World Wide Ed

Fave Friday: Rice Fest Tomorrow!

September 10th, 2010

Lookin' for something to do this weekend? How about a fun, food, family festival on Saturday called... wait for it...

1st Annual Hawaii Rice Fest
The Rice Fest???

I know, I know, I've been pimpin' this event out for the last month or so, and you're probably tired of hearing about it, but for those who haven't heard about it yet (or for those who ignored my last uku million or so notices), I figgah one last push wouldn't hurt right? Hehe!

Anyway, rather than doing something standard like simply asking you to come and support a brutha and check it out, I thought that giving you the details of the event (with photos!) might be an easier sell. LOL! So without further ado... Here ya go!

12:00pm - Rice Fest (at the Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace) starts, hosted by 102.7 Da Bomb's Bruddah Bryan

Bruddah Bryan
102.7 Da Bomb's Bruddah Bryan

1:00pm-1:30pm - 1st Celebrity/Chef Cooking Demo (with Cookin' With Cutty's Chef Barry "Cutty" Cutler and Hawaii News Now's Stephanie Lum)

Barry 'Cutty' CutlerStephanie Lum
Barry "Cutty" Cutler (Cookin' With Cutty) & Stephanie Lum (Hawaii News Now)

2:00pm-2:30pm - 2nd Celebrity/Chef Cooking Demo (with Kai Market's Chef Darren Demaya and KITV4's Lara Yamada)

Chef Darren DemayaLara Yamada
Chef Darren Demaya (Kai Market) & Lara Yamada (KITV4)

2:30pm-3:00pm - Lion Dance Performance by Lung Kong Physical Culture Club

Bruddah Bryan
Lion Dance Performance by Lung Kong Physical Culture Club

3:00pm-3:30pm - Live Entertainment by Heart & Soul, and the Ukulele Hale Keiki

Heart & Soul
Heart & Soul, and the Ukulele Hale Keiki

3:00pm-4:00pm - "Riceipe" Cooking Competition - Professional Division (including Don Ho's Island Grill's Robert Denis, Kauai Grill's Colin Hazama, Tokkuri-Tei's Hideaki "Santa" Miyoshi, RumFire's Matthew Naula, and HMS Host's Kendall Uyehara).

Chef Robert DenisChef Colin HazamaChef Hideaki 'Santa' MiyoshiChef Matthew NaulaChef Kendall Uyehara
Chef Robert Denis (Don Ho's Island Grill), Chef Colin Hazama (Kauai Grill), Chef Hideaki "Santa" Miyoshi (Tokkuri-Tei), Chef Matthew Naula (RumFire) & Chef Kendall Uyehara (HMS Host)

4:30pm-5:00pm - Taiko Drum Performance by Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii under the direction of Sensei Akemi Martin

Taiko Drum Performance by Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii under the direction of Sensei Akemi Martin
Taiko Drum Performance by Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii under the direction of Sensei Akemi Martin

5:00pm-5:30pm - 3rd Celebrity/Chef Cooking Demo (with Kauai Grill's Chef Colin Hazama and Hawaii News Now's Minna Sugimoto)

Chef Colin HazamaMinna Sugimoto
Chef Colin Hazama (Kauai Grill) & Minna Sugimoto (Hawaii News Now)

6:00pm-6:20pm - SPAM Musubi Eating Contest

6:30pm-7:30pm - Live Entertainment by Kapena / De Lima Ohana

Kapena / De Lima Ohana
Kapena / De Lima Ohana

7:30pm-8:00pm - Contest Winner Announcements

8:00pm - Rice Fest Concludes

All Day (12pm-8pm)
* Live Tweetup/Scavenger Hunt - Compete in this Tweetup/Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win great prizes!
* Rice Passport Game - Complete the Rice Fest Passport for your chance to Win a trip to Vegas!
* Rice Education Booth - Learn all about Rice in our educational booth
* Rice Donation Center - Donate your rice to Lanakila Pacific's Meals on Wheels program and
The Keiki Zone - coloring contest hosted by members of the 58th Cherry Blossom Festival Court from 12pm-4pm, balloons and fun from Bubbles Duh Clown, and games from the Mobile Gamer Guys

58th Cherry Blossom Festival Court
58th Cherry Blossom Festival Court

And let's not forget about all of the participating vendors:

  • Arturo's Hot Sauce in Hawaii
  • Big City Diner
  • Bubbles Duh Clown
  • Don Ho's Island Grill
  • Dr. Maria Stewart (University of Hawaii at Manoa Professor of Nutrition)
  • Eastern Food Center
  • Hawaiian Kine Seasonings
  • Himalayan Kitchen
  • KATS SUSHI
  • Lanakila Pacific
  • Leonard's Malasadas
  • Mobile Gamer Guys
  • OISHI-GENMAI
    GIC JAPAN
  • Pelekunu's Teri Sauces
  • Primo Sushi
  • Thai Kitchen
  • Soul Patrol
  • SNOW |F|A|C|T|O|R|Y|
  • Sweet Charlotte

So wot? Sold? Come on down gang! Hope to see y'all there!

6 Responses to “Fave Friday: Rice Fest Tomorrow!”

  1. M:

    Howzit Ed!

    Wow! it's going to be a great event by looking at the program!


  2. che:

    Ed, I hope you feel better. I've had a cold now for 3 weeks. I'd better get to work as soon as the UH game ends. Downtown parking might be bad. Hopefully I can stop by. Is your sister a good cook?


  3. Kel Sr.:

    Aloha Ed,

    Make sure you call Jr. to go to the events at ATM, especially to see your sista cook!!!

    For me, it's "To Go or Not to Go" that is the question.

    SR.


  4. NeedaHobby:

    Sounds like a great event. Have fun! Too bad I won't be in town.


  5. che:

    Ed, so where is the video of your sister cooking?


  6. World Wide Ed:

    * 1.M:
    Howzit Ed!

    Wow! it's going to be a great event by looking at the program!

    Hope you were able to come down emmz!

    * 2.che:
    Hopefully I can stop by. Is your sister a good cook?

    Um, not really. And I can say that because she said it herself on stage. LOL! Nah! I have no idea, but I think she's like me. We both have the skills, but have applied them yet. Yeah, yeah, yeah! 😉

    * 3.Kel Sr.:
    For me, it's "To Go or Not to Go" that is the question.

    SR.

    I hope it was "To Go"!... 😉

    * 4.NeedaHobby:
    Sounds like a great event. Have fun! Too bad I won't be in town.

    Next year! 😉

    * 5.che:
    Ed, so where is the video of your sister cooking?

    You know, after the event was all pau, there was all this stuff I wish I had done. Too much running around that whole day I think. Oh well, good notes for next year. I was able to catch part of the SPAM Musubi Eating Contest towards the end of the night when things settled down:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2qaaHBgsbg

    "Uncle Rodney" (second from left) won with downing 8 in 3 minutes! Woah!