Category: Hawaii Accommodations & Dining

Not Your Usual ABC Store – A New Waikiki Eatery and Market

If you’ve been to Waikiki before — or seen pictures of the famed district — you’ve probably seen signs for ABC Stores, famous for their “catch-all” inventory, souvenirs, and on-the-go food. However, it would be quite a stretch to call the venues “eateries” or “markets.” That’s all about to change, however. According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser, ABC […]

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Shave Ice in Hawaii – Join the Island Tradition!

Every time I stop for shave ice in Hawaii (or, more accurately, stop so my kids can get a shave ice), I wonder “where did this stuff come from?” After all, it could be called the most popular snack in the islands. Elsewhere on the mainland, you’ll find shave ice for sure (or snow cones […]

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A Slice of Paradise – Our Favorite Pie Shops in Hawaii

I’ll never forget going out “on assigment” to Kauai when I was working at the local T.V. station. No matter how rushed we were, my videographer would always insist on stopping in to get (passion fruit) pie to bring home. Honestly, he would rather miss an interview with the Kauai Mayor than miss-out on his […]

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Delicate Delights: Our Five Favorite Crepe Restaurants on Oahu

I’m not sure when crepes made a comeback, but I’m sure glad they did! Crepes are one of those foods that can double as a meal and/or a dessert. And, in my book, that’s a food worth exploring! So, we’ve put together our favorite crepe restaurants on Oahu, so you can enjoy these delicate delights […]

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Meat-Eaters Unite! Our Top Five Best Steakhouses in Hawaii

We just received word that one of Waikiki’s most popular steakhouses was named among the top 100 steakhouses in America! And, that got us thinking — I bet our readers would love to know where the best steakhouses in Hawaii are located! So, we’ve put together a list of our top five favorites for meat-eating visitors: […]

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Eco-Dining at its Best! Our Top 10 Ocean Friendly Certified Restaurants in Hawaii

There are lots of things to consider when deciding which restaurants to patronize during your Hawaii vacation. Location, cost, and variety are just a few of the things you may think about before laying-out your hard-earned vacation dollar. But, now, there’s something new to consider: Is the restaurant you’re considering certified Ocean Friendly? Recently, a […]

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Cheap(er) Eats on Maui in Hawaii- Wailea Restaurants That Won’t Break the Bank!

I’m all about the food when it comes to vacations (and, frankly, most times in my life). So, when I book my neighbor island vacation, I like to take into consideration where I can find the best food for the cheapest price. Unfortunately, most resort restaurants are quite expensive (I noticed a $19 hot dog […]

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Atlantis Resort in Hawaii CONFIRMED and Coming To Ko Olina

Back in January, there was speculation that Atlantis Resorts, known for its extravagant ocean-themed resorts, would develop its first U.S. project in on Oahu. Now, the speculation has been confirmed — and more details are available about what’s being called the most expensive resort ever built. The Resort Group (the master developer of the 642-acre ), said […]

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The Two Coolest Pools in Hawaii Are…

Remember the days when a hotel pool was just… well… a hotel pool? It was usually kidney-shaped with maybe a diving board but nothing else. After all, who went to a hotel for the pool anyway?! Boy, how times have changed! Nowadays, tourists are drawn to certain hotels for the pools alone! And, this year’s […]

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Top 12 Places for Al Fresco Dining in Hawaii

Would you like a steak with a side of beautiful sunset? Order up! In Hawaii, we’ve perfected the art of al fresco (outdoor) dining, and diners across the country have taken notice. In fact, opentable.com users have just voted twelve Hawaii restaurants in the top 100 places for al fresco dining in the U.S. “Dining […]

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Get Healthy! Where to Find Organic Grocery Stores in Hawaii

I admit I’m not much of a health nut, but I do enjoy taking a foray into organic grocery stores every once in a while. Everything looks so fresh and ripe — and don’t even get me started on the salad bars! But, these organic/health food grocery stores can be notoriously hard to find. So we’ve […]

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Munching in Paradise – Our Top 5 Local Beach Snacks in Hawaii

Headed to the beach in Hawaii? No need to pack your basic chips or crackers — you can find those anywhere! Instead, consider taking-along some of these local snacks, and enjoy a food adventure and an ocean adventure at the same time (Warning: some of these may require a cooler): 1. Butter Mochi: Butter mochi is one […]

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