Archive May 2012
It’s Memorial Day Weekend so why not treat yourself to one of Chef Ken’s delectable specials!
Tonight he’s preparing these tempting dishes in addition to Huggo’s innovative menu:
Coconut Thai Curry
Lemongrass, Calamari, Lobster, Shrimp and Mongchong with Jasmine Rice
Kalua Pork and Arugula with Tomatoes, Parmesan and Fontina Cheeses
Kau kau & enjoy!
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Samuel Larsen, one of the newest members of the cast of “Glee”, sporting his signature dreads enjoyed lunch On the Rocks with friends yesterday afternoon, taking a moment to strike a pose with our restaurant supervisor Claire Parker. Larsen, who plays Joe Hart on the popular TV series, chowed down on our famous fish and chips. Next time perhaps Claire will charm a song from the young star!
The spring issue of Marin magazine (published in San Francisco Bay Area’s northern county of Marin) features a story on the “Five Must Dos” on four Hawaiian Islands. Among Hawaii Island’s top five, sunset dinner at Huggo’s! The article reads in part: “This sunset dinner spot won’t disappoint…Huggo’s has been a local (and visitor’s) favorite since opening in 1969.”
On the Rocks (we’ve changed our name, dropping Huggo’s to prevent confusion between our two waterfront restaurants in Kailua-Kona) is showcased in the current issue of Big Island Traveler magazine in an article titled “Sunset on the Rocks”. A snippet from the piece reads: “Once you step into Huggo’s on the Rocks, you know you’re here to stay. A consistent favorite among locals and visitors to “chillax”, Huggo’s on the Rocks is the perfect “kick back” spot to enjoy delicious food and tropical libations while being immersed in the complete ambiance of the Pacific Ocean. Huggo’s on the Rocks is a must-try destination for a memorable oceanfront dining experience.”
Many thanks to the writers and editors for the kind words!
Honolulu-based Pacfic Business News reported on this exciting news late last week:
Chef Ken is busy preparing one of his favorite recipes from one of his favorite countries — India — for dinner this evening. Before joining the team at Huggo’s, Chef Ken traveled extensively throughout India and Thailand, tasting and developing his own take on some classic dishes.
Tonight’s special is one of many:
Sautéed in Penang Curry and Coconut Milk
Served with Avocado-Bamboo Rice, and Snow Pea Shoot and Heart of Palm Salad
And don’t forget to save room for dessert!
With Mother’s Day just a week away, it’s time to put Huggo’s on your speed dial! Chef Ken has created a special prix fixe menu for that very special woman in your life. Of course, our classic menu offerings will be available, as well as a selection of morning caught fish specials.
Mother’s Day 2012
Keahole Lobster, Mango & Avocado Tower
With Arugula & Ka’u Grapefruit Citronette
Roasted Kona Coffee-Black Pepper Crusted Beef Tenderloin
With Gorgonzola Potato Gratin, Fennel al Forno, Cabernet Glaze & Bernaise Sauce
Add Lobster $22.00
Fresh Raspberries, Mascarpone Cheese & Grand Marnier
For reservations, please phone: (808) 329-1493; or on-line at Huggo’s.
Looking for the best place to party tomorrow night? Join the fiesta at On the Rocks (aka Huggo’s on the Rocks…we’ve dropped the Huggo’s, so now you can just tell your friends to meet you On the Rocks in Kailua-Kona)! The fun starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 with pupu and drink specials, and contests that will have you winning big time! What you need to know to be in the running:
$25 gift certificate for the Best Sombrero…dazzle us with your biggest, most outrageous hat!
$25 gift certificate for the Best Mariachi Costume…c’mon, rock our Tamboritas!
$25 gift certificate for the Best Hat Dance Performance…show us what you got!
$25 gift certificate for the winner of the Jalepeno Eating Contest…we’ll also shout you a glass of milk when you’ve finished!
$50 gift certificate for the winninig couple of the Best Salsa Dancing Contest…dust off your dancing shoes!
The hot “Salsa Latino” band will have your groove going all night long, and our culinary team joins the bar crew in offering the most ono food and drink in town.
Food specials of the night, priced at $7 each, include:
Housemade Chili Verde Tamales
Taco plate with Rice & Beans
Fish Taco Plate
Pacifico & Corona Lights $5
We really aren’t picking regional favorites, but last week we couldn’t help but notice Huggo’s was dominated by guests from the Pacific Northwest — one of the seafood capitols of the world — enjoying our ono (delicious) local fish!
Among the savored dishes: Chef Ken’s Sauteed Pancetta-wrapped Mong Chong with Hawaii Island Asparagus served over Polenta. Jane from Seattle, who had never heard of this mild white fish, was overheard saying, “In a word, yummy!” We couldn’t agree more, Jane, thanks for the great review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Huggo’s soon!