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Kristine Snyder's Soy-Glazed Salmon Burger.
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Great Burger Debate has isle entrant
Two of the candidates in the Great Burger Debate of 2008 show island influences. One -- the Hawaiian Tuna Burger -- won the Sutter Home Build a Better Burger contest in 2000. The other -- Soy-Glazed Salmon Burger -- was the creation of Maui resident Kristine Snyder, who won the competition in 2001.
The two burgers (the first was the creation of Jamie Miller of Minnesota), are up against eight others considered the best in the 18 years of the Sutter Home burger-making contest.
The winner -- who gets a Weber Genesis gas grill -- will be chosen by public vote. To help the Maui girl win the grill, visit www.buildabetterburger.com (click "Win a Trip to Napa"). By voting, you'll be entered in a drawing to win a trip to the 2008 Sutter Home competition in Napa Valley, Calif., in September. To see photos and recipes of the nominated burgers, click on "Browse the Burgerbase."
If you'd like to see your burger creation win similar national attention, consider entering this year's Build a Better Burger contest. Check out the rules at the same Web site. Top prize is $50,000, making it one of the most lucrative of national contests. Deadline to enter is Aug. 18.
Liholiho Elementary has luau fundraiser
Longing for a luau? Liholiho Elementary School's hosting one on Friday.
Troy Fernandez, a Liholiho parent, leads the entertainment with his daughters Tory and Tia.
Students, parents, teachers, staff and alumni are working on the food: regular plates of laulau, kalua pig, lomi salmon, rice, sweet potato and haupia; and deluxe plates that add poi and chicken long rice.
Pre-event tickets are $16 for the regular and $20 for the deluxe plate. On Friday they'll cost $19 and $24, respectively. Eat in or pick up your order at the drive-through at the school's Ninth Avenue entrance.
Proceeds go to the nonprofit Liholiho Foundation.
The luau runs from 4 to 7 p.m. on campus, 3430 Maunaloa Ave. Call 733-4850 or visit liholiho.k12.hi.us.
Dinner benefits Moiliili Community Center
Moiliili Community Center's annual silent auction and dinner event, "Ignite the Spirit," takes place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Waialae Country Club.
The evening includes a boutique offering homemade cookies, fruit breads and chutneys, as well as one-of-a-kind gift items.
Tickets are $100, to benefit the center's service programs. Call 955-1555.