Sunday, June 28, 2009
This bad boy stands guard at one of the oldest restaurants in Fort Lauderdale;The Mai Kai. It opened it's doors in 1956. It soon became an institution. People from all over the country descended upon it. It brought the South Pacific to the United States, and did it beautifully. At one time, it was the largest seller of Rum in the world. No expense was spared, no detail overlooked. It was, quite frankly, one of a kind. The owner passed away many years ago and it has fallen on hard times. It is a shell of it's former self. A lot of good times were had inside, and many a night I looked just like this guy upon leaving.
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