On The Scene
PRO BOWL MADNESS AT THE W: Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez signed Pro Bowl T-shirts and other memorabilia for Sandi Ralleta, left, and Baha Suzuki at a pre-game party Thursday at the W. Ralleta and Suzuki bought four $45 T-shirts each and paid an additional admission fee so they could get them autographed as gifts for family members.
Football legend Warren Moon, a record-setter in both the NFL and the Canadian Football League, took time out from hosting the party to pose with "Red Bull Girls" Jenna Paragoso, left, and Raha Hashemi. Most of the players who came to the W seemed primarily interested in partying, but Moon was gracious and accommodating when fans approached for photos or autographs.
RUMFIRE OPENS (OFFICIALLY!): Sheraton Waikiki General Manager Kelly Sanders, left, welcomed Michael and Estelle Green, Leilani Keough, Mamo Howell and Ed Keough to the grand opening of RumFire at the Sheraton on Thursday. Honolulu got its first look at the beachfront cocktail lounge/restaurant in December, and it has been open to the public almost that long, so Sanders decided that it was time for an "official" grand opening featuring the full range of rums (more than 100) and executive sous-chef Colin Hazama's exotic yet local-style tapas menu. The Greens arrived fashionably on time and got the best seat in the house: a seating area for eight with a perfect view of the ocean and the party action.
Dr. Alvin Chung introduced KHON-Channel 2 weathercaster Kimi Evans to RumFire Assistant Manager Corey Campbell. Evans arrived recently from the mainland but is already comfortable with the usual Honolulu weather forecast: "scattered windward and mauka showers."
Jasmine Trias, left, talked story with KITV newscaster Jill Kuramoto. Kuramoto and her husband, "Big Beer Dave" Randall, are expecting their first child this spring, and the proud dad-to-be says they already have a name selected: "Big Beer Dave Jr." Kuramoto got many compliments on her ever-stylish appearance from other revelers.