FEATURES | MUSIC | BOOKS | DRINKS | FORUMS | GAMES | LINKS | ABOUT


advertise on Tiki Central

Celebrating classic and modern Polynesian Pop
  [Edit Profile]  [Edit Preferences]  [Search] [Sign Up]
[Personal Messages]  [Member List]  [Help/FAQ]  [Rules]  [Login]
Tiki Central Forums Locating Tiki Black Pearl, Chicago, IL (restaurant)
Black Pearl, Chicago, IL (restaurant)
Dustycajun
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4396
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-02-24 5:00 pm   Permalink

Name:Black Pearl
Type:restaurant
Street:590 Diversey Pwky
City:Chicago
State:IL
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:

I came across a matchbook from the Black Pearl restaurant in Chicago some time ago and clipped the image.




I had never heard anything more about the place until recently when these two menus surfaced on ebay.



The yellow drink menu looks like a picture of a Tiki that may have been used at the restaurant.




James T has a Black Pearl listed in Tiki Road Trip II but it is not this one. Anybody got any more info?

The address is now a medical/dental clinic.




DC



[ This Message was edited by: Dustycajun 2013-01-07 18:29 ]


 
View Profile of Dustycajun Send a personal message to Dustycajun      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
tikibars
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 11, 2002
Posts: 2024
From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2011-02-27 2:23 pm   Permalink

Hi

Yeah, the Black Pearl in the suburb of Schaumburg was a modern-era place that came and went pretty fast.

I wonder if their name was inspired by this vintage place?
Interesting to ponder, too bad I wasn't in the loop about the classic-era place when I visited the Schaumburg one; I would have asked.

Alas...

So many places to research, so little time.






_________________
- James T.
My new book is "Destination: Cocktails": www.destinationcocktails.com.
Get "Big Stone Head: Easter Island and Pop Culture" at: www.bigstonehead.com.
See www.tydirium.net for Tiki Road Trip, global travelogues, and more!


 
View Profile of tikibars Send a personal message to tikibars  Email tikibars Goto the website of tikibars     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Jason_Beautis
Member

Joined: Oct 15, 2012
Posts: 1
Posted: 2012-10-15 9:44 pm   Permalink

Wow I was just googling this place for kicks because my dad used to take me here as a kid, and was friends with the owner. Thanks for the matchbook, great keepsake.

 
View Profile of Jason_Beautis Send a personal message to Jason_Beautis      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Dustycajun
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4396
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2013-01-12 07:31 am   Permalink

Here is a different matchbook from the Black Pearl showing the Trader Vic's style Tiki.





Research online shows that the Black Pearl operated as early as 1963.

DC


 
View Profile of Dustycajun Send a personal message to Dustycajun      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Dustycajun
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4396
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 6 days ago; 4:18 pm   Permalink

Found an article on the Black Pearl from 1963.





They had a Tiki Room and Chef Jimmy came from the Trader Vic's in San Francisco.

And it included a photo of the interior.



DC


 
View Profile of Dustycajun Send a personal message to Dustycajun      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
bigbrotiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11238
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 6 days ago; 9:47 pm   Permalink

I love how the reviewer notes that the singer is not really Hawaiian but that it is the illusion that matters

It would be interesting to create a family tree of how many Tiki places throughout the States, starting with the Mai Kai and the Kahiki, were staffed by ex Don & Vic employees.


 
View Profile of bigbrotiki Send a personal message to bigbrotiki  Goto the website of bigbrotiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Dustycajun
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4396
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 4 days ago; 9:11 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-11-16 21:47, bigbrotiki wrote:
It would be interesting to create a family tree of how many Tiki places throughout the States, starting with the Mai Kai and the Kahiki, were staffed by ex Don & Vic employees.



Sven,

I was thinking that same idea when I posted this. A few more famous locations that immediately come to mind with ex Don and Vic employees are Tiki Ti, Tiki Bobs and the Stockton Islander. I think this would be a great thread, there are many more.

DC


 
View Profile of Dustycajun Send a personal message to Dustycajun      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
U-Moderate:
  
v1.5

[ About Tiki Central | Contact Tiki Central | Advertise on Tiki Central ]
(c) 2000-2014 Tikiroom.com (tm), Tiki Central (tm)

Credits & copyright infomation