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Skipper Kent's, San Francisco, CA (restaurant)
Joshua Bell
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2010-03-30 9:44 pm   Permalink

Wow, until yesterday while dorking about on Critiki, I had no idea this place once existed... and I live two blocks away and often enjoy the food at Kennedy's!

(In my defense, I am a Tiki neophyte. I picked up the Book of Tiki a few years ago, enjoy Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room, know the best seats at the Tonga Room, hung out at Trader Vic's in Bellevue WA before it closed, and have a spouse that can mix a delightful mai tai. But otherwise a n00b - although I posted here right after I moved to SF and went to worship at Tiki Bob's -
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=6319&forum=2&start=15.)

This definitely explains the palm trees in the back and penetrating the roof. On my next visit I'll poke around the edges, too.


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Trad'r Bill
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Joined: Oct 14, 2008
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From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2010-03-31 2:21 pm   Permalink

Welcome to Tiki Central Joshua... let us know if you find any more info!

Trad'r Bill


 
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Joshua Bell
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2010-04-11 7:31 pm   Permalink

Stopped by Kennedy's today for dinner, armed with printouts of photos from this thread. Alas, it was fairly crowded for once, so I deferred from scouting around trying to find matches for the interior architecture. As my son put it, "they did a great job hiding all the tiki stuff" (he said they should put it back, though.)

My wife spotted something in the main dining room that's an obvious hold-over - an island-themed pole:







 
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Trad'r Bill
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From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2010-04-12 12:54 pm   Permalink

Thanks for posting those Joshua! I missed those when I was there... very cool.

 
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abstractiki
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From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2010-04-12 3:58 pm   Permalink

Good work Josh!

 
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Joshua Bell
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2010-04-20 7:45 pm   Permalink

Skipper Kent's - dining room menu:













 
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Joshua Bell
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Posted: 2010-04-20 7:47 pm   Permalink

Skipper Kent's bar menu:






I have a 150dpi scan / 44MB PDF as well I'll toss somewhere tomorrow when I have a faster upload pipe.

Alas, these are not from a hidden cache of treasure discovered under the bar, but from an auction purchase.


 
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Joshua Bell
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Posted: 2010-04-20 9:50 pm   Permalink

PDF is here: http://inexorabletash-share.s3.amazonaws.com/Skipper%20Kent's%20Menu.pdf (~46MB, you are warned!)


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Trad'r Bill
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From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2010-07-06 5:07 pm   Permalink

Anybody own one of these or seen one?



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TabooDan
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From: BC, Canada
Posted: 2010-07-06 5:22 pm   Permalink

Hey Trad'r Bill, I've seen one but don't have it. Also have seen a larger plate like that and of course the mug.
Great picture!! Where did you dig that up??

Mahalo, TabooDan


 
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Trad'r Bill
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From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2010-07-06 5:27 pm   Permalink

Sabu, I found this video of the 1950 California Spring Garden Show... unfortunately I think this predates the one referenced in the postcard by a year... I don't see any tikis nor Frank Kent Kinda funny watch anyway.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3_bSDsktBM



Quote:

On 2009-09-24 14:40, Sabu The Coconut Boy wrote:
Thought I'd continue a dicussion over here that started (and hopefully isn't finished) on the Tiki Finds thread.

Tiki-Kate found this very cool postcard from the California Spring Garden Show, dated 1951.






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Trad'r Bill
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From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2010-07-06 5:31 pm   Permalink

Hey TabooDan-

That picture was from earlier in this topic ~ courtesy of our friend bifcozz. Good to know that plate/ashtray is out there somewhere!

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Trad'r Bill
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From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2011-01-19 11:11 pm   Permalink

I saw this odd item on eBay recently - kinda cool graphics.



Description says: "This tea box is marked on the front "SKIPPERS KENT'S TEA" and on one side as served at SKIPPERS KENT'S SAN FRANCISCO SPECIAL BLEND Oolong and Jasmine TEA".

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Tattoo
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From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2011-07-18 6:36 pm   Permalink

And here's the side...




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Trad'r Bill
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From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2011-08-10 8:23 pm   Permalink

I just got the OK from mangogirl808 to post these pics from her collection - mahalo Ms. Michael! For those who don't know, mangogirl808's father purchased the Kents' former residence in Kona. She received some items left behind after the Kent's estate sale, and has been sharing them with us on
this thread.

New shot of the bar:



and a cool shot of the curio shop:



Enjoy, and thanks again mangogirl808!
-Trad'r Bill


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