2010 Honolulu Toys for Tots Parade

Posted in Events on November 19th, 2010

Get those Harleys ready for the December 5, 2010 Street Bikers United Toys for Tots parade in Honolulu, Hawaii. Four to five thousand riders are expected to make the four mile route beginning at Magic Island and ending at Kapiolani Community College. Participants from several Hawaiian Islands, Japan and other counties are expected.

The event is sponsored by Street Bikers United Hawaii and advanced registration is not required. Gates open at 7AM and the ride begins at 11AM lasting about an hour .All motorcycle riders and their bikes are welcome. A $2 donation is requested to help defray costs for permits, traffic control and insurance.

I spoke to Ray Pagon, State Treasurer for Street Bikers United Hawaii. He asked me to remind riders to be considerate of our neighbors and tourists alike. He encouraged riders to obey all speed limits and discourages revving engines to reduce complaints. This ride brings in over 10,000 toys to boys and girls and he does not want to see the event closed down.

For more information, contact event manager Ray Pagan. Here is a look at last years parade: 2009 Toys for Tots Biker Parade Waikiki.

(Feature Photo Credit: Noel F. Williams)

About this guest blogger:
April M. Williams is a frequent visitor to Hawaii and a great friend of 808Talk. She is also the author of the book “Social Networking Throughout Your Career”, available in paperback and on the Kindle.

Learn more about April by visiting her at the websites below.
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2010 Honolulu Toys for Tots Parade

Posted in Events on November 19th, 2010

Get those Harleys ready for the December 5, 2010 Street Bikers United Toys for Tots parade in Honolulu, Hawaii. Four to five thousand riders are expected to make the four mile route beginning at Magic Island and ending at Kapiolani Community College. Participants from several Hawaiian Islands, Japan and other counties are expected.

The event is sponsored by Street Bikers United Hawaii and advanced registration is not required. Gates open at 7AM and the ride begins at 11AM lasting about an hour .All motorcycle riders and their bikes are welcome. A $2 donation is requested to help defray costs for permits, traffic control and insurance.

I spoke to Ray Pagon, State Treasurer for Street Bikers United Hawaii. He asked me to remind riders to be considerate of our neighbors and tourists alike. He encouraged riders to obey all speed limits and discourages revving engines to reduce complaints. This ride brings in over 10,000 toys to boys and girls and he does not want to see the event closed down.

For more information, contact event manager Ray Pagan. Here is a look at last years parade: 2009 Toys for Tots Biker Parade Waikiki.

(Feature Photo Credit: Noel F. Williams)

About this guest blogger:
April M. Williams is a frequent visitor to Hawaii and a great friend of 808Talk. She is also the author of the book “Social Networking Throughout Your Career”, available in paperback and on the Kindle.

Learn more about April by visiting her at the websites below.
LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilmwilliams
Twitter http://twitter.com/AprilMWilliams
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/AprilMWilliams
CyberLife Tutors Blog http://www.cyberlifetutors.com/blog/
Travel Blog http://www.aprilmwilliams.com


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Mala Ocean Tavern, Lahaina

Posted in Food & Dining on November 4th, 2010

Mala Ocean Tavern Prime Views

Every town has that perfect spot for weekend lunch; in Lahaina, that place is Mala Ocean Tavern. Opened in 2005, by Mark and Judy Ellman, right off the bat Mala’s was the undisputed best place to linger with friends on a long afternoon while sipping a refreshing drink.

Sharing a table on the open-air lanai is best; from there you can watch the sea turtles engage in their underwater paddling contests, moving close to shore, then back out to sea with the waxing and waning surf.  Order a custom muddled mojito, one of Mala’s specialties, and soon you’ll also be going with the flow, which is what dining with friends should be about. Also highly recommended is the Spanish style sangria, crafted of red wine, soda, fresh fruits and a secret ingredient as invigorating as it is delicious.

Appetizer Medley at Mala's

Start with something for everyone (you wouldn’t want to rush) such as the stir-fry Brussels sprouts, edamame guacamole or the Mediterranean Quartet (a platter of feta cheese, hummus, olives, and babaganoush served with the island’s tastiest grilled pita). Although you’ll be tempted by a fantastic selection of healthy, vegetarian, and unique flavor options (such as lamb raita or gado gado salad) don’t overlook the standard burger and fries. At Mala the burger is delicacy in a bun, a hand formed Kobe beef graced with caramelized onions and your choice of cheese. The accompanying fries are sprinkled with fairy dust in the form of truffle oil and taste-bud stimulating spices. Aloha Friday never tasted so good!

Appetizer Medley at Mala's

Weekends are for catching up, so if you’re still in the mood for breakfast, even though it’s long past lunch hour, the beauty of Mala’s, (besides the oceanfront setting on a crystal clear morning) is that Saturdays and Sunday brunch is served from 9 am clear through to 3 pm. Choose from the Great Start Breakfast ( a departure from the standard with meat choices of lamb sausage or prosciutto), the cult favorite, Mala Benny (with fresh fish or mushrooms replacing the standard Canadian bacon under the hollandaise), or Teddy’s Loco Moco, (that artery busting local delight elevated to nearly healthful status with the use of Organic Rice and Kobe Beef under the mushroom gravy. )

Overall, Mala offers a particularly enticing menu in an utterly soothing setting. Casual, yet hip, the chef creates tasty preparations that surprise and delight, using local ingredients whenever possible and served with a healthy dose of Aloha.

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Seafood, Pan-Asian
  • Neighborhood: Lahaina
  • Cross Street: Kapunakea
  • MenuView menu on restaurant’s website
  • Price: $31 to $50
  • Websitehttp://www.malaoceantavern.com/
  • Emaileatmaui@maui.net
  • Phone: (808) 667-9394
  • Hours of Operation:
  • Brunch: Saturday – Sunday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 4:30pm – 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Happy Hour: Daily: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
  • Payment Options:
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Executive Chef: Mark Ellman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking stalls next to the restaurant and next to Local Motion and also you may park on the street and across the street at Safeway or Longs Drugs at the Lahaina Cannery mall.
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Mala Ocean Tavern, Lahaina

Posted in Food & Dining on November 4th, 2010

Mala Ocean Tavern Prime Views

Every town has that perfect spot for weekend lunch; in Lahaina, that place is Mala Ocean Tavern. Opened in 2005, by Mark and Judy Ellman, right off the bat Mala’s was the undisputed best place to linger with friends on a long afternoon while sipping a refreshing drink.

Sharing a table on the open-air lanai is best; from there you can watch the sea turtles engage in their underwater paddling contests, moving close to shore, then back out to sea with the waxing and waning surf.  Order a custom muddled mojito, one of Mala’s specialties, and soon you’ll also be going with the flow, which is what dining with friends should be about. Also highly recommended is the Spanish style sangria, crafted of red wine, soda, fresh fruits and a secret ingredient as invigorating as it is delicious.

Appetizer Medley at Mala's

Start with something for everyone (you wouldn’t want to rush) such as the stir-fry Brussels sprouts, edamame guacamole or the Mediterranean Quartet (a platter of feta cheese, hummus, olives, and babaganoush served with the island’s tastiest grilled pita). Although you’ll be tempted by a fantastic selection of healthy, vegetarian, and unique flavor options (such as lamb raita or gado gado salad) don’t overlook the standard burger and fries. At Mala the burger is delicacy in a bun, a hand formed Kobe beef graced with caramelized onions and your choice of cheese. The accompanying fries are sprinkled with fairy dust in the form of truffle oil and taste-bud stimulating spices. Aloha Friday never tasted so good!

Appetizer Medley at Mala's

Weekends are for catching up, so if you’re still in the mood for breakfast, even though it’s long past lunch hour, the beauty of Mala’s, (besides the oceanfront setting on a crystal clear morning) is that Saturdays and Sunday brunch is served from 9 am clear through to 3 pm. Choose from the Great Start Breakfast ( a departure from the standard with meat choices of lamb sausage or prosciutto), the cult favorite, Mala Benny (with fresh fish or mushrooms replacing the standard Canadian bacon under the hollandaise), or Teddy’s Loco Moco, (that artery busting local delight elevated to nearly healthful status with the use of Organic Rice and Kobe Beef under the mushroom gravy. )

Overall, Mala offers a particularly enticing menu in an utterly soothing setting. Casual, yet hip, the chef creates tasty preparations that surprise and delight, using local ingredients whenever possible and served with a healthy dose of Aloha.

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Seafood, Pan-Asian
  • Neighborhood: Lahaina
  • Cross Street: Kapunakea
  • MenuView menu on restaurant’s website
  • Price: $31 to $50
  • Websitehttp://www.malaoceantavern.com/
  • Emaileatmaui@maui.net
  • Phone: (808) 667-9394
  • Hours of Operation:
  • Brunch: Saturday – Sunday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 4:30pm – 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Happy Hour: Daily: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
  • Payment Options:
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Executive Chef: Mark Ellman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking stalls next to the restaurant and next to Local Motion and also you may park on the street and across the street at Safeway or Longs Drugs at the Lahaina Cannery mall.
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Mala Ocean Tavern, Lahaina

Posted in Food & Dining on November 4th, 2010

Mala Ocean Tavern Prime Views

Every town has that perfect spot for weekend lunch; in Lahaina, that place is Mala Ocean Tavern. Opened in 2005, by Mark and Judy Ellman, right off the bat Mala’s was the undisputed best place to linger with friends on a long afternoon while sipping a refreshing drink.

Sharing a table on the open-air lanai is best; from there you can watch the sea turtles engage in their underwater paddling contests, moving close to shore, then back out to sea with the waxing and waning surf.  Order a custom muddled mojito, one of Mala’s specialties, and soon you’ll also be going with the flow, which is what dining with friends should be about. Also highly recommended is the Spanish style sangria, crafted of red wine, soda, fresh fruits and a secret ingredient as invigorating as it is delicious.

Appetizer Medley at Mala's

Start with something for everyone (you wouldn’t want to rush) such as the stir-fry Brussels sprouts, edamame guacamole or the Mediterranean Quartet (a platter of feta cheese, hummus, olives, and babaganoush served with the island’s tastiest grilled pita). Although you’ll be tempted by a fantastic selection of healthy, vegetarian, and unique flavor options (such as lamb raita or gado gado salad) don’t overlook the standard burger and fries. At Mala the burger is delicacy in a bun, a hand formed Kobe beef graced with caramelized onions and your choice of cheese. The accompanying fries are sprinkled with fairy dust in the form of truffle oil and taste-bud stimulating spices. Aloha Friday never tasted so good!

Appetizer Medley at Mala's

Weekends are for catching up, so if you’re still in the mood for breakfast, even though it’s long past lunch hour, the beauty of Mala’s, (besides the oceanfront setting on a crystal clear morning) is that Saturdays and Sunday brunch is served from 9 am clear through to 3 pm. Choose from the Great Start Breakfast ( a departure from the standard with meat choices of lamb sausage or prosciutto), the cult favorite, Mala Benny (with fresh fish or mushrooms replacing the standard Canadian bacon under the hollandaise), or Teddy’s Loco Moco, (that artery busting local delight elevated to nearly healthful status with the use of Organic Rice and Kobe Beef under the mushroom gravy. )

Overall, Mala offers a particularly enticing menu in an utterly soothing setting. Casual, yet hip, the chef creates tasty preparations that surprise and delight, using local ingredients whenever possible and served with a healthy dose of Aloha.

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Seafood, Pan-Asian
  • Neighborhood: Lahaina
  • Cross Street: Kapunakea
  • MenuView menu on restaurant’s website
  • Price: $31 to $50
  • Websitehttp://www.malaoceantavern.com/
  • Emaileatmaui@maui.net
  • Phone: (808) 667-9394
  • Hours of Operation:
  • Brunch: Saturday – Sunday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 4:30pm – 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Happy Hour: Daily: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
  • Payment Options:
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Executive Chef: Mark Ellman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking stalls next to the restaurant and next to Local Motion and also you may park on the street and across the street at Safeway or Longs Drugs at the Lahaina Cannery mall.
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