My California trip has been slow thus far, as surf has been hampered by weather and toxic water. Today, it apears to have cleaned up significantly, and the nice weather and incoming swell made the surf pretty fun. Man, is the water cold!
We're a team of two. See what we've been up to. Great to see you here.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Telephone: 808.536.3035) used to be a small, little hole-in-the-wall in Kalihi with an line waiting to dine inside. Now, after a move to Chinatown, Hifumi is a big hole in the wall in the Chinese Cultural Center with plenty of open tables. Under the new ownership, food can be anywhere from OK, to good, to really great. It just depends on what you order.
With that in mind, we offer the following advice- just get tempura. Don't waste your time with the combinations or specials. Just get the tempura. Make sure you get the "Giant Shrimp Tempura." It's about $12. Bring your own beer, too. These are the things you need to remember.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
The Bowls-Rockpiles-Kaisers-Threes, etc. parking lot at the Yacht Harbor is the subject of dangerous precedence. Parking lots for boat harbors across the island are being considered for paid parking, most likely initially by private contract companies. Public access to surfing is just the tip of the iceberg here. Do your part and show up and testify if you feel parking should remain free!
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
What a beautiful week of unusual winter South Swell it was. Hana Hou!
Soundtrack#1 to welcome the weekend on a Friday Night: Stan Getz meets Gerry Mulligan- Getz Meets Mulligan in Hi-Fi
Soundtrack#2 to welcome the weekend on a Friday Night: Getz and Chet Baker in Stockholm. Baker's vocals and solo gives you the chills.
1) it's open late
2) it has a nice range of food to make everyone happy
3) it does the entire menu well
4) you will usually not have to wait
Sound good? You've come to the right place. Prices are the norm for the fare. Service is good. The menu is as diverse as they come. There are sushi sets, small appetizer dishes, donburi dishes, and all you can eat nabe for $25.
You know us, we only write about restaurants that we're excited about, and we write briefly. So if you wanna read the obligatory Honolulu Advertiser review, then click here. Otherwise, take our word and give it a shot.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Again, some tiny stuff in the water. Trades are back. Tons of girls out today on LBs. It was the best choice given the slow W wrapping peaks coming in. Saw a group of funny dreadlocked white dudes engaged in some ridiculous conversation in the parking lot.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
It's counter service 100% via styrofoam take out cartons. Just think of Kaka`ako Kitchen at Ward.
Having been here for both breakfast (before 10:30am) and lunch (10:30am to 5pm), you can't go wrong either way. Under $20 will easily feed 2. Alcohol is served here for those interested.
Breakfast time tends to leave plenty of open seating, while lunch brings in the crowds. There is often live entertainment on Saturdays. JP Smoketrain sings the blues for the lunch crowd every other Saturday. Have a cold Red Stripe, a meal, and come here to have a good time.
Read another review here.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
The "Beachwalk" off of Lewers Street is one of the recent additions to Waikiki strip. One of the flagship restaurants in the Beachwalk is The Yardhouse (201 Beach WalkHonolulu, HI 96815(808) 921-2345), a prominent chain restaurant, which features a diverse array of kegged beers. You won't get a bottle here, only cold drafts available in pint glasses or the ominous and ridiculous looking "half yard." That said, there's over 100 beers on tap: your standard garden variety beers found in grocery stores, some select domestic craft brews (Rogue, North Coast), and some representative imports like Belgians, Brit, and Asian beers. See below for the food- it is standard gastro-pub fare, but it is good. We can tell you that.
Having had every beer on their list during my lifetime, we were still impressed that we could pick from such a large variety of beers at will. We believe that if you haven't, then the sheer selection will be a thrilling prospect. Just don't drive home silly. Be safe!
Onion tower. Yeah, it's a tower.
Monday, January 07, 2008
Waialua Bakery, (66-200 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712, (808) 637-9079) next to Malama Market serves up great baked creations, desserts, sandwiches, and smoothies. It's also a great casual alternative to some of the more visible Haleiwa restaurants if you want a quick bite to eat. The counter service is peppy and friendly.
Get there after 2pm, this all that is left.
Sunday, January 06, 2008
There's nothing like a cup of tasty coffee and some eggy eats after a Diamond Head Cliffs session on the fish, longboard, or hull. Breakfast is very Southern California Coastal inspired. Not a lot of greasy stuff, and not too starchy. Staff is friendly. Coffee and Espresso drinks are good here.
1) it can be hard to get a table here.
2) food comes out exceptionally slow, so be prepared.
20 minutes can easily lapse before you get your breakfast, so bring your reading. Coffee here is always savory.