Erika Engle

Quirky quiz can
net comp’ed cafe

Right answers are good. At Muddy Waters Espresso in Aikahi Park Shopping Center, regulars know that the right answer to the often obscure rock 'n roll question of the day wins a free cuppa joe.

Having to dig through groggy brain cells with no caffeine on board to help find the answer is not that easy. The answers are not written on the ceiling, no matter how long you look. Trust me.

Clayton Loo, Muddy Waters owner and grand poobah of its college of musical knowledge, kicked up the game at the beginning of the month. The most right answers during a week, tracked on a clipboard, gets a contestant's name thrown into a drawing for a $20 Muddy Waters gift card. The January drawing is pending.

The music trivia is not the only musical connection to the coffee, tea and chai cafe. It offers live entertainment, usually five nights a week.

We've moved

Big Island-based Alii Printing is up and running in its new ground-floor space on Kaiwi Street in Kailua-Kona.

It boasts plenty of free parking as a one-stop shop for business stationery, business cards, forms and presentation material as well as graphic design services.

It shouldn't be too difficult for customers who aren't aware of the move to find the new digs, which are about a block away from Alii's previous location on Pawai Place.

What's in a name

California-based Pleasant Holidays is promoting special travel packages to Hawaii, "Following the University of Southern California's second straight national football championship earlier this month," the company said.

The promotion seeks to bring droves of USC fans to Hawaii for its season opener against the University of Hawaii Warriors on Sept. 3.

The company expects as many as 10,000 mainland visitors to fly in for the game and its round-trip, four-night packages begin at $999 from Los Angeles or San Francisco.

Great news for the visitor industry, and a heads-up for kamaaina planning any events for Waikiki hotels from Sept. 1 through 5, which is Labor Day.

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Erika Engle is a reporter with the Star-Bulletin. Call 529-4302, fax 529-4750 or write to Erika Engle, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., No. 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. She can also be reached at: eengle@starbulletin.com

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