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Bringing Hawaii to Buffalo and Rochester!



By Hannah Kadryna
Yelp Buffalo Community Coordinator
 
The Yelp Elite Squad kicked off 2020 with a tropical trip to Islands Hawaiian Grill in Batavia, NY! We brought the Buffalo and Rochester Elite squad together for the very first time for the chance to enjoy delicious Hawaiian cuisine and mingle with neighboring Elites!
 
Greeted with a warm welcome and a Lei, the Elites were treated to some tropical cocktails, including Mai Tais and Blue Hawaiians. They were able to meet the owner Kourtney, and learn all about the Japanese and Hawaiian influences she grew up with that encouraged her to open the restaurant.
 
Appetizers were served first, which included some delicious fried rice, as well as Lumpia, and chili sauce. As the main course, guests were served chicken and pork with some white rice, mac and cheese salad, and a garden salad! They also had a savory Coconut Pineapple Pudding Cake to top it off for dessert!
 
Along with DJ Rock spinning Hawaiian tunes throughout the night, the event turned out to be a great way to bring a little bit of warm Hawaiian weather to the chilly town of Batavia! A wonderful introduction for both Elite Squads to finally meet and eat, as well as learn all about Islands Hawaiian Grill in the process!
 
Be sure to check out all of the photos and reviews from the event!
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