Updated: Dec. 3, 2021 at 9:41 PM HST
In this episode of Hoku Nights, enjoy performances by Sean Na'auao, Ei Nei and Tavana, presented by The Hawaiʻi Academy of Recording Arts and Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association. Hear their music and their exclusive interview with McKenna Maduli to hear what they’ve been up to since the pandemic started, why music is important to them, and some of the driving forces behind their mele.
Updated: Dec. 2, 2021 at 1:00 AM HST
We head to Young’s Fish Market on this episode of Where Hawaii Eats, and meet with owner Daniel Young and sample all of the Hawaiian Food Favorites and learn more about what makes this local restaurant so popular. We head back to Outrigger Waikiki and meet with Paia Fish Market’s Executive Chef Gabriel Alves. I get to try some of the freshest fish on the island and learn more about what makes this original Maui restaurant so popular.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2021 at 1:18 PM HST
Mele Ho'opulapula, Vol. 1 is a project of Kahuli Leo Le'a, bringing mele practitioners from various Hawaiian homestead lands, to record and perform live various songs for homesteads – mele ho'opulapula. The one-hour presentation features mele performances by Del Beazley of Nanakuli, Kihei Nahale-a of Keaukaha, the Napoleon 'ohana of Ho'olehua, as well as additional adorations for Kalaniana'ole by Manu Boyd, Maelia Loebenstein-Carter, Keli'i Ruth, and the Domingo brothers. Jonah Kahanuola Solatorio hosts these practitioners, along with Hailama Farden of Kamehameha Schools, and Tyler 'Iokepa Gomes of the Department of Hawaiian Homelands, to create a fragrant offering that honors Kalaniana'ole and 100 years of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act.
Updated: Nov. 27, 2021 at 6:14 PM HST
Michel’s at the Colony Surf with Executive Chef Hardy is our first guest on this episode of Where Hawaii Eats. He prepares a delicious meal for us to enjoy while overlooking the beautiful ocean and learn more about this iconic restaurant. we go back to Outrigger Waikiki and meet with Maui Brewing Company’s Executive Chef, Chey Hong. We learn more about how she got her start in the industry and sample some of her favorite items on the menu.
Updated: Nov. 17, 2021 at 11:37 PM HST
Tiki’s Grill & Bar in Waikiki is our first stop on this episode of Where Hawaii Eats, owner Bill Tobin and I sample some of their famous dishes, prepared by Executive Chef Ronnie Nasuti, and share some drinks in their iconic Tiki glasses. We head back to Outrigger Waikiki, with General manager Alan Hirano of Pesca Waikiki Beach. This new restaurant takes over the top of the Illikai, and we dine on some of the best dishes from their Mediterranean/Seafood menu.