🎉 People's Choice Awards - Tiki's becomes a finalist for - "Restaurant with a View" 🌟

🎉 Huge News from "Hawaii's Best 2023 - Restaurant with a View" 🌟 People's Choice Awards!

Is it the beach, the ocean, the surf, or perhaps the sway of the coconut trees? To me, it's all a part of the unparalleled view... and what better place to experience it than at Tiki's Grill & Bar! 🏖️🌊🌴 Tiki's has proudly secured a finalist position, and it's no surprise given the breathtaking vistas they offer!

@Honolulu Star-Advertiser annually celebrates businesses that stand out in their respective fields, becoming the gold standard of excellence. It's always a privilege to be recognized, and reaching finalist status? Well, that's a remarkable feat! 😎

Heartfelt thanks to @Honolulu Star-Advertiser for shining a light on local businesses like Tiki's. Such entities not only drive employment but also play a vital role in enhancing our community's fabric, making our islands a lively, joyous place to live, work, and savor moments. 🌺🏝

Keen to see which other local gems earned their spots? Dive in and explore the best Hawaii has to offer! 🌟

👉 https://hawaii-newspaper.com/special_sections/2023_hawaiis_best/#p=1

#HawaiisBest2023 #HonoluluStarAdvertiser #LocalBusiness #TikisGrillAndBar #RestaurantWithAView #Community #Hawaii

Dr. Jerry - Shidler magazine on pages 8 & 9

Aloha Michael,

When you have the chance Look at the link below for the Shidler magazine on pages 8 & 9 are in reference to you taking time out to be a Judge for the student project presentation.

I appreciate all your support of my courses, it is your time and dedication that make my Food & Beverage class so Great.
Jerry Agrusa Ph.D., CHE, FMP
School of Travel Industry Management
Shidler College of Business
University of Hawaii at Manoa

VIDEO Boy's & Girls Club of Hawaii Alumni Lilly & Tiki's Chef Ronnie Volunteer for Walk in the Country 23!

Meet Lilly, the spark of energy at Tiki's Host Stand! Her connection with Tiki's Grill & Bar began 4 years ago during a Boys & Girls Club Field Trip.

Now, this high school go-getter and Chef Ronnie are volunteering their time and passion for "Walk in the Country," the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii's renowned event. Held at the breathtaking Four Seasons Resort O'ahu at Ko Olina, this event aims to gather support for invaluable programs that make a real difference in our youth's lives. Join them and be part of this incredible cause! For tickets and more information, visit: Walk in the Country 2023. www.bgch.com/walk2023/ 🌺 #TikisOhana #bgch #TikisGrill #CommunityChampions #BoysAndGirlsClub #WalkInTheCountry2023 #FutureVet #TikisGrillAndBar #TeamTikis #OhanaMeansFamily #HospitalityHeroes #FoodIndustryLeaders #TikisFamilyTradition #together #partner #nonprofit #strongertogether #smile #youth #community #whateverittakes #smile #bluedoors #engage #inspire #empower #kidsmatter #futureleaders 🎉

- From Field Trip to Host Stand: Lilly's Inspiring Journey at Tiki's Grill & Bar! LILLY AND RONNIE BOY'S & GIRL'S CLUB -  

https://youtu.be/sYrWYQ_76gY Empowering Youth with Tiki's - Our Community Outreach Programs LILLY AND RONNIE BOY'S & GIRL'S CLUB -  

Farm Work Day: Tiki's Ohana Joins Go Farm Hawaiʻi for a Day of Giving Back in Waimanalo to support ALOHA Harvest.

Volunteer Farm Work Day: Tiki's Grill & Bar Ohana Joins Go Farm Hawaiʻi for a Day of Giving Back in Waimanalo

In the spirit of aloha and community, 20 volunteers from Tiki's Grill & Bar Ohana recently joined forces with Go Farm Hawaiʻi and ALOHA Harvest for a volunteer farm work day in Waimanalo. Guided by our coach Rachel LaDrig from Go Farm Hawaiʻi, we had a fulfilling and impactful day on the farm.

Go Farm Hawaiʻi is a local initiative committed to addressing food insecurity and promoting sustainable agriculture in the islands. The organization plays an integral role in our community by redistributing surplus food and ensuring no edible produce goes to waste. Through partnerships with local entities like the Waimanalo Research Station and Tiki's Grill & Bar Ohana, ALOHA Harvest can tap into a bountiful supply of fresh produce, truly making a difference in the lives of those who struggle with food insecurity.

As part of our commitment to giving back, our team spent the day tending to crops, digging out weeds, and working diligently to support the farm’s operations. We moved truckloads of compost and helped straighten out irrigation piping, all under the hot Hawaiian sun. Although the work was hard, the camaraderie and spirit of teamwork made the day both fun and rewarding. We were accompanied by music, laughter, and a collective sense of purpose.

The partnership between Tiki's Grill & Bar Ohana and Go Farm Hawaiʻi extends beyond this single day of volunteering. Through continuous efforts, Go Farm Hawaiʻi grows crops specifically for donation, ensuring a steady supply of fresh, locally sourced produce for those in need, thereby reinforcing ALOHA Harvest's mission.

We're proud to be part of such collaborative initiatives. By working together, we're able to make a tangible impact in the fight against food insecurity and promote sustainable practices that benefit both people and the environment. Moreover, it deepens our connection with the land, the community, and reinforces the shared values of aloha.

In conclusion, this experience has served as a reminder that every small effort counts. Through collective action, we can sow the seeds of positive change for a more sustainable and compassionate future. It’s a shining example of the true essence of aloha, with local businesses and community initiatives coming together to address pressing issues. We are nurturing the island's bounty and sharing it with those who need it most.

This inspiring collaboration reminds us all that a sustainable and inclusive community is one that thrives when everyone participates in nurturing and supporting its growth. We're grateful to everyone who joined us for this event - Abigail, Andrew, Casey, Daijah, Dale, Desiree, Drew, Evelyn, Javan, Jedwin, Jenni, Jennifer, John, John, Lindsey, Matt, Michael, Moana, Richard, Sekona'ovaihi, and Taylor - your hard work and dedication are greatly appreciated.

#TikisOhana #Ohana #GoFarmHawaii #ALOHAHarvest #VolunteerDay #SustainableAgriculture #FoodInsecurity #WaimanaloFarm #CommunityService #GivingBack #Hawaii #AlohaSpirit #FarmLife #CommunityImpact #VolunteerWork #Agriculture #Sustainability #LocalProduce #FarmToFork #FarmToTable

Last Place? IARU HF World Championship: Short Time, still fun!!

Can I win last place? I competed in the IARU HF World Championship. Due to various commitments, my time was limited, but let me tell you, it didn't diminish the excitement. I wanted to get more contacts but was wiped out and went to bed! Hi Hi!

This annual event aims to bolster amateur self-training in radiocommunications, help amateurs hone their operating skills, conduct technical investigations, and foster global intercommunication, particularly with IARU member society headquarters stations.

Despite my limited time frame, I successfully reached out to a FEW stations; I used the Icom IC-7300, and a modest 100W of power to make voice (phone mode) contacts on the  20, 15-meter bands.
QSO: 21280 PH 2023-07-09 0725 KH6ML         59  61     DA0HQ          59  DARC      
QSO: 14316 PH 2023-07-09 0747 KH6ML         59  61     C3RY             59  27        (Looks Like I made a logging mistake here!)
QSO: 14303 PH 2023-07-09 0748 KH6ML         59  61     SK9HQ           59  SSA      
QSO: 14292 PH 2023-07-09 0751 KH6ML         59  61     TM0HQ            59  REF      
QSO: 14279 PH 2023-07-09 0754 KH6ML         59  61     W1WA/KH6      59  ARRL    
QSO: 14265 PH 2023-07-09 0755 KH6ML         59  61     DA0HQ             59  DARC  

The contest took place over the second full weekend of July (July 8-9, 2023), starting at 1200 UTC Saturday and running through 1159 UTC Sunday. One of the great aspects of the IARU HF Championship is that it allows both single and multioperator stations to operate the entire 24-hour period, so even if you have limited time, like I did, you can still take part and make those invaluable contacts.

The full rules of the IARU HF World Championship are available as a downloadable document here for those interested in understanding the detailed rules and regulations of this engaging event.

Remember, it's not always about the number of contacts you make, but about the journey, the learning, and the connections you create along the way. Here's to many more radio adventures!

Nihoa - AUKAKA David G . Nottage & Peter Nottage

1955 AUG 21-24  On AUKAKA
 Ivan T . Rainwater (USDA)
 George  Carter 
David G . Nottage 
Peter Nottage 
Ed Sheehan 

The Aukaka, owned by a Honolulu insurance man, David G. Nottage, paid a visit to Nihoa in 1955. Aboard were Nottage and his brother Peter; George Carter, a Pearl Harbor mechanic; Ed Sheehan, a Honolulu radio announcer; and Ivan T. Rainwater, an airport supervisor with the plant quarantine branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Rainwater, an amateur archaeologist, had been detailed to collect specimens of charcoal for radioactive carbon dating by Dr. K.P. Emory.

The party landed and established camp. The following day, a camp was set up on nearby Necker and radio communication between the two islands was established. Part of the party subsequently sailed for Honolulu, another group remained on Necker, and a third crew stayed on Nihoa. The members on Nihoa included Edward L. Caum, Harold S. Palmer, Charles S. Judd, and Bruce Cartwright.

On 20 and 21 June, the Tanager removed the parties from Nihoa and Necker, respectively (Gregory, 1924: 21-22). During the protracted visit, hydrographic work was done, plane table topographic surveys were taken, and extensive collections and studies were made of the archaeology and biota (see Appendix Table 3).

International Yoga Day🧘‍♂️, Tiki's Grill & Bar

Grateful for Tiki’s Ohana Outings that bring us closer within and outside of our workspace including balance and harmony into work life. Our Tiki's ʻohana came together at Kapiʻolani Park on International Yoga Day🧘‍♂️, with some heading back to Tiki's Grill & Bar for a wholesome meal to follow. We are not just a team, we're ʻohana. Happy International Yoga Day everyone!

#TikisOhana #InternationalYogaDay #tikisgrill @tikisgrill
Mahalo Nui Loa, 

Michael Miller / Director of Operations / Partner

Tiki's Grill & Bar -  2570 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

808-923-8454          www.tikisgrill.com 

Hunting Invasive Species at the 2023 U.S. Spearfishing National Championships: 100 Competitors Making a Difference

Crystal-clear waters off Kona, Hawaii, provide the stage for a unique gathering of the spearfishing community—an event combining competition, environmental responsibility, and local culture. The U.S. Spearfishing National Championships, attracting 100 free-diving competitors this year, is directing its focus on hunting invasive fish species.

The tournament, hosted at the Waikoloa Canoe Club on Thursday, June 15th, is part of a strategic initiative to combat the adverse impacts of invasive fish species on Hawaii's delicate marine ecosystem. Participants are tasked with hunting three specific invasive species: the Roi (Peacock Grouper), the Ta‘ape (Blueline Snapper), and the To'au (Blacktail Snapper).

Invasive species, though sometimes neglected in broader environmental conversations, pose significant threats to local ecosystems. They can rapidly proliferate in new environments, disrupting the delicate balance of ecosystems. In Hawaii's unique marine environments, these disruptions can be particularly damaging.

The Roi, Ta‘ape, and To'au—introduced to Hawaiian waters in ill-advised attempts to supplement local fisheries—have proven more harmful than helpful. They out-compete native species for food and habitat, disrupt local ecosystems, and can introduce diseases.

The U.S. Spearfishing National Championships offers a valuable opportunity to control these invasive species' populations and raise awareness about the issue. Competitors will be diving from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, aiming to catch as many of these target species as possible within a set boundary.

Notably, two of the top competitors are friends of Tiki's Grill & Bar—Justin Lee and Kimi Werner. Justin, a former member of our team, and Kimi, who participated in a fundraising event and accompanied our chef on a diving expedition for octopus, bring their expertise and commitment to this critical cause.

The championships, both a physical challenge and a race against time, require competitors to complete their dive and cross the finish line by 3 pm. Results will be celebrated at the Awards Banquet the following evening, acknowledging competitors' skills and contributions to preserving Hawaii's marine life.

The 2023 U.S. Spearfishing National Championships showcase how sporting events can contribute to ecological efforts, transforming challenges into opportunities for positive environmental action. Each spearfisher who dives into the azure Hawaiian waters contributes to preserving the ocean's beauty for future generations.

A Koa Canoe my Grandfather David Nottage was named Ilima

One example of his restoring skills is on display at the Outrigger Reef. "The Ilima was once owned by David Nottage," Perry explained. "It is a rare two-man koa once common, but only a handful remain. When it was originally built, there were hundreds of similar canoes of this type. It came to Oahu in the 1950s, probably from the Big Island because of the abundance of koa, before Nottage acquired it in extremely poor condition from a kama'aina family in the late 1960s."

The Ilima is 15 feet long and weighs approximately 150 pounds and was primarily used for inshore fishing. "Termite damage was extensive," Perry said. "Before I finished, I had replaced the bottom and mo'o with koa. The new ama is wiliwili, and the i'akos hau; new seats and wae were installed. My past experience in canoe restoration dates this canoe between 1920 and 1925. Because this type of canoe was numerous and unimportant, no one kept records of the builder; nor is the given name known. Nottage named it Ilima for the flower of Ohau."

Perry finished restoration in February 2012, and David Nottage was able to enjoy Ilima until he passed away later that same year, after which his family placed the custody of Ilima with Tay Perry and Friends of Hokule'a and Hawai'iloa for charitable purposes.