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September 15, 2013

Tony Roma’s Search for Sibling Artistry

Almost 30 years ago, casual dining restaurant chain Tony Roma’s began an annual artist contest among elementary schools across the island. Interested pupils could participate by drawing their own creative rendition of Tony Roma’s famous menu items. Prizes included computers and encyclopedia sets as well as seeing their work hung upon the restaurant’s walls. “Since…

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June 30, 2013

Tony Roma’s Finds Its Long-lost Artist

In 1989, when Waimalu Elementary School fifth-grader Jillian Tamashiro found out she had won the Tony Roma’s art contest, there was only one way the unsuspecting winner could aptly describe her emotions. “I felt like a little rock star,” says Tamashiro. Initially hesitant to the idea of applying, she received encouragement from her mother, who…

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May 19, 2013

Art Comes Full Circle at Tony Roma’s

In the fast-paced, ever-changing world we live in, it is rare to come across something truly timeless. Many long for “the good old days” when people were nicer and life was simpler. Thankfully, Tony Roma’s is an exception to the rule. Since the restaurant first opened its doors in 1972, Tony Roma’s has been serving…

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March 24, 2013

Tony Roma’s Artist Found After 25 Years

In May 1988 when Pearl Ridge Elementary School teacher Mrs. Kohara announced to her sixth grade class everyone would be entering Tony Roma’s statewide drawing contest, one shy but bright student reluctantly obliged. “I never liked to draw,” explains Dawn Tsue. One month later, the restaurant chose her delightful rendition of its menu as the…

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February 17, 2013

Follow Your Art to Tony Roma’s

By Rachel Breit An artistic look back in time Remember being a kid at Tony Roma’s? You received your own, special menu that came with a small box of crayons and a blank space to fill. You would pick out your favorite dish, then get lost with your crayons and imagination — buying your parents…

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January 20, 2013

Eat Your Way to Sin City

Las Vegas has been called the ninth Hawaiian island, and locals flock to Nevada for a taste of what Sin City has to offer, whether it be gambling, shows or buffets. Zippy’s understands the fascination locals have with Las Vegas, and is proud to announce its Las Vegas Giveaway, which coincides with its value offers….

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January 13, 2013

Bistro Offers Country-Style Dining in Downtown

During a conversation with some wine representatives who were admiring her collection of rare and unique beverages at HASR Wine Co., Terry Kakazu was inspired to use their comments in naming a new restaurant project, which is now flourishing. “Of the wines we get, many of them are allocated — you can’t find them anywhere…

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