Red Bull Wave Party event

To see more photos from © Zak Noyle and a video of the event go to: http://www.redbull.com/us/en/surfing/stories/1331735356635/red-bull-party-wave-takes-over-waikiki


SURF: Queens of Queens win Red Bull Wave Party event

Red Bull Wave Party con­test of­fers up a touch of Mardi Gras in Waikiki

  • By Gor­don Y.K. Pang gor­don­pang@starad­ver­tiser.com
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARAD­VER­TISE R.COM
The “Gil­li­gan’s Is­land”-in­spired team from Tiki’s Grill and Bar tries to catch a wave. Mariah White was Mary Ann, Amanda Nizza was Lovey How­ell, Lind­sey Wong was Ginger, Kevin Prior played the part of Gil­li­gan and Rick Perez was the Skip­per for the Red Bull Party Wave event.

Honolulu Star-Ad­ver­tiser in­ter­view while still in Hulk Ho­gan char­ac­ter. “We’re all chil­dren of the ’80s, and we love our­selves some WWF! And we came up with Gnarl Ma­nia!”

The same crew called them­selves the Gnarly No­mads last year and won the in­au­gu­ral con­test with its “Ore­gon Trail” en­try, net­ting its six mem­bers a free trip to Las Ve­gas.

Hun­singer said he didn’t even know what the top prize was this year.

Hun­singer said he didn’t even know what the top prize was this year.

“We don’t think about the prize; we just fight for glo­reeee,” he growled, still in Hulk mode.

Gnarl Ma­nia wasn’t the only team to not be able to surf a wave with its ves­sel.

Also fail­ing to score points in the wave cat­e­gory was Shark Bait, a crew of Tiki Grill and Bar em­ploy­ees who dressed them­selves up as the seven-mem­ber crew from the old TV show “Gil­li­gan’s Is­land.”

Also fail­ing to score points in the wave cat­e­gory was Shark Bait, a crew of Tiki Grill and Bar em­ploy­ees who dressed them­selves up as the seven-mem­ber crew from the old TV show “Gil­li­gan’s Is­land.”

Barista/mer­chan­diser Mariah White, also known as Mary Ann, said the Gil­li­gan theme seemed like it would be a good fit.

Barista/mer­chan­diser Mariah White, also known as Mary Ann, said the Gil­li­gan theme seemed like it would be a good fit.

“They left from Honolulu for a three-hour tour,” she said. “I just thought it would be a good con­cept.”

Bar­tenders Kevin Prior and Rick Perez, also known as Gil­li­gan and Skip­per, re­spec­tively, de­signed the raft­like ves­sel.

Alas, at the end of the day, nei­ther Gnarl Ma­nia or Shark Bait won.

The cham­pi­onship went to Queens of Queens, com­prised of vol­un­teers from the non­profit Sus­tain­able Coast­lines Hawaii, which fo­cuses on re­duc­ing waste and is best known for its week­end beach cleanup ef­forts.

While the or­ga­ni­za­tion has a se­ri­ous mes­sage, Sun­day was about pay­ing homage to the col­or­ful his­tory of Queen’s Surf and “try­ing to catch the best waves that we could,” said Kahi Pacarro, leader of the cross­dress­ing crew and Sus­tain­able Coast­lines ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor.

Team mem­ber Roscoe “The Wizard” Fowler, a con­struc­tion worker by day, picked up scrap wood from con­struc­tion sites and pieced them to­gether with sin­gle-use plas­tic wa­ter bot­tles “for buoy­ancy” to come up with this year’s win­ning wa­ter­craft, Pacarro said.

Team mem­ber Roscoe “The Wizard” Fowler, a con­struc­tion worker by day, picked up scrap wood from con­struc­tion sites and pieced them to­gether with sin­gle-use plas­tic wa­ter bot­tles “for buoy­ancy” to come up with this year’s win­ning wa­ter­craft, Pacarro said.

The top prize this year is the op­por­tu­nity to sky­dive with the renowned, squir­rel-suited Red Bull sky­div­ing team. While most of the Queens of Queens team is look­ing for­ward to it, “two of the guys are scared out of their minds.”

The big­ger win­ners, how­ever, may have been the Red Bull folks whose hash­tag #RBPar­tyWave be­came the fifth most tweeted topic in Hawaii early Sun­day af­ter­noon as de­ter­mined by the na­tional sur­vey­ing group Trend­ing Topics USA.


    DATE15 July 2015AUTHORAlex Herrmann

    On a normal day, the shores of Waikiki are serene. Vacationers fill the white sand beaches to kick back, relax and — if they're feeling really adventurous — maybe even boogie board. 

    All of that changes when Red Bull Party Wave hits the beach. Sunbathers are replaced by pirates, wrestlers and men in bikinis, all ready to surf the legendary Queens break in style.

    Tiki’s Needs YOUR Vote in the 2016 Hale ‘Aina Awards!

     

    If you think Tiki’s Grill & Bar is the Best Place to Take Visitors, then vote for us in the 2016 Hale ‘Aina Awards! The Hale ‘Ainas have come to be the most prestigious dining awards in the Islands. They act as a guide to readers about where to eat, and they bolster a restaurant’s reputation, locally and abroad. Here at Tiki’s, we pride ourselves on making memorable experiences for all of our guests. We love to see locals coming in for pau hana week after week, enjoying the food, drinks, atmosphere, and free valet parking! But what really makes us proud is when locals share these experiences with their out of town friends. When our guests bring in their visitors to dine with us, that means that they trust us to show their friends and family a great time, and to show off all that’s great about Hawaii!



    So please show everyone how much you love Tiki’s, and cast your vote for us to be THE Best Place to Take Visitors in the 2016 Hale ‘Aina Awards! *please note that each unique IP address counts as one vote - so if someone in your office or home already voted, your vote may not count! Please use your smart phone or home computer if possible. Mahalo nui loa, and we look forward to seeing you at Tiki’s in the near future!


    Tiki's Grill & Bar Rated As One Of The Top Daytime Hot Spots |

    Top 50 Rated Daytime Hot Spots Powered By Yelp Announced 


    Nightclub & Bar Media partnered with Yelp to analyze and pore over their database of daytime hot spots. Revealing great insights into trends in The Top 50 Rated Daytime Hot Spots. Tiki's Grill & Bar also made it into the TOP 10 most reviewed businesses list!
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    Nightclub & Bar Media Group releases the first-ever Top 50 Rated Daytime Hot Spots, powered by Yelp, Inc. The list, a hotbed of user-generated information, reveals great insights into consumer behavior, small business trends and local businesses recommended by Yelp users.

    The Top 10 most reviewed businesses include: Wurstküche, Los Angeles, CA, Mother's Bistro & Bar, Portland, OR, The Misfit Restaurant + Bar, Santa Monica, CA, Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House, Portland, OR, Base Camp Pizza South, Lake Tahoe, CA, Tiki's Grill & Bar, Honolulu, HI, Slater's 50/50 Rancho, Cucamonga, CA, B Street & Vine, San Mateo, CA, Spike Africa's Fresh Fish Grill & Bar, San Diego, CA and The Attic, Long Beach, CA.


    “We are thrilled to reveal the Top 50 Rated Daytime Hot Spots,” said Leo Squatrito, Vice President, Nightclub & Bar Media Group. “Each venue on the list is a successful culmination of outstanding operations, energy and unique offerings delivering an incredible experience for daytime customers looking to enjoy food, drinks and sunshine.” 

    To create this list, Yelp identified businesses in the U.S. with a large number of reviews mentioning keywords indicating that a business is a daytime hot spot. These businesses were then ranked based on both total volume and ratings of reviews mentioning the keywords, giving more weight to recent reviews. Using the data as a starting point, Yelp used their local expertise to curate the top 50. This list isn’t exhaustive but it serves as a great snapshot of daytime hot spots. Businesses were compared on a nationwide basis.

    “Nothing says summer is officially here like a mimosa or a frosty brew while the sun is still shining,” says Darnell Holloway, Director of Business Outreach, Yelp, Inc. “These awesome local businesses offer something for every adventurous day drinker, from craft beers in Big Sur, to cabanas in Vegas, to pickle backs in NYC.”

    Have you ever visited these hot spots?  Let us know on TwitterFacebook, andInstagram with #NCBTopRated, and be sure to write a review if you check out any of these Daytime Hot Spots in 2015.

    Take a look at which business made the list below: 

    1.      Big Sur Taphouse (Big Sur, CA)

    2.      Harpoon Brewery (Boston, MA)

    3.      Werewolf (San Diego, CA)

    4.      Base Camp Pizza (South Lake, CA)

    5.      Great Divide Brewing Company (Denver, CO)

    6.      Leadbelly (Chicago, IL)

    7.      The Eagle OTR (Cincinnati, OH)

    8.      Hangar 24 Craft Brewery (Redlands, CA)

    9.      Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery (Boulder, CO)

    10.    Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer (Charleston, SC)

    11.    Bakersfield OTR (Cincinnati, OH)

    12.    Lagunitas Brewing Co (Petaluma, CA)

    13.    32 Shea (Phoenix, AZ)

    14.    Tasty n Alder (Portland, OR)

    15.    Spike Africa’s Fresh Fish Grill & Bar (San Diego, CA)

    16.    Mother’s Bistro & Bar (Portland, OR)

    17.    Angel City Brewery (Los Angeles, CA)

    18.    Polite Provisions (San Diego, CA)

    19.    Truck Yard (Dallas, TX)

    20.    Wurstküche (Los Angeles, CA)

    21.    The Rarebit (Charleston, SC)

    22.    Rodeo Goat (Fort Worth, TX)

    23.    Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden (Austin, TX)

    24.    The Misfit Restaurant + Bar (Santa Monica, CA)

    25.    Pour House (Oceanside, CA)

    26.    Telegraph (Oakland, CA)

    27.    B Street & Vine (San Mateo, CA)

    28.    Modern Times Flavordome (San Diego, CA)

    29.    Rosenthal Wine Bar & Patio (Malibu, CA)

    30.    Encore Beach Club (Las Vegas, NV)

    31.    Jacob’s Pickles (New York, NY)

    32.    Slater’s 50/50 (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)

    33.    Cove Bar (Anaheim, CA)

    34.    Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House (Dallas, TX)

    35.    The Dandelion (Philadelphia, PA)

    36.    Moon Tower Inn (Houston, TX)

    37.    Seacrets Bar & Grill (Ocean City, MD)

    38.    Tryst (Washington, DC)

    39.    Grand Banks (Manhattan, NY)

    40.    The Attic (Long Beach, CA)

    41.    Barleymash (San Diego, CA)

    42.    Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House (Portland, OR)

    43.    Fig Tree Cafe (San Diego, CA)

    44.    Flying Iguana Taqueria and Tequila Bar (Neptune Beach, FL)

    45.    The Beach Bar (Honolulu, HI)

    46.    Flora-Bama Lounge & Package (Perdido Key, FL)

    47.    Tiki’s Grill & Bar (Honolulu, HI)

    48.    Southport Raw Bar (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

    49.    Bongos Beach Bar and Grille (St. Pete Beach, FL)

    50.    URBN Coal Fired Pizza Bar (San Diego, CA)

    Get your bowl Help out! - Empty Bowl Chef on TV

    This weekend you can find Tiki's Grill & Bar at three different events helping to fundraise for the community.  http://emptybowlhawaii.org/order-your-tickets/ 26 Gourmet soup from local restaurants ALL DONATED 5000 handmade bowls all to benefit Hawai‘i Meals on Wheels (HMoW) 

    Empty Bowl - Saturday, April 11, 2015 | 6-9pm
    445 + 449 Cooke St., Kaka’ako

    Tiki’s Grill & Bar   Mama’s Thai Coconut Chicken Curry  
     
    Heart warming, slightly spicy Thai red coconut curry, Chicken, carrots, Yukon potatoes, bamboo shoots & onions topped with fresh local Thai basil & cilantro, hearty and fulfilling! 

    DSC_0318 cpdOne ticket = one bowl + one cup of soup

    Empty Bowl Hawai‘i is part of the international grassroots effort to help end hunger through The Empty Bowls Project.  Started in Michigan in the 1990s, this concept has grown in the United States and internationally with at least a dozen countries joining the effort.

    With your support this event has grown from our first 700 bowl effort to this year’s 5,000 bowl effort.

    Hawai‘i Meals on Wheels is the beneficiary for EBH 2015.  All proceeds from this volunteer effort support HMoW.

    Hawai’i Potters’ Guild (HPG) is a non-profit organization committed to the support and development of ceramic arts and crafts. HPG was founded in 1967 by several potters desiring to form an active center to “experience clay” for the community. Since then, it has grown into a thriving studio with many of its potters being active in the local arts scene.

    Learn more about classes, workshops and the studio at hawaiipottersguild.org

     About Hawaii Meals on Wheels

    Hawai‘i Meals on Wheels (HMoW) is dedicated to helping frail elders and individuals with disabilities preserve their independence at home by providing hot, nutritious meals and regular personal contact.
    Learn more about HMoW services at hmow.org


    Empty Bowl Hawai’i 2015 Featured Restaurants Soup Donated by:

    12th Ave Grill   Shinsato Farms Pork, Mushroom & Watercress Soup
    Alan Wong’s Pineapple Room   Cream of Mushroom
    Café Kaila   Hearty Chicken Tortilla Soup   Back by popular demand Café Kaila is showcasing their signature soup!
    Cafe Laufer   Mulligatawny Soup   Asian curry base, slightly sweet, not too spicy, with chicken & wild rice. A most popular menu choice!
    California Pizza Kitchen   Dakota Smashed Pea with Barley Soup   A hearty split pea soup with barley, carrots, onions, savory herbs & scallions
    Cocina   Pozolé   A traditional Mexican soup associated with the sacred nature of corn to many indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica & still made with hominy & meat stock garnished with fresh vegetables & lime. 
    d.k Steak House   King Natural Meatball Soup   Seasoned with Chinese five spice, roasted shiitake mushrooms, bok choy, red jalapenos, cilantro in a star anise broth, accompanied with bean sprouts & ginger scallion oil
    Great Life Cuisine   The Great Life Soup A Vegan/Gluten Free Choice   Red lentil soup with root & round veggies, topped with a collard confit & kiawe corn bread square.    ktymdx@yahoo.com
    Highway Inn Kakaʻako   Smoked Kalo Chowder 
    Hula Grill Waikiki   Hawaiian Style Gumbo   Kauai shrimp, Kukui Sausage Company Andouille Sausage, Ho Farms okra, Hau’ula tomatoes
    J J Bistro & French Pastry   Cream of Potato   Garnished with Bacon
    Le Bistro   French Onion   Served with a Cheese Crouton    (808) 373-7990
    Mariposa at Neiman Marcus   Mariposa Corn Chowder   Celery / Potato / Chives
    Michel’s at The Colony Surf   Roasted Island Tomato Soup   Island ripe tomatoes slow baked until tender, simmered with fresh herbs and vegetables, and finished with a spritz of apple cider vinegar. A simple, tasty, and wholesome vegetarian soup served with a baked crostini for dipping.
    MISSION by Pili Group   Nilagang Baka Mazemen   Filipino inspired soup with braised beef broth, market veggies, thick noodles, fried shallots, and chilies.
    Murphy’s Bar & Grill   Black-eye pea with Ham Hock 
    Nico’s Pier 38   Island Style Bouillabaisse   Saffron & fennel fish fumet with clams, swordfish, mussels
    Roy’s Waikiki   Kim Chee Soup
    STAGE RESTAURANT   Creamy Smoked Manhattan Clam Chowder   With garlic croutons & dill cream
    Side Street Inn   Portuguese “Beanless” Soup
    Street Grindz   Smokey Chili with Venison   A down home family blend of herbs and spices / Slow cooked / Featuring wild caught Maui Nui Venison (USDA Certified)
    Tango Contemporary Café   Hearty Garden Vegetable
    The Pig & The Lady   Mama Le’s Beef & Jasmine Rice Soup   With green onion, cilantro, sesame oil, fried shallots
    Tiki’s Grill & Bar   Mama’s Thai Coconut Chicken Curry   Heart warming, slightly spicy Thai red coconut curry, Chicken, carrots, Yukon potatoes, bamboo shoots & onions topped with fresh local Thai basil & cilantro, hearty and fulfilling!
    Town   Roasted Vegetables & Grains
    Whole Foods Market Kahala   Thai Carrot Ginger Soup   A creamy vegetarian soup with the right balance of heat from ginger, sweetness from the carrots, & a silky texture to die for!

    Bread Donated by:

    Halekulani   /   La Tour Bakehouse   /   Hawai‘i Star Bakery   /   Liliha Bakery

    Mahalo to our volunteers, business supporters and all of you who come, enjoy and purchase bowls as reminders there are always empty bowls in the world and we can all make a difference.

    TV promo Ronnie Nasuti with Grace Lee and Peg Hoefe Empty Bowl Hawai'i 2015

    Empty Bowl Hawai'i 2015

    http://emptybowlhawaii.org/order-your-tickets/5000 + handmade bowls to take home! 26 soups to chose from!  It's going to be a great event! Mahalo to Ronnie Nasuti for waking up and doing a demo with Grace Lee and Peg Hoefer to help get the word out about this great event that benefits Hawaii Meals on Wheels.

    Hawai‘i Meals on Wheels (HMoW) is dedicated to helping frail elders and individuals with disabilities preserve their independence at home by providing hot, nutritious meals and regular personal contact.

    A grassroots effort to fight hunger, to take place on Saturday, April 11 in #ourkakaako. Purchase a handmade soup bowl, enjoy a small bowl of soup, and help the hungry.


    Participating restaurants that are donating soup include 12th Avenue Grill, Le Bistro, Mariposa at Neiman Marcus, Murphy’s Bar & Grill, Roy’s Waikiki, Side Street Inn, Cocina, MISSION by Pili Group, Town, Street Grindz, Cafe Kaila, The Pineapple Room by Alan Wong, Tiki's Grill & bar, Cafe Laufer, Stage Restaurant, d.k Steak House, Highway Inn Kaka'ako, Tango Contemporary Cafe, Hula Grill Waikiki, Whole Foods Market Kahala, JJ Bistro & French Pastry, Nico's Pier 38, The Pig & the Lady, Michels at the Colony Surf and California Pizza Kitchen Kahala.

    Bread buns are being donated by Halekulani Hotel, La Tour Bakehouse,Hawaii Star Bakery Inc. and Liliha Bakery

    There will be live musical entertainment, and you'll have your choice of over 5,000 handmade bowls to take home!

    Presented by Hawaii Potter's Guild. A benefit for Hawaii Meals on Wheels. Visit emptybowlhawaii.org for more info and to purchase ticket

    Vaihi | Curse of the Prime Rib Poke | CD Baby Music Store

    Curse of the Prime Rib Poke album for sale by Vaihi was released Dec 30, 2014 on the Vaihi Entertainment label. For 20 years Vaihi has entertained crowds world wide, but being able to capture the feel and vibe of the live performances has been a dream and a goal.



    Curse of the Prime Rib Poke buy CD music Finally it has been accomplished, untamed and musically flowing. Performing covers and originals only in a way that Vaihi can " Curse of the prime rib poke" is a success. Curse of the Prime Rib Poke songs This album will take you on a journey focusing on family, home, friends, and love of life. Curse of the Prime Rib Poke album for sale Nalo swag is a throw back to the back yard. Curse of the Prime Rib Poke CD music A place where family and friends get to together to enjoy food and music. Waikiki swing takes us back to the 1940's when waikiki was a vibrant musical experience for the world. Over the rainbow has been one of the most requested songs for years. Intimate and indearing to those who have lost love ones. Of coarse Shamalama ding -dong is a hit. When you cry is sure to be a favorite amongst those in love. Keeping up with the beatbox accapella, "whats your name girl" adds to the excitment and lends itself to the tradition of Vaihi's accapella beatbox. 

    Vaihi

    Drink Strength taste

    Drinks at the top of the chart are light in alcohol flavor, with a mostly sweet profile. Drinks toward the bottom of the chart have a stronger alcohol taste. Some guests like their drinks to taste "strong", and others prefer little-to-no alcohol taste. The Fufu-Chart is a non-scientific taste test. If you like to be invited to the next taste rating rounds please email events@tikisgrill.com

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for raising over $3300

    Congratulations to Montine Hansl for raising over $3300 with event called "Cocktails and Pupus For A Cause" “Sue Ellen Goss, Candidate - 2015 Woman of the Year, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society” 

    This fundraising event will support the mission of  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: To cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

    Montine Hansl organized the event and did all the work and grassroots raised the money. Tiki's was happy to help support the event. Big Mahalo goes out to Jamaal Daniel , Danielle, Mona, Jenni Liu , Jed Roa , Ronnie Nasuti and his and our culinary team. #givingback #TikisKokua #kokua

    Locally Owned Restaurants - Honolulu Magazine

    THE FACE OF
    LOCALLY OWNED RESTAURANTS 
    Seen in the March 2015 Issue of Honolulu Magazine

    Tiki’s Grill & Bar, co-founded by Bill Tobin in 2002, is a locally owned and operated independent restaurant that is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Tobin and his management team, led by UH grad Michael Miller, are very involved in the community, participating in numerous annual charitable events and serving on the boards of many Hawaii-based charities. Chef Ronnie Nasuti realizes the importance of using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, which is evident from his menus at Tiki’s. Anyone who has been to Tiki’s knows it is a special place where they will have an amazing meal, catch the best sunset views in Waikiki, and be treated like ohana. 

    http://mahalomichael.com/locally-owned-restaurants-honolulu-magazine