What: Beam Inc., maker of the world’s #1 bourbon whiskey and one of the world’s leading spirits companies, celebrates 218 years of a proud family heritage with a thank-you to Hawaii’s beverage industry professionals for supporting their brands!
guests will get a wristband with four different tabs that they can redeem at each of the four drink bars: The Pinnacle Vodka bar, Sauza Tequila bar, Cruzan Rum bar and the main bar, stocked to the brim with Beam Inc. products. Don’t forget to take a tour at the Whiskies of the World tasting table.
Lve music and entertainment to keep the night rocking.
Think you’ve got what it takes to participate in the Spirits Throwdown game? Guests will be challenged to identify different Jim Beam spirits just by smelling them. Whoever gets the most right will be entered in a raffle for the grand prize, a Jim Beam surfboard! As the night comes to an end, parting gifts will be handed out to all the guests. Come as a friend, leave as family! Give away a 10’ Cruzan Paddleboard. Free valet parking for three hours will be provided. This event is open to those 21 and older.
MeTV Launch Party Blog Post by By Diane Seo all photos and text are from her full blog post with more photos at http://www.nonstophonolulu.com/stories/metv-launch-party/
Hawaii’s newest TV station — MeTV Hawaii — celebrated its launch with a gathering Thursday evening at Tiki’s Grill & Bar. The KITV station officially launched on Monday on Oceanic Digital Cable 126 and over the air on 4.2. November 18, 2011
MeTV Hawaii is aiming for a retro-hip vibe that revisits what many consider Hawaii’s golden age of TV. The channel features classic TV shows from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, including “M*A*S*H,” “Cheers”, “Perry Mason,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “The Twilight Zone,” “Batman,” the original “Star Trek,” “The Brady Bunch” and more. During commercial breaks, they’ll be classic local vignettes, sourced from KITV’s archives. For a full schedule, visit kitv.com/MeTV or go to MeTVHawaii on Facebook.
Guests at Thursday’s celebration, including KITV President Andrew Jackson and morning anchor Mahealani Richardson, enjoyed pupu and drinks, as well as a performance by the local funk and jazz band, Quadraphonix.
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BY LINDSEY MURAOKA / Special to the Star-Advertiser
Tiki’s Grill and Bar celebrated their ninth anniversary this week with a party filled with food, fun, and lots of drinks. It took place at their bar and lanai area overlooking a beautiful view of the sunset and beach. There was live music by Vaihi and Tahiti Rey.
I knew this was going to be a great party the moment I walked in and was greeted by a lovely tray of drinks.
I chose their signature Mai Tai. Sweet and scrumptious!
Me and Yen Phan.
There was so much food I didn’t get a chance to eat it all.
Fried pork won tons were crispy and light!
The seared tofu wrapped with shiso was flavorful and refreshing.
Fresh Ahi poke — always a winner!
There was kalbi, kimchee and other vegetables to make your own Korean-style lettuce wraps.
Ahi tartare with truffle oil was amazing! The ahi was so soft and just melted with every bite. Words can’t even explain — just imagine fireworks of happiness and excitement in your mouth. I ate four of them and my friend Cory Mitsui ate six.
These smoked pork spoons were full of savory flavor. I thought those yellow balls were cherry tomatoes but they turned out to be a sweet fruit that bursts in your mouth. Can anyone tell me the name of the fruit? I tried to Google for it but no luck.
My friends Cory Mitsui, fellow Pulse blogger Lacy Matsumoto and Toby Tamaye fighting over the last spoon.
Kailua pig quesadilla with fresh guacamole!
The only disappointing dish was the truffle garlic edamame. It sounded delicious but it was overcooked and mushy.
Korean glazed chicken wings were nice and spicy! The cilantro added a refreshing and strong kick of flavor.
These baby back ribs with guava glaze were sweet, savory, and lip smacking fun to eat.
The fried crab sandwich was awesome. This picture explains it all.
Nicole and Robbyn Shim.
Michael Miller, center, is Tiki’s Director of Sales and Marketing.
Michael, Tiare & the Tiki's Event Team got this wonderful handwritten thank you note from Josh & Annalise. The Seattle couple had planed their dream destination wedding back in February. Having a intimate wedding reception of 25 guests, on the Ocean Room Lanai.
They choose these items from the Grand Tiki Buffet: Kohala Mountain Green Salad, Fried Rice, Mixed Steamed Vegetables, Mac Nut Crusted Mahimahi, Shrimp Penne Pasta and Guava Glazed BBQ Ribs.
For this setup we closed the Ocean Room lanai doors and build a long table, allowing space on the ocean side of the lanai for two high tops for cocktails and relaxing before sitting down for dinner. We set the base table with white linen and the bride bought in her own custom color table runner and napkins. Glass vases filled with sand and shell and a candle also decorated the wedding parties table.
Each year, HONOLULU Magazine readers vote for their favorite restaurants in the Islands. Categories include Best New Restaurant, Best Service, Best Value, Best Wine Program, Little Restaurant You Love and many more.
Tiki's Grill & Bar was proud to accept the:
Silver Hale Aina Award for "Best Restaurant For a Big Groups"
The winning restaurants were announced at a gala reception held November 7 at the Royal Hawaiian's Monarch Ballroom.
In 1984, HONOLULU Magazine established its Hale Aina Awards as the Islands’ first local restaurant awards. Before then, culinary awards in the Islands had been given by Mainland travel interests. The Hale Aina Awards were the first to recognize local tastes.
This was great wedding vow renewal in the coconut club. Kelly and Thao did everything first class from the flowers, extra decor, lighting, menu and bar. Congratulations!
Destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular in the United States. Destination weddings, or "wedding aways" and "weddingmoons", allow the couple to completely design their wedding ceremony to fit the location. From beach weddings to weddings in Hawaii or New York City, many Americans are choosing to marry at a location far from home. The options for destinations are limitless.
Examples of creative locations for wedding include nature parks, aquariums, baseball stadiums, golf courses, zoos, and theme parks. Receptions can also be held at creative, nontraditional locations such as on a boat, in a mansion or castle, historical monument, winery, or museum.
Destination weddings have several advantages. From getting to spend an extended time with family, to an easy transition to a honeymoon, destination weddings are very appealing. Additionally, while destination weddings can be very expensive, they are on average less expensive than weddings at home.
Tiki's Grill & Bar served The University of California Women Volleyball Team. They came in for there pre-game team meal. The team was dressed and ready to play. We were able to have their pre-ordered menu items on the table in 15 minutes. After Lunch the were headed to the Stan Sheriff Center to get ready to play. Mahalo to Jennifer Carey!
Carey's first collegiate match was a 3-0 (15-8, 15-7, 15-5) win against Cal on Sept. 1, 1999, at the Recreational Sports Facility in Berkeley, Calif. She had 33 assists to go along with 12 digs and three kills on five attacks. The match was also the first at Cal for head coach Rich Feller and assistant coach Chris Bigelow.
Carey graduated from Hawai'i with a degree in business administration in marketing in 2003. She then worked as a sales and marketing executive for KHNL and K5 Television in Honolulu before leaving the islands to play professionally in the fall of 2004 with Brandenburg VCO in Berlin, Germany. Carey currently resides in Oakland, Calif.
To check out the menu for the team - They ordered off the Pono Menu.
Jennifer made me switch the guava cheese cake to plates of fresh fruit.