Emily Swearingen, South Shore Tiki Lounge
1913 S. Kihei Rd.
Even people who’ve only been served once by Emily, who works at the South Shore Tiki Lounge in Kihei, know that she is bright, attentive and sweet as a Mai Tai. She mostly works days now, but we can remember Em working Friday and Saturday nights at the Tiki–a time when the small, kitschy bar gets slammed with people mingling, dancing, ordering pizza and imbibing alcoholic beverages. The best servers on the island would cave under such pressure, but Em was there weekend after weekend, never faltering.