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Mauna Loa, Detroit, MI (bar)
uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2014-09-06 3:31 pm   Permalink

Finally scored a vintage Mauna Loa mini menu in mint condition. Beautifully printed with great graphics on heavy paper.

I love the ML branding iron graphic.







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Feelin' Zombified
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Joined: Jul 15, 2003
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From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2015-10-25 09:28 am   Permalink

With my last mug find, I'm officially done with the Mauna Loa.
Not pictured: water glass still boxed away.





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Tattoo
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Joined: Sep 24, 2005
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From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2015-10-25 10:08 am   Permalink

WOW! What a great collection and the lamp is a real nice added bonus. You just need to buy a fitter and build yourself a new top. Congrats

 
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uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2016-01-22 03:46 am   Permalink

I saw these Mauna Loa paper napkins up for sale on eBay awhile back. I have never seen these before. I thought I would save the pic as I lost the auction. Twenty paper napkins sold for $53 !!



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Jeff Bannow
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Joined: May 14, 2015
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From: Detroit, MI
Posted: 2016-03-28 12:26 pm   Permalink

Did the Mauna Loa have any signature drinks? It would be cool to recreate something from there for my home bar.
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uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2016-03-28 5:06 pm   Permalink

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On 2016-03-28 12:26, Jeff Bannow wrote:
Did the Mauna Loa have any signature drinks? It would be cool to recreate something from there for my home bar.



Unfortunately the recipes from the Mauna Loa may be lost. The menu images and descriptions on page eight of this thread give a hint as to what they were like. I have said it before in this thread and it still rings true. The Mauna Loa is one of those places that has moved into the realm of legend. Opened for such a short time documentation and artifacts are rare.
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Jeff Bannow
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From: Detroit, MI
Posted: 2016-03-30 05:18 am   Permalink

That's too bad. I guess I'll have to do a tribute drink instead.

 
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uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2016-05-01 08:16 am   Permalink

One of the lingering mysteries of the Mauna Loa is the cauldron mug. These mugs have been a puzzling relic of the legendary Detroit location for years. It has been speculated that these may have been used to sever soup in as the mug doesn't appear in the cocktail menu. I believe these were actually drink mugs that never made it to the restaurant in time for the printing of the menu. Maybe delayed due to the elaborate construction of the mug. Many of the mugs that have been found in the past few years have included the original shipping box hinting to the fact they never made it onto the restaurant cocktail line. I believe these would have not been a good vessel to serve soup in a restaurant. The double walled construction of the mug may not have held up well to repeated banging with a spoon over time. Just a few thoughts that may be all wrong but I thought I'd throw out there for consideration. Here are a few pics of the mug I picked up recently. Thanks.













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