Home of the Original Pina Colada – Caribe Hilton – San Juan, Puerto Rica

Kim and I recently were able to visit the home of the Pina Colada in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the Oasis Bar of the amazing Caribe Hilton. Beautiful location, super friendly bartenders and great drinks. However be careful to ask for a handmade Pina Colada, as the normal ones we found out are fromContinue reading “Home of the Original Pina Colada – Caribe Hilton – San Juan, Puerto Rica”

Unexpected Surprise while Walking the Streets of Boston – Marliave – Boston, MA

It’s Memorial Day of our New England foodie tour and we’d been anxiously waiting for a respectable hour to try Drink, a local watering hole in Boston known for its speakeasy vibe and craft cocktails. However, unbeknownst to us, the bar was closed on this holiday. After walking what felt like all of Boston proper,Continue reading “Unexpected Surprise while Walking the Streets of Boston – Marliave – Boston, MA”

The Hawthorne in the Hotel Commonwealth – Boston, MA

When we planned our New England foodie tour, we knew Boston would be our opportunity to not only have great food but explore great craft cocktails. We did a lot of research prior to the trip and The Hawthorne, located in the Hotel Commonwealth was one we kept coming across. I can tell you thatContinue reading “The Hawthorne in the Hotel Commonwealth – Boston, MA”

The Hunt for Great Fried Clams Around New England Leads to J.T. Farnham's – Essex, MA

Recently Kim and I took a foodie tour from Maine, to Boston, through Cape Cod and Rhode Island. As you can probably imagine we had a lot of wonderful food and drinks. One thing we looked forward to and tried at many places were fried clams. These were whole belly fried clams versus clam stripsContinue reading “The Hunt for Great Fried Clams Around New England Leads to J.T. Farnham's – Essex, MA”

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”

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”