Localicious Hawaii! is back again and we are supporting the cause! They promote participating restaurants who are committed to buying local and features a “Localicious Dish”. During the month of March buying, that dish supports AG education in our public schools (Veggie U Kit). Every “Localicious Dish” ordered, the restaurant will donate $1!
- Mahalo to Grace and the HAWAII NOW KGMB/KHNL/KFVE for featuring Chef Ronnie Nasuti
Localicious Hawaii is a part of the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation whose mission is:
“to support and sustain Hawaii’s agricultural industry by addressing critical needs and services of farmers and the agricultural industry in Hawaii, and by better connecting the farmers with the community and vice-versa. This involves educational and outreach programs in the community, as well as direct marketing, technical, educational and in-the-field support for farmers.”
Our goal is to at least raise $500, which will go toward adopting a school wanting a Veggie U kit. The kits will help teachers in our public schools inspire young future farmers!
Keiki Portabella (above left) mushrooms (more commonly known as Crimini mushrooms) have a lighter flavor and crisper texture. Price for 10 pound case: $80
Tūtū Portabella (above right) large Portabella mushrooms are a minimum of 4” in diameter and rich and robust in flavor. Price for 5 pound case: $45They are not only are the only Portabella farm in Hawai‘i, but by using their our own compost and a high-tech pasteurization and growing process, they have been able to produce safe, high-quality mushrooms with better taste, texture and a longer shelf life than Mainland competitors…they even LOOK better.
Radio Mojo offers the best of eating, drinking and living in Hawaii. Host Jo McGarry brings a Scottish accent and a love of an ever-changing culinary scene to the airwaves every Saturday morning. A show about food, wine and single malts, peppered with interviews with some of the best chefs, distillers, mixologists and winemakers in the world.
Bill Carl, of Southern Glazers Wines and Spirits waxes lyrical on some of his favorite beers of the moment; Michael Miller , Director of Operations from Tiki's Grill and Bar on community relations and Girl Scout Cookies; And we get a first look at The Brilliant Ox as it prepares for opening day - Executive Chef Brian Gremillion joins us to share some fusion pub food.
My interview starts at 34:15 Min.
Food Unwrapped has arrived on Lifestyle FOOD. This award-winning series will change the way you think about a whole host of supermarket staples from ice cream, to yoghurt, orange juice, tinned fruit, beer, and even the ever-curious sushi seafood stick.
In the series, food investigators and intrepid reporters Matt Tebbutt, Kate Quilton, and Jimmy Doherty travel the globe to unearth the truth about mass produced food, asking hard hitting questions about things we often overlook, and the fine print on food wrappers.
To spark your own culinary inquisitiveness, here are just two pretty regular processed foods, with rather extraordinary ingredients, or at least hidden components you might not expect.
Hawaii's Girl Scouts will get the opportunity to expand their sales skills on Saturday in a Shark Tank-style pitching session at Tiki's Grill & Bar, called Cookie Tank.
Director of Operations Michael Miller and Executive Chef Ronnie Nasuti will be taking pitches at the restaurant from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and based on the strength of the pitch, the restaurant will purchase anywhere from two to 10 boxes of cookies per scout.
“We believe in empowering the community’s youth by helping them with their public speaking and sales skills,” Miller said. “Door-to-door business and family sales are probably one of the most common forms of cookie sales, but this direct business-to-business is another element that can be explored. We figured this was a fun, fair way to get sales from a lot of different scouts and troops.”
Tiki’s has a history of purchasing Girl Scout cookies and incorporating them into its menu. In 2017, it featured a Girl Scout Cookie Cheesecake made with Kona coffee and a Thin Mint Cookie crust, and ended up selling 1,350 cheesecakes.
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Tiki's seeks Girl Scouts for 'Cookie Tank' pitches
Tiki’s seeks Girl Scouts for ‘Cookie Tank’ pitches
Tiki’s Grill & Bar executive chef Ronnie Nasuti and director of operations Michael Miller are following the lead of a popular ABC television series to help stock up on Girl Scout cookies this year.
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, individual Girl Scouts are invited to show up at Tiki’s in uniform and present a sales pitch during “Cookie Tank.”
It’s the Waikiki restaurant’s version of “Shark Tank,” the TV series that features entrepreneurs trying to raise money from angel investors.
“Door-to-door business and family sales are probably one of the most common forms of cookie sales, but this direct business-to-business is another element that can be explored,” said Miller. “We figured this was a fun, fair way to get sales from a lot of different scouts and troops.”
Last year Tiki’s bought thousands of dollars worth of Thin Mint cookies to produce their Girl Scout Cookie Cheesecake, which combined Kona coffee cheesecake with a Thin Mint crust. The restaurant sold more than 1350 orders between March and December and plans another featured menu item this year.
Tiki’s asks that Girl Scouts limit their pitch to between 30 seconds and 2 minutes; the restaurant will purchase between 2 and 10 boxes of cookies from all those who participate, based on the strength of each pitch.
Three hours of free valet parking is available at the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. Call 923-8454 or visit Facebook for more information.
There is something new and very festive at Ala Moana Center right now. It’s The Christmas Bar Hawaii! The Christmas Bar is a pop-up bar that is serving holiday themed drinks and a lot of Christmas spirit. Michael Miller, a partner in The Christmas Bar Hawaii, joined us with all of the details this morning.
The Christmas Bar:
Open from now til December 31, 2017
10:30am – 11:00pm (sometimes later)
Ala Moana Shopping Center – Ewa Wind (in the old Magnolia Bakery)
BY: ERIC BARANDA DEC 8, 2017
The Christmas Bar is a new pop-up at Ala Moana Center serving festive and holiday-themed drinks – the most popular being a sweet, cream soda-based Hogwarts Butterbeer, finished with a marshmallow fluff foam. They don't have food, however, you're welcome to bring in your own. It's located in the former Magnolia Bakery space in the Ewa Wing next to Mr. Tea Cafe. Bring your friends, an ugly sweater and some food because the bar is only here until the end of December.
The Christmas Bar
Ala Moana Center
1450 Ala Moana Blvd
Open Daily 10:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Final day is Dec. 31, 2017