updated 1/4/2011 7:16:22 PM ET 2011-01-05T00:16:22

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kona Grill will kick off their "1st Thursdays" events this Thursday, January 6, 2011 in their Tampa location located in the MetWest International Plaza. This month's theme, Fire and Ice, will include a fire dancer and salsa band, as well as Kona Grill 's award-winning sushi, appetizers and cocktails.

Coming off the heels of their successful first anniversary celebration in November, Kona Grill was inspired by the 400+ attendees and decided to plan First Thursday events for all of 2011.

" Kona Grill 's 1st Thursdays" will be themed events with live acts and music, exclusive menu and beverage models, open bar, Kona's New American cuisine, promotional giveaways and prizes from local businesses. All-inclusive tickets will be sold in advance and at the door.

"We're creating a lively social atmosphere for people to enjoy Kona Grill 's diverse menu and sexy cocktails with our monthly events. We want 'First Thursdays' to become synonymous with Kona Grill, and have our guests look forward to each month's theme and menu," said Tom Fellin, General Manager of Kona Grill Tampa.

More About January's "Fire and Ice" at Kona Grill

When:   Thursday, January 6 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM. 

Where: 4134 West Boy Scout Boulevard,Tampa, FL 33607, 813-877-5938

The Menu: Featuring Kona Grill's New-American cuisine, guests will enjoy Sweet and Spicy Shrimp, Korean BBQ Chicken Satay, Mini Jerk Chicken Sandwich, "5-Spiced Tuna," Potstickers, Veggie and Steak Flatbreads. Kona Grill's Sushi bar will present Fiery Shrimp Roll with Habanero Sauce, Spicy Tuna Rolls, Assorted Sushi and Sashimi (tuna, salmon, shrimp and crab), and Oysters on the Half-shell served with Ponzu and Green Onions. Featured wine pours will include Chateau St. Michelle Chardonnay, and Pinot Evil Pinot Noir. Draft Beer will include Kona Longboard and Magic Hat #9.    

The Cost: $25 per person pre-purchase in person/phone or tickets@konagrill.com • $30 at the door.  

About Kona Grill:  Kona Grill features American favorites with an international influence and award-winning sushi in a casually elegant atmosphere. Kona Grill owns and operates 25 restaurants, guided by a passion for quality food and personal service. Restaurants are currently located in 16 states: Arizona (Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale); Colorado (Denver); Connecticut (Stamford); Florida (Tampa, West Palm Beach); Illinois (Lincolnshire, Oak Brook); Indiana (Carmel); Louisiana (Baton Rouge); Michigan (Troy); Minnesota (Eden Prairie); Missouri (Kansas City); Nebraska (Omaha); New Jersey (Woodbridge); Nevada (Las Vegas); Texas (Austin, Dallas, Houston, Sugar Land, San Antonio); Virginia (Richmond); Maryland (Baltimore). For more information, visit www.konagrill.com

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CONTACT:  Kona Grill, Inc.
          Rachel Phillips-Luther
          720-227-5582
          phillipsluther@konagrill.com

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