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amate
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Posted: 2012-03-20 06:22 am   Permalink

I recently visited the website of Professor G. For those of you that have not seen it you should check it out. I did a search and it was only mentioned in the text of another post so, here's a plug.
http://www.docs-atomic-diner.com/

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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2012-03-20 07:28 am   Permalink

where is his restaurant?

 
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Professor G
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Posted: 2012-03-20 12:49 pm   Permalink

Thanks tons for the plug, Amate. It was an unexpected pleasure to look down and see my site as a topic.

Doc's Atomic Diner started out with more of a MidCentury feel with Tiki being one emphasis. Since then, it has become pretty strictly Tiki, or, more to the point, aimed toward the direction I think Tiki cuisine needs to be going. The dream I'm chasing is to honor the legacy of Donn Beach by using creativity and the culinary diversity to which I've been exposed to create food that is exciting and imaginative.

Porpoise, I'm the chef of a nice restaurant/microbrewery in Abilene, Texas. It's good, but it ain't Tiki. Tiki restaurants aren't faring well in Texas at the moment. All we have is Austin's Hula Hut, which is good Tex-Mex with extra pineapples. I don't get out much, though, so I could be wrong. I really, really hope I am.


 
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Professor G
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Posted: 2012-03-21 06:38 am   Permalink

Thanks, everyone, for the visits to the site. It was by far the biggest day in Doc's Atomic history (all seven months of it). Here's what I'm working on now: a falernum-scented sticky rice with tropical fruits.



I'm still adjusting the cook time on the black glutinous rice so that it's neither hard nor mushy and the toasted almonds need to be added later in the process. This, anyway, is the kind of food I'm aiming for. The recipe will go up as soon as I've tightened up a few details on the recipe.


 
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Q-tiki
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Posted: 2012-03-21 09:26 am   Permalink

Thanks amate for posting the link!

I just perused your site Professor G... Nice work! I've bookmarked it so that I can try out some of the hot recipes. I appreciate your culinary sensibilities!

Mahalo!

P.S. That dark sticky rice looks fantastic. I'm hungry...


 
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amate
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Posted: 2012-03-22 12:52 pm   Permalink

Professor - No need for thanks. I found your website interesting and thought others would as well. Perhaps not everyone enjoys chiles and spice but your creations appeal to me. Maybe it's just a Texas thing . I certainly don't intend to enter any habanero eating contests but I do intend on using your "Elxir" to help curb my quart per week salsa habit (I sometimes eat it with a spoon...like soup


 
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Professor G
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Posted: 2012-04-09 3:11 pm   Permalink

The newest recipe on www.docs-atomic-diner.com is Pork Manchu. The Manchu presentation appeared on The Ports o' Call menus and on those of a few of the smaller establishments. It was built in a dome and turned out onto the plate; I've opted for a lighter preparation that would serve as an appetizer or a course on a tasting menu.



I'm trying to find some duck breasts, as well. I'd love to try this same preparation with some 5-spice duck.


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Professor G
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Posted: 2012-04-21 10:16 am   Permalink

The recipe for Tropical Gazpacho-- http://www.docs-atomic-diner.squarespace.com/journal/tag/tropical-gazpacho --may not be classically Tiki, although it does fit the flavor and style profile. I do, however, think you'll definitely dig the mug stylings of Big Toe and Munktiki.





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Professor G
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Posted: 2012-05-28 2:27 pm   Permalink

I've just redone the Welcome page of http://www.docs-atomic-diner.com . (edited to move the period so Robert will stop laughing at me.)

It features the CalaMaori, designed by fellow TC-er Robert Jimenez and also contains some nice Munktiki puffer mugs, as well as some tiki-style dishes prepared by me.





I hope you'll swing by to visit. Thanks.



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zerostreet
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Posted: 2012-05-28 4:02 pm   Permalink

Gotta remove the last period from the link above to get to G's site:

http://www.docs-atomic-diner.com
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amate
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Posted: 2012-06-08 11:36 am   Permalink

The updated page looks great as does that pork recipe. I spent a week in Port Aransas recently and ate out quite a bit. If you ever make it down that way check out SHELLS RESTARAUNT and THE PELICAN CLUB.

 
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Professor G
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Posted: 2012-06-08 3:42 pm   Permalink

Thanks, Amate,

I grew up in Victoria, so I desperately miss the fresh Gulf Coast seafood and all of the great little restaurants that would cook it up. I hope to get down there soon and try them out.


 
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Professor G
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Posted: 2013-02-01 1:10 pm   Permalink

I thought I'd take a moment to review some of the food on Doc's Atomic Diner. Some of it centers on dishes from classic Tiki palace menus, but all of it is influenced by the Tiki aesthetic (Asian-influenced escapist adventure chow). The tune is "Cities of Gold," by The Madeira, who kindly allow me use it. Yes this is going to take you to Facebook. Be brave.

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