International Marketplace Restaurant Preview


The new International Market Place, currently under construction in Waikiki, Hawaii, will offer ten exciting restaurants, including unique-to-market concepts from award-winning Chefs Michael Mina and Roy Yamaguchi.

“In addition to Hawaii’s first Saks Fifth Avenue, our exceptionally curated restaurant lineup will be an important anchor for International Market Place,” said William S. Taubman, chief operating officer, Taubman. “Today’s customers expect to shop world-class brands and then have the opportunity for a great meal and unique social experience — we will deliver both on Kalakaua Ave.”

Chef Michael Mina to Open STRIPSTEAK and THE STREET
James Beard Award winner and Michelin-starred Chef Michael Mina will bring to International Market Place his award-winning STRIPSTEAK. Named Esquire Magazine’s “Best Steak in the United States,” the 8,600 sq. ft. restaurant will be located on the center’s magnificent third-floor grand lanai and will offer Chef Mina’s evocative take on the traditional steakhouse, featuring the finest cuts of all-natural meat, freshly-caught fish and seafood, and seasonal local produce.  The restaurant will feature a la carte cuts of prime steak and imported Wagyu beef, meticulously prepared, as well as signature specials that go beyond conventional steakhouse fare, bringing inspired cuisine to Kalakaua’s premier district.  This will be Chef Mina’s third STRIPSTEAK – Las Vegas and Miami play host to the restaurant’s other locations.

On the center’s first level, Chef Mina will introduce for the first time a 12,500 sq. ft., multi-concept gourmet food hall, THE STREET. The new concept will feature diverse food and beverage offerings, from Japanese ramen and classic American barbecue to specialty handcrafted cocktails and highly curated “omiyage” culinary souvenirs. Inspired by a sense of community and the idea of bringing people together through the universal language of great food, THE STREET will showcase its unique offerings, including those from several local Hawaiian purveyors, all under one roof.

“We’re honored to be working with Taubman, and to be a part of this exciting project in Waikiki,” said Chef Mina. “I’ve been traveling to Hawaii for years and have fallen in love with its culture. I’ve been wanting to do a project there for a very long time.”

Eating House 1849 by Chef Roy Yamaguchi
Also coming to the center’s grand lanai is Eating House 1849 by Chef Roy Yamaguchi. Chef Yamaguchi is the first Hawaiian restaurateur to receive the James Beard Award. His 6,700 sq. ft. restaurant will pay homage to Hawaii’s vibrant culinary heritage and restaurateurs like Peter Fernandez who in the mid-1800s opened one of the first restaurants in Hawaii. Also named Eating House, its offering was sourced from local farmers, ranchers, foragers and fishermen. Chef Yamaguchi will continue its legacy by blending the easy ambiance and simple flavors of the local market with the dynamic modernity of haute cuisine.

“There is nothing in Waikiki like Eating House 1849 where Hawaii’s history and plantation past are reflected in the dishes I’ve created,” said Chef Yamaguchi. “International Market Place is the perfect location for this concept which pays homage to Hawaii’s multi-ethnic island culture.”

Flour & Barley
Flour & Barley, managed by Las Vegas-based hospitality group, Block 16 Hospitality, will provide a unique spin on a traditional pizzeria eatery. The restaurant’s creative menu, helmed by Executive Chef Anthony Meidenbauer, takes classic Italian dishes such as pizzas with wood-fired crusts to panini’s, salads and more, and provides a tasty twist to the most vibrant and unique ingredients available. In addition, Flour & Barley will offer one of the greatest hand-crafted cocktail programs around complemented by an extensive beer selection curated by an in-house team and supported by local and regional breweries. Showcasing natural finishes and a design to resemble that of a rustic sports bar, marble bar tops accented with red and white checkered tableware gives an authentic pizzeria feel, highlighted by an open-air kitchen and anchored by a wood-fired pizza oven wrapped in Ferrari-red tile. The 5,000-square-foot restaurant will be located on the grand lanai.

Goma Tei
Priding itself on serving high-quality food that combines traditional-style Asian cooking methods, like using a stone grinding machine to make sesame paste for Tan Tan Ramen, with modern technology, Goma Tei is a popular, fast-casual staple of Honolulu. The 3,000 sq. ft. restaurant will be the first location in Waikiki and will be located on the center’s grand lanai.  Goma Tei will serve its delicious homemade broths and Tan Tan Ramen — a Japanese-Chinese hybrid noodle soup with sesame and chili pepper flavoring. Other offerings will include rice dishes, curries, gyoza, chicken cold noodles, chicken tatsutaage, shoyu ramen and tonkatsu. Each dish may be paired with one of its excellent assortment of beers on tap.

Kona Grill
Kona Grill will offer a diverse selection of modern American appetizers and entrees and an extensive selection of award-winning sushi. Menu items will be prepared from scratch and will incorporate more than 40 signature sauces and dressings. The menu will be complemented by a full service bar. Guests will find the 7,300 sq. ft. restaurant on the grand lanai.

To be announced this year, Hakkasan Group will also bring one of its revered restaurant concepts to International Market Place. The center’s other remaining restaurants and retail will be announced in 2016.

“The design of the center combined with our collection of brands and culinary experiences will give the new International Market Place a distinctive personality,” said Taubman’s Executive Vice President of Leasing David S. Joseph II. “We are cultivating an exceptional experience for residents and tourists to enjoy.”

The reinvented, 360,000 sq. ft. International Market Place will open on August 25, 2016. Developed by Taubman and CoastWood Capital Group in conjunction with Queen Emma Land Company, the center will offer approximately 75 retailers in addition to the restaurant lineup and Saks Fifth Avenue already named. For ease of access, International Market Place will also offer 700 parking spaces and valet parking.

International Market Place recently celebrated a construction milestone. Its 79 ft. fire tower — destined to become a signature Waikiki landmark — was lifted into place marking the final placement of the construction steel. Ground was broken for the center on March 3, 2014.

For more information on International Market Place, visit

Information courtesy Bennet Group Strategic Communications.

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Tiki’s Bar & Grill November News

Breakfast at Tiki’s Grill & Bar

Tiki’s is now open for breakfast daily from 7am – 10:30am and Chef Ronnie has put together an amazing menu of local and traditional favorites. Some items include: Loco Moco made with Grass Fed Big Island Beef; Smoked Hawaiian Marlin Crepe; Red Velvet Waffles; and Surfer Girl Omelette with shrimp, crab, smoked salmon and lobster sauce. The menu also includes three different types of Eggs Benedict and four different kinds of specialty bacon items: Cheesy Bacon Grits, Chocolate Dipped Bacon, Thick Cut Smoked Bacon and a Bacon Wrapped Pineapple!

St. Francis Winery Winemaker Dinner

Tiki’s Executive Chef Ronnie Nasuti has teamed up with award-winning St. Francis Winery Winemaker Katie Madigan to bring guests an amazing five-course wine pairing dinner. The dinner is taking place on Monday, November 16th from 6pm – 8:30pm. Tickets are $75 per person and can be booked through Eventbrite or Tiki’s website. Tickets also include complimentary valet parking.

For more than four decades, the wines of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards have reflected the finest mountain and valley vineyards in Sonoma County, California. This year, winemaker Katie Madigan was named Best Woman Winemaker at the 2015 International Women’s Wine Competition, where her 2013 Sonoma Old Vine Zinfandel won Best in Show. Chef Ronnie has expertly paired each St. Francis wine with a course from his kitchen (menu is pasted below for you). Chef’s delicious signature items and dinner specials made with carefully sourced local purveyors fuse Hawaiian/ Pacific island flavors with American cuisine. Seating for this event is extremely limited and will sell out quickly.

Turkey At Tiki’s Grill & Bar

Iconic views and Chef Ronnie Nasuti’s special three-course menu (with all the fixings) will make this a memorable Thanksgiving Day for all!

  • When: Thursday, November 26, 4pm – 10:30pm
  • Where: Tiki’s Grill & Bar, 2570 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI
  • Cost: $36 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity)
  • Reservations: 808-923-8454 or

First Course: Parsnip & Apple Bisque with cinnamon creme fraiche and macadamia nuts or Waimanolo Green Salad with dried cranberries, roasted grapes, pistachios and sherry dijon vinaigrette

Second Course: Slow roasted Tom turkey with all of the fixings: Portuguese sausage, pineapple dressing, Yukon gold potato puree, rosemary Chardonnay pan gravy, fresh cranberry and star anise relish, island long bean amandine

Third Course: Pumpkin butter cake with egg nog anglaise

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Hawaii Spots Named Among Best Sushi Bars in America

Nobu Las Vegas via The Daily Meal

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Sushi Paradise, and Sansei Sushi are among the “Best Sushi Bars in America” this year, according to The Daily Meal.

Sansei Seafood Restaurants has four locations across the state, Sushi Paradise is located in Kihei on Maui, and Sansei Sushi is located in Honolulu.

Described as “the world’s largest food and drink lifestyle site,” The Daily Meal named 35 sushi bars across 12 states in its latest annual rankings.

“It’s hard to believe that as recently as 25 years ago, sushi was still considered by many to be an exotic delicacy,” said Dan Myers, Senior Eat/Dine Editor at The Daily Meal. “Today, however, there are sushi restaurants across America of just about every stripe, from holes-in-the-wall turning out serviceable California rolls and tuna sashimi to sprawling emporiums run by internationally renowned chefs.”

To compile the list, The Daily Meal reached out to leading culinary authorities to identify their favorite sushi restaurants. Their suggestions were supplemented with sushi restaurants featured in local reviews and pre-existing regional and local rankings, as well as the many restaurants considered for last year’s ranking. The Daily Meal then graded more than 150 restaurants from across the country on qualities including freshness of fish, variety of offerings, reviews from both professionals and everyday diners, and level of recognition both local and national.

“Some of the top restaurants were easy to identify,” said Myers. “Temples to the craft like Matsuhisa, Sushi Yasuda, and Masa naturally rose to the top, but we were also able to feature some lesser-known places that have yet to be discovered by legions of sushi fans and that deserve attention.”

Here are the top 35 sushi bars in the U.S., according to The Daily Meal:


Rank Name of Restaurant Location 
35 Hide Sushi Los Angeles, California
34 Sansei Multiple Locations, Hawaii
33 Japanese Market North Bay Village, Florida
32 Arami Chicago
31 Sushi Paradise Kihei, Hawaii
30 Sakedokoro Makoto Washington, D.C.
29 Bamboo Sushi Portland, Oregon
28 Zuma Miami
27 Tomo Atlanta
26 Arigato Santa Barbara, California
25 Sushi Sasabune Honolulu
24 Shuko New York City
23 Kabuto Las Vegas
22 Uchi Austin
21 Akiko’s San Francisco
20 Sushi of Gari New York City
19 Ichimura at Brushstroke New York City
18 Matsuhisa Los Angeles
17 15 East New York City
16 Asanebo Los Angeles
15 Makoto Bal Harbour, Florida
14 Kiriko Los Angeles
13 Nobu New York City
12 Katsu Chicago
11 Mori Los Angeles
10 Naoe Miami
9 Oishii Boston
8 Sushi Zen New York City
7 Sushi Zo Los Angeles
6 Nobu Las Vegas
5 Sushi Nakazawa New York City
4 Urasawa Los Angeles
3 O-Ya Boston and New York City
2 Sushi Yasuda New York City
1 Masa New York City

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Highway Inn Powers Bishop Museum Cafe

Bishop Museum is proud to announce the opening of Bishop Museum Café by Highway Inn, offering selections from the Hawaiian food favorite on the historic grounds of the museum. Bishop Museum Café is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily to both museum visitors and the general public.

Highway Inn began offering select favorites from its menu at the Bishop Museum Café on Sept. 10, 2015. Eventually, the plan is for the restaurant to offer an expanded menu once the museum completes renovations on a nearby space in 2016.

“Bishop Museum was reexamining how it can improve its visitor experience through food service, and Highway Inn came up as the clear choice for a partnership,” said Bishop Museum president and CEO Blair D. Collis. “This is a partnership that we are proud of. Highway Inn not only delivers a top-notch food experience, but it’s a local institution that is in alignment with the museum’s mission and goal to perpetuate the Hawaiian culture,” he added.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this partnership,” said Monica Toguchi, president and CEO of Highway Inn. “It’s really a great opportunity for us to bring people and food together as well as perpetuate Hawaiian and Hawaii’s food history and culture in the perfect place, Bishop Museum,” she added.

Bishop Museum Café currently offers a scaled down experience in both menu and facility from other Highway Inn locations on O‘ahu. Among the current offerings are a Hawaiian plate complete with kalua pork and lomi salmon, beef stew, shoyu pineapple chicken, poke bowls, sandwiches and grab-n-go items like musubis. The café also serves breakfast options and house-made desserts and snacks.

While visitors can immediately enjoy having a dining option on the museum grounds, they can also look forward to a greatly enhanced experience in the near future. Plans for a $500,000 renovation are underway to create a new space for the eatery. At its completion, the new dining space will feature indoor and outdoor seating with vistas of Hawaiian Hall and the Great Lawn. On top of an expanded menu and alcoholic beverage options, the experience will be an enriching one, as visitors will be able to learn about Hawaiian Culture and their natural surroundings as they dine.

Construction of the new space is estimated to begin sometime between the end of this year and the beginning of 2016. The estimated opening of the new dining space is spring of 2016.

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Localicious Hawaii to Support Ag Education

Top of Waikiki House Salad

Top of Waikiki is proud to partner with the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation (HAF) to participate in the 2015 Localicious Hawaii; a month-long campaign to promote restaurants committed to supporting the local agricultural industry and raise funds for HAF’s agricultural education program.

For the entire month of March, Top of Waikiki will contribute $1 to HAF’s ag education program, Veggie U, for every House Salad ordered. The popular $12 signature dish features a delicate and colorful mix of locally grown produce such as the MA’O Farms Sassy Mix and radishes, Ho Farms Family Mix Tomatoes and Ho Farms Japanese Cucumbers, tossed in house-made pomegranate vinaigrette.

“At Top of Waikiki, we do our best to purchase locally grown produce when available, and believe in backing the local farms and agricultural industry in Hawaii,” says Executive Chef Lance Kosaka. “We also encourage student internships and educational programs through community colleges to train up-and-coming chefs; HAF’s agriculture education is important for our industry and we support it.”

Localicious Hawaii is made possible through the generous support of ChefZone, a division of Y. Hata, Hawaii State Department of Agriculture, Hawaii Gas, Paradise Cove, Honolulu Brewers Festival and Honolulu Magazine. For further information about Localicious Hawaii, visit

About Top of Waikiki

Top of Waikiki is Hawaii’s only revolving restaurant and offers locals and visitors alike, a unique dining experience in the heart of Waikiki. Complimentary validated parking is available at the Waikiki Business Plaza. Top of Waikiki is located on the 18th floor of the Waikiki Business Plaza, 2270 Kalakaua Ave. For reservations, call 808-923-3877 or go to Groups and special event requests are welcome by prior arrangement. Dinner is served from 4:30-9:30 p.m., 7 nights a week. Appetizers and salads range from $9-19, entrées from $25-45, and all desserts are $9. Prix-fixe tasting menus are also available, at $65 for four courses and $95 for six courses, including the lavish Surf n’ Turf.

About The Hawaii Agricultural Foundation

The Hawaii Agricultural Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization created to promote agriculture and farming. Established in 2007, HAF’s mission is to support and sustain Hawaii’s agricultural industry by addressing critical needs and services of farmers and the agricultural industry in Hawaii, and by better connecting the farmers with the community and vice-versa.

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Four Courses for Valentine’s Day at Top of Waikiki


SONY DSCFor Valentine’s Day, Top of Waikiki is offering a four-course meal filled with exquisite flavors. Take in 360-degree views of the Honolulu skyline, while impeccable service attends to your every need under the soft glow of candlelight. Executive Chef Lance Kosaka crafts this year’s mouth-watering selection that is only available on February 14.

“While selecting this menu, I focused on how special Valentine’s Day is to our guests, and also to all of us here at the restaurant. I wanted to create a meal that simply tastes great and would be memorable,” said Executive Chef Lance Kosaka. “These dishes were created just for this night and aren’t ordinarily on the menu, so it’s a chance for our guests to enjoy some different flavors at Top of Waikiki.”

Set hearts on fire with this culinary experience, beginning with the Slow Motion Egg, an amuse bouche of slow-cooked local egg paired with smoked pork, mushroom ragout and a sweet onion foam. Savor a seductive, second course of Shrimp and Snow Crab Claws with ricoto cocktail sauce, Hawaiian hearts of palm and avocado mousse. Select between a delicate Miso and Yuzu Glazed Smoked Butterfish with eggplant puree and crispy gobo, or Roasted Beef Striploin with red-wine braised cabbage and charred broccoli puree as your entree. Dessert is Baked Alaska; a sinfully decadent chocolate cake made for two, with raspberry ice cream and dark chocolate sorbet.

The four-course menu is $75, with an additional wine and cocktail pairing for just $20. An “Early Lover’s Special,” which features the same four-course menu, for $55 and is available from 4:30pm – 5:30pm. Reservations are required by phone for this night so please call us at: (808) 923-3877. To see the complete menu, please visit our website:

Top of Waikiki, voted best restaurant with a view, is Honolulu’s only revolving restaurant and offers a unique dining experience in the heart of Waikiki. Top of Waikiki always offers FREE validated parking. For more information, please call 808-923-3877 or go to

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Honolulu Cookie Co. Goes Silver & Pink for Valentine’s Day


honolulu-chocolate-company-2Honolulu Cookie Company turns its thoughts to love with the Valentine’s Collection 2015. This year, the collection celebrates the timelessness of romance. With each gift item, the collection calls up the feeling of first love, rekindled infatuation, and all the little perfections that make your special someone so sweet.

The design element of the Valentine’s Collection 2015 showcases its modern take on timeless romance. Powerful silvers and vibrant pinks are paired up to evoke the feelings of that first romantic spark. This innocence and intensity can be seen throughout the collection’s packaging, giving a contemporary twist to the classic heart-shaped gift box. To complete the perfect gift, Honolulu Cookie Company has changed the signature pineapple shape of its shortbread cookies to hearts, in assorted flavors of tropical fruit, macadamia nut, coconut, coffee, chocolate — all dipped in premium white, dark or milk chocolate. In addition, there are three non-dipped, chocolate chip flavors.

Customers may choose from a variety of gift sizes for the perfect expression of how they feel. Give a sweet peck on the cheek with the Sweet Heart Tin’s nine delicious treats ($9.95), or relive a lifetime of romance with the Satin Heart Gift Box’s selection of 37 cookies ($39.95). To see the full line of Honolulu Cookie Company’s Valentine’s Collection 2015, visit or stop by one of their retail locations. Order by February 8 for delivery throughout the U.S. before Valentine’s Day.

In their stores, Honolulu Cookie Company is creating an atmosphere of romance. Select a love note to pair with your gift box that may help you find those perfect romantic words this Valentine’s Day. And to bring a little romance to their partnership with DFS, Honolulu Cookie Company is offering two unique items only available in DFS stores. The Valentine’s Gift Tote makes for an adorable sampling of 8 cookies in 3 flavors and the Valentine’s Gift Box offers a wider selection of 21 cookies in 10 flavors.

This Valentine’s Day, celebrate that romantic spark with a little help from the Honolulu Cookie Company. For more details on the company and its products, please visit or call toll free at (866) 333-5800.

You can also find Honolulu Cookie Company on Facebook at

About Honolulu Cookie Company

Since 1998, Honolulu Cookie Company’s premium shortbread cookies have been made from the original recipe using Hawaii’s freshest and finest ingredients. Baking begins every morning at 5 A.M. in Honolulu and each cookie is individually wrapped.

On Oahu, Honolulu Cookie Company has seven retail stores in Waikiki, one at Ward Warehouse and a kiosk in the Makai Food Court at Ala Moana Center. On Maui, Honolulu Cookie Company has a store in the Shops at Whalers Village and a second on Front Street in Lahaina. A third Maui store will open in the Shops at Wailea in February of this year. Honolulu Cookie Company can be found in the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo in Las Vegas, with a second store opening in early March in the Grand Bazaar Center on Las Vegas Boulevard. The first international locations opened in July and December 2014 in Seoul, Korea.

In addition, Honolulu Cookie Company cookies are available at select retail partners: Neiman Marcus, Tommy Bahama, and DFS stores. Go to for details.

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Jamba Juice Hawaii Adds Kale


jambakaleposterJamba Juice Hawaii is kicking off the New Year with a new lineup of Kale offerings, and a new, only-in-Hawaii Kale bowl. Not only is kale a nutrition sensation, but in true Jamba style, the new Kale smoothies taste sensational, too.

“Hawaii is the #1 healthy state in the nation, and when it comes to eating healthy, kale is a #1 leafy green vegetable,” says Donna Yano, VP of Jamba Juice Hawaii. “That’s why kale tops our new line made with fresh whole foods ingredients that taste great, including a yummy new kale bowl that’s exclusively in Jamba Juice Hawaii stores.”

Most Americans do not eat the recommended 2.5 to 3 daily 1-cup servings of vegetables.

Each Jamba Juice Kale Product contains at least 1 cup of Kale, along with other wholesome, straight-from-the earth whole foods ingredients that provide up to 3 full servings of fruit and/or veggies, depending on which product you choose.

Dietary guidelines also recommend eating more leafy greens, and many nutritionists rate kale as the #1 leafy green to add to your diet. If you want to eat healthier this year, Kale can’t be beat. Jamba makes it so easy to get your daily servings, and you don’t need to go to Kale University to kale-i-brate the nutritional benefits!

One cup of Kale provides:

  • 6 grams of Carbs
  • 35 Calories
  • 130% RDA* of Vitamin A (supports healthy eyes and skin)
  • 130% RDA of Vitamin C (supports a healthy immune system)
  • 100% RDA of Vitamin K (supports healthy blood)
  • Calcium (supports healthy bones & teeth)
  • Plus many other essential vitamins and minerals

“We’re excited to provide Hawaii’s active people with nutrition-packed refreshments to help them achieve their healthy living goals,” Yano said.

In addition, all Jamba Kale products are vegetarian, gluten-free, and are FREE of artificial flavors, preservatives and high fructose corn syrup. Here’s the lineup:

  • Amazing Greens Whole Foods Smoothie with Nonfat Greek Yogurt, Peaches and Bananas, and Chia Seeds
    • All the Benefits of Kale, plus:
    • 11 grams Protein
    • 6 grams Fiber
  • Greens ‘n Ginger Whole Foods Smoothie
    • Fresh Kale
    • Mango
    • Peach
    • Ginger
    • Lemonade
    • Lactose-free
  • Apple ‘n Kale Bowl (Hawaii Exclusive)
    • Fresh Kale
    • Apple Juice
    • Mangoes
    • Bananas
    • Almonds
    • Honey Drizzle
    • Lactose-free
  • Kale Orange Power Juice
    • Fresh Kale
    • Fresh-squeezed orange juice
    • Bananas
    • Lactose-free

About Jamba Juice Hawaii

Jamba Juice is the category-defining leader in all-natural, made-to-order fruit smoothies, juices, acai bowls and other snacks for health-conscious consumers with discerning tastes. Jamba entered the Hawaii market in June 1999 and now has 33 stores whirling on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island and employs over 700 team members. Jamba Juice Hawaii is an authorized licensee between Jamba Juice Company of Emeryville, CA and Blue Pacific Hawaii, LLC. Jamba Juice Smoothies are packed with real fruit and veggies and loaded with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Visit for store locations and more information.

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Crabbie’s Ginger Beer Reaches Hawaii


crabbies-screenshotCrabbie’s Ginger Beer has arrived in Hawaii through a partnership with Paradise Beverages.

“Crabbie’s is a truly innovative drink that wasn’t offered before in America and the response has been incredible,” says Phil Clarke, general manager of St. Killian Importing, the exclusive US importer of Crabbie’s. “We are excited share Crabbie’s, over ice with a slice, with people throughout Hawaii; it’s time for a Crabbie’s.”

Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer (4.8%) established, and is leading, the alcoholic ginger beer category in the United States. It’s carefully crafted from a secret recipe using the finest ginger which is cold steeped for up to six weeks and then combined with four exotic spices. The result is a refreshing, light bodied ginger beer with a spicy fresh ginger flavor, notes of citrus and a warming finish. Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer is ideal when served chilled over ice with a slice of lemon or lime.

The story of Crabbie’s began in Edinburgh, Scotland during the early 19th century with respected wine and spirits merchant, Miller Crabbie. His son John Crabbie would later inherit the family business and soon developed a flair for the innovative. Capitalizing on the nearby Port of Leith gave him access to ingredients from many nations, he sourced the finest ginger and exotic spices for his signature Green Ginger Wine, starting a legacy that would last for generations to come. Crabbie’s iconic elephant trademark symbolizes its heritage; 200 years ago, elephants were traditionally used by importers to explore untrodden grounds to procure ingredients. Today, Crabbie’s is sold across the globe in a variety of refreshing ranges.

Crabbie’s is available for purchase in a 16.9 ounce bottle. Ideal for sipping, Crabbie’s can also be blended into a variety of ginger beer cocktails, such as a Dark & Crabbie and the Moscow Mule.

As the first alcoholic ginger beer available in America, the number one question asked by consumers is, “Where can I buy Crabbie’s?” To help in their quest for Crabbie’s refreshment, Crabbie’s launched the free, Time for a Crabbie’s app, available for iPhone and Android smart phones. Find the nearest stores, bars and restaurants selling Crabbie’s, take an interactive poll on the favorite Crabbie’s flavor, read flavor profiles, and enjoy Crabbie’s cocktail recipes.

The free app can be found by searching ‘Time for a Crabbie’s’ on Apple’s App store and on Google Play for Android phones. For consumers who do not have a smart phones, Crabbie’s has also launched a ‘Find Crabbie’s’ section of its website Simply enter a zip code to locate the nearest Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer.

For information on sales in Hawaii, please contact Thom Cornog ( For more information on Crabbie’s, please visit them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

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Tommy Bahama Opening in Waikiki

tommybahamaTommy Bahama has announced plans to open a new restaurant and retail destination in Waikiki in August 2015.

Located at 298 Beach Walk, the planned three-level, 19,323-square-foot Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store captures the views of legendary Kalakaua Avenue, considered the center of Waikiki’s preeminent shopping district. Celebrating the rich heritage of Hawaii and the relaxed style synonymous with the brand, Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store will honor cultural island traditions while reflecting its easy resort spirit.

There are currently seven Tommy Bahama stores in Hawaii including two with restaurants: The Shops at Mauna Lani on the Big Island and The Shops at Wailea on Maui.

“Waikiki Beach is an iconic destination for vacationers from all over the world and the perfect setting to share an authentic Tommy Bahama dining and shopping experience,” said Rob Goldberg, Executive Vice President Restaurants, Tommy Bahama.

The new location will include an expansive first floor retail space with a restaurant and bar area on the second floor opening up to a cascade of windows taking advantage of city views while creating an outdoor feel. The third level rooftop bar will feature a terrace style cocktail area for lounging with a sandy beach patio modeling a seashore vibe.

A significant architectural design feature will be a beautiful staircase that will usher guests seamlessly between floors, bordered by a lush living plant wall for a green garden effect. The colorful ambiance will be enhanced with warm wood tones, lavish textures and clever décor in keeping with Tommy Bahama’s signature, luxuriously understated surroundings.

“This particular location is naturally representative of Tommy Bahama’s relaxed living philosophy. We’ve embraced Waikiki’s spectacular beach and urban elements, blending the best of these two settings to take advantage of this ultimate vacation spot,” added Mr. Goldberg.

Offering an easily accessible oasis for a fun escape, guests will find an impressive assortment of Tommy Bahama men’s and women’s sportswear, swimwear, footwear, accessories, and a selection of home décor items. The restaurant’s menu will focus on regional Hawaiian island-inspired cuisine using fresh, seasonal ingredients with locally sourced beef and seafood. On the third level, guests can immerse themselves in the lively bar setting and unwind while imbibing on hand-crafted cocktails, wine and local brews.

With the brand’s affinity for coastal climates showcasing a relaxed lifestyle that engages the senses and delights enthusiasts, Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store has found another home in Honolulu.

About Tommy Bahama

Tommy Bahama is part of Tommy Bahama Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Oxford Industries, Inc. Established in August 1992, with corporate headquarters in Seattle, Tommy Bahama is an island-inspired lifestyle brand that defines relaxed, sophisticated style in men’s and women’s sportswear, swimwear, accessories, footwear and a complete home furnishings collection. The company owns and operates over 150 Tommy Bahama retail locations worldwide, 15 of which offer a Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar.

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