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Waikiki Wedding is a 1937 American musical film directed by Frank Tuttle and starring Bing Crosby, Bob Burns, Martha Raye, and Shirley Ross. Bing plays the part of Tony Marvin, a PR man charged with extolling the virtues of Hawaii. The female lead, played by Shirley Ross is a local beauty queen who makes unhelpful comments about the islands. Bob Burns, along with Martha Raye, are the "comic relief". Amongst the supporting cast was a young Anthony Quinn.
"A song hailing King Kalakaua's seven-month tour around the world in 1881. David Kalakaua was the first reigning monarch of any country to make such a journey. Kawika, (Hawaiian for "David") was originally a chant later put to music, and is a "mele inoa," a name song written to honor the King."
Eia no Kawika ehe
Ka heke a'o na pua ehe.
Ka uwila ma ka hikina ehe
Malamalama Hawai'i ehe.
Ku'i ka lono i Pelekane ehe
Ho'olohe ke kuini o Palani ehe.
Na wai e ka pua i luna ehe
'O Kapa'akea no ka makua ehe.
Ha'ina 'ia mai ka puana ehe
Ka lani Kawika he inoa ehe.
This is David
The greatest of all flowers
(He is) the lightning in the east
That brightens Hawaiʻi|
News reached England
Also heard by the French queen
Who is this flower of high rank?
Kapaʻakea is his father
Tell the refrain
King David, is his name
Source: King's Hawaiian Melodies Copyright 1930, 43 - This mele inoa for King David Kalākaua (1836-1891) relates how he appealed to England and France for financial aid for Hawaiʻi. He was refused. The people of Hawaiʻi are called flowers. Caesar Kapaʻakea, a great grandson of Chief Kameʻeiamoku was the father of King Kalākaua and High Chiefess, Analea Keohokalole, a counselor to King Kamehameha III, was his mother. Kalākaua ruled from 1874-1891. The sign of the Kalākaua dynasty was the noonday sun symbolized by a flaming torch at midday - http://www.huapala.org/Kaw/Kawika.html
Kalākaua I, born David Laʻamea Kamanakapuʻu Mahinulani Nalaiaehuokalani Lumialani Kalākaua and sometimes called The Merrie Monarch (16 November 1836 – 20 January 1891), was the last reigning king of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi. He served in office from 12 February 1874 until his death at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California, on 20 January 1891.
If you’re looking for a way to wow guests at your next party, Kevin Prior suggests recreating this concoction from Tiki’s Grill & Bar — it’s tasty and easy to make. Plus, if you do it like Tiki’s does, it supports local farms and businesses, as it uses all local ingredients. The Ko Hana rum, for instance, is from Manulele Distillers in Kunia.
Chef Ronnie will be pairing Grilled Hawaiian Opelu Escabeche this Big Wave Golden Ale Cocktail. For event info: https://goo.gl/ClVRPB Tikis will be hosting a Kona Brewing Company Brewers dinner on Jan 11.
Big Wave Golden Ale Cocktail
Big Wave Golden Ale, Bombay Sapphire, red bell pepper infused syrup, Hawaiian lilikoi bitters, fresh lemon juice, garnished with lemon zest and toasted rosemary
Grilled Hawaiian Opelu Escabeche white anchovies, grilled radicchio, puffed quinoa
New England Style Clam Bake Kona cold clams, mussels, Kauai shrimp, Kahuku corn, beer butter jus
Lavaman Red Ale
Surf + Turf + Turf Loco Moco Maui Nui Venison, Hudson Valley foie gras, lobster fried rice
Buffalo Veal Sweet Breads English Stilton polenta, sassafras powder
$59 includes Dinner, 6 Beers, Tax & Tip | Tickets sold on Eventbrite.comSeating for this event is extremely limited and will sell out quickly. No tickets available at the door. No discount or gift certificates may be used. Tickets are non-refundable but my be transferred. 3 hours Free Valet Parking.
ELLSWORTH SIMEONA and PIKO LAKATANI 12 days of Christmas in Pidgin like the Chipmunks Hawaii. Sped up to fit the whole line in 15 sec. Then the normal version! @foompa @tikisgrill #tikisgrill #livemusic #Waikiki #12daysofchristmashawaiianstyle hawaiian style
KITV Morning News Anchor/Reporter Lara Yamada, hosted a segment about “Holiday for Heroes” event, talking about the event was Hide Sakurai and Chef Masa Gushiken of Bread + Butter and Michael Miller with Tiki’s Grill & Bar.
The holidays are nearly upon us and the Hawaii Restaurant Association [HRA] executive team and its members cordially invite those in the restaurant and food service industry, their guests, and food-lovers everywhere to come celebrate at this year’s HRA holiday party.
“Holiday for Heroes” will recognize the outstanding achievements and commitments of individuals in the restaurant and food service industry and honor them for their invaluable contribution to the Hawaii community.
Friday, December 11th, 2015 from 5:30 pm till 9:30 pm join the HRA at the new
Bread + Butter Restaurant located at 1585 Kapiolani Blvd. next to Shokudo. With its open ambiance and must-experience menu options, Bread + Butter has quickly become the talk of the town for the foodie community. The evening promises to be a culinary experience to be remembered featuring the creations of Executive Chef Arnoldo “Masa” Gushiken. An array of other HRA member restaurants will add to the evening’s culinary lineup at food stations throughout the restaurant.
Festivities will include great bites with multiple food stations and wine options, cocktails, networking, live music by Son Caribe Band, and a canned food drive and raffle to benefit Aloha Harvest.
Prizes this year include apparel by Kit and Ace, gift certificates to The Moana Surfrider, Roy’s, Outback Steakhouse, and much more. The evening’s featured grand prize is an exclusive dinner experience at Fleetwood’s On Front Street in Maui including a special meet and greet with Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac, round trip airline transportation to Maui courtesy Island Air and a stay at The Royal Lahaina Resort.
Early presale is highly encouraged as tickets to this event are limited. Tickets include admission, food and two drink tickets.
The Hawaii Restaurant Association’s “Holiday For Heroes” Friday, December 11, 2015
5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Bread + Butter, 1585 Kapiolani Boulevard
$40 / HRA Members - $50 / General Admission
Limited Tickets Available Online at www.hawaiirestaurant.org Portion of Proceeds To Benefit: Hawaii Restaurant Association and Aloha Harvest
About The Hawaii Restaurant Association:
The Hawaii Restaurant Association is the organization unifying, representing and supporting the Hawaii restaurant and food service industry since 1947. The HRA mission is to provide exceptional value through membership benefits, industry advocacy, community involvement, educational resources and networking opportunities.
Aloha Harvest is a non-profit organization that rescues quality, donated food and delivers it “free of charge” to social service agencies feeding the hungry in Hawai‘i.
Aloha Harvest has collected and distributed over 15 million pounds of food, which now includes quality perishable and non-perishable foods, as well as beverages. The food has been donated by over 875 participating donors, of which 280 are currently active, such as restaurants, caterers, government facilities, hotels, food distributors, businesses and others.