12th Avenue Grill

Ordering the right food is the difference between a good meal or not. I don’t know where my head was today but what I ordered was NOT what I wanted. My SO and I went to 12th Avenue Grill for dinner tonight. 12th Avenue Grill was named the 2015 Hale Aina Restaurant of the Year … Continue »

Happy Hour at Panya Bistro

I love to watch Guy Fieri on Diners, Drive-Inn and Dives. What a gig traveling around the country eating at neat places. That’s my dream job. My blog is my feeble attempt to review restaurants in Hawaii and while traveling. My SO and I went to Panya Bistro at Hokua Tower for Happy Hour (between … Continue »

Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Bar…Waikiki

I really enjoyed eating at the Tommy Bahama restaurant in Maui and was looking forward to eating at their new location in Waikiki. The worst part for locals eating at Tommy Bahama is the parking. Parking in Waikiki can be expensive. Validated self parking ($6) is available at the Bank of Hawaii building in addition … Continue »

Cafe Kaila for Dinner

My SO likes to go out for breakfast. Me not so much. We drove to Cafe Kaila for breakfast a few times but walked away because of the long line of people waiting outside. However, I read in the newspaper that Cafe Kaila is now open for dinner Wednesday through Friday so convinced my SO … Continue »

Bob’s Bar-B-Que

I worked in the airport area and passed Bob’s Bar-B-Que almost daily. However, I’ve never eaten there or had any food from there until today. My SO and I couldn’t decide where to get a bite to eat. He finally decided on Bob’s Bar-B-Que since he wanted to try something different. Bob’s Bar-B-Que is a … Continue »

The Signature Prime Steak and Seafood

I love food, bargains, and helping the Culinary Institute so one of my favorite times of the year is Restaurant Week. This year NS and I decided to eat at The Signature Prime Steak and Seafood Restaurant on the 36th floor of the Ala Moana Hotel. Neither of us had ever eaten there. After checking … Continue »


Where do you go to eat? Do you try a new restaurant or go to one of your faves? How do you select a place? My SO is willing to try new places sometime. However, when we go out to eat, he really does not like to cook his own food. His comment is why … Continue »

2015 Restaurant Week Hawaii

Coming soon. One of my favorite times to eat out is Restaurant Week Hawaii. This year it will be November 16-22, 2015 so save the dates. http://www.restaurantweekhawaii.com/

Kalapawai Cafe & Deli

It’s unfortunate but true, living in Honolulu, I don’t venture over to the Windward side of Oahu because it’s too far away. Ridiculous as it may seem, 20 minutes is usually too long for me to drive for a meal. However, my SO suggested that we go to Kaneohe or Kailua for lunch and said … Continue »

Your Kitchen

Located at 1423 10th Avenue in Kaimuki,  Your Kitchen is definitely your hole-in-the-wall restaurant located in the middle of a residential neighborhood. Street parking and cash only. There are only seven stools so seating is limited. The temperature is warm and the a/c does not work very well. Take out might be preferred. Your Kitchen is … Continue »