Tonight TV Crew 18, 1800 LBS of Tiki's, 1128 bottles for Hot Hawaiian Nights at 6pm!

Night is our big night with the live television show.

Heineken Hot Hawaiian Nights on K-5 (KFIVE). Party starts at 6pm and we go live at 7pm with the Band Ten Feet.
This morning Chef Kapo and the morning crew at Tiki's took care of most of the setup moving 5 Tiki's with a estimated weight of 360 pounds each, 60 tables and countless chairs, 29 potted palms and plants, 12 Unbrellas with 60 pound cement bases. If you work here you don't need to go to the gym.

We got in a addtional delvier of 1128 beer bottles to chill down for tonight's event.

The back half of the lava tube is being transformed into a full blown studio control room. The K-5 team of 18 has been setting up for two days.

The event is open to the public and there is no cover charge. If you can make it down, you can see it live on KFIVE.


Table & Camera Layout for Heineken Hot Hawaiian Nights-Friday - Tiki's Grill & Bar

This Friday is our annual Heineken Hot Hawaiian Nights event. KFIVE - "The Home Team"  will be broadcasting live from Tiki's Grill & Bar. This year we are featuring "Ten Feet" as the band.

Getting ready for this event takes a lot of planning. We just finished the rough layout for the table and umbrellas, Tiki's & cameras.

We still need to get a few things done:
  • Merchandise the whole bar with a Heineken & Tiki focus, Banners, coasters, table table tents, ID Bands, Staff Binky Buttons.
  • Order a Ton of Heineken &  Heineken Light and Amstel Light.
  • Staffing layout & in times for bartenders, Cocktailers, Bar Hosts.
  • Call off the normal band and adjust the start time for Vaihi the second band. Making sure they know they have to play as soon as the TV Camera go dark.
  • Reprogram the POS - (Register system) with special priced beers for this event.
  • Setup Flat Screens.
  • Clear the back hallway so all TV and sound equipment can get moved into the Lava Tube.

There is no cover charge to attend, but patrons must be 21 or older, with seating from 5 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lisa made Coq au Vin for dinner and my ONLY job was to Flambé the Coq with a Brandy!

Coq au vin (French: "rooster in wine") is a French fricassee of rooster cooked with wine, lardons, mushrooms, and optionally garlic. Older roosters are traditionally used because they contain a lot of connective tissue, which creates a richer broth when cooked.


Various legends trace coq au vin to ancient Gaul and Julius Caesar, but the food is not documented until the early 20th century; it no doubt also existed as a rustic dish long before that.[1]


Standard recipes call for a chicken, wine, lardons (salt pork), button mushrooms, often garlic, and sometimes brandy. Recipes with vin jaune usually specify morels instead of white mushrooms. The preparation is similar in many respects to Beef Bourguignon. The lardons are cut as thin strips and then parboiled to remove excess salt. They are then sauteed to render out the fat. Additional oil is added if needed in order to brown the chicken pieces. A mirepoix of diced carrots, onions, and celery is added along with minced garlic and allowed to briefly cook. Then the wine and stock are added to cover. The traditional seasonings are salt, pepper, thyme, and bay leaf (usually in the form of a bouquet garni). Mushroom stems and pieces will often be added at the beginning of the dish in order to contribute to the flavor of the sauce. Near the end of the preparation, the sauce may be strained to remove the cooked vegetables. The sauce is then returned to the chicken and the whole mushrooms and sometimes pearl onions are added for the last fifteen minutes of cooking.

The juices are thickened either by making a small roux at the beginning of cooking, or by adding blood at the end (technically a soup or stew known as civet in France).

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Pre-tape Food segment for This Friday TV Show Hot Hawaiian Night - Ten Feet is the band @tikisgrill

Today was a fun change of pace. I sat down with Shannon Scott, he is the emcee for Heineken Hot Hawaiian Nights. We pretaped a segment on our food and large parties.

This Friday June 5, 2009 -  K5 The Home Team (KFVE-TV) will be broadcasting live from Tiki's Grill & Bar.

There is no cover charge to attend, but patrons must be 21 or older, with seating from 5 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Featured Band is Ten Feet:

Ten Feet began as a "back-yard" group, but soon graduated to playing small clubs. Early on in their career, they were searching for a name when a friend suggested Ten Feet. When asked why, the friend responded that the group had five members, each with two feet.... so Ten Feet it was! By 1997 they were playing larger venues, including the Waikiki Shell, where they opened for the late Israel Kamakawiwo'ole at the Jammin Hawaiians Concert.

Ten Feet has continued their success performing on the mainland at “The House of Blues” and “Paramount's Great America theme park Amphitheatre”. They were voted the most requested band in Saipan, bringing out crowds of over 10 thousand people for their Independence Day Celebration. Ten Feet took home four Hawaii Music Awards for the following categories: Song of the Year, Group of the Year, New Artist of the Year and Best Album of the Year. Na Hoku Hanohano award winners for "Contemporary Album of the Year", time and to make sure that everyone else does too.

Two Tiki's Crew Member Compete in Surf in Summer Contest

Honolulu -- One of the largest and longest running amateur surfing competitions in the State of Hawaii cooked up a hot, windless Memorial Day as Air Force jets flew overhead at the Ala Moana Bowl.
Hunter Lewis, Kipa  and Tiare Friedman 
Photo by Micheal Miller

Hunter Lewis (Dude in Photo) and Tiare Friedman (Lady in Photo) both competed with 240 plus contestants in surfing. Both competed in long boarding heaps. With three to four foot faces, competitors made the most of what the surf has to offer as Kona-winds gave push to the formidable lefts that hit the shallow reef along with the slow incoming tide.

Hunter is a Tiki's bartender and can be found behind the bar most week days. Tiare is the Sales and Events Coordinator at Tiki's Grill & Bar, she is also a team rider and model for Honolua Surf Company.

Photo by Daeja Fallas


Thursday Night Race - Very Light Winds on Kaneohe Bay. Praying for wind did not work

The Kaneohe Yacht club was organized on October 28, 1924, with the original Club site on the western side of Kaneohe Bay.  Opening ceremonies at the present site were held on December 17, 1955. Kaneohe Yacht Club is the oldest Yacht Club in Hawaii, in terms of continuous service.

Kaneohe, Hawaii

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
View from the Nuʻuanu Pali Lookout of Kaneʻohe
View from the Nuʻuanu Pali Lookout of Kaneʻohe
Location in Honolulu County and the state of Hawaii
Location in Honolulu County and the state of Hawaii
Coordinates: 21°24′33″N 157°47′57″W
Country United States
State Hawaii
 - Total 8.5 sq mi (22.1 km2)
 - Land 6.6 sq mi (17.0 km2)
 - Water 1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)
Elevation 92 ft (28 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 34,970
 - Density 5,320.7/sq mi (2,054.3/km2)
Time zone Hawaii-Aleutian (UTC-10)
ZIP code 96744
Area code(s) 808
FIPS code 15-28250
GNIS feature ID 0360391

Kāneʻohe is a census-designated place (CDP) included in the City & County of Honolulu and located in Hawaiʻi state District of Koʻolaupoko on the Island of Oʻahu. In the Hawaiian language,kāne ʻohe means "bamboo man". According to an ancient Hawaiian story a local woman compared her husband's cruelty to the sharp edge of cutting bamboo; thus the place was named Kāneʻohe or "Bamboo man". The population was 34,970 at the 2000 census. Kāneʻohe is the largest of several communities along Kāneʻohe Bay and one of the two largest residential communities on the windward side of Oʻahu (the other is Kailua). The commercial center of the town is spread mostly along Kamehameha Highway.

From ancient times, Kāneʻohe was important as an agricultural area, owing to an abundance of rainfall. Today, Kāneʻohe is mostly a residential community, with very little agriculture in evidence. The only commercial crop of any consequence in the area is banana.

Features of note are Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden and the new Hawaiʻi National Veterans Cemetery. Access to Kāneʻohe Bay is mainly from the public pier and boat ramp located at nearby Heʻeia Kea. Access to Coconut Island (restricted) is from the state pier off Lilipuna Road.Marine Corps Base Hawaii lies across the south end of Kāneʻohe Bay from the central part of Kāneʻohe, although the town stretches along Kāneʻohe Bay Drive to the base perimeter.

The U.S. Postal Code for Kaneohe is 96744.

There are three golf courses in Kāneʻohe: Pali Golf Course (public), Koʻolau Golf Club (privately owned but open to the public), and Bayview Golf Park (privately owned but open to the public).




Kaneohe is located at 21°24′33″N 157°47′57″W (21.409200, -157.799084)[1]. Nearby towns include Kailua to the east, reached either by Kāneʻohe Bay Drive (State Rte. 630) or Kamehameha Highway (State Rte. 83), the former also providing a connection to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, and the latter connecting to Interstate H-3 and (at Castle Junction) Pali Highway (State Rte. 61) to HonoluluLikelike Highway (State Rte. 63) runs southwest over and through the Koʻolau to Honolulu. Likelike provides connections to Kahekili Highway and Heʻeia, and H-3 southbound to Hālawa. The first three exits on the windward side of Interstate H-3 east (north) bound access Kāneʻohe. Following Kamehameha Highway northward from Kāneʻohe (State Rte. 830) leads through Heʻeia to Heʻeia Kea.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.5 square miles (22.0 km²), of which, 6.6 square miles (17.0 km²) of it is land and 1.9 square miles (5.0 km²) of it is water. The total area is 22.80% water, although this is merely a portion of Kāneʻohe Bay included in the census tract.


As of the 2000 Census, there were 34,970 people, 10,976 households, and 8,682 families residing in Kāneʻohe. The population density was 5,320.7 people per square mile (2,055.1/km²). There were 11,472 housing units at an average density of 1,745.5/sq mi (674.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 20.49% White, 0.81% 

These guys were running! LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN no time for drinks @tikisgrill....


May 29, 2009 Friday

Hawaii. The event had over 1,000 participants in relay teams, escorted by HPD.

Run: It will start at Ft. DeRussy Park on Maluhia Rd., to Kalia Rd., to Ala Moana Blvd., to
Kalākaua Ave., to Kapahulu Ave., to OldWai‘alae Rd., to Kalei Rd., to Lower Campus Rd.,
to end at Les Murakami Stadium.
Walk: It will start at First Hawaiian Bank on Kapahulu Ave., OldWai‘alae Rd., Kalei Rd.,
Lower Campus Rd., to end at Les Murakami Stadium.