tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:/posts Tiki's Grill & Bar 2018-01-15T10:54:14Z Mahalo Michael tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1184580 2017-08-18T02:09:11Z 2017-08-18T02:09:12Z Tiki's Ohana at Kumuola farms in Manoa
Kumuola Foundation / Farm is nestled in the beautiful Manoa Valley, at Lua 'Alaea. Kumuola Foundation is a living, learning cultural farm dedicated to taking care of native Hawaiian plants we need for life, for the practices and arts, for the healing, and feeding. We want to create a cultural, educational, sustainable, sacred space for all our people of Hawaii and the World.

Some of our Tiki's Ohana when to help out or Kōkua. Mahalo to Kevin, Lindsey, Lexi

The Kōkua Program invites Community members to join us for a work day, every 2nd Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Projects include weeding, mulching, planting, pruning, preparing space for gardens. opening lo'i kalo, etc. Water and lunch included.  For signup go to https://www.kumuolahawaii.com/

Community Service Opportunities and Student Service Learning Projects for students and families  who need a place to fulfill service hours for any school or organization. Please leave your information at kumuolahawaii@gmail.com.
Mahalo Michael
tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1127749 2017-02-01T01:09:17Z 2017-02-01T01:09:17Z Bill Tobin is interviewed on Hawaii News Now about his book "Food to Write Home About...Hawaii"
Hawaii restaurateur Bill Tobin tells the story of his love affair with Hawaiian cuisine—and all the nuances associated with Hawaiian fare. He does so through a series of affectionate letters to his mother, in their Midwest USA farm town. Through these highly personal letters, Tobin and author Brian Berusch explore every ingredient, dish and the chefs behind them—which about-faced Tobin's vocation into a career "Foodist" on the islands, including a stint as the president of the Hawaii Restaurant Association. Through each chapter we see the evolution of Tobin's palate, right through to the meeting of his wife and the start of his own family, whom are still highly immersed in the food arts there.

Bill Tobin grew up in a small farming community in Nebraska. After a stint in the U.S. Army prior he moved to Hawaii to attain a Business Administration degree. After founding his own restaurant company, he went on to be the Managing Partner and CEO of Tiki’s Grill and Bar LLC as well as chairman of the Hawaii Restaurant Association and technical advisor to Running a Bar for Dummies published by Wiley and Sons, Inc. He lives on Honolulu.

Brian Berusch has directed and edited various national lifestyle magazines, as well as written articles for more than two dozen titles, including Town & Country, Saveur, Wine Enthusiast and Departures. He has appeared on The Today Show as a travel and food expert. Berusch's first book was a private memoir for Aniello Lauro, celebrated hotelier of the famed Splendid Royale in Lugano, Switzerland. He lives on Honolulu.

For more information on this wonderful book and its authors, visit the website at: http://foodtowritehomeabout.com/
Mahalo Michael
tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/901360 2015-09-04T22:13:37Z 2015-09-04T22:17:59Z Chef Ronnie had fun cooking for Hawaii News Now​ Team! Labor Day Weekend BBQs

Chef Ronnie offered up some great grilling tips for those Labor Day Weekend BBQs and demonstrate three of his favorite recipes on the grill:

-Hawaiian Salt Steak Rubbed Ribeye Steak(This Is The Most Simple & Best Steak For Grilling Ever)
-My Korean Mother In Laws Kal-Bi Short Ribs
-Caesar Dressing Slathered & Grilled Portabello Mushrooms (My Mom Makes Sandwiches From This)

Chef Ronnie had fun cooking for Hawaii News Now Team! Always fun to share with this team! Dan Cooke , Lacy Deniz , Howard Dicus , Grace Lee , Billy V on Sunrise , and Sunny ! #tikisgrill #sunnyinhawaii #hnnsunrise 

Mahalo Michael
tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/842423 2015-04-18T02:49:33Z 2015-04-18T02:49:33Z Bobbleheads wedding toppers at 2:08 Video by L'Amour Photography​

Get married on a beach and have Tiki's host the reception in the Coconut Club.
Check out the bobbleheads wedding toppers at 2:08 Video by L'Amour Photography.

Mahalo Michael
tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/666555 2014-03-21T23:39:10Z 2014-03-21T23:39:10Z Vanessa & Orlando Party in the Coconut Club photos from Isle Media

June 22, 2014 - Kay from Isle Media Shared a few photos from the Their wedding day.

Mahalo Michael
tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/676045 2014-02-24T22:00:00Z 2014-04-11T00:23:12Z Chef Ronnie - KITV - On Super Bowl Yelp Sunday

Chef Ronnie - KITV - On Super Bowl Yelp Sunday

On Super Bowl Yelp Sunday, we take a look at some of the ono grindz you can get at restaurant Tiki's Grill and Bar in Waikiki at game time and during happy hour.

Mahalo Michael
tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/615165 2013-11-01T20:07:16Z 2013-11-01T20:07:17Z High School Culinary Mentoring

High School Culinary Mentoring

Chef Ronnie Nasuti demonstrates

 Tiki's Executive Chef Ronnie Nasuti taught an HCEF class at Pearl City High School.  Twenty-five culinary students learned about Sous Vide and the professionalism required to be a chef. 

Chef Nasuti prepared Furikake Salmon with Poached Egg and Beet Butter demonstrating the immersion circulator and vacuum sealer. 

Shawn Kimball, Pearl City Culinary Instructor, said that the class opened the students eyes to what it takes to be a chef and to techniques used in the professional kitchen.  As a chef instructor, it was a learning experience for me, too. 

 The students will visit Tiki's in the Spring semester as a part of the culinary mentoring program.

 Twenty-three high schools (Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island) are paired with chefs as a part of the HCEF culinary mentoring program. 

The Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation provides Hawaii's culinary students and professionals access to cutting-edge knowledge and techniques through programs featuring visiting chefs, educational opportunities, and special fundraising events.

 Learn More. Donate.   www.hawaiiculinaryfoundation.org   


Hayley Matson-Mathes 

Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation  

Mahalo Michael
tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/594721 2013-08-13T15:45:34Z 2014-03-21T23:51:56Z Tikis Watch Face for Pebble
A year ago - My Twin Kevin, reluctantly let me use his Pebble watch for a day and I build a Watchface by using  Watchface-Generator for Pebble.

Now I got my own pebble. and I made a update watch face:

Watchface "TikisGrill2"

created 22.03.2014, 00:46

V2 Firmware only!!!Download

Attention: Download and installation at your own risk! I don't take any responsibility for any damage on your hard- or software.
This watchface has been created automatically,
based on the input of a third person.
I take no responsibility for it's function and image-content.
This download-page might only be available for a limited time (although I'm not planning to delete any watchfaces if possible, so feel free to share this page).
Create your own
Mahalo Michael
tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/586142 2013-06-28T01:03:03Z 2013-10-08T17:26:48Z Three magazines editions in different languages Chinese, Korean and Japanese. Feature Tiki's Keiki Menu

Three magazines of Pacific Journey editions in different languages Chinese, Korean and Japanese. Featuring Tiki's Keiki Menu.

Mahalo Michael
tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/584779 2013-06-18T22:03:06Z 2013-10-08T17:26:33Z Blog Post from TOR! Look Who’s Cookin’ at Taste of the Hawaiian Range: Ronnie Nasuti of Tiki’s Grill & Bar

Please check out the orignal post.

Calendar June 18, 2013 | Posted by claudia hafner

Chef Ronnie Nasuti

Chef Ronnie Nasuti

A favorite chef at this year’s Hawaii Chocolate Festivalon O’ahu, Chef Ronnie Nasuti of Tiki’s Grill & Barwowed attendees with his chocolate pasta dessert, which was showcased on Honolulu morning news shows. Chef makes his culinary event debut on the Big Island at this year’s Taste of the Hawaiian Range andshares a recipe for Pulehu Grass-Fed Filet Mignon.

Working in Kitchens Since 14

Chef Nasuti grew up in Massachusetts. His first restaurant gig was as a dishwasher. At 17, he became a kitchen manager at a classical Northern Italian restaurant where he assisted the chef/owner on a daily basis while honing his culinary chops. Nasuti finished four years of culinary arts in high school and further developed his trade through an apprenticeship at Boston’s Copley Plaza Hotel; the apprenticeship was sponsored by Les Dames d’Escoffier. Nasuti says Julia Child was a member of the Les Dames chapter there and he got to meet her.

In Hawai‘i he worked at Horatio’s (now Kincaid’s Restaurant) and then joined Chef Roy Yamaguchi and crew working at various Roy’s Restaurants in Hawai‘i Kai, Waikiki and Poipu, Kaua’i. Nasuti also served as executive chef at the award-winning Chez Michel, the location formerly at Eaton Square in Honolulu.

After a proven record of successful culinary stints, Chef chose to “hang his hat” at Tiki’s and has been steering the Waikiki establishment to a higher level of dining and elegance. He believes in being an effective and motivational trainer, from both the front and back of the house.

Q: How would you describe your cooking style and please give some examples.

A: A fusion of Hawaiian/Pacific Island Cuisine with American Cuisine. I believe in the locally grown food movement and have visited farms and built strong bonds with our food producers. I rely on island-fresh produce, proteins and breads to create signature items and dinner specials like Nalo Shiso-Seared Tofu Salad using Mrs. Cheng’s island-made tofu, Waimanalo greens, local tomatoes, Kula onion and a soy vinaigrette. Another is Bacon and Lemongrass-Crusted Ono served with Molokai potatoes and lilikoi chili butter sauce.

Q: Why do you use grass-fed beef (GFB)?

A: To support local farmers and to provide our clientele with something that’s healthier and tastes better.

Q: What are your favorite GFB cuts and why?

A: I like the primal cuts like filet mignon, ribeye, striploin, etc., as grass-fed beef has more “bite” than the grain-finished stuff. (Primals are the sections of the carcass—like rib, loin and round—used to create specific beef cuts.) To keep it in our price point at Tiki’s, I use primarily ground beef. We sell lots of great burgers as we are a “Grill & Bar.” I use about 210 pounds a week.

Q: Do you let patrons know on your menu they are eating GFB?

A: Our guests definitely know they are ordering Big Island ground beef in their hamburgers! It states it on our menu

Q: What other local food products are your favorite and why?

A: I love all local products. The idea of getting product that wasn’t shipped thousands of miles—in an economy we’re the bulk of—is key to our success and collective effort towards sustainability. Anything that we can get locally and is within our price point is on our menu! In addition to grass-fed beef, baby greens, herbs, lettuce, local tofu, tomatoes, potatoes, various vegetables, melons, fish and abalone are some of the local products we use. To call one a favorite, I’d say maybe opihi; though it’s not too easy to get, but defiantly a delicacy, I love octopus also.

Q: What are your favorite “fun” things to do here in Hawai‘i? 

A: I love to get in the water. I try to find more ways to do it. I got a jet ski and some paddle boards recently to give me more excuses to get in the ocean. I love to motorcycle ride also. Anything that gets me outside! I love to cook, but most of that happens indoors.

Tiki’s Grill and Bar is located at 2570 Kalakaua Ave in the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, 808-923-TIKI (8454). www.tikisgrill.com


Category Categories: Event News HawaiiGrass-Fed Beef Hawaii  |  Tag Tags: Chez MichelHawaii Chocolate FestivalKincaid’s RestaurantLes Dames d’EscoffierRoy’s RestaurantsTiki’s Grill & Bar

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Mahalo Michael
tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/584654 2013-06-18T01:03:25Z 2013-10-08T17:26:32Z Thank you letter from Destination Wedding Party

It is always a great feeling to get a thank you card from guests that appreciate what we do.  Kirstina started to coordinate her details with us 10 months out from her wedding. She wanted to have a beach wedding followed by a wedding reception with a place that had a view.

They started there party a little before sunset and as each guest arrived she greeted them a purple orchid lei. As Kristina & Ignacio had an intimate size to their party, she chose to have 4 round tables with 8 guests on each table.  Kristina had many different touches to make her special day a little more special including white chair covers with lavender and tangerine sashes to accent her color theme. 

The bride and groom hosted a open bar along with pupus:

  • Caprese Crostinis
  • Hawaiian Style Crispy Garlic Chicken
  • Coconut Shrimp 
  • Kaula Pig Quesadillas 

Then for dinner they offered the O'ahu Buffet:

  • Fresh Fruit Platter Island Tropical & Other Fruit
  • Island Taro Rolls Banana Vanilla Butter
  • Oriental Chicken Chop Salad Chicken Breast, Crispy Won Tons, Sesame Dressing
  • Pineapple Fried Rice
  • Garlic Basil Mashed Potatoes
  • Asian Stir-Fry Vegetables
  • Orange Togarashi Glazed Salmon Balsamic Glaze
  • Nalo Farms Basil & Mac Nut Shrimp Pasta Orecchiette Pasta, 
  • Parmesan Chicken Rosemary Sundried Tomato Chardonnay Sauce
  • Hoisin Grilled Boneless Short Ribs Fork Tender Beef, Demi Glaze
  • Dessert: Lilikoi Cheesecake Graham Cracker Crust, Tropical Fruit

They also brought in a beautiful custom wedding cake. 

Mahalo Michael
tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/583722 2013-06-11T20:24:19Z 2013-10-08T17:26:18Z 5 Star Review from a Bride on the Knot.com

Wedding: 5/18/2013
Member Since: 8/29/2010
Simple. Elegant. Perfect for our wedding!    posted 6/10/2013

First, I have to give a much deserved THANK YOU to the staff of Tiki's. Working with them throughout the planning process was a breath of fresh air. I came to find out that not many people are in a rush to do much of anything in Hawaii, which was a huge adjustment coming from the mainland, and a city at that. It was frustrating planning a wedding, while researching vendors who didn't work at the same speed as i did. After finding and connecting with Tiki's they were always so prompt in responding to me, given the large time difference, and were so accommodating. Additionally, if communicating via email wasn't always the easiest, they never hesitated to pick up the phone to clarify that we were on the same page. Doing little things like that was always appreciated, and considered going the extra mile in my eyes.

More specifically, I have to thank Alyssa, who helped coordinate and really make our reception come to life and ensure it was everything I had hoped for and more. She was a big reason I chose to stay working with Tiki's. There was a staff change early in my planning process, but having her come in was the best thing for me and for Tiki's. So THANK YOU Alyssa.

Now for the remainder of of the review...

Food (Kona Buffet):
**Appitizers were not included in the buffet)**

**Ahi Poke- sinfully delicious! Myself and guests gobbled this right up, and even for guests who had never had raw fish--they were blown away by the flavor. BRAVO!

**Coconut Shrimp- can't really mess this up haha. Very good :)

Teriyaki Chicken- best I've ever had. Seriously...i want the recipe. Someone? Anyone? I'd fly back just for this chicken!

Macadamia nut crusted mahi mahi- So delicious, moist, and flaky! This was my favorite part of our dinner! I had dreams about this fish before arriving for the wedding, and it did not disappoint.

Guava glazed ribs- just OK in my opinion. I think I expected more sweetness than what I actually tasted, and they were a bit greasy.

Location was great! We reserved their private room on the 21st floor, which was one of the best decisions we made. It was private, intimate, and GORGEOUS. Amazing views of Waikiki Beach, and Diamonhead. We enjoyed an incredible sunset, and could not imagine having our reception anywhere else.

This place is for the low-key simple bride all the way to the high-maintenance luxury bride (c'mon ladies, we know we can admit this haha). I fell somewhere in the middle and they took wonderful care of me, my new husband, and all of our guests!

Do yourself a favor and go to Tiki's...be it a simple dinner while visiting, or planning your next event. :)


Mahalo Michael
tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/398202 2012-07-03T04:00:00Z 2013-10-08T16:47:36Z Live Recording of On and On - Canoes 4 Rent at Tiki's Grill & Bar

Recorded Live at Tiki's Grill & Bar - CANOES4RENT

Guitar- Albert Makanani Jr


On and On" (Stephen Bishop song)

All rights to the song belong to the it's perspective performer and authors and publishers

Mahalo Michael
tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/398249 2012-06-12T01:32:00Z 2013-10-08T16:47:36Z Now Hiring! Experienced Restaurant Manager (Waikiki)

Contact: Bill Tobin
Phone: No Calls Please!
Web site: www.tikisgrill.com
Email: mgrapply@tikisgrill.com

Are you underpaid?

Are you a leader in your restaurant?

Are you committed to continual learning and growth?

Are you tired of working for the chains? 

If so, then Tiki's may be the spot for you. At Tiki's, we work tirelessly to give our guests a genuine Aloha experience in a high volume atmosphere. We're committed to our guests, our staff, and our community and we've developed a close knit Ohana within Waikiki's Premiere Locally Owned Independent Restaurant.

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years restaurant management experience, a resume that shows continued growth and stability, and have local references that will be checked.

If that's you, please send your resume to me ASAP! mgrapply@tikisgrill.com

Mahalo for reading our ad!
Mahalo Michael
tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/398303 2012-06-08T02:00:00Z 2013-10-08T16:47:37Z Father’s Day Fun and Dinner Special!

Join Barefoot Wines and the Surfrider Foundation for some community good before relaxing at Tiki’s! Don’t miss the upcoming International Surfing Day cleanup and party on Sunday, June 17, at Diamond Head from 10:00am toReserve today! 12:00pm. Check in will be a 9:45am at Pu’u Leahi, Diamond Head. Cleanup will start at 10:00am until 11:45am, when we will return to the staging area. The cleanup will be followed by an after-party for the volunteers at Tiki’s sponsored by Barefoot Wines. Stay or return later for Chef Ronnie’s Father's Day Special Mixed Grill - 8oz. Spice Rubbed Bone in N.Y Steak, Half Rack of Tikis Guava BBQ Ribs, a Half pound of Snow Crab Legs, Soy Glazed Kahuku Corn and Truffled Mashed Potatoes. Make your reservations today by calling the restaurant at 808-923-8454 or online at tikisgrill.com.

For more details, check out our event page on Facebook!

Mahalo Michael
tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/398383 2012-06-04T04:00:00Z 2013-10-08T16:47:38Z Rick & Jaymie Hawaii Wedding Reception Thank you email "incredible wedding reception"
Michael & Tiare,
Just wanted to say Thank you once again for the incredible wedding reception that you helped me put together.

Food was wonderful and everyone had a great time.
Mahalo !!
Best Regards,
Rick & Jaymie

They enjoyed the KONA BUFFET.  

Island Taro Rolls
Tender Baby Nalo Greens Salad
Steamed White Rice
Garlic & Herb Butter Sautéed Vegetables
Macadamia Nut Island Mahimahi
Teriyaki Chicken Breast w/Sweet Soy Ginger Sauce
Guava Glazed BBQ Ribs w/Ono Spice Rubbed Pork Ribs
Mango Coconut Cake

Table was set a big T with the bride and groom with 16 on one side and 17 on the other with a total of 35 guests
Their party was hosted on Hina’s Lanai is an open-air area near live music.The lovely lanai location is right between the pool deck and bar. Venue Photos at http://bit.ly/HINASLANI
Rick & Jaymie Hawaii Wedding Reception Thank you email  
Mahalo Michael
tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/398405 2012-05-26T21:56:43Z 2013-10-08T16:47:38Z Salt & Pepper Shrimp $11

Crunchy wok fired Shrimp served in a Szechuan three peppercorn mix with Cilantro over fried brown rice.  This is the traditional style preparation with the HEAD & SHELLS ON. The entire shrimp is edible, not for the faint of heart, but you can peel & eat them if you have to! www.tikisgrill.com

Mahalo Michael
tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/398424 2012-05-11T18:38:00Z 2013-10-08T16:47:38Z American National Rugby League TOMAHAWKS SQUAD FOR 'OHANA CUP @Tikisgrill

The American National Rugby League has named a 19-man USA Tomahawks
squad for the Ohana Cup Test match against Tonga.

The squad, which includes 13 returning players from the successful
Donnybrook Cup side, is dominated by Hawaii-based players as the game,
to be played on Saturday, May 12, will be staged in Honolulu.

Seven players from Hawaii have been bracketed in the squad, including
former University of Hawaii and NFL player Leonard Peters. The
ex-Warriors star, who was on the Chicago Bears practice squad, has
also been part of USA Rugby Eagles teams in the past three years.


Mosese Uitalia and Anthony Sunia, who previously played in the AMNRL
and who has relocated to Hawaii, are listed as shadow reserves.

American Samoa is also represented with two players in the 19. The
vastly experienced Keiki Misipeka and teenager Henry Leatio'o have
been drafted into the squad from the US Pacific colony. At 6’ 4” and
240lbs, 19-year old Leatio'o is a huge talent.

Also in the squad are Dusten Umeda, a USA Sevens pool player, and Tala
Esera, another former football player from UH who had stints
professionally with NFL teams Miami and Philadelphia.

“Really looking forward to working with much of the same squad of
players from the Donnybrook Cup with the inclusion of new players from
Hawaii and American Samoa,” said Tomahawks coach Marcus

“We have such a wealth of talent to pull from these days it will
definitely make our job harder and harder to pick a squad for future
matches with every game like an audition for World Cup spots. The ball
is literally in the boys’ hands and I expect the professionalism,
attitude and commitment of these players will gradually increase also. 

“Really looking forward to working with Leonard Peters, Dusten Umeda,
Tala Esera, Henry Leatio'o and Anthony Sunia for the first time.
Quality athletes with very diverse backgrounds from Rugby Union to
Professional Football.”

The squad will be trimmed to a 17-man gameday lineup for the match.
The inaugural Ohana Cup Test is set for a 7pm kickoff local time at
Kaiser Stadium in Honolulu.

Kenny Britt (FL), Apple Pope (FL), Keiki Misipeka (American Samoa),
Henry Leatio'o (American Samoa), Curtis Cunz (CT), Matt Walsh (CT),
Sean Taylor (NY), John Dykeman (NY), Justin Ripley (NY), Andrew
Kneisly (PA), Vai Notoa (HA), Kelly McGill (HA), Salesi Tongamoa (GA),
Tala Esera (HA), Dusten Umeda (HA), Ian Elliott (NY), Mosese Uitalia
(HA)*, Leonard Peters (HA), Anthony Sunia (HA)*

*denotes shadow reserve

Coach - Marcus Vassilakopoulos
Assistant Coach/Manager - David Niu
Mahalo Michael
tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/398478 2012-04-19T00:14:16Z 2013-10-08T16:47:39Z “Plate Up Niu Valley” a major fundraising event for Niu the Valley Middle School

Mahalo to the KITV morning show for supporting “Plate Up Niu Valley” a major fundraising event for Niu the Valley Middle School, organized by parents

Where Hawaii’s top chefs donate their time and expertise to mentor 48 interested students, and bring awareness and knowledge in the food industry. Hosted at the Hyatt, FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012 6:00pm

Chef Ronnie has already had the students from his team over to Tiki's to learn about the dish he is featuring.

More info at http://www.friendsofniuvalley.com/

Mahalo Michael
tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/398499 2012-04-14T10:37:08Z 2015-09-04T22:15:26Z 2012 Hawaii Chocolate Festival Video - ( Tiki's 3:21 into the the video) ]]> Mahalo Michael tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/398549 2012-03-02T03:30:00Z 2013-10-08T16:47:40Z Event at Tiki's to Celebrate Barefoot Wines!

Mahalo Michael
tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/398581 2012-01-31T05:00:00Z 2013-10-08T16:47:40Z Edna & Barend Lava Tube Wedding Reception
Congratulation to Edna & Barend! They flew in from China and got married today. As special surprise Barend hired "Vaihi" the band to play for his party of 20 in the lava tube.
Mahalo Michael
tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/398605 2012-01-30T23:53:00Z 2013-10-08T16:47:41Z 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.

Website: http://www.davonebess.com/

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.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheBessRoute

Twitter: @davonebess

More Photos from Honolulu Pulse 

More Photos from Devon's Facebook page

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

Mahalo Michael
tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/398635 2012-01-12T05:00:00Z 2013-10-08T16:47:41Z Congratulations to Ashley and Adam from Australia. We appreciate them hosting their Destination Wedding Reception in Waikiki, with us at Tiki’s Grill & Bar.

Mahalo Michael
tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/398684 2012-01-08T17:12:00Z 2013-10-08T16:47:42Z Happy "Rock-a-Hula" Birthday Elvis!

Mahalo Michael
tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/398761 2011-12-27T04:42:00Z 2013-10-08T16:47:43Z 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

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tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/398815 2011-12-08T07:01:00Z 2018-01-15T10:54:14Z 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.

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tag:tikis.posthaven.com,2013:Post/398843 2011-11-29T15:00:00Z 2013-10-08T16:47:44Z 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.

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