tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:/posts Mahalo Michael 2020-03-05T03:56:47Z Mahalo Michael 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.


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.


Mahalo Michael
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..

Michael Miller / Director of Operations / Partner
Tiki's Grill & Bar -  2570 Kalakaua Ave.
(808)923-8454 michaelm@tikisgrill.com
Mahalo Michael
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.

Mahalo Michael
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.

Mahalo Michael
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
Daily, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

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)

Mahalo Michael
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

Mahalo Michael
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

CONTRIBUTORS: Patt Gee, Joe Guinto,
PHOTOS: Bruce Asato  and Star-Advertiser staff
Mahalo Michael
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.


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.
Mahalo Michael
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
Mahalo Michael
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

Mahalo Michael
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. 

Mahalo Michael
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



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

Mahalo Michael
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
Mahalo Michael
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


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 

Mahalo Michael
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.

Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1416973 2019-06-06T00:07:27Z 2019-06-06T00:07:27Z Raw Fish in a Ice Cream Cone?

Chef Ronnie is always pushing the norm and when he shared his latest idea, I paused and thought, “Did I hear him right?” His idea was to make an ice cream cone and put raw fish in it. It would be featured at the Turtle Bay Foundation Golf Tournament, an event that benefits the community and raised more than $130,000 in scholarships and grants last year alone.

As usual, Executive Chef Ronnie Nasuti wanted to get a reaction out of me. I laughed and he went on to explain that he was going to make a fresh, savory waffle cone using taro, giving it a purple hue and some malt flavors and then fill it with Poisson Cru.

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

Chef was planning to use fresh caught ONO (wahoo), a close relative of the king mackerel. Built like a torpedo, they are fast swimmers. Ono rarely school, but groups are often found around fish aggregation buoys. And they have very sharp teeth!

Poisson Cru is known as a popular Tahitian dish, in French Polynesian, this literally translates to “Raw Fish.”  This dish is marinated in lemon or lime juice until the surface of the flesh becomes tightens up a bit. About 5 minutes later, it is mixed with coconut milk and diced vegetables. Chef plans on using local sweet onions, tomatoes, limu (seaweed) and ice lettuce from MetroGrow Hawaii, an urban, vertical farm located in Kakaʻako.

The ice plant (aka Glacier Lettuce or Ice Lettuce) cells are full of salt water and look like ice crystals on the plant. It will give it a crunchy, juicy, salty taste. 

An unusual crop, the ice plant is a succulent ground cover whose stems and leaves accumulate salt in specialized cells on the surface. It is a neat addition to salads and good with seafood.

Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1412077 2019-05-23T03:51:37Z 2019-05-23T03:51:37Z Howard Dicus TV clip of announcing Michael as partner at Tiki's Grill & Bar

Mahalo to Howard Dicus for including me in the news at @Hawaii News Now this morning. I'm a proud partner Tiki's Grill & Bar with a great team.  #marketing #restaurantindustry #restaurantmanagement #proud #local #learning #news

Howard Dicus is HNN's Chief Explainer, taking economic news, federal government action and other stories and translating them into plain English. Another way to describe his role, especially on Sunrise, is that he takes stories that are not telegenic and makes them so, sometimes by drawing cartoons to explain them.

Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1393478 2019-04-03T22:26:28Z 2019-04-03T22:50:33Z NIIHAU SPRING LAMB ARANCINI - TV Segment Kitchen Creations w/ Chef Ronnie Nasuti of Tiki's

NIIHAU SPRING LAMB ARANCINI - Cooking Demo with Chef Ronnie Nasuti of Tiki's Grill & Bar and Grace on http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/

Sundried Chardonnay Tomato Sauce

For the Braised lamb

Niihau Lamb shank 1 - From Niihau Ranch | Makaweli Meat Company

Celery chopped 1 stalk

Onion, small white, peeled & chopped 1

Carrot, peeled & chopped ½ cup

Fresh rosemary 1 4inch sprig

Burgundy wine ½ cup

Tomato paste 1 tbsp.

Pecorino Romano cheese, grated ¼ cup

Chicken or beef broth As needed

EVOO As needed

 Pre heat the oven to 350…

 Season the Niihau lamb shank with salt & pepper and sear on medium high in a small heavy bottom oven proof pan with a little olive oil.

 Sauté the vegetables until they get a little color on them and add the tomato paste, cook gently, careful not to scorch the paste.

 Add the wine and deglaze then add enough of the broth and rosemary sprig to just cover the shank.

 Cover and bake in the oven for 1hr 30min until falling off of the bone.

 Strain the broth and remove the rosemary sprig stem.

 Mash up the meat & veg mixture with a fork and add the cheese, salt & pepper to taste and reserve to the side.

For The Sauce

Sundried Tomato Chardonnay Sauce

White wine (Chardonnay) ½ C

Shallots minced 1 tbsp.

Fresh Rosemary leaves (no stems) 1 tbsp.

Onion powder pinch

Garlic powder pinch

Sundried tomatoes (sliced) 2 tbsp.

Dried thyme ½ tsp.

Tomato paste 1 tbsp.

Heavy cream 1 C

Fish sauce To Taste

Salt & white Pepper To Taste

 Put all ingredients except cream in a small, heavy bottom pot, boil & reduce to 50%.

 Add cream, bring to a simmer and cook for a few minutes to soften the sundried tomatoes.

 Blend in a blender thoroughly and season with fish sauce, salt & white pepper.

 Reserve warm.

* Be careful as blending hot liquids can be explosive. I pulse it first a few times then turn on full power. Or just start slow.

For the risotto (make this ahead)

Low-sodium chicken broth 6 cups

Unsalted butter 1/4 cup

Shallot, diced small 1 large

Coarse salt and ground pepper

Arborio rice 1 cup

Dry white wine. 1/2 cup

Pecorino Romano, grated 3 tbsp

• In a medium saucepan, bring broth to a simmer; reduce heat and keep warm. In a 10-inch heavy-bottomed skillet or pot, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high. Add shallot, season with salt and pepper, and cook until beginning to soften about 4 minutes. Add rice and cook, stirring, until rice is translucent at edges, 1 minute.

• Add wine and stir until evaporated, about 2 minutes. With a ladle, add about 1 cup broth to skillet. Cook, stirring constantly until broth is absorbed, 4 minutes. Repeat, gradually adding broth by the cupful and stirring constantly, until rice is tender but still al dente and sauce is creamy (you may not need all of the broth), 20 to 25 minutes.

• Remove skillet from heat and stir in 2 tablespoons butter and pecorino Romano cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

• Transfer to a cookie sheet & allow to cool in the refrigerator.

For the Arancini

Beaten egg 2

A&P flour As needed

Panko bread crumbs As needed

Veg oil and a pan or tabletop fryer As needed

1. Make a ball with a hollow in it from the risotto and fill it with the lamb mixture, then close it.

2. Bread it in the proper fashion…Flour, egg then panko.

3. Fry until golden brown at 335˚ until hot in the middle.

* serve with sundried tomato sauce and garnish as you like, with rosemary sprigs and cheese on top.

Serve Up Exceptional, Unparalleled Flavor with Niihau Lamb

When you’re searching for an extraordinary flavor to highlight your protein menu, consider Niihau lamb.

Grazing along coastal sand dunes, grassy plains and high ridges, Niihau sheep roam in a relatively untouched environment. Seldom in contact with people, their varied, wild diet gives Niihau lamb an exceptional flavor that’s unparalleled.

Known as the Forbidden Island, Niihau provides its sheep herds with an extremely diverse range across the 72-square mile island. Only the ocean serves as their fence so you’re serving your customers a delicacy that is 100% free range.

The original sheep brought to Niihau were some of the finest New Zealand stock available. Over the years, the Robinson family has continued to refine both the size and flavor of their breed to provide you with the best-tasting, free range lamb available island-wide.

Discover the Only Source for USDA-certified Wild Harvest Eland

Raised on pristine Niihau forage─without antibiotics, growth hormones or steroids─wild harvest eland is fully sustainable and delicious. The largest of the antelope family, native to the dry African deserts, eland thrive on the arid island of Niihau.

Makaweli is the only company in the world that sources USDA-certified wild harvest eland. Ninety-five percent lean with only half the calories of beef, eland is rich in various nutrients and very low in saturated fat.

In addition, with a very low amount of cholesterol (even lower than chicken breast), it is the perfect option for those patrons who are concerned about heart health. These superior qualities make wild harvest eland a desirable commercial protein─now in high demand─that should be featured on your menu.

Download the Niihau Ranch brochure here

The Story Behind Niihau Ranch

Niihau Ranch is located on the privately-owned 72-square mile island of Niihau, 17 miles west of Kaua`i. It is the westernmost ranch in the United States. In 1864, Eliza Sinclair purchased the island from King Kamehameha IV. It has since been passed down through five generations to its present owners, Keith and Bruce Robinson.

Due to its limited access, Niihau is known as the “Forbidden Island.” It is home to a closely-knit community of native Hawaiians who are descendants of the original families who resided there during ancient times. Today, the residents balance their lives between modern culture and ancient traditional customs. A unique Niihau dialect of the Hawaiian language is spoken on the island.

Living a Simple Life on the Island of Niihau

Niihau is where the owners and residents live the old Hawaiian lifestyle, the last remnant of old Hawaii. The island lifestyle is simple yet busy.

With no utilities and no stores on Niihau, each household must provide for all of its own needs. Staples and dry goods come from nearby Kaua`i by Niihau Ranch boat, but all fresh food must be caught by the residents. The traditional food is seafood. However, when the Sinclairs bought the island in 1864 they started a sheep ranch. The descendants of these sheep are a delicious modern addition to the Niihau cuisine.

Niihau Ranch is dedicated to providing the economy to support the longevity of this Hawaiian island.

 Support Local. Contact Us Today to Place Your Order

Browse this site to explore Makaweli’s various protein offerings – from grass-fed beef to Maui Nui Venison. If you have a question or want to place an order, please contact us at (808) 426-5902 or email here.

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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/1374597 2019-02-15T17:17:13Z 2019-02-15T17:17:15Z Chef Ronnie TV interview with Kelly Simek about Valentine's Day prix fixe menu

HONOLULU (KHON2) - Happy Valentine's day! Are you still looking for a place to celebrate? How about a romantic, delicious meal in Waikiki? 
We cooked up some love and delicious dishes with Chef Ronnie Nasuti of Tiki's Grill & Bar. The dishes are featured on their special Valentine's Day prix fixe menu.

A full dinner menu is also available with regular reservations; call (808) 923-8454 or book online at TikisGrill.com


Chef Ronnie Nasuti Presents

~Valentine's Day Prix Fixe Menu~

 Full Dinner Menu also available with regular reservations


Mari's Gardens Arugula, Dark Balsamic, Evoo, Hawaiian Salt, Naked Cow Dairy Locally-Crafted Feta


Blue Crab & Mascarpone Turnover


Petite Filet Mignon, Tristan Lobster Tail, Beet Infused Yukon Potato Puree, Rose Petal Bernaise


Chocolate Mousse, Fresh Berries, Fruit Coulis


per person · tax & gratuity not included

Please call (808) 923-8454 or book online

Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1374286 2019-02-14T19:49:59Z 2019-02-14T19:50:00Z An Affordable Night Out with a View - From spoonuniversity.com

Mahalo to Joy Wang & Corina Quach for including us in the Top 2019 Valentine's Day Spots in Honolulu It's 2019 and we're giving you both classic and unconventional Valentine's Day date spots for the #newyearnewme. From the spoonuniversity.com blog site!

If you haven't noticed already, Spoon Hawaii loves our local restaurants, and what's more local than a restaurant started by three UH Manoa alumni? Tiki's Grill & Bar has an amazing view of the famous Waikiki Beach, from their lanai seating in the Waikiki Aston Beach Hotel, and this is the perfect spot for a romantic evening with your loved one at a very affordable price.

Corina Quach

Their Valentine's Day special includes a choice of the adorable Heart-Shaped Watermelon Salad or Lobster Bisque, along with their Surf & Turf (petit filet mignon AND lobster tail?!), and Twenty Layer (yes, you read that right. twenty. layer.) Raspberry & Chocolate Crepe Cake for only $49.

We love that Tiki's uses so many local ingredients in their dishes (175lbs of local grass-fed beef & 450lbs of locally caught/raised fish each week), and the fact that they give back to numerous charities in the community touches our hearts. Chef Ronnie prepared many Hawaiian/Pacific Island + Asian Fusion dishes that had such nostalgic sense to them. It was like an upscale, cozy family dinner at home. But fancier. And with a beautiful view. 

Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1373847 2019-02-13T19:20:36Z 2019-02-14T01:34:15Z Allowing Dogs in Restaurants KHON 2 - Micheal Miller Interview 2/13/2019
 KHON-HON (FOX) • USA • Feb 13 • 07:18 am
Wake up 2-day Hawaii's Morning News

Should pets be allowed inside all local restaurants? The Hawaii Restaurant Association, representing 3,500 restaurants, opposes a bill that would allow dogs into eateries. HRA Legislative Board Member Michael Miller joined Wake Up 2day with the reasons why.

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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1373554 2019-02-13T02:11:32Z 2019-02-13T02:11:32Z Upcycle DIY hack 5-gallon buckets into heavy duty plant saucer. recycle reuse

Michael turns an old 5-gallon bucket into a heavy-duty plant saucer.
Before you toss these items in the trash or recycling bin, check out our upcycle DIY hack 5-gallon buckets into heavy duty plant saucer.
They are utilitarian in purpose, lending themselves to a variety of purposes ... five-gallon buckets lying around, here is a simple to reuse them.

Credit Matt Treasure for Video.

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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1371745 2019-02-08T01:29:12Z 2019-02-08T01:29:12Z A SHORT HISTORY OF FISHING 'CAPTURE FLAGS' 1969 - on board the Aukaka,


by Sundot Marine February 13, 2018

Flags are everywhere.

Flags have been used in many different ways throughout history. Originally mainly used in warfare, flags now have a multitude of different uses. They are now also extensively used for signaling, decoration, and for display. Flags are used to represent countries, cheer on sports teams, and identify institutions. Flags have also been used in sporting events for hundreds of generations.

Every flag is made for a purpose. It has history. It tells a story. And often it tells a hundred different stories for thousands of different people.

Our Sundot Marine Fish Flags are no different.

sundot marine flags flying honokohau harbor

  Sundot Marine Blue Marlin Flags on display, Honokohau Harbor

Flags used in Fishing, often called "Capture Flags" are the glad rags of fishing. Raise a capture flag on your boat and it is a public announcement of your catch. Using our Sundot Marine Flags denotes the species of fish you catch (or catch and release) and signals success to other boats, anglers and even spectators in the harbor. 

Imagine the days before social media. Even before cell phones. Now think back a little further. Before computers. Back when boats communicated with each other over super-basic VHF Radio. That's round about the time we started making our flags (in the early 1960s). Our Flags were used in Honokohau Harbor and around the pelagic fishing areas of Kailua-Kona as a form of communication. Fishermen didn't have instagram back then to show off their catch so they had to be creative. 

Aukaka japanese tokyo trollers at HIBT kailua kona fishing tournament


1969 - on board the Aukaka, the Tokyo Trollers, HIBT's first Japanese team land their first Blue Marlin. 

old sundot marine mahi mahi flag collectors bob duerr

Our old flags are now collectors items, Captain Bob Duerr's personal collection

Our Fish Flags became a way to bring color to the boat, added excitement for the fishermen, and a feeling of pride for charter boat captains.

Fish Flags let people know that the fish were biting! 

The fish are really biting here! So many sundot marine flags

Looks like the fish were really biting today!

Big Game Fishermen around the world began to hear about the excellent fishing conditions in Hawaii. They started coming to Kailua-Kona to fish in the calm waters, not far off shore. Overseas anglers often couldn't take their catch home with them so they would take a Fish Flag as a memory instead.

sundot marine capture flags flying worldwide

Our Sundot Marine Flags fly around the world. 

'Fish flags are banners that provide pomp and pageantry to the ancient game of Sport Fishing. A fluttering capture flag is the Angler's official seal of approval and badge of accomplishment and courage' (South Pacific Fishing).

Mahi fish flag in honokohau harbor Kailua Kona

Sundot ono wahoo flag in honokohau harbor

Our flags are recognizable, even from a distance, Kailua-Kona

'Because the usefulness of a flag, for purposes of identification, depends on its blowing out freely in the wind, the material that is preferred is usually light and bears a device or pattern identical on both sides. Wording therefore tends to be excluded, and the simpler patterns are favored' (Britannica).

Marine Flags need to satisfy these standards plus some. They need to withstand harsh gale force winds, rain and salt water. They need to repel extensive exposure to the sun, falling in bloody decks and getting lost in crusty boat crevices for months at a time.

Simple and classic fish flag designs are recognized world wide

Why not show off your accomplishments?

Being designed and sewn on the Big Island of Hawaii - where we are exposed to all these types of natural elements - our flags have been tried and tested.  We are proud to stand behind our mission to provide the "Finest Quality Available in Fishing Flags". We source the best material and monitor our manufacturing (which if you didn't already know is 100% done in the USA)

Our Sundot Marine Flags combine the competitive aspects of Sport Fishing with the beauty of marine art. Our flags are all designed in two, basic eye-catching colors - a solid background color and a contrasting, simplistic image to identify the species of fish.

We currently have 16 flags that identify many of the main pelagic species. Sundot Marine started out by basing our flags off the most common Hawaiian gamefish including: Blue Marlin, Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna), Ono (Wahoo), Mahi-Mahi (Dorado/Dolphin Fish) and Spearfish. Then we added a few of the other popular pelagic fish to our collection. These include: Sailfish, Swordfish, Albacore, Yellowtail, Shark, Bluefin Tuna, Aku (Skipjack), Ulua (Trevally) and Striped Bass. 

We also have a few specialty flags including a Pirate, Cocktail, Hooked Up and Diver Down, alongside our popular Tag and Release and Release Burgees (triangular-shaped flags).

sundot marine marlin and tag and release flag

The Red Tag and Release Burgee flown below a Marlin Flag indicates that the fish was caught and then released alive.

Our flags come in two standard and IGFA approved sizes: 12x18 (trophy) and 16x24 (tournament).

You can shop our flags, knowing you are supporting a family owned + operated business in Hawaii, that is striving to bring you a world recognized and respected product.

Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1371730 2019-02-08T00:49:22Z 2019-02-08T00:49:22Z Haole Sampan 'Aukaka' Now Available For Budget-Priced Deep Sea Fishing - February I, 1963
 Effective today, deep sea  Fishing has come to K-Bay.  Station Special Services has  -tt up a 12-week trial program it to the charter boat Aukaka.  Charted  by David G. Nottage.  Deep sea fishing parties of six persons will sail from Kewalo Basin (Honolulu's Fisherman's Wharf area) at 7  a.m. and return late in the afternoon.  Trips will normally be scheduled for Wednesdays, but special arrangements may utilize other weekdays.  All equipment for fishing, including bait, will be provided on the "haole sampan" Aukaka. The only thing, not pro-  Ided will be food and beverage.  Cost per trip is $75, but each man need pay only $5.  special Services kicks in the additional $45 to make up the total cost.  With unit commander's approval, the $5 cost-per-man may be paid from the man's unit recreation fund.  Requests must be made no  later than Wednesday of the week prior to the requested date of the trip.  Personnel desiring to  make reservations may do so by calling MCAS Special  Services, ext.: 73520 or  72548,  Best results will be obtained  by groups of six. but indi-  vidual requests will be accepted. The boat will be chartered only after requests for a  total of six are received.  Cancellations cannot be  made after the boat is chartered a week in advance. Cancellations and "no shows" at sailing time will still have to pay the $5 charge.  Individuals will have to  provide their own transportation to and from Kewalo  Basin.  With the marlin and other  deep sea fishing so good in the  islands at present, Special  Services is making a giant step forward in providing this serv-  ice to K-Bay-based military  personnel.  Complete information is contained in Station Bulletin 1710
Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii
February I, 1963
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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1371640 2019-02-07T21:01:05Z 2019-02-07T21:01:06Z Tiki's new lemongrass chicken and avocado sandwich Video -TV News Clip - Chef & Grace
Kitchen Creations - Tiki's new lemongrass chicken and avocado sandwich.

In Kitchen Creations, Tiki's Grill & Bar added a new item to its menu. Chef Ronnie shows us how to make lemongrass chicken and avocado sandwiches banh mi style.

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

Stay Connected:  Web  |  Facebook  |  Twitter
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tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1344295 2018-11-15T20:25:42Z 2018-11-15T20:25:42Z 2018 Restaurant Week Hawaii Menu
The most delicious time of the year is November 9th to the 18th!

Tiki's Grill & Bar is excited to be participating in this year's Restaurant Week. A portion of the proceeds from Restaurant Week Hawaii will support the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head.

The 11th Annual Restaurant Week Hawaii is dedicated to Conrad Nonaka, Director of the Culinary Institute of the Pacific and event Committee Chair until his passing this past June. Conrad played an integral role in launching Restaurant Week Hawaii and supporting our local restaurant industry.

Take a look at Chef Ronnie Nasuti's specially designed menu for this year's Restaurant Week guests!

For more information about Restaurant Week click over to their website to see all the great restaurants who have joined in. http://www.restaurantweekhawaii.com

Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1291547 2018-06-07T03:52:18Z 2018-07-03T06:20:01Z HGTV House Hunters Drinks at Tiki's Grill & Bar (May 29,2018) Filmed on Location
Filmed at Tiki's Grill & Bar Season 145, Episode 5

Sean and Monica love the easy life of Honolulu, HI. Monica has lived in Hawaii her entire life, but Sean moved there in high school, and then returned about 10 years ago. Since his return, Monica and him met at work, fell in love, and married six years ago.

Now the couple has two children together and a son from a previous relationship. On this House Hunters, the happy couple wants to upgrade their home to accommodate their growing children.

Wish Lists

His: Sean wants a contemporary home that’s only one story. He doesn’t want to have to walk up and down stairs. He wants a large rec room and a large backyard.

Hers: Monica prefers mid-century modern style homes. She wants something with curb appeal, and Monica wants a large open kitchen. She also needs a walk-in closet.

Despite their house style preferences, they’re willing to compromise as long as they have everything they need inside the home. They also want an enclosed garage, a double vanity, no carpet, and a bathtub.

Their budget recently increased to $750,000.

Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1289693 2018-06-01T01:05:00Z 2018-06-01T01:05:00Z Kahuku Farms Eggplant Roulade, Cheese Soufflé, Avocado Puree - TV News Clip - Chef & Grace

For Kitchen Creations, Chef Ronnie Nasuti from Tiki's Grill and Bar featured produce from Kahuku farms. It's a farm that dates back to the early 1900's on Oahu's North Shore. They're known for everything from papaya to bananas to eggplant.

Chef Ronnie created a vegetarian dish which he will feature for an upcoming fundraiser for Leeward Community College this weekend. His recipes are below.

Kahuku Farms Eggplant Roulade, Cheese Soufflé,  Avocado Puree Recipes

Yield=4 servings

Cheese Soufflé

2 Eggs
½ cup Heavy cream
4 tbsps. Pecorino cheese, grated
4 tbsps. Parmesan cheese, grated
4 leafs Fresh basil
2 sprigs, no stems Fresh Italian parsley
pinch Salt & pepper
Blend all ingredients in a blender.
Pour into  2 ounce flex molds, filling to the top.
Bake at 350° for about 20 minutes, until a tooth pick will come out clean.

Eggplant Roulade
1 each Japanese eggplant, sliced thin on a mandolin
1ea Egg, beaten
pinch Salt & pepper
As needed. olive oil
4 pieces Fresh Mozzarella
2 Cherry tomatoes, slice in half with the ends cut off
Basil pesto
Cut eggplant slices in half and toss with egg & salt & pepper.
Sear on both sides at medium high heat with a little olive oil.
Roll each slice of tomato with 1 mozzarella cheese and a tomato slice.

Avocado Purée
1ea. Avocado, seeded and scooped
1 tbsps Olive oil
Half a lime Fresh lime juice
To taste Salt & white pepper
Blend in blender on high speed with butter, salt & white pepper until smooth like baby food.

Parmesan Brittle

Shredding Parmesan cheese
¼ cup Sprinkle cheese on a parchment paper or silpat.
Bake at 350° until light golden brown. Don’t over cook, it will get bitter!
*I served this dish with these optional garnishes…
Micro greens
Sweety drop Peruvian peppers

Vegetable demi glace, this is very cool, but pretty involved recipe.  It’s worth the work for a vegetarian gourmet cook!, Just Google it!

Kahuku Farms is a result of two farming families spanning back three generations in Hawaii. Descendants of the Matsuda/Fukuyama families migrated to Hawaii from Japan to work in the sugar plantations back in the 1900's. Shinichi and Torie Matsuda started farming bell peppers, papayas, watermelon and bananas in Kahuku back in the 1940's and were later joined by their son Melvin in the the 1960's. During a similar time Masatsugu and Nora Fukuyama, also of Kahuku, were farming watermelon, eggplant, papaya and cucumbers and were later joined by their son Clyde in 1965. Clyde and Melvin became long time friends and did several farming ventures together, one of which took them to Australia where they both worked for a year growing watermelons. With similar philosophies and goals, they both decided to merge the Matsuda and Fukuyama Farms in 1986 creating Kahuku Brand.

Kahuku Brand is a company dealing primarily with growing and distributing Hawaii wholesale fruits and vegetables. Nora and Masatsugu Fukuyama With the love of agriculture deeply rooted with both Mel and Clyde, they felt compelled to create a way to diversify and share the wonders and bounty of farming with friends and family, to educate, share and offer hands-on experiences that would enhance the quality of life and result in a deeper appreciation of agriculture as their purpose. Thus, Kahuku Farms was created. A place intended for learning, enjoyment, and experience of diversified agriculture at its finest.

Matsuda Fruit Stand - 1977 In 2005, the daughter of Mel and Momi Matsuda, Kylie Matsuda agreed to champion the task of running the operations for Kahuku Farms. "I feel honored and grateful to perpetuate our family's future in farming," says Kylie. "To share our generations of knowledge and history with others, in this amazing place that I've known as home is a dream I'm passionate to live." Kylie is a graduate of Kahuku High School and the Travel Industry Management School at the University of Hawaii

Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1272507 2018-04-14T03:23:18Z 2018-04-14T03:23:19Z "Marketing Vitals" Vital to Driving Charity Sales
Here is how we used technology to push sales for a charity! We have been working with Marketing Vitals for a few years now, and their software links with our point of sale system to give us an incredible amount of data.

Marketing Vitals helps restaurants improve sales and increase profits through innovative data marketing analytics software. One of the features they offer is a charity portion that will let all staff and managers know where we stand on our current charity drive. This app runs on most smart phones.

Here is our Tiki's Ohana check presentation to the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation for our support of Localicious 2018. Our team sold 479 Maui Nui Venison Burgers, with a donation of $1 per burger sold. Tiki's made up the difference to make a grand total donation of $500!
This year’s total goal for Localicious was to raise $50,000. Participating restaurants that raised $500 or more are eligible to adopt an HAF partner Department of Education public school classroom. #LocaliciousHI

Tiki's Grill & Bar has been supporting the mission of the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation to raise public awareness of restaurants that are committed to sustaining our local agricultural industry and through doing so, raising funds for agricultural education in our public schools.

For one month, participating restaurants feature a specific dish(es) made with a locally grown, caught or raised products throughout the month. The dish(es) are identified on menus with a Localicious sticker or logo next to the item.  When patrons order the "Localicious" dish,  the restaurant donates $1 to HAF’s Hawaii educational programs.  
Localicious Hawai‘i aims to raise public awareness of restaurants that are active supporters of the state’s agricultural industry. All proceeds raised from the promotion help fund HAF’s educational programs, including Where Would Be Without Seeds, Veggie U, AquaPono Aquaponics, In The Fields, and Kids Cooking Local.
Since the program’s launch in 2014, Localicious has raised more than $170,000 to provide approximately 70 public schools and 200 classrooms statewide with garden kits and structured ag-related curriculums.

Tiki's was excited to be a part of helping teachers in our public schools inspire young future farmers! #LocaliciousHI #EatLocal #BuyLocal #Tikisgrill
Mahalo Michael
tag:mahalomichael.com,2013:Post/1272335 2018-04-13T18:55:39Z 2018-04-13T18:55:39Z Watch "The Hawaiian Islands, 1924" Early film footage. - No Sound

 "The Hawaiian Islands, 1924" Early film footage. - No Sound
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