Now this is Real Hawaiian Food! – Ono Hawaiian Foods, Honolulu, HI

Ono Hawaiian Foods is a hole in the wall that has been around for a really long time. Different awards and autographed celebrity headshots line their simple walls. The staff is super friendly, service is fast and the food is to die for authentic Hawaiian Food. Menu consists of items like laulau, lomi lomi salmon,Continue reading “Now this is Real Hawaiian Food! – Ono Hawaiian Foods, Honolulu, HI”

A Cottage in Waikiki – ­Cream Pot – Honolulu, HI

Driving around in downtown Waikiki can sometimes be a challenge because of the many one-way roads. However, on this trip, when we kept being forced to turn left on Niu Street we noticed a quaint cottage-looking place on the corner. After driving past it for the fifth time, I decided to look it up onContinue reading “A Cottage in Waikiki – ­Cream Pot – Honolulu, HI”

All Aboard! Progressive Dinner on Queen Mary – Long Beach, CA

We were invited to participate in a progressive dinner on the Queen Mary. To be honest, until we received the invitation, we had not really given much thought about the Queen Mary in a long time. For locals, most of us think of the ship as an “attraction” for tourists to visit and often forgetContinue reading “All Aboard! Progressive Dinner on Queen Mary – Long Beach, CA”

The Original Shrimp Truck – Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, North Shore, Oahu, HI

There are many shrimp trucks popping up all over the US. However it all started with Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck on the North Shore of Oahu. They are famous for their plates of sautéed sweet white shrimp with rice. They have a simple menu and almost always have a line. The shrimp are raised on theContinue reading “The Original Shrimp Truck – Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, North Shore, Oahu, HI”

If you Want Good Eats, Go where the Chefs Go – Side Street Inn, Honolulu, HI

We have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to eat at some of the best local Hawaiian restaurants on Oahu. A few of years back a business colleague turned me on to a place called Side Street Inn. Whenever you talk to a local about Side Street Inn, you usually hear them tell youContinue reading “If you Want Good Eats, Go where the Chefs Go – Side Street Inn, Honolulu, HI”

A Little Luxury and the Feeling of Old Hawaiian Hospitality – Mai Tai Bar – Waikiki, HI

On our recent trip to Oahu, we decided to go to some new places in addition to the usual stops we always go to. The hard part about that is we now have more places we want to go to when we come back. Pretty soon we will want to visit every place on theContinue reading “A Little Luxury and the Feeling of Old Hawaiian Hospitality – Mai Tai Bar – Waikiki, HI”

Go for the Macadamia Nut Sauce, Go for the Service – Boots and Kimo's Homestyle Kitchen – Kailua, HI

This was a breakfast recommendation that we received from a few Hawaii natives so we decide to check it out. If you are looking for a place that has local flavors and great service this is your spot. Be prepared to wait a bit and know that they are only open for breakfast and lunchContinue reading “Go for the Macadamia Nut Sauce, Go for the Service – Boots and Kimo's Homestyle Kitchen – Kailua, HI”

Best Malasadas in Hawaii – Leonard's Bakery – Honolulu, HI

What is a malasada you ask? Well, it is a pillow of love sent down from the Hawaiian Gods. Actually, it is the Hawaiian version of a donut sans the hole in the middle. It is a chunk of dough fried and tossed with sugar, cinnamon and sugar or Li hing sugar (dried plum –Continue reading “Best Malasadas in Hawaii – Leonard's Bakery – Honolulu, HI”

Mix of Japanese and Peruvian on a Truck – Lomo Arigato – Los Angeles, CA

This post is a long time coming. Lomo Arigato is one of the first food trucks that Kim and I have ever been to. It is one of our favorite trucks that we still look forward to visiting. The owner Eric has merged the flavors of Peru and Japan into some very tasty dishes. EverythingContinue reading “Mix of Japanese and Peruvian on a Truck – Lomo Arigato – Los Angeles, CA”

Hand Crafted Soups and Sandwiches in the Heart of Portland, OR – The Portland Soup Company

The Portland street food scene is amazing and everyone that is into food should check it out. One place that Kim and I missed on our first trip was the Portland Soup Company. We were lucky to find them open on the second trip and fully stocked with some amazing soups and sandwiches. On thisContinue reading “Hand Crafted Soups and Sandwiches in the Heart of Portland, OR – The Portland Soup Company”