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 China Sails (Dave Wong's), Salem, MA (restaurant)
Goto page ( 1 | 2 Next Page )
China Sails (Dave Wong's), Salem, MA (restaurant)
Dustycajun
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4307
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-04-26 10:44 pm   Permalink

Name:China Sails (Dave Wong's)
Type:restaurant
Street:Rte. 1A
City:Salem
State:MA
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:

I had always wondered about Dave Wong's China Sails restaurant after seeing the Tiki mugs that featured the restaurant name.





I picked up a postcard that shows the exterior building and sign and the interior bar and dinning room.




The sign was pretty cool.



The bar had a Covarrubias-style mural as a backdrop.



Back of the card.




I grabbed some images of a menu a while back from ebay. They featured all of the standard drinks.






Interesting logos used on the menu




Looks just like the images used on the Hawaiian Hut matchbook located in Portland, Maine.



Wonder if they were somehow related.

Found a website that has some information and tributes to Dave Wong.

http://www.suncapinc.com/chinaindex.htm

There were several other locations in addition to the original in Salem.

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: 11156
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-04-27 12:14 pm   Permalink

Indeed a fine, fine sign! And another great piece of map mural art which probably was never properly documented.

Good eye on that Hawaiian Hut logo, I thought "What's that mushroom doing on the drink menu?"


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

Joined: Nov 04, 2005
Posts: 135
From: Massachusetts
Posted: 2011-04-27 7:41 pm   Permalink

Though I haven't been there in years, that exterior shot looked familiar:



FANTASY ISLAND in Salem, MA.





_________________
JUGTOWN
Country & Western Rockabilly Rhythm & Booze


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

Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2334
From: SoMass
Posted: 2011-04-28 11:42 am   Permalink

Swizzle!


According to the swizzle, there were 4 locations, Salem, Chestnut Hill, Revere & Peabody.


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

Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4307
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-04-29 4:08 pm   Permalink

Thuderlips,

Thanks for the photo, glad to see the sign is still there in some form. I wonder if the bar mural is still there? Any recollections of that?



Big Kahuna,

Nice swizzle. Those locations were also listed on the menu.

Tikisgrl also posted these generic Moai swizzles that had the China Sails logo.



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: 4307
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-05-02 06:58 am   Permalink

Here is another blue swizzle from China Sails that was also posted by Tikisgrl.



Anybody hear from her lately?

DC


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

Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2334
From: SoMass
Posted: 2011-05-02 2:00 pm   Permalink

I haven't seen hide nor hair of Tikisgrl, aka Beth, in months. We usually run into each other when we're out hunting, but I haven't seen her in a while. I hope all is well. Beth, if you're out there, give us a shout.

 
View Profile of Big Kahuna Send a personal message to Big Kahuna  Email Big Kahuna     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Thunderlips
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 04, 2005
Posts: 135
From: Massachusetts
Posted: 2011-05-03 07:27 am   Permalink

As I recall, the place had been thoroughly "modernized," i.e. no tiki.

The current design's an island theme(?). "Sales Conference Island" perhaps.

They have a few pics on their
website.
_________________
JUGTOWN
Country & Western Rockabilly Rhythm & Booze


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

Joined: Aug 27, 2011
Posts: 1
Posted: 2011-08-27 06:24 am   Permalink

Thank you for posting this information! I found this mug at the Goodwill in Groton, CT and couldnt find anything on it for the longest time. Now I know some background on it, thank you again!

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

Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4307
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-10-02 10:05 am   Permalink

China Sails also used the Hawaii Kai model theater mug at one time.







DC


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

Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2334
From: SoMass
Posted: 2011-10-02 5:24 pm   Permalink

No kidding? I'd like to find one of those. I think I'll start hitting antique malls up that way.

 
View Profile of Big Kahuna Send a personal message to Big Kahuna  Email Big Kahuna     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
tobunga
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 12, 2008
Posts: 1038
Posted: 2011-10-02 9:43 pm   Permalink

This thread is mildly mind-blowing to me for a couple of reasons...

Dusty- I'm sure this isn't possible, but is there any connection to this Dave Wong and the Dave Wong's currently in operation on Stockton, California? The Stockton location, to my knowledge, is not tiki at all, but how many Dave Wongs can there be?

And that mug! Never seen anything like it before! Fantastic!

Tiki Central never ceases to amaze!
_________________

http://ericoctober.com

 View Profile of tobunga Send a personal message to tobunga  Email tobunga Goto the website of tobunga     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Beachbumz
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Jan 09, 2008
Posts: 1044
From: Kihei, Maui
Posted: 2011-12-30 6:57 pm   Permalink

Saw this one today on eBay on a buy it now listed, Didn't buy it but wanted too..



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

Joined: Mar 27, 2005
Posts: 650
From: Amesbury, Mass
Posted: 2012-01-09 02:29 am   Permalink

My Dave Wongs China Sails Mug - actually my fave!


_________________
Online at
http://www.jonmooers.com

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

Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4307
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-02-03 4:57 pm   Permalink

Another China Sails swizzle spotted with the hula girl design.


Both locations on the back.


DC


 
View Profile of Dustycajun Send a personal message to Dustycajun      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Goto page ( 1 | 2 Next Page )
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