Big 5-0 at Kon Tiki




Celebrate Hawaii 5-0 at the 50th anniversary of the incomparable Kon Tiki restaurant at 4625 E. Broadway (west of Swan Rd.) in Tucson.  This poster above is their limited edition specially designed by Doug Horne.

The celebration goes on all day long, doors open at 11 a.m. but the main fun begins at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 pre-sale online, $18 at the door, plus other tiki mug specials and VIP tickets.  Check out the Hawaiian food specials, tiki mugs, posters, hula dancing, etc.  I love the mahi burger there (“some ono” in Pidgin English).

Info from their website: Join us as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary! There will be Live Music inside and outside, a new Limited Edition Mug designed by Doug Horne, Vendors, a special menu featuring many of our drinks at their original 1963 prices and more…

Latest “coconut wireless” news on their Facebook page:

And if you don’t get enough of Hawaii on April 5, check out “Uncle” Ernie Menehune’s show the next day:


Aloha! Be there.




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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).