Join past and future Ka Ipu Kukui fellows as we celebrate the continuation of this important and inspiring leadership program!
On Tuesday July 21st from 7-10pm, the South Shore Tiki Lounge will donate a portion of food and beverage sales to Ka Ipu Kukui, a year long leadership program that gives participants balanced insight on the challenges and prospects facing Maui Nui. Participants spend two days a month together covering important topics such as leadership, energy, agriculture, development, tourism, culture, government, and much more. Topics are mostly presented during field trips and through meetings with industry leaders. The County of Maui was generous in supporting the program but this year they were unable to support the full amount required for a third class.
It’s official. South Shore Tiki Lounge won Best Bar for the 4th straight year in Maui Time Weekly’s “Best of” issue – available today! Much mahalos to Maui Time Weekly and the readers that vote for us year in and year out.
We are also proud to announce Tiki’s own Sarah Stern won Best Female Bartender and Jake Morris got runner-up for Best Male Bartender. We also received a nod as runner-up for Best Place to Dance.
Congratulations to the best staff on this island – particularly GM Terry “T-Bone!”, head of security Tony, chef Danny, and bar manager Renie – plus all the musicians/djs who grace our lanai.
We’d like to send out a special congratulations to recent Tiki Lounge host Maui Thing for winning Best Local Designer; Thursday happy hour musician and all around friend of the bar Erin Smith for Best Female Musician; and fellow Kalama Village neighbors: Kihei Caffe for Best Breakfast; Fat Daddy’s for Best BBQ for & Mahina for Best Boutique.
The Throwdowns have been at hard at work on their debut album available this August. This free two song release which can be picked up at the South Shore Tiki Lounge offers just a taste so we can all beg for more! Keep up with them on their MySpace page.
Trisha Smith writes, “Whether it’s the charismatic staff, health- and local-conscious fare, its owners’ commitment to the community or the fire-breathing humanoid along the bamboo wall, the South Shore Tiki Lounge mixes all the right ingredients in their recipe for success.” Click here for the full story.
Maui Thing and South Shore Tiki Lounge raised over $500 for the Kihei Youth Center last night! Thanks to everyone that came out in support of a worthy cause. Special thanks to Erin Smith for gracing us with her music, Malia Rodrigues and Saedene Ota from Maui Thing as well as Maggie from Bohemia Boutique and Holly from Summer House who contributed prizes for the raffle.
The Kihei Youth Center provides recreational activities, educational programs, cultural enrichment/ appreciation programs, leadership projects and family-oriented community events. They help over 500 kids from 8 to 17 years old in a year. In partnership with Maui Thing clothing company, the South Shore Tiki Lounge is holding an all day benefit on June 10 to raise money for this wonderful organization. Erin Smith is also donating her talent and will be performing from 8-10pm.
A donation of any kind on June 10 will be priceless to the families and kids of Kihei!
South Shore Tiki Lounge in Maui Time Weekly’s Ono Kine Grinds this week. Kate Bradshaw writes, “While many of us would be happy just to sit in the shade huddled over our small vats of jungle juice, it’s good to know there is at least one place that recognizes the importance of community—and more importantly makes some tasty grub.” Click here to read the article.
Art & Culture on Maui May/June 2009 issue published an article entitled “Reinvisioning Tiki.” Covering the history of the Tiki subculture, the piece also touched on the South Shore Tiki Lounge and the new artwork that adorns its walls. Pick up a copy of Art & Culture on Maui or click here to view in their schnazzy online page flipper. The article starts on page 14.