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No party tonight (Sun) - The Bahooka will NOT be open !!
bigtikidude
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2013-03-08 7:03 pm   Permalink

My pleasure Chris.
Rufus is probably tough because of his age.
If they dice him up, they could prob. Pass him off as
Tofu chunks, lots of tiki people seem to be going the veggie route.
That would be cool to take a piece of Rufus home that way.


Jeff btd


 
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Coco Joe
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Joined: Sep 27, 2008
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From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2013-03-08 7:05 pm   Permalink

I'll pay top dollar for rufus on a dish.

http://reluctantgourmet.com/component/k2/item/689:grilled-barbecue-pacu-fish-ribs

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JOHN-O
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Joined: May 16, 2008
Posts: 2690
From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2013-03-08 7:10 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-03-08 18:36, SoccerTiki wrote:
Bahooka Sunday night is BACK ON!!! We have the room for a PRIVATE PARTY from 6pm on!!! It's going to be cocktails only with the possibility of RIBS! Please come by prepared for a crowd and stay for a while to say good bye to Bahooka, the staff and RUFUS. You are invited if you know Tiki Central...If you aren't sure, message me


I meant to say page 6.


 
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bigtikidude
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2013-03-09 09:02 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-03-08 19:05, Coco Joe wrote:
I'll pay top dollar for rufus on a dish.

http://reluctantgourmet.com/component/k2/item/689:grilled-barbecue-pacu-fish-ribs

[ This Message was edited by: Coco Joe 2013-03-08 19:07 ]



Joe,
That's great, you know we're gonna be forever
Lambasted for saying that right?


 
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bigtikidude
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2013-03-09 09:02 am   Permalink

Double post

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TIKI-RAY
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Joined: May 18, 2003
Posts: 845
From: Alta Loma, California
Posted: 2013-03-09 9:13 pm   Permalink

I stopped at the Bahooka tonight after working 12 hours not to drink or eat but to just say goodbye to the hosts , thank them for all they've done and brought Darlene a huge batch of flowers. They deserve big thanks for putting up with all of us.

 
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Tangaroa-Ru
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Joined: Aug 04, 2006
Posts: 413
From: Surf's Up, Los Angeles!
Posted: 2013-03-09 10:05 pm   Permalink

I went and said my aloha to Bahooka this afternoon. I just wandered through, took photos and breathed in the smell of ribs and old restaurant. If you wanted to dine, there was a 2-3 hour wait, unless you had lined up early. They had a table up front, where they were selling off a stack of mucky, plastic parrots and I saw the last of their t-shirts (size 3x) get purchased by a much smaller person, who was delighted to get it.

It's always difficult and sad to say goodbye to something we love. But the restaurant business is tough, especially in a huge city like Los Angeles, where there are so many dining options. We have all seen Bahooka nearly empty on many nights, yet hopping on some weekends and during our Tiki events we've had there. Owning a restaurant will take up your whole life, unless you choose to relinquish some of your power to investors to help you run it. I wish Suzanne and her family well, and they are fortunate that, in their time of need, they got an offer they couldn't refuse. Whether we like it or not.

The good news? We once had a place called Bahooka. A fantastic dining escape that we enjoyed thoroughly for almost half a century, and we made a lot of memories there. More positive news: I have heard (rumors) that some of the decor will be seen at a new, L.A. Tiki bar later this year. Also, that the new owners of the Bahooka building are keeping the fishtanks -- which makes me hopeful (fingers crossed) that they might keep the seating and placement of the tanks intact, which would make a far better fate than befell many of of our beloved old Tiki places. One of the things that made Bahooka so wonderful were their booths. Because of the wandering design of the building, you could hide away in there with your date and feel (or BE) naughty, while surrounded by one hundred-plus bubbling tanks and colorful sea life. It was as if you were given your own private world for a little while. Wow oh wow oh wow. Word to anyone thinking of owning their own exotic restaurant or bar: You would do well to recreate this booth ambiance in your new place.

So, let this be a reminder to us to support and enjoy the Tiki places we still have. We're fortunate that, here in Los Angeles, we can actually do a roll call: Tiki Ti! Damon's! Tonga Hut! Purple Orchid! Don the Beachcomber's! Trader Vic's L.A., Tiki No! And, it appears, a few more to come. And if we do this, in fifty years, we can listen to our children wail and cry when those places get sold off... Ah, the circle of Tiki life.



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Onyx_Noir
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Posts: 94
Posted: 2013-03-09 10:31 pm   Permalink

That was freakin' beautiful. Very well said!

 
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cvcgolf
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Joined: Dec 29, 2010
Posts: 36
Posted: 2013-03-09 10:35 pm   Permalink

Many pages back I posted I was going and I'm still going.. I don't care if the place is packed, back room party or not, ribs or not, booze flowing or not.. I don't care if it's just a parking lot party.. I'm still looking forward to going tomorrow night.. In fact, I'm going to bed right now so I have enough energy for whatever takes place on the final night at the legendary Bahooka..

 
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Tangaroa-Ru
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Joined: Aug 04, 2006
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From: Surf's Up, Los Angeles!
Posted: 2013-03-09 10:53 pm   Permalink

Mahalo, Onyx.

 
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tikijackskeleton
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Joined: Dec 30, 2012
Posts: 51
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2013-03-10 01:41 am   Permalink

Anyone have an extra Ruffus, 40th Anniversary or Nautical Mug they'd be willing to trade/sell? Hell, going today? Let me know. I need the nautical for my own and a friend wants a Ruffus or 40th mug

 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2330
From: SoMass
Posted: 2013-03-10 07:11 am   Permalink

I will be raising both of my Bahooka mugs in tribute at 7:30, tonight. Send her off in style, my friends!

 
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Joe Banks
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Joined: Aug 02, 2007
Posts: 555
From: An island in Catlandia
Posted: 2013-03-10 07:25 am   Permalink

Word around the campfire is that they will not be open tonight, but they will be in business until Wednesday. I'd check there Facebook page before driving anywhere.
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SoccerTiki
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Joined: Feb 24, 2005
Posts: 1825
From: TheSoccerTikiGrotto, Island of LongBeach
Posted: 2013-03-10 08:20 am   Permalink

This just in (on The Bahooka Facebook page):

Bahooka

26 minutes ago via mobile.


Last night was overwhelming. We were on a 4 hour wait! We just don't have the resources to do it again tonight. One of our family members ended up in the ER with chest pains, he is Ok, but unable to do it again. We are so sorry to all of you that we're planning on coming tonight, but the Bahooka is closed.

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Very sad, but you can't blame them! Adios Bahooka and Rufus!
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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2013-03-10 09:24 am   Permalink

UGH!!!!

 
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