James sent out this text and I am forwarding it
Folks within striking distance of a Trader Vic's should pay a visit
Anyone in SF willing to pick me up on their way to Emeryville?
Victor J. Bergeron, AKA Trader Vic, will have been 100 years old next
Tuesday, December 10.
I called Trader Vic's in the Palmer House Hilton to see if we could
organize a celebration, and puzzlingly, they weren't really
interested. They did say that we were welcome to come down for
dinner and drinks (of course), so I told them to expect about forty
people beginning at 6PM and drifting in until 9PM or so. We're
staging a major invasion - be there for it!
Their usual Tuesday night drink special is in effect (not a Mai Tai
unfortunately). I am going to continue to work on them to try to get
at least some sort of vibe going, or possibly at least an appetizer
special, or SOMETHING!
Anyway - all Tikiphiles in Chicago are hereby informed - next
Tuesday, December 10, Trader Vics (in the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E.
Monroe (corner of Wabash)) is the place to be after 6:00! Parallel
impromptu/unofficial celebrations are being planned to various
degrees at the Trader Vics locations in Emeryville, Beverly Hills,
London, and Atlanta - and possibly at other Trader Vic's restaurants
across the globe.
Since this is an unofficial event (at the moment), if you are going
to want a table for dinner, call ahead and make a reservation.
Othwise, we'll see you at the Tiki Bar!
Come down and be a part of the centennial party for the man who made
Tiki culture what it is today...
Webmaster: Tiki Bar Review Pages
Author: Tiki Road Trip (to be published in March 2003)
Put this in your Palm(tree) Pilot: Wednesday, December 11 sees the
return of The Maikai Gents to the Los Angeles stage! We'll be at the
exotic Lava Lounge 1533 North La Brea Ave at Sunset(323)876-6612. If
you've never ventured inside, CitySearch describes it as "tropical
fantasyland meets warm lounge." The doors open at 9:00pm and we'll
begin our performance soon thereafter. This will be a very special
evening of your Hawaiian favorites accompanied by members of the
fabulous The Thurston Howlies, C.B. Howlie(percussion) and Cherry
Capri(guest vocals). Live exotica music will follow us. What a
night! And what a deal, as all of this entertainment can be had for
only $3! We certainly desire to see you there. Mahalo.
2215-R Market Street #177
San Francisco, CA 94114