Huggo’s Own Chef Carlos Wins 2nd in Sam Choy Poke Contest

Chef Carlos with his winning Poke dish -- Kona Poke "Pie"!

Huggo’s and On the Rocks Executive Sous Chef Carlos Nava has just been awarded second place in the annual Sam Choy Poke Contest which is just wrapping up now at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa in Keauhou. Chef Carlos’ winning dish was Kona Poke “Pie” — a tasty combination of Cubed Ahi, Onions, Guacamole, Aloha Shoyu, Won Ton Curls and Roasted Sesame Seeds.

Chef Carlos, left, and On the Rocks Cook Isaiah, right, are congratulated by Mayor Billy!

Be sure to congratulate Carlos and his assistant Isaiah Freitas, cook at On the Rocks (our sister restaurant right next door to Huggo’s in the heart of Kailua-Kona) the next time you’re in — they may even whip up their prize-winning dish for you to sample, if all ingredients are available and ultra fresh!

We all look forward to welcoming you at Huggo’s and On the Rocks soon!