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John S. james

From:
Phoenix, Arizona
About:
I got the Tiki bug as a kid. It was a mini vacation to Trader Vic's in Scottsdale. It was where I learned to drink well and like a gentleman, and learned how educated adults behaved at pleasure and business. When my Birthday came around - and my parents asked where I wanted to go to celebrate - it was Trader Vic's and the Cosmo Tidbits (2 of them). Later I learned to love Gun Club punches. I have studied Trader Vic's the man and the Restaurant for many years. I collect many T V items and always love to visit a city and a Trader Vic's where one has survived. Atlanta has a good one. Visited New York before it closed. Los Angeles before the remodel. The new Trader Vic's in Scottsdale at the Valley Ho! is a nice modern one. Andrea and I hang out there often.

Now I make my living in television as a producer and video colorist - but my heart is still in Tiki land. Now I combine Sailing and Tiki - a great escape! Bali Hi in San Diego has a boat dock. Perfect!
Otto's Shrunken Head, New York
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The LuWow, Fitzroy
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Jardin Tiki, Montreal
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Kanaloa, London
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Aku Tiki Inn, Daytona Beach
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Mai-Kai, Fort Lauderdale
Oceanic Arts, Whittier
The Enchanted Tiki Room, Anaheim
Hale Pele, Portland
Smuggler's Cove, San Francisco
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Grass Skirt Tiki Room, Columbus
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The Galley, Santa Monica
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Tonga Hut, North Hollywood
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Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar, Anaheim
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Tiki-Ti, Los Angeles
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