Monthly Archives: October 2015

Chocolate Lovers Enjoyed the 5th Annual Hawaii Chocolate Festival

Posted on October 22, 2015 by admin
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The 5th annual Hawaii Chocolate Festival just finished and Tiki’s Grill and Bar was there. The festival was part of the Pacific Expos’ Fall Food & New Products show at the Blaisdell Convention Center, on October 16-18. The chocolate festival highlighted the growing local cacao industry with some delicious chocolate creations using locally produced cacao. This year Tiki’s served Crunchy Manoa White and Dark Chocolate Ravioli. Passport to Chocolate Heaven ... Read more

Kama’aina Kids make it Two in a Row

Posted on October 22, 2015 by admin
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September 26, Tiki’s was once again on the shores of Kaneohe Bay to support the 2nd annual Kama’aina Kids’ Flavors by the Bay fundraiser. While the Big Island braced for possible flash flooding from passing tropical storm Niala we were treated to a beautiful and rain free, if somewhat muggy, evening overlooking Kaneohe Bay at He’eia State Park. A Fresh Start Two years ago Kama’aina Kids, who have been operating kayak tours and programs for school children ... Read more

Wine Dinner with Sir George Fistonich

Posted on October 09, 2015 by admin
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Tiki’s was very pleased to welcome Sir George Fistonich, owner and founder of New Zealand’s Villa Maria Winery. As New Zealand’s most awarded winery, Sir George has been a major player in putting New Zealand on the wine making map. He brought his more than 50 years of award winning wine making expertise to a very special winemaker’s dinner at Tiki’s Grill & Bar on September 15. Wine Dinner Dreams Planning and preparation for this evening began about 3 ... Read more

Street Wise Labor Day Grilling Tips

Posted on October 08, 2015 by admin
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Morning commuters might have been wondering if a new pop-up restaurant had opened in Kalihi but it was just me grilling up some of my Korean mother-in-law’s kalbi beef short ribs. I had an opportunity to share some of my most trusted grilling tips for Labor Day on the Hawaii News Now sunrise show. So we could grill without smoking up the studio we set up on the side street just off busy Waiakamilo Road outside of KGMB’s studio. It was definitely one of the most unique ven... Read more

Taste of the Hawaiian Range

Posted on October 08, 2015 by admin
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Going back for my fourth appearance at Mealani’s Taste of the Hawaiian Range, it seems like we finally have it down. My first two times with Roy’s went smoothly enough but two years ago, representing Tiki’s Grill & Bar, we found ourselves unexpectedly in the middle of an obstacle course. We pretty much had to sprint to the finish in order to pull it off in time. The first hurdle was the Kona Ironman triathlon. We were unknowingly coming in just a week ahead ... Read more