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Longboard Legends Pizza opens in Kona


Owners Robby, Zack, Stephanie, Vern and Karen Liebelt have opened Longboard Legends Pizza offering creative selections of pizza, salads, sliders and desserts.

All sausages and pepporoni are homemade.

The Liebelt family has owned restaurants in Oregon and dad Vern is the chef at University of the Nations.

Longboard Legends Pizza is located in Alii Plaza (next to Lemongrass) and is open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


VERN: I started working in the restaurant at age 14, learning from the ground up. After graduating from high school I attended two culinary schools.

My first job was Executive Chef at the Embarcadero Resort in Newport, Oregon. I then moved to Bend, Oregon and ran a French restaurant for three years before opening our first restaurant, Coho Grill and Catering Service.

Our restaurant focused on Italian and Pacific Northwest Seafood, along with catering of weddings, open houses for Jack Nicholas Golf Courses, movies and government workshops.

Our second restaurant, Robby J’s Bistro, focused on local, sustainable Oregon meats and produce, located on the cliffs over looking the Deschutes River.

I came to Kona three and a half years ago, along with my family, to serve with University of the Nations, as missionaries. I have been the Chef and my wife and daughter have been on staff with the healthcare department. Our boys have been working in the local community.

Loving God, family, people, life and food is what we do best It is our way of spreading hospitality to the world.

ROB: As a senior in high school, Rob was assistant manager of a New York style pizza shop, right down the road from his house. It was here that he learned the ins and outs of making pizza. Our family has been in the restaurant and hospitality business for four generations.

ZACK: Having worked at the harbor for the past two years, he has developed many relationships with local fisherman and people in the community. When something needs to be done, he is the guy to go to. Zack knows lots of people and loves to fix everything.

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