Kahiki Supper Club

Author: David Meyers
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625851332
Size: 33.83 MB
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Kahiki Supper Club from the Author: David Meyers. Inspired by Florida's famed Mai-Kai restaurant, Bill Sapp and Lee Henry opened the Kahiki Supper Club in 1961. They set out simply to build a nice Polynesian restaurant and ended up establishing the most magnificent one of them all. Patrons lined up for hours to see the celebrities who dined there--everyone from Betty White to Raymond Burr. Outside, two giant Easter Island heads with flames spouting from their topknots stood guard while customers dined in a faux tribal village with thatched huts, palm trees and a towering fireplace moai. One wall featured aquariums of exotic fish and another had windows overlooking a tropical rainforest with periodic thunderstorms. For nearly forty years, the Kahiki was the undisputed center of tiki culture.

Oddball Ohio

Author: Jerome Pohlen
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781556525230
Size: 25.16 MB
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Oddball Ohio from the Author: Jerome Pohlen. An offbeat travel guide provides an entertaining overview of some of the most bizarre sites, landmarks, and locales throughout the Buckeye State, covering such not-to-be-missed attractions as the home of the world's largest cockroach, Egg Shell Land, the Accounting Hall of Fame, Goodyear's World of Rubber, and the World's Longest Bar. Original.

Lost Restaurants Of Columbus Ohio

Author: Doug Motz
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625854552
Size: 13.79 MB
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Lost Restaurants Of Columbus Ohio from the Author: Doug Motz. Ohio’s capital city has long had a vibrant restaurant culture that included German immigrants, High Street eateries and the fads of the times. Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas wrote their thanks for a great meal at the Maramor. Yankees star Tommy Henrich held his customers spellbound with stories in his Diamond Room. Mama Marzetti dropped William Oxley Thompson’s birthday cake and swept it back up off the floor. Join authors Doug Motz and Christine Hayes as they explore the stories of Woody Hayes’s Jai Lai, manhole cover menus and bathtub décor at Water Works, as well as many other lost and beloved restaurants.

The Lineback To My Beginning

Author: Walt Lineback
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493122819
Size: 66.11 MB
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The Lineback To My Beginning from the Author: Walt Lineback. Walt was born in Nelsonville, a small town in southeastern Ohio, whose population has been around 5,000 for the last hundred years. In this book he tells us about many extraordinary events that he survived from the age of three to eighteen while growing up in Nelsonville. Like the time he almost drowned in the creek below their home on 969 Pleasant View Avenue. Or taking rabies shots when their pet dogs got rabies from a pack of wild dogs that roamed the hills on the other side of the valley. Or surviving car wrecks when the cars were totaled and there were no seat belts then. He graduated from NHS in 1960 in a class of 56, so you knew everyone and everyone knew you and your business. You didn’t do anything without the whole town finding out very quickly what happened. So, when he broke the taillight in his Dad’s car, Dad knew about it before he got home. Or, when he drove that same car and took his girl friend all the way to Columbus to the Kahiki Supper Club for dinner one time, and, ruined his older brother’s white sport coat and Tanya’s new dress when an orange fountain exploded while they waited in the Kahiki’s crowded lobby, somehow people knew about the incident by the time they got back to Nelsonville. They quickly told a story to their friends first, then their parents, that some kid sprayed orange soda all over them at the high school dance that evening. And the best part of that adventure was, that the dinner was free if they didn’t take the free dry cleaning offer from the Kahiki. That is the way small towns were back then. Walt went on to work his way through Ohio University and eventually earned three degrees from there and a Master’s Degree from the University of Dayton in 1980. Walt’s adventures after finishing High School in 1960, like Ohio University, the party school, Western Electric in Columbus, and the Army and Vietnam, are in his next book, The Second Eighteen Plus.