tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:/posts Mahalo Michael 2020-07-01T17:34:35Z Mahalo Michael tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1567602 2020-07-01T17:34:35Z 2020-07-01T17:34:35Z Plants in Kane‘ohe
Lisa
 and I started back growing vegetables and herbs when the pandemic started. Can you identify that is growing. Please post your plant photos.

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Michael Miller / Director of Operations / Partner
Tiki's Grill & Bar -  2570 Kalakaua Ave.
(808)923-8454 michaelm@tikisgrill.com
www.tikisgrill.com
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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1565307 2020-06-26T22:54:10Z 2020-06-26T22:54:10Z ‘Ohi'a 'ai Hawaii Mountain Apples

https://www.canoeplants.com/ohia.html

And more information from the Bishop Museum database 
Hawaiian Name(s): ‘ōhi‘a ‘ai, ‘ōhi‘a, ‘ōhi‘a ‘ai ke‘oke‘o, ‘ōhi‘a hākea, ‘ōhi‘a kea, ‘ōhi‘a leo, ‘ōhi‘a ‘ula

Scientific Name: Syzygium malaccense

Vernacular Name: mountain apple, Malay apple

Family: Myrtaceae

Status: Polynesian introduction

Authority: (L.) Merr. & Perry

Description: Tree, to 20 m tall.

Habitat Occuring most commonly in mesic valleys at low elevations at mesic to wet sites mesic to wet sites between 200–310 (–550) m (Wagner et al.1990:975–976).

Medicines: The bark is pounded with salt and strained through a niu leaf sheath (coconut, Cocos nucifera) for a topical medicine for open and deep cuts. For ‘ea (thrush) and pa‘ao‘ao the bark, leaves, and leaf buds are combined with kukui flowers (Aleurites moluccana), flowers, leaf buds, and leaves of the hinahina ku kahakai (Heliotropium anomalumvar. argenteum), ‘aka‘akai ‘oliana bulbs (Allium cepa), leaves, leaf buds and flowers of the ‘uhaloa (Waltheria indica), and kō honua‘ula (red sugarcane, Saccharum officinarum),. The mixture is strained through the ‘ahu‘awa (Cyperus javanicus) and drunk. Foods suitable to consume while using this medicine are fish, lu‘au, kukui, ‘uala (sweet potato, Ipomoea batatas), and fresh poi. For hauna o ka waha (bad breath) and waha pala (coated mouth), the bark is combined with moa holokula (cf. Psilotum nudum) and kō kea (white sugarcane) (Chun 1994:225–226). The bark chewed for a sore throat. Leaves were crushed and ingested for bronchitis (Abbott 1992:101). It is a secondary ingredient in numerous other medications (see other plants)

Non Medicinal Uses: Fruit eaten (Lucas 1982:58; Malo 1951:21). Used at hula altars (kuahu) (Emerson 1909:19). Dyes made from inner bark of trunk and root (brown) as well as the fruit skin (red) (Krauss 1993:66). Wood for posts, house rafters, and enclosures for heiau (Wagner et al. 1990:976), as well as being used for carved idols (Rock 1913:321). In the Ethnology Collection at Bishop Museum there is a post-contact example of the wood made into a bowl.

Specific gravity of wood: unknown

Famous Locations

Mele

`Ōlelo Noeau: [I] Ka ua ho‘opala ‘ōhi‘a. The rain that ripens the mountain apples. The rain that comes just as the mountain apple is beginning to ripen. [II] Nawele ka maka o Hinaulu‘ohi‘a. Pale is the face of Hinaulu‘ohi‘a. Said of the pink rim around the blossom end of the white mountain apple. Refers to the goddess Hina. [III] ‘Ōhi‘a noho malu. Mountain apple in the shade. Said of a beautiful or handsome person, who is compared to a mountain apple that ripens to perfection in the shade. [IV] O Hinaia‘ele‘ele ka malama, ‘aluka ka pala a ka ‘ōhi‘a. Hinaia‘ele‘ele is the month when the mountain apples ripen everywhere.

Dye Color and Parts: Brown (inner bark of trunk, root), red (fruit skin)
Bishop Museum database
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Mahalo,

Michael Miller / Director of Operations / Partner
Tiki's Grill & Bar -  2570 Kalakaua Ave.
(808)923-8454 michaelm@tikisgrill.com
www.tikisgrill.com
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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1562260 2020-06-20T16:23:53Z 2020-06-20T16:23:53Z Cordelia Gilman Waikiki 1908.


Our great grandmother's sister Cordelia Gilman relaxing on the lanai of her father Jacob Brown's home in Waikiki around 1908. This covered lanai was built on the beach which now fronts the Halekulani Hotel in Waikiki. - published in a modern book called letters to Halekulani. I had seen the photo and now I have a digital copy from Lauren Nottage Hogan. 
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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1561829 2020-06-19T19:30:28Z 2020-06-19T19:30:29Z Fwd: VARA HF - Winlink contacts with map.

K6IXA @ 2020/06/19 03:54:13  USB Dial: 14101.200 at 2020/06/19 03:54:13
*** Station Bearing: 055,  Range: 2470 miles

KB6YNO @ 2020/06/19 03:58:10  USB Dial: 14107.400 at 2020/06/19 03:58:10
*** Station Bearing: 053,  Range: 2385 miles

 K6SDR @ 2020/06/19 04:13:43  USB Dial: 10144.700 at 2020/06/19 04:13:43
*** Station Bearing: 053,  Range: 2384 miles

 KD7ZDO @ 2020/06/19 04:21:21  USB Dial: 14101.200 at 2020/06/19 04:21:21
*** Station Bearing: 042,  Range: 2580 miles

Winlink Vara Connection to KG7AV @ 2020/06/19 04:32:04  USB Dial: 14102.000 at 2020/06/19 04:32:04
*** Station Bearing: 044,  Range: 2600 miles

 Winlink Vara Connection to K7RHT @ 2020/06/19 04:37:54  USB Dial: 14106.500 at 2020/06/19 04:37:54
*** Station Bearing: 040,  Range: 2727 miles

 Winlink Vara Connection to XE2BNC @ 2020/06/19 04:51:08  USB Dial: 10142.500 at 2020/06/19 04:51:08
*** Station Bearing: 064,  Range: 2609 miles

Winlink Vara Connection to KO0OOO @ 2020/06/19 07:16:48  USB Dial: 10144.500 at 2020/06/19 07:16:48
*** Station Bearing: 059,  Range: 2745 miles

Winlink Vara Connection to AJ7C @ 2020/06/19 07:21:42  USB Dial: 7100.500 at 2020/06/19 07:21:42
*** Station Bearing: 061,  Range: 2543 miles

Winlink Vara Connection to K7HTZ @ 2020/06/19 07:29:30  USB Dial: 7101.500 at 2020/06/19 07:29:30
*** Station Bearing: 039,  Range: 2635 miles

Winlink Vara Connection to VY1WLK @ 2020/06/19 07:33:34  USB Dial: 14091.000 at 2020/06/19 07:33:34*** Station Bearing: 016,  Range: 2943 mile

Winlink Vara Connection to N0DAJ @ 2020/06/19 07:35:40  USB Dial: 7101.500 at 2020/06/19 07:35:40
*** Station Bearing: 062,  Range: 2860 miles

*** Winlink Vara Connection to K7HTZ @ 2020/06/19 07:38:37  USB Dial: 14107.000 at 2020/06/19 07:38:37
*** Station Bearing: 039,  Range: 2635 miles

Winlink Vara Connection to WA5TED @ 2020/06/19 07:49:27  USB Dial: 10144.700 at 2020/06/19 07:49:27
*** Station Bearing: 063,  Range: 3479 miles
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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1558309 2020-06-12T07:54:59Z 2020-06-12T07:55:00Z Fwd: Sending a email with NO Internet connection in Hawaii - Winlink
No Local internet? Here is a way to send emails with no internet connection. 
 
I just connected to a winlink gateway 2572 miles away.


Winlink Vara Connection to W7EES-2
USB Dial: 14109*** Station Bearing: 041,  Range: 2572 miles

W7EES-2 <-> WH6FXL
OREGON <-> HAWAII
20 Meters -  USB Dial: 14109
 2572 Miles

http://aadarc.org/images/winlink-client-.png
To be honest there are a lot of STEPS to get it to work. But it's cool once you do!

Winlink is a worldwide radio messaging system that uses amateur-band radio frequencies and government frequencies to provide radio interconnection services that include email with attachments, position reporting, weather bulletins, emergency and relief communications, and message relay.

Amateur radio users in each country follow the appropriate regulatory guidelines for their license. Some countries may limit or regulate types of amateur messaging (such as e-mail) by content, origination location, end destination, or license class of the operator. Origination of third party messages (messages sent on behalf of, or sent to, an end destination who is not an amateur operator) may also be regulated in some countries; those that limit such third party messages normally have exceptions for emergency communications. In accordance with long standing amateur radio tradition, international guidelines and FCC rules section 97.113, hams using the Winlink system are advised that it is not appropriate to use it for business communications.
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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1555751 2020-06-07T16:57:19Z 2020-06-07T16:57:19Z PASSED! - Radio Amateur Extra Class exam!
I'm happy & excited to have passed the Radio Amateur Extra Class exam. It is the third and final in a series of exams and the highest radio operator class license in the United States.

About 712 questions are in the Extra exam pool, and the minimum passing score is 74%—many of the questions about precise circuits, regulations, and scientific effects. The exam is 50 questions.

The extra class endorsement opens up some extra band privileges, here is a list of All Amateur band privileges.  The license authorizes privileges in all 29 amateur service bands.

It also allows me to keep my current randomly assigned class sign of WH6FXL or apply for one of the call sign formats reserved for Extra licensees.

I passed my Amateur Extra exam with three VEs (Volunteer Examiners) using the video platform Zoom. I had to set up two laptops at different camera angles to show my printer and table and self. The examiners may ask you to adjust your cameras to ensure you don't use any aids. A BIG mahalo to each of them.

In the United States, amateur radio licensing is governed by the Federal Communications Commission under strict federal regulations. Licenses to operate amateur stations for personal use are granted to individuals of any age once they demonstrate an understanding of both pertinent FCC regulations and knowledge of radio station operation and safety considerations.

Here is the more info from the FCC Site:

Most new amateur radio operators start at the Technician Class and then may advance to the General Class or Amateur Extra Class. The VEs give examination credit for the license class currently held so that examinations required for that license class need not be repeated. The VEs prepare the written examinations from question pools that have been made public. Helpful study guides and training courses are widely available.

Technician

The privileges of a Technician Class operator license include operating an amateur station that may transmit on channels in any of 17 frequency bands above 50 MHz with up to 1,500 watts of power. To pass the Technician Class examination, at least 26 questions from a 35 question written examination must be answered correctly. Technician Class licensees also have privileges in four amateur service bands in the HF range (3-30 MHz) (Refer to Section 97.301(e)).

General

The General Class operator license authorizes privileges in all 29 amateur service bands. Upon accreditation by a Volunteer-Examiner Coordinator (VEC), an individual can help administer certain examinations. In addition to the above written examination, the requirement for a General Class operator license includes a 35 question written examination for which 26 correctly answered questions is the minimum passing score.

Amateur Extra

The privileges of an Amateur Extra Class operator license include additional spectrum in the HF bands. In addition to the two above written examinations, the requirement for an Amateur Extra Class operator license includes answering correctly at least 37 questions on a 50 question written examination.
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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1544613 2020-05-14T17:13:38Z 2020-05-14T17:13:39Z Upgrade Triband Antenna

Add more height with little cost. 

Ed Fong’s TBJ-1  (ham) triband base antenna (144-148 MHz, 222-225MHz, 440-450 MHz) Maximum power 75 watt
.  Using things I already had. Mahalo to WH6GL for the fair deal on the antenna.  Painted all parts so it looks nice. 

Old wooden umbrella pole that has a steel pipe in the center. Sanded down to slip inside galvanized pipe. 
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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1543520 2020-05-12T16:39:59Z 2020-05-12T16:39:59Z My 20 meter 23 contacts
Date Time Call Band Freq Mode Grid Country Operator Name Comments
1 2020-05-12 08:20 LA3VJA 20m 14.268 SSB JP64cl Norway Per Hovik
2 2020-05-12 08:17 LB7NH 20m 14.268 SSB JO49TT Norway Tom Roger Lurdalen
3 2020-05-12 08:12 OH1BNL 20m 14.268 SSB KP11DV Finland Jaakko Heinonen 1.5k 
4 2020-05-12 08:11 GW6LHF 20m 14.268 SSB IO72qc Wales Danny Owen
5 2020-05-12 08:08 DH8BAC 20m 14.268 SSB JO33tf Germany Christian Chris Tuitjer
6 2020-05-12 08:02 RU3EG 20m 14.268 SSB KO82aw Russia Sergey V. Churikov 1k 
7 2020-05-12 08:01 M0IQD 20m 14.268 SSB JO01jh England Tony Mcloud
8 2020-05-12 07:57 SA0ARJ 20m 14.268 SSB JO99am Sweden Stig Adolfsson
9 2020-05-12 07:54 SQ5AM 20m 14.268 SSB KO02lg Poland Adrian Matusik
10 2020-05-12 07:49 OE7AJH 20m 14.268 SSB JN66jt Austria Andy HOLZER
11 2020-05-12 07:44 HB9RDE 20m 14.268 SSB JN37li Switzerland Rolf Oppler
12 2020-05-12 07:43 SM4CTT 20m 14.268 SSB JO69rh Sweden GOESTA LARSSON
13 2020-05-12 07:38 G0UWK 20m 14.268 SSB IO83vc England Ian Goodier 4 deq c. 
14 2020-05-12 07:36 RA9V 20m 14.268 SSB NO34bj Russia Alex Urban
15 2020-05-12 07:33 ON4GI 20m 14.268 SSB JO20fx Belgium Gilbert Ickmans
16 2020-05-12 07:31 SP5INQ 20m 14.268 SSB KO01tr Poland ZENON KUCIAK
17 2020-05-12 07:26 SN25EBM 20m 14.268 SSB KO02pd Poland Maciej  25 years! 
18 2020-05-12 07:24 I7WL 20m 14.268 SSB Italy GIUSEPPE DONATO
19 2020-05-12 07:19 SM7EHU 20m 14.268 SSB JO77jh Sweden PER-ANDERS "Pelle" ANDERSSON
20 2020-05-12 07:15 JG1UMO 20m 14.268 SSB QM05cp Japan TATEKI TED KURISAKI
21 2020-05-12 07:06 IZ3ZTZ 20m 14.268 SSB JN65ek Italy Mariano Don 1985 came Maui 
22 2020-05-12 06:51 OZ6CM 20m 14.268 SSB JO55UP Denmark Mr. Carsten Malm toast 
23 2020-05-12 03:56 KJ7LPO 40m 7.188 SSB DN28IJ United State
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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1541754 2020-05-08T18:12:09Z 2020-05-08T18:12:09Z 2am- Sending emails with Ham Radio vara hf
Using my High frequency Radio Icom ic-7300 & old Laptop to send & receive emails. Antenna is a G5RV JR. Set in a inverted L.  

Good practice in case the internet goes down in a disaster in Hawaii.  Vara HF was the mode I was using. 

13 stations connected. 40 meters works good at this time of night. 


 (Winlink -Telnet, Packet, Pactor, Pactor Robust, Winmor)Ham Radio Crash CourseWinlink Digital Communications GroupHawaii Ham Radio Group
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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1541744 2020-05-08T17:46:15Z 2020-05-08T17:46:16Z Two islands and two wild pork dishes.
Two islands and two dishes. Alexander Miller is my younger brother. We both caught wild pigs. 


My dish was smoked meat with blueberry jam, sweet onions, garlic, green onions and garlic chives with a rice ball. Plate up and photo by Lisa Menor Miller and smoking done my a buddy Scully! 


Alex’s dish was classic cooked with modern technology! Pork with the fat left on sprinkled with Pa'akai (Hawaiian word for salt), wrapped kalo lau then in ti leaf and tied with twine, steamed in a instapot using steam function twice for about 2 hours.
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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1541455 2020-05-08T02:43:32Z 2020-05-08T02:43:32Z Survey marker Kaneohe ]]> Mahalo Michael tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1539030 2020-05-02T23:46:27Z 2020-05-02T23:46:28Z Wild Boar dinner at home.

Shoulder of Wild pig slow cooked for 8 hours with a Tequila and lime rub, followed by a little bit of beef bouillon, onions, carrots, potatoes, and a bouquet garni of basil, parsley and rosemary. We mashed potatoes with cream, butter, and salt & pepper. Lisa reduced the stock, adding red wine and thickened to make a wonderful gravy!  There was no wild flavor. 
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Mahalo,

Michael Miller / Director of Operations / Partner
Tiki's Grill & Bar -  2570 Kalakaua Ave.
(808)923-8454 michaelm@tikisgrill.com
www.tikisgrill.com
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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1538496 2020-05-01T22:34:50Z 2020-05-01T23:40:14Z Hatchet AX AmericanAx Restoration

Antique Americanax Hatchet Axe Glassport, Pa. Indian Head Mark


GLASSPORT, PENNSYLVANIA   1889-1921

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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1534660 2020-04-23T18:41:04Z 2020-05-02T21:17:26Z Eating Weeds- Purslane
Today in the back yard I spotted a weed growing. 

I was taught by my grandparents that Purslane is plant you could eat. 

Chef Ronnie has used it in dishes for wine dinners at Tiki’s Grill & Bar. 
Have you tried it? 

Here is a great read from:

For comprehensive information (e.g. nutrition, medicinal values, recipes, history, harvesting tips, etc.) Purslane PDF magazine.

 IMPORTANT: a similar plant named "hairy-stemmed spurge" is poisonous. Click here for more information.

Purslane is a succulent annual trailing plant that grows in many countries because it thrives in poor soil. It can be eaten as a cooked vegetable and is great to use in salads, soups, stews or any dish you wish to sprinkle it over. Purslane is antibacterial, antiscorbutic, depurative, diuretic and febrifuge. The leaves are a very rich source of omega-3 fatty acids which prevents heart attacks and strengthens the immune system.

Distinguishing Features

This nutritious weed has a distinctive thick, reddish stem and succulent, green leaves.

Purslane Identification
- click for video -

Flowers

Purslane has yellow flowers that occur singly or in small terminal clusters. When fully open, each flower is about .5 cm(¼") across, consisting of five petals, two green sepals, numerous yellow stamens, and several pistils that appear together in the centre of the flower. These flowers open up for a few hours during bright sunny mornings. Purslane flowers bloom from mid-summer through the early fall and lasts about 1 to 2 months. Each flower is replaced by a seed capsule that splits open around the middle to release the numerous small, black seeds.

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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1534052 2020-04-21T19:11:56Z 2020-04-21T19:15:45Z Vetiver Grass - trimming back yard.

Chrysopogon zizanioides, commonly known as vetiver, is a perennial bunchgrass of the family Poaceae, native to India. Vetiver is most closely related to Sorghum but shares many morphological characteristics with other fragrant grasses, such as lemongrass, citronella, and palmarosa. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Chrysopogon zizanioides
Family: Poaceae
Kingdom: Plantae
Higher classification: Chrysopogon
Order: Poales
Rank: Species


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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1516731 2020-03-05T03:56:47Z 2020-03-05T03:56:47Z REUBEN SPRING ROLL from Local Beef and Skrewball peanut butter Whiskey and Guinness Beer Float TV Feature

REUBEN SPRING ROLL from Local Beef and Skrewball peanut butter Whiskey and Guinness Beer Float TV Feature.

Here is the Video on Hawaii News Now (KGMB/KHNL) Chef did a live demo of the featured the dish with Grace Lee.

https://www.skrewballwhiskey.com

Visit Tiki's Grill and Bar http://www.tikisgrill.com/ Twitter: @tikisgrill Instagram: @tikisgrill, @chefronnie Facebook: Tiki’s Grill & Bar #tikisgrill

About Tiki’s Grill & Bar

Founded in 2002, Tiki’s Grill & Bar is a casual, family-friendly restaurant featuring a retro South Pacific décor and Pacific Rim menu with flavors of the islands using fresh, local produce. Live local music offered nightly. It is located at 2570 Kalakaua Avenue with a view overlooking Waikiki Beach. The restaurant has received numerous awards and recognition over the years, including Honolulu magazine’s Hale `Aina Awards, Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence, Open Table’s Diner’s Choice Awards, and The Knot’s Best of Weddings. For more information, visit www.tikisgrill.com or call 808-923-8454.

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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1506815 2020-02-05T23:39:55Z 2020-02-05T23:39:56Z Chef Ronnie does Valentine’s Day on TV Kitchen Creations..
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Mahalo,

Michael Miller / Director of Operations / Partner
Tiki's Grill & Bar -  2570 Kalakaua Ave.
(808)923-8454 michaelm@tikisgrill.com
www.tikisgrill.com
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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1497470 2020-01-10T03:04:25Z 2020-01-10T03:04:53Z Highlight video of Tiki's Grill & Bar - Michael

Highlights of Tiki's Grill & Bar.

MAHALO to our partners at Y Hata for producing this video!

Our History: https://www.tikisgrill.com Tiki's was started by three friends from the University of Hawaii who wanted to open a restaurant where they could hang out and bring their friends and family. We all still live here and spend most of our waking hours in or near the restaurant.

Our Specialties Tiki's Grill & Bar is Waikiki's locally owned and operated independent restaurant destination. We provide a casual American and Pacific-Rim menu with flavors of the islands, using fresh local produce. We also offer lanai seating with beautiful sunset views of the famous Waikiki Beach.

About Y.Hata:
Three generations and countless tons of dry, chilled and frozen products later, Yoichi Hata’s dream continues. Today, Y. Hata distinguishes itself as the most innovative, forward thinking foodservice distributor in the State of Hawaii. Our hardware has been completely upgraded; and the latest, most sophisticated software has been installed.



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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1497438 2019-12-28T22:00:00Z 2020-01-10T01:19:26Z The Mandalorian or The “Mango”lorian inspired holiday drink -

Did you get to our Christmas Bar Pop-up? The Christmas Bar Hawaii.

Traveling to the outer reaches of the galaxy for a tropical holiday bounty?

The Mandalorian or The “Mango”lorian inspired holiday drink -  available in limited supply and by request only...

The “Mango”lorian

Mango juice, cream soda, & vanilla vodka with a butterscotch swirl, topped with whipped cream and Gold Beskar Sprinkles.

✨ Beware: Bounty topping may change based on galaxy resources.  #thechristmasbarhawaii #christmasbar #thechristmasbar #christmasbarhi #christmasbarhawaii

Payments by calamari flan no longer accepted due to recent forgeries.







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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1485737 2019-12-01T16:35:00Z 2020-01-10T01:19:14Z Feature in staradvertiser.com 2019 The Chirstmas Bar Hawaii

Pop on in to this holiday hotspot

A La Carte

December 1, 2019

Story By: Caroline Wright |

Christmas Bar Pop-Up

Ward Entertainment Center,
1060 Auahi St #4, Honolulu
591-8891
Daily, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
instagram.com/thechristmasbarhawaii
facebook.com/thechristmasbarhawaii
twitter.com/christmasbarhi


Big City Diner general manager Missy Caban in front of the Big City Diner Christmas Bar. Anthony Consillio photo

It’s time to dust off the antlers and elf ears, time to get that magnificently ugly holiday sweater out of the mothballs! For a limited time, the Christmas Bar Pop-Up at Ward Entertainment Center is back for the 2019 season, and it’s bigger, better, and more festive than ever.

Kimchee Grilled Cheese ($11). Photos by Selena Conmackie/Big City Diner

Just in time for the holidays, Big City Diner has been transformed into an over-the-top holiday spectacle. Surrounded by lights, tinsel, candy canes, ornaments, and all the trimmings, you and your family and friends can enjoy treats that might have been created in Santa’s toy kitchen workshop. It’s a collaborative effort between Lane Muraoka of Big City Diner and Bill Tobin, Albert Ake, and Michael Miller of Tiki’s Grill & Bar.
Bar Pop-Up. Anthony Consillio photo

Delectably constructed with smoked gouda and sharp cheddar on sesame Caesar crusted sourdough, the Kris Kringle’s Kimchee Grilled Cheese ($11) is a local take on an old favorite. Mele Kalikimaka Mini Turkey Pot Pie ($12) actually consists of two delicious pies in puff pastry, topped with cranberry orange relish and housemade gravy. And their name will make you chuckle, but their taste will make you moan with pleasure: the Grandma Got Ran Over By a Reindeer… Meatballs ($13) are made with Hunan-style venison and pork, and glazed with hoisin sesame sauce.

Christmas Bar Pop-Up. Anthony Consillio photo

If you’d like a festive beverage to go with your nibbles, there’s an enticing menu of drinks that can be made with or without alcohol. “We anticipate our Frozen Hot Chocolate and Butter Beer to be our top sellers, but don’t forget about the Melted Snowman Martini or the Clause-mopolitan,” says Lane Muraoka, owner of Big City Diner. “There’s fun for everyone.” And with a trolley stop nearby, this is the perfect place to wrap up a tour of the Honolulu City Lights!

Meatballs ($13)

Mini Turkey Pot Pie($12)

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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1482819 2019-11-27T17:04:26Z 2020-01-10T01:18:29Z The Christmas Bar Hawaii - Hawaii News Now feature 2019 TV The popular Christmas Bar Pop-Up concept at Big City Diner in the Ward Entertainment Center:

After the success of our last Christmas Bar we needed an even bigger and better location where we could also offer limited food items developed by our culinary team,” said Elf Michael Miller. “Ward Entertainment Center’s space allows us to get very creative with NEW drinks, pupus and decorations.  Chef Ronnie Nasuti has had a lot of fun bringing the holiday spirit to the menu.  Featured items include the Kris Kringle Kim Chee Grilled Cheese, Grandma Got Ran Over By a Reindeer...Meatballs, and Mele Kalikimaka Mini Turkey Pot Pies.”

“We wanted to do something really fun this year for the holidays and I wanted to do something with my restaurant friends,” said Elf Lane Muraoka. “We anticipate our Frozen Hot Chocolate and Butter Beer to be our top sellers, and both can be made with or without alcohol. But don’t forget about the Melted Snowman Martini or the Clause-mopolitan. There’s fun for everyone!”

A limited-time pop-up bar, complete with holiday-themed drinks and food and over-the-top decor everywhere you turn. Prepare to feel hugged by Christmas as soon as you walk in the door!

With movies like Frozen 2 and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker coming out, along with the nearby trolley stop for Honolulu City Lights tours, it’s going to be a fun & festive holiday season alongside the other local shops and businesses in the Ward and Kaka’ako neighborhood.  

The 2019 THE Christmas Bar is a collaborative effort between four top elves in the industry: Lane Muraoka of Big City Diner, with Bill Tobin, Albert Ake, and Michael Miller who all also work at Tiki’s Grill & Bar.

So get out your ugly sweaters, dust off those reindeer antlers, and get into the holiday spirit!

All five other Big City Diner locations are open for regular service and are excited to have you join them for the holiday season at any of their other locations on the island.

HOURS: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM

SOCIAL MEDIA:  #TheChristmasBarHawaii

INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/thechristmasbarhawaii

FACEBOOK:     www.facebook.com/thechristmasbarhawaii

TWITTER: www.twitter.com/christmasbarhi




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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1469526 2019-10-24T02:01:17Z 2019-10-24T02:01:18Z 2019–2020 Honolulu Star-Advertiser 'Ilima award winners!

Congratulations to all the 2019–2020 Honolulu Star-Advertiser 'Ilima award winners!


We appreciate being listed as one of the top restaurants amongst so many wonderful restaurants in the state. Pick up your issue today at newsstands or online of photos, reviews, insights.

Mahalo to all those who voted and worked on the issue! Honolulu Star-Advertiser ILIMA AWARDS

CRITICS:, Nadine Kam, Lesa Griffith, Elizabeth Kieszkowski, Joleen Oshiro, E. Clarke Reilly, Betty Shimabukuro

LEAD DESIGNER: Joe Guinto
CONTRIBUTORS: Patt Gee, Joe Guinto,
PHOTOS: Bruce Asato  and Star-Advertiser staff
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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1455074 2019-09-13T21:42:38Z 2019-10-09T20:52:55Z Michael Miller quoted in Hawaii Hospitality with other industry leaders
Hawaii Hospitality, an upscale bimonthly magazine produced by award-winning writers and editors, reaches top hospitality executives and leading industry organizations, including the Hawaii Restaurant Association and the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association.

https://www.tradepublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/HH0919.pdf

The magazine combines timely journalism with compelling graphics to highlight trends and people, providing timely and useful information about new technologies, equipment, events, legislative initiatives, and industry forecasts.
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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1448851 2019-08-26T19:58:09Z 2019-08-26T19:58:10Z 1872 Hawaii Gazette Newspaper - My 4 Generation Grandfather response Letter
Captain Jacob Brown was the Master(Captain) of Steam Tug Pele.
His Side of the Story.pdf
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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1441479 2019-08-05T21:24:04Z 2019-08-05T21:24:04Z My dad was radio announcer on Oahu
Before we were born my dad was radio announcer on Oahu. Here is a quote when I asked him about it.

KLEI First THEN KZOO THEN KLEI FULL TIME, THEN KGU.   Many of my voiced commercials recorded at KGU where aired on many other stations.  KGU management use my recorded voice as a policy and as a come on to ad agency’s; that it had the professional quality talent voices.  At times I made 8 or more taped dubs for an ad agency.   So you could dial in Kumu, Kpoi, Kgmb, etc.and hear my voice.   I heard that some of my voiced commercials even played on Maui stations and some outer islands stations.  At times my voice was used exclusively for certain business, I.e.  Union 76 Gas. His Radio nam was Tracy Trace.

Here is a news clipping from
31 Oct 1968, Thu  •  Page 45


 
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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1441468 2019-08-05T21:11:38Z 2019-08-05T21:15:36Z What ties 156 Year old Hawaii School and Tiki's Grill & Bar together?
For many years, Chef Ronnie has supported the school by offering his culinary talents for a multitude of charity events, and many of our Tiki's Ohana team members have volunteered at these events.

A little history: In 1862, following a plea from King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma to the Church of England, the first Anglican bishop and priests arrived to establish the Diocese of Honolulu. By 1863, Father William R. Scott had secured property and begun Luaehu School in Lahaina, Maui. This was the beginning of the present 'Iolani School.

When Father Scott returned to England due to illness, Bishop Staley sent Father George Mason to relieve him. Father Mason continued to operate the school which his predecessor had founded. In 1870 when Bishop Staley left Honolulu, Father Mason was called back to the capital city. It was at this time that the school was transferred to Honolulu. In the same year, Queen Emma bestowed on the school the name "'Iolani," or Heavenly Bird. https://www.iolani.org/about

This year A Touch of 'Iolani was held on Saturday, August 3, 2019, and was presented by the 'Iolani Alumni Association and the Class of 2000. Tiki's prepped up for 1000 portions!

 
Volunteers included: Kamaehu Matsuoka, Kevin Miller, Chef Mikey Inthapanhnha, Tom Wingate, Lisa Miller, Michael Miller, and Chef Ronnie Nasuti.

Tiki's dish was a Seafood Cioppino: Shrimp, Scallops, Clams, Mussels, Calamari, Roasted Fennel, Arborio Risotto, and Star Anise Saffron Broth.

Here is a list of the other restaurants that also served at "A Touch of 'Iolani":

12th Avenue Grill, Alan Wong's, Asato Family Shop, Big City Diner, Chingu, Fête, Girls Who Bake Next Door, Halekulani, Izakaya Kei, MW Restaurant, Nabeya Maido, The Pig & The Lady, Roy's, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Tikis Grill & Bar, Vino

So what do 'Iolani and Tiki's Grill & Bar have in common? Chef Ronnie's son Roman, and Michael's wife Lisa are alumni of ‘Iolani, and Bill has children that attend. 

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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1434220 2019-07-19T00:35:54Z 2019-07-19T00:35:54Z “The Alaska Morning Net” Red Lantern Awarded to WH6FXL

CONGRATULATIONS!

 

As the last RF check-in of the day on the Alaska Morning Net https://wl7lp.com/amnsite/ , you've received the Red Lantern Award!  What the heck is this nonsense you might say?  Well since we are an Alaskan net, we've used the history and traditions of the Iditarod Dog Sled Race to "award" the last RF check-in of the net for their perseverance! 


Alaska Morning Net

The Alaska morning net started out as a local Anchorage 2 meter net. Folks from all around the Anchorage area as well as the surrounding areas would check into the net. Later repeaters were place further south of Anchorage allowing folks from the south and south east Alaska to check into the Alaska morning net each morning. repeaters was placed going North of Anchorage and folks from Eagle river all the way to Wasilla was able to join the Alaska morning net.

As the years went on and the Internet was born. Voice over internet protocol (VOIP) was created, soon IRLP, AllStar and Echolink was born. The ability to link a ham radio to a computer while the computer was linked into the internet allowed the ham radio world the ability to reach out to further places and countries. it wasn’t long after that, Alaska morning net started using this new voip technology to link nodes to one central Hub or Reflector.  you can find the Alaska morning net on IRLP  Winsystem reflector 9100 channel 9 (9109). if using AllStar you can find the Alaska morning net on Allstar Hub 29332 and 27133, for Echolink you can find us by searching for WL7LP-R or if using a node of your own. use DTMF number 9191.

The Alaska morning net has come a long way over the years and is currently the longest running net on the internet. It is a two hour long net. We are a rag chew type net and enjoy chatting with each and everyone of you. Folks from all over the world join us each morning. We are one big happy family and once you check in with us you become a part of that family. The Alaska morning net would not be what it is today without you the people that check into it each and every morning. We appreciate each one of you. I don’t want to leave out our awesome net controllers that help run the net every day each week. We have a different net controller for every day of the week and each helps each other out when they can’t run the net. Without them and you there would be no Alaska morning net. I want to thank you all for keeping the Alaska morning net alive for all these years.

The net runs Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 11 am Alaska standard time. again it is a rag chew style net. We love getting to know different things about you each day. Become part of our big happy family and come join us.

I would like to provide as much information about the AMN as much as possible, so if there is any one out there that has further info on the AMN. Please feel free to send me an email. You can use the contact link up in the menu up top and I will add that info to this page. Thank you all again for making the Alaska morning net what it is today. I look forward to hearing and chatting with you all.

The AMN is hosted on a computer system that is constantly growing. Maintaining the current system and adding new equipment can be expensive and since AMN is a ham radio system, no form of commercial income is allowed. That means that for the system to be successful, it depends on volunteers and donations.

73 Russ WL7LP
Alaska Morning Net – Net Manager

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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1433000 2019-07-15T22:49:20Z 2019-07-15T22:49:22Z My Dad show time 31 Oct 1968, 45 - The Honolulu Advertiser Gerald Jerry Miller as Tracy Trace
My Dad, Gerald "Jerry" Miller was a Radio Disc Jockey/Announcer in the late 60's on the island of Oahu. 

The newspaper would print the radio stations and who was going to be on the air. My dad's radio name was "Tracy Trace" on at 2:00pm on KGU 760 AM.

Here is news clipping from 31 Oct 1968, page 45 of The Honolulu Advertiser
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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1427451 2019-07-03T19:40:21Z 2019-07-03T19:40:21Z Kitchen Creations - Tiki's July Fourth Mixed Grill
Tiki's July Fourth Mixed Grill
Half Rack Guava Glazed Ribs, Huli Huli Game Hen, Coconut Shrimps, Aunt Mary's Yankee-style Molasses Baked Beans, Cole Slaw & Buttery Aloun Farms Sweet Corn
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Mahalo, 

Michael Miller / Director of Operations 
michaelm@tikisgrill.com / @mahalomichael

Tiki's Grill & Bar

Tiki's Grill & Bar -  2570 Kalakaua Ave.
808-923-8454         @Tikisgrill #Tikisgrill 
http://www.tikisgrill.com

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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1423400 2019-06-23T16:20:05Z 2019-06-23T16:20:05Z 2019 Amateur Radio Field Day?

I belong to two clubs on the Island of Oahu and we joined together to do a great 2019 Field Day!

KARC - The Koolau Amatuer Radio Club
earchi.org - Emergency Amateur Radio Club - Hawaii


This is a free, national event sponsored by the ARRL (American Radio Relay League, the National Organization of Radio Amateur in the U.S.). Several hundred clubs nationwide participate in this event, which serves as a practical application of emergency operations, a fun contest, and as a public service event for Amateur Radio. Sometimes served agencies, such as National Weather Service (SkyWarn), the American Red Cross,  and others  join in with displays, etc.  For Amateur Radio operators, it is a fun get-together as well as an opportunity to polish communications skills vital in the event of  an emergency.

So come out and join us, whether your an old time ham or newly licensed or just want to know more

  • Schedule
    • Friday, June 21
      • Set up
      • Setup Crew (Meet up about 10:00 am at Kualoa)
      • Lunch - Wayne/Mei/William
      • Tent Crew
      • Antenna Setup Crew
      • Station Setup Crew
      • Spaghetti Dinner Provided by the clubs

       

    • Saturday. June 22
      • Breakfast Provided by the Clubs
      • Amateur Radio License Testing 11:00 am
      • Public Lunch 12 pm to 1:30 pm, provided by the clubs
      • Dinner - provided by the clubs
      • Camping, If you plan on camping please let us know asap, first come first served.

       

    • Sunday June 23
      • Breakfast - provided by the clubs
      • Breakdown Crew (everyone)
      • Clean up and Depart, by 12 pm

     

    Help is always needed.  Please let us know what phase you can help out on.  For those interested in camping at the site please let us know ahead of time so we can accommodate for food and space, as there is a limitation on tent space.

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