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Aloha Greg, Aloha Matt!

July 14, 2014 / 0 Comments

With fond aloha, all of us at Huggo’s bid farewell to Greg Peterson who has successfully managed operations and staff at both Huggo’s and On the Rocks for the past six years.  Greg resigned as of June 7 to focus his attention on the needs of a sick family member. He will be missed by […]

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Team Huggo’s Participated in 15 Annual Kai Opua Regatta

April 30, 2014 / 0 Comments

The family that plays together, stays together! That’s our Huggo’s family! Huggo’s, Huggo’s On The Rocks, and Lava Lava Beach Club staff members are just like family, and we like to work hard and play hard together. Staff members from our three restaurants (including Chef Nava!) made up this year’s Team Huggo’s at the 15th […]

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Another Winning Special from Our Chefs!

August 22, 2013 / 0 Comments

Huggo’s outstanding Sous Chef Carlos Nava shares one of his favorite new ono preparations with dining guests: An herb-crusted ono with tomatillo cream sauce and roasted tomatoes, red onions , salsa fresca, cilantro and lime juice all served over forbidden black rice.

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Huggo’s Hosts the Tournament of the Summer Season!

July 24, 2013 / 0 Comments

The 18th Annual Huggo’s Wahine Tournament takes place this Saturday, July 27, 2013. This year’s theme, “Gods and Goddesses”, celebrates the golden age of the Roman Empire when Gods and Goddesses mingled with Emperors and Empresses and even a few gladiators and centurions no doubt! This fun-filled fishing tournament, with prizes for the best decorated boat […]

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Chef Chris Takes a Turn at the Wheel!

July 22, 2013 / 0 Comments

Mahalo to Mayor Billy Kenoi and our Hawaii Island road crew for improving the roadway fronting both Huggo’s and On the Rocks (our sister restaurant just next door). Our Chef Chris Fagan,  couldn’t help himself — you know boys and their love of big equipment! He jumped at the chance to give it a try, ‘er, […]

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Looks Great…Tastes Even Better!

July 17, 2013 / 0 Comments

  Sous Chef Carlos Nava snapped this picture perfect dish just as it came out of the kitchen at Huggo’s.  This dish — one of many nightly specials showcased at the restaurant — features Herb-Panko Crusted Opah with Asparagus and Black Forbidden Rice in a Ginger Guava Sauce, topped with Island Fresh Pineapple-Mango relish. And, yes, it really does […]

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They’re Back — Frequent Guests from California!

July 16, 2013 / 0 Comments

Part-time Hawaii Island residents — Allan, Linda, Karen and Martha — have returned for their annual three month stay in Holualoa, the colorful, historica town located up mauka (toward the mountains) above Huggo’s and On the Rocks. According to them, on arrival they made a fast track to On the Rocks barely stopping to unpack their bags. […]

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Team Huggo’s: Golf Champs for Charity!

June 20, 2013 / 0 Comments

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 […]

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Team Huggo’s Supporting 2013 Relay for Life

June 5, 2013 / 0 Comments

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 […]

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Huggo’s Winning Relay Team for the 2013 Kukio Challenge

June 4, 2013 / 0 Comments

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, […]

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