1960, I can fathom the misery of the folks in the Northeast. A number of them will be in dire straights for some time to come. They'll need all the help they can get to recover. Here's what Sandy looked like from space as it passed Florida...




Wendy, thanks for the heads up on the progress of Robert's (zerostreet's) Fisherman's God mug. I'll need to pay it some attention so I get my order in before the mold gives out...

-Tom


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-11-06 08:31 am   Permalink

You are welcome. What a photo. I'm on my way to the Red Cross web page to make a donation.

I'll look forward to your wall art and the mug being in the same picture. Wendy
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TikiTomD
Grand Member (4 years)  

Joined: Sep 20, 2009
Posts: 670
From: Flagler Beach, FL
Posted: 2012-11-10 2:30 pm   Permalink

Acquired a really colorful new Tiki mug for the Blowfish Bar through Jeff Central (Jeff Chenault), a Tiki Diablo (Danny Gallardo) hand painted creation inspired by the Trader Vic’s logo called “Tambu”...








My sister-in-law found this vintage Mai-Kai Tiki mug at a local garage sale...






It has no sticker or engraving, but others like it on the Ooga-Mooga
web site are sourced to the Otagiri Mercantile Company (OMC) in Japan, as evidenced by foil stickers on the mug bottom. Oooga-Mooga notes that this mug was used to serve the Mara Amu drink.

The Mai-Kai web site provides the recipe for this drink: "For a real classic, try the MARA AMU drink; Tahitian for 'when the wind blows'. This is the rum punch the islanders drink when they know they'll be in port for 2-3 days."

Mai-Kai Mara Amu

¾ oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
¾ oz. fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
¾ oz. fresh squeezed orange juice
¾ oz. passion fruit syrup
½ oz. light rum
½ oz. gold anejo rum
½ oz. dark rum

Combine all ingredients into a blender, add 2 cups ice, and process until smooth. Serves 2. For non-alcoholic, substitute club soda for rum.


Hurricane Hayward writes about the history of this cocktail and rates it on The Atomic Grog web site.

A little shifting around is necessary to fit the new mugs into the shelf space atop the bar...








-Tom




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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5662
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2012-11-11 09:46 am   Permalink

Great additions to your collection. Looking fabulous as always, it is fun to see your updates.

 
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TikiTomD
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Joined: Sep 20, 2009
Posts: 670
From: Flagler Beach, FL
Posted: 2012-11-17 7:23 pm   Permalink

Marlene, mahalo for your visit. Delighted to hear from you!

The Blowfish Bar just received a surprise package from my Mt. Juliet, Tennessee cousin... an Omni Hut 50th Anniversary Tiki Mug by Tiki Farm...












Here’s the card accompanying the mug...





It’s getting a bit difficult to find space for new mugs in the shelves above the bar...






My cousin, Bob, and his wife celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary at the Omni Hut in Smyrna, Tennessee several weeks ago. He noticed that they were serving drinks in this mug (it remains BYOB) and found they still had a few for sale, so he purchased one for himself and one for me.

Bob has been going to the Omni Hut for decades. During his recent visit, he learned that Jim Walls, the founder, passed away at 92 years of age in March 2012. The restaurant remains in the capable charge of Wall’s daughter, Polly. Here’s a November 2011 online
restaurant review by The Murfreesboro Pulse...









-Tom


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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 3591
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2012-11-22 9:31 pm   Permalink

We go to New Smyrna/Flagler every year! I was just there two weeks ago..We stay at the Ocean Reef Villas. Wish I had known there were some tiki folk in the area.


 
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TikiTomD
Grand Member (4 years)  

Joined: Sep 20, 2009
Posts: 670
From: Flagler Beach, FL
Posted: 2012-11-23 08:05 am   Permalink

Basement Kahuna, you were only 36 miles from the Blowfish Bar! Next time you're down this way, give us a shout... be delighted to meet you and share some rum cocktails.

Some time ago, I posted photos of Flagler Beach's pirate home, located six blocks north of me...



The Daytona Beach News-Journal just published an
article about it. At any time you might see the home's owner, Griff Detrick, sitting atop the deck among the pirates and a few friends drinking brandy and smoking cigars...


-Tom


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TikiTomD
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Joined: Sep 20, 2009
Posts: 670
From: Flagler Beach, FL
Posted: 2012-12-22 06:13 am   Permalink

It's holiday time at the Blowfish Bar and, rather than a lump of coal, we've received several sweet items to add to the collection. The first is a Robert Jimenez (zerostreet) Fisherman's God mug, arriving in a box with an artful label...




Inside was...








Here it is on the shelf above the bar...




We picked up a couple of Orchids of Hawaii vintage salt and pepper shakers...






And here they are on the shelf above the bar...




A photo showing the current state of the collection above the face of the bar...




Time of day becomes somewhat irrelevant after a few sips of a potent tropical libation. To accommodate those who nevertheless insist on knowing where the time went, I turned to Darren Patrick Long of Tiki Delights. He has a fitting solution... Tiki D clocks made from old Exotica/Hawaiian LP record album covers sandwiching a piece of foamboard...






Pat and I wish all of you out there the very best of holidays. May the season be perfect on your own special island...

-Tom


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3734
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-12-22 09:08 am   Permalink

Love the new items...

 
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