Joined: Jan 05, 2003
|Posted: 2003-07-23 10:33 am  Permalink|
Nice to meet ya coconutz! You mean there's a Tiki Tiki in Calgary still? Is it decorated in its original style? Cuz if so, that beats the hell out of the Waldorf - it's closed, and is in a terrible neighbourhood! It only opens very rarely for private events now, used to be a punk room in the early 90s (don't know how it survived that!). We have currently NO open Tiki places in Van. I read about the Bamboo Room and it sounds cool enough as a new place.
I started on Tiki mugs and CoCo Joes (little lava souvenir statues from Hawaii, you probably know them), and have lately moved into swizzle sticks. Room is a factor - no bar or wall stuff yet, all my stuff resides on a bookshlef in the tiny office room I'm typing in right now. I just won two eBay auctions 2 days ago in fact: a Kahiki skull mug (I am nuts about th Kahiki, it is kind of my ideal dream restaurant, never saw it in real life alas) and a tall CoCo Joe, they should be on their way to me soon. I have a Mr. Bali Hai that I think of as my prize mug, but the most exciting thing I ever got was a drinks menu from the Beachcomber in Edmonton, the Tiki restaurant I was taken to many times by my folks in the early to late 60's. It was given to me by TC'er fartsatune, who's from Winnipeg.
What can I say, except long live Canadian Tiki! If the Tiki Tiki still stands, could you fire me an address for it? There's a good chance the family and I will be in Calgary in the fall (my Mom lives there), and we could meet up - if it's closed or mangled beyond recognition (as happened to the Edmonton one), then at the Bamboo Room?
RSVP and aloha,