||virgin hukilau attendee seeks info
Joined: Jul 21, 2005
|Posted: 2005-07-21 1:53 pm  Permalink|
Aloha All- Basically I am a rookie to the hukilau and a virgin to fort lauderdale in general, but my wife and I will be there for our first anniversary and some how i convinced her that this is how we should celebrate! I am just curious if there is anyone out there that has attended in the past or lives in fla and has any suggestions on cool/cheap places to stay, eat, basically be merry. People can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. any info or even suggestions is greatly appreciated....
Joined: Apr 28, 2005
|Posted: 2005-07-21 1:58 pm  Permalink|
Have you been to www.thehukilau.com?
Joined: Apr 03, 2002
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
|Posted: 2005-07-21 2:26 pm  Permalink|
The Bahia Cabana on the site is very reasonable. The links page has a "Hot Eats" page with lots of side visits.
"Mai-Kai: History & Mystery of the Iconic Tiki Restaurant" the book
Joined: Apr 01, 2004
From: UPPER CALIFORNIA
|Posted: 2005-07-21 2:49 pm  Permalink|
The Bahia Cabana is an approved place of lodging and inexpensive. About $75 or so a night. Check out the Hukilau website for info, and sign up for the mailing list!!
Joined: Apr 11, 2002
From: Aku Hall, Chicago
|Posted: 2005-07-22 12:34 pm  Permalink|
The above suugestions are all great.
As far as eating and being merry go, the Hukilau itself is a really dense event this year, with full schedules of actiuvity from Thursday evening through Sunday night. In fact, we've had to turn away a few terrific offers from great people who have come to us with new ideas for the event - we're just too jam-packed full of exciting things this year! So there will be plenty of merriment at the event.
I would definitely stay at the Bahia Mar hotel, as that is where the majority of the action - aside from the festivities as the Mai Kai and the home bar tour - will be taking place. If that is too pricey, a sure-fire runner-up, as mentioned above, is to try to stay at the Bahia Cabana. If you need to go uber-cheap, there are a few grimy beachside trouist motels a mile or two away from there. Pull off the highway and pick one - if you dare.
There will be eats in the Bahia Mar ballroom this year, and our friend Tikilicious has compiled a list of cool vintage or retro or just plain weird places in the area to eat - see www.thehukilau.com for details.
(Hukilau entertainment coordinator)
Joined: Jul 21, 2005
|Posted: 2005-07-22 1:01 pm  Permalink|
Thanks all- i have checked out the hukilau site and just realized yesterday realized i could sign up fo the newsletter,...the cool eats list was exactly what i was looking for.....so thanks a bunch and looking forward to maybe knockin back a few with some of you....thanks again..