Archive June 2013

Team Huggo's: Golf Champs for Charity!

Flying the restaurant colors -- the first place team representing Huggo's, On the Rocks and Lava Lava Beach Club!

Huggo’s and its sister restaurants (On the Rocks also in Kailua-Kona and Lava Lava Beach Club at the Waikoloa Beach Resort) pulled together to form the winning foursome in this year’s Tommy Bahamas Golf Classic held at the legendary Mauna Kea Golf Course on Monday, June 17. The sold out charity event, benefiting the North Hawaii Hospice, had more than 150 golfers participate this year.

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Father's Day "King" Special at Huggo's!

Alaska King Salmon in the wild.

Sunday, June 16 is Dad’s day to shine, his day to be treated like a king and Huggo’s Corporate Chef Ken Schloss has created a super special entrée in honor of “his majesty”– Grilled King Salmon “Hong Kong” Style!

The fish — the largest of the Alaska salmons — is grilled to perfection with ginger, chili and garlic, is garnished with Snow Pea Sprouts and Cilantro Leaves and served with Baby Carrots, Bok Choy and Bamboo Rice. In a word: Delicious!

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Huggo's Asian Style Mushrooms Score Big Points!

Huggo's also serves up some of Hawaii Island's most spectacular sunsets!

We absolutely love “love letters” and just have to share this one — and a recipe – with you! It was sent to our stellar General Manager Greg Peterson:

Greg, your chef and staff at Huggos did a fantastic job of preparing wonderful, very memorable, tasty foods; the food, along with the great atmosphere and the sunset views made our evening quite enjoyable. I cannot compliment you folks enough.  We had two wonderful dinners there during our stay on the Big Island.

We ate there last Thursday night, and with the help of our server, Dick, we had a very special evening.  I gave Dick a small list of items from your menu and he ensured that the meal came together in superb fashion.  No doubt the chef also played a huge role. Kudos.

Also I have to hand it to you personally…  your attention at the right moment allowed us to enjoy the meal in the best way possible…  you saw that we were about to share a selection of foods on small plates, and you rushed in with large plates, which allowed us to properly enjoy the served dishes.

One particular item we enjoyed at both meals was the Big Island Grown Asian Style Mushrooms; while this is a small plate item, it played a wonderful role in our meals.

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Congrats to Our Graduate!

Huggo's employee Mercedes Brandt

Mercedeez Brandt is a food runner at our sister restaurant,  On the Rocks. She’s pictured here, all dressed up and ready to head out to her high school graduation party. We’re very lucky to have this dedicated, hard-working and talented young woman with us at On the Rocks. Wishing Mercedeez and all of our Hawaii Island graduates all the best success as they set out to make their mark on the world!

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Please VOTE for Huggos

To acknowledge and encourage the continued tradition of excellent service to the West Hawaii community, West Hawaii Today presents the thirteenth annual Best of West Hawaii ballot.

This is your opportunity to choose the local businesses and services whom you consider to be the BEST at what they do and help to make West Hawaii a great community in which to live, work and play. Winners will be announced in a special Best of West Hawaii section which will be inserted into West Hawaii Today on Sunday, August 25, 2013, and available online for one year.

First place winners of each category will be presented a certificate of recognition to display in their place of business acknowledging them as West Hawaii’s Best of the year, as well as the opportunity to be featured in our special Best of West Hawaii section.

To make your selections simply register on the contest page by creating an account.
If you have an existing account please use that username and password to log in.

If you love fine dining in Kona, let others know by voting for Huggos.



Team Huggo's Supporting 2013 Relay for Life

On the Rocks (our sister restaurant just next door) Manager Timothy Criswell is leading the charge in putting together a team for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life – “Huggo’s for A Cure”!  The team will be comprised of employees and friends of Huggo’s, On the Rocks and Lava Lava Beach Club. This year, the global annual event’s Kailua-Kona-Kona Relay is set for Saturday, July 13 at 6 p.m. at Old Airport Park.

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Huggo's Winning Relay Team for the 2013 Kukio Challenge

Eric's sprint to the finish line!

Huggo’s President Eric von Platen Luder paddles the last leg of the 2013  Kukio Challenge at Kukio Resort on Sunday, June 2. Eric clinched third place overall for his Open Division Relay Team with his strong finish in the two-mile stand up paddle. He and team mates Nathan Grocholski and Justin Butler finished the half-mile swim, three-mile run and two-mile paddle in just 1:09:59. Way to go team!

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