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Have You Heard, Oops, Rather Read the News?

May 9, 2012 / 0 Comments

Honolulu-based Pacfic Business News reported on this exciting news late last week: We look forward to welcoming you soon….stay tuned for opening date details!

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The Buzz has Begun: Lava Lava Beach Club

March 23, 2012 / 14 Comments

The digital edition of Hawaii Modern Luxury magazine’s spring “Best of” issue is now on line and features the latest endeavor coming soon from Huggo’s proprietor Eric von Platen Luder. Check it out on pages 10 and 89 at Modern Luxury Media. Editor Margie Jacinto says, “For those of you who prefer to party on the Big Island, […]

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Talking Story with Shirley!

March 1, 2012 / 2 Comments

It’s no surprise that Shirley von Platen Luder, Hawaii Island kama’aina (long-time resident), is a regular at Huggo’s and Huggo’s on the Rocks just next door. Shirley founded Huggo’s with husband Hugo in 1969 with the motto “good food and good fun”.  Shirley says, “It’s always been a great gathering spot and back in the day […]

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Thirty Years of Innovation and PreservingTradition

February 21, 2012 / 0 Comments

  Eric von Platen Luder This year marks Eric’s 30th anniversary as leader and visionary of the business founded by his parents Shirley and Hugo in 1969. As president of  Olu Kai, Ltd., he oversees operations at Huggo’s Restaurant, Huggo’s on the Rocks and Paradise Gourmet Catering all in Kailua-Kona. Look for even more to come from […]

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Expanded Lounge Menu, Another Sweet Addition and all that Jazz!

February 10, 2012 / 3 Comments

Chef Ken’s been busy testing new dishes, playing with new products and introducing new items to Huggo’s menus and, of course, he is always dreaming up fabulous nightly specials. The expansive lounge menu has been expanded even futher to include a Kona Kai shrimp sizzling platter in shrimp stock, garlic and herbs — bet you […]

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We’re Celebrating National Chocolate Day at Huggo’s

January 28, 2012 / 0 Comments

As the only state in the nation cultivating cacao, we’d be remiss if we didn’t give a big shout out and mahalo (thank you) to our Hawaii Island growers and chocolate makers for the delicious products they supply all year round. Chef Ken and his culinary team serve up a bevvy of chocolate desserts and the entertaining […]

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Surf’s Up & the Swordfish are Jumping!

January 24, 2012 / 0 Comments

Today’s fresh catch is in at Huggo’s in Kailua-Kona, and Chef Ken has something special planned for dinner tonight! It’s Macadamia Nut Crusted Shutome (swordfish) with Avocado-Coconut Cream Sauce served with his classic Molokai Potato Mash and Baby Bok Choy. Our suggested wine pairing? Carmel Road Chardonnay from Monterey County — a delicious wine & great value […]

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Diner Confidential: Huggo’s “Secret” Spots

January 15, 2012 / 0 Comments

Suspended just feet above gently breaking waves under a canopy brilliant stars, nothing beats dinner on Huggo’s hidden and intimate Nalu Lanai. With just about 20 seats available in this area, don’t take your chances — be sure to reserve in advance. And with winter temperatures dipping into the low 70s, be sure to bring a wrap. Chef […]

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Hurry Tonight’s Chef Special is Super Special!

January 6, 2012 / 2 Comments

Tonight’s fresh catch special, Mong Chong, is often compared to lobster for it’s texture and delicate, distinct flavor. Chef Ken is preparing it in a delicious Thai-style — sautéed in penang curry and coconut milk. It’s served up with avocado forbidden black rice, wilted Asian greens and mango-cabbage slaw. Mong Chong is not always available, so don’t miss out — make […]

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Let the Civil Unions Begin!

January 2, 2012 / 2 Comments

Well actually, they’ve begun as of 12:01 a.m. today! Huggo’s gives a big shout out to Hawaii state lawmakers who earlier this year approved legislation legalizing same-sex civil unions…as the law went into effect in the early hours today, many couples state wide exchanged vows. Congratulations to all! If you’re planning a union, our sister companies […]

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