It’s been one month since the newest rendition of The Royal Hawaiian Fire Grill opened with Chef Owner/Operators Maro Molteni and Martin Molteni.
“My brother and I have opened many restaurants around the world, but we’ve never experienced an opening like this one,” said Chef Maro Molteni. “Everything started off with a giant bang and it hasn’t slowed much since.
“It’s been great to see so many of my former patrons from my previous restaurant show up, and we’ve really enjoyed getting to know the North Laguna contingency of locals and their friends,” he said.
“Changes in Latitude” Happy Hour Begins
In celebration of its 1-month anniversary, and in thanks to all the many loyal patrons who have supported the Grand Dame’s return to North Laguna Beach, the Molteni brothers are announcing their newest addition, the Changes in Latitude Royal Hawaiian Happy Hour.
The Changes in Latitude Happy Hour begins Tuesday, May 7th, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The happy hour will continue six days a week, Tuesdays through Sundays (the Royal Hawaiian is dark on Mondays). It will not be available on Mother’s Day (the busiest restaurant day of the year) but will otherwise stay in play year-round.
“If you’re going to name your happy hour ‘Changes in Latitude,’ you have to provide that attitude-shifting experience all year long for your locals and incoming visitors. We really want this to be the place where everyone goes to celebrate all the good in our lives,” said Chef Maro.
A Revolving, Evolving Happy Hour Menu
Whether you’re just coming up from a day at the beach or heading home from a day of work, the Royal Hawaiian Fire Grill is here for you with friendly aloha spirit. Much like the ever-changing dinner menu of entrées, the chef brothers have created a Happy Hour menu that will also change and evolve through the seasons.
With summer approaching, the initial Changes in Latitude menu focuses on signature, frosty RoHi cocktails, select summery wines, craft beers and well drinks at special pricing. Pair your drink with an innovative appetizer menu with all items priced between $5 and $10. Try authentic Hawaiian Ahi Poke served with house-made sweet potato chips, Grilled Shrimp Skewers, Wood-Grilled Shishito Peppers and Edamame, Provoleta Flash-Fried Cheese Bites, steaming Empanadas with a variety of delicious fillings, and more.
“Everything is finger food for a reason,” said Chef Maro. “We’re the Royal Hawaiian. Everything is casual and fun. And this is your vacation time now … even if you’ve worked all day.”
The Royal Hawaiian Fire Grill is located at 331 N. Coast Highway, a half block north of the Laguna Art Museum.