NFL Player Davone Bess "ROUTE" Fundraiser Pro-Bowl Party Kick off at Tiki's Bar & Grill

Tiki’s Grill & Bar in Waikiki joined wide receiver Davone Bess of the Miami Dolphins  in hosting a Pro-Bowl Kick off party. Live music by "Canoes for Rent", a heavy pupu buffet, silent and live auction items, all to benefit The Bess Route Foundation. Past University of Hawaii Warrior Football teammates Ryan Grice-Mullen, Chad Owens, Colt Brennan and other NFL players were on hand to help host the party and sign autographs.


The Bess Route Foundation has come to fruition through a simple belief that hard work breeds success in many aspects of life. Through Davone's devotion to seeing the good in every human being we are committed to bringing quality events, information and training to people in the community who lack the sufficient resources to do so. By the people and for the people our number one goal is to always create a positive atmosphere for our young to learn because with every worthless word, we, as a nation get further away from our goal to evolve as better human beings.


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Small list of items for the silent and live auction:
1) Shane Victorino Auto Authentic Phillies Home Jersey Size 48 Donated by Shane Victorino Foundation*
2) Kealoha Pilares Auto 16x20 UH Photograph Framed
3) Kealoha Pilares Auto 16x20 Carolina Panthers Rookie Year Photograph Framed
4) Framed Manny Pacquiao 20x30 Unsigned Official MP Boxing Photograph
5) 2009 Dolphins vs Carolina Panthers Game Used Ball Presented To Davone Bess for his outstanding play; Signed and inscribed by Davone Bess*
6) Game Used Davone Bess Cleats from 2009 Season*
7) Signed 20x30 Davone Bess UH Photograph Framed
8) Signed 20x30 Davone Bess UH Field View Photograph Framed
9) Framed Manti Te'o 16x20 Photograph Unsigned
10) Signed 16x20 Davone Bess Dolphins Photograph Framed
11) Signed Colt Brennan Sugar Bowl 20x30 Photograph Framed
12) Legendary Surfer Laird Hamilton Signed Historic Teahupoo 8x10 Framed Photo
13) Rare Game Used University of Hawaii Game Used 2004 Alternate Green Jersey
14) Playboy Golf Accessory Package
15) Vintage 1980's University of Hawaii Road Game Used Jersey
16) 2005 Infamous Silver Numbered University of Hawaii Game Used Lafaele Jersey
17) 2004 Game Used Home Black University of Hawaii Brad Kalilimoku Freshman Jersey
18) Vince Carter Signed North Carolina Tar Heels Authentic Jersey
19) Michael Jordan 20x30 LeRoy Neiman Framed Image
Jason Rivers Game Used 2006 Hawaii Bowl Jersey
Jason Rivers Game Used Silver Sugar Bowl Helmet
Jason Rivers Game Alternate Game Issued Green Nike Jersey
Greg Salas White Signed Rams Jersey
3 pairs Davone Signed game used Gloves from Rookie year (will be separate auctions)
1 pair Davone Signed game used UH gloves 2007 season
All signed helmets:
Jim Brown
Gayle Sayers
Larry Czonka
Emmitt Smith
Steve Young
49er Multi Signed 4 Players

Waikīkī aerial fireworks welcome start of 2012

Waikīkī aerial fireworks welcome start of 2012

The members of the Waikīkī Improvement Association once again will sponsor the aerial extravaganza at Waikīkī Beach, welcoming the start of 2012! From a barge just off Waikīkī Beach, one announcement salute will be fired one minute before midnight. This is the signal for everyone to tune their radios to KCCN, FM100 and direct their attention toward the ocean. A ten second

countdown will end with a rousing rapid-fire New Year’s fireworks crescendo at the stroke of midnight to a jazzy version of Auld Lang Syne. This will segue into “Spread a little Aloha”, from Mana‘o Company followed by Party Rock Anthem and Edge of Glory. The show will continue for another ten minutes, highlighting artists Cecilio and Kapono, Pitbull Ft, Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer, JLo, and Adele.

The display will include the finest and most unique fireworks ever seen in Hawai‘i with palm trees, rings, strobes, sparkling fans, colorful falling leaves, a brocade willow scene, and brilliant flash salutes among the special effects. And of course, it will end with the famous Grucci Grand Finale. In all, an excess of 1,800 shells will be fired during the show.

"Over one hundred thousand kama‘āina and visitors will view this extravaganza, which will be visible all along Waikīkī Beach," said Rick Egged, Waikīkī Improvement Association president. "It will be a show worthy of our world class destination, and also symbolizes WIA members practicing the spirit of lōkahi as they have all come together to make this event possible.”

Grucci’s of New York will for the 7th consecutive year produce their state-of-the-art style fireworks for the Waikīkī Beach celebration. They are based in Brookhaven, NY and Waianae, Hawai‘i, will be conducting New Year’s Eve shows this year in Las Vegas, Dubai, the Maldives as well as this spectacular show in Waikīkī.

A number of leading Waikīkī businesses have recognized the guest and destination value of sponsoring this annual event including:

Halekulani Hotel Sheraton Hotels, Waikiki

ABC Stores Aqua Hotels & Resorts Aston Hotels and Resorts Bank of Hawaii First Hawaiian Bank Hale Koa Hotel Hawaii Prince Hotel Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach International Market Place Luxury Row Pacific Beach Hotel Outrigger Enterprises Royal Hawaiian Center / Festivals Cos Securitas Security Services, USA Star Protection Agency Tiki’s Grill & Bar Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort Waikiki Shopping Plaza

Hawaii born beef returns to islands

Hawaii Ranchers Natural Beef made its Oahu debut by hosting a tasting event at Tiki's Grill & Bar in Waikiki. A top quality beef product originating in Hawaii, finished at mainland feed lots and brought back to the islands.In this innovative program, beef cattle born in Hawaii on island ranches throughout the state will be shipped to Country Natural Beef (CNB) in Boardman, Oregon where they will graze on pasture in designated areas, separate from other cattle in CNB's program.

The beef cattle, still owned by Hawaii ranchers, will graze on natural grasses in large pastures for 14 to 18 months. Three months before harvest, the beef cattle feed on cooked potatoes, hay, corn and a vitamin mineral supplement. All feedstuffs are vegetarian and the beef cattle are never administered antibiotics or growth stimulating hormones. Finished beef cattle will be processed and fabricated by AB Foods, Toppenish, Washington, and shipped back to Hawaii for distribution by HFM Foodservice.

Tiki's Grill & Bar Exec. Chef Ronnie Nasuti created a special all beef 7 course menu for the event!

"While this program involves many companies and many steps in the process, the resulting Hawaii Ranchers Natural Beef product will be consistent in quality and available throughout the year," said Sara Moore, president of the Hawaii Cattle Producers Cooperative Association (HCPCA) which is spearheading this project.
 "CNB meat is on the lean side, reaching USDA grades of "high select" and "low choice" with consistent quality. Our goal is to provide Hawaii consumers with good quality meat that originate on island ranches. This program will help us sustain ranching in the islands," said Moore, who is also the manager for Kealia Ranch on Hawaii Island.
HCPCA and its Hawaii Ranchers brand represents 50 ranches in the state of Hawaii that have more than half of the state's breeding cows and bred heifers on 455,000 acres of grazing lands. A dozen of these ranches belong to Country Natural Beef, a beef marketing cooperative that allow family ranchers to own and control their beef from birth to plate.

Country Natural Beef sells and distributes its members' products to restaurants and supermarkets such as New Seasons Market and Burgerville in Portland, Oregon, Puget Consumer Co-ops in Seattle and Whole Foods. 

HFM Foodservice headquartered in Honolulu is the distributor for the Hawaii Ranchers Natural Beef.

Don Tiki Concert- Honolulu Academy of Arts with food from Tiki’s

If you are a Tiki lover like we are, then you need to get your tickets now for this great event.

Performance: Don Tiki
Showtimes: Saturday Dec 17 06:00 PM
Location: Doris Duke Theatre - Honolulu Academy of Arts <-Buy your tickets online!
Price: Academy of Arts Members: $40.00 or General Admission: $45.00

About the Performance:

Honolulu lounge meisters Don Tiki give the holidays an exotica boost with this special show. Featuring top Hawai‘i musicians, the band has played everywhere from La Mariana to this year’s Tiki Oasis confab in San Diego.Fans include none other than Jimmy Buffett, who praised them as “A great band from Hawai‘i, friends of ours...keeping the spirit of Martin Denny alive.” And Anthony Bourdain agrees, saying “Tiki supergroup Don Tiki knows the world, the subculture of tiki…it really doesn’t get much better than this!”
Pre-concert reception with food from Tiki’s Grill & Bar, beer and wine for purchase: 6-7:30pm

 About the Venue:

The Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Academy of Arts.

Remodeled in 2002, the 280-seat Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Academy of Arts offers enhanced Dolby sound systems, Harkness Hall projection screen, Meyers Concert Sound System for musical performances, an elevated stage, air conditioning, and complete audio and video facilities.

The theatre entrance is located at the rear of the museum on Kinau Street.

Founded in 1927, the Honolulu Academy of Arts is Hawai‘i’s largest private presenter of visual arts programs, with an internationally recognized collection of more than 50,000 works spanning 5,000 years. In addition, film and concert programs, lectures, art classes and workshops make the Honolulu Academy of Arts the city’s cultural hub.