Tag: Buy Local Hawaii

Sunny’s Local Grind – new and local in Waikiki

My wife and I headed into Waikiki a couple of Saturdays ago for the grand opening of the new locally owned and operated Sunny’s Local Grind. It’s a coffee shop and breakfast/lunch joint located on the western “edge of Waikiki”. It’s about a mile and a half from the Honolulu Zoo at Waikiki’s eastern end. […]

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Monarch Poke – a new local favorite

A friend of the HAT Blog, Chef Adam Gilbert, opened Monarch Poke in Pearl City in November 2022. Located in a nondescript strip mall near Pearlridge Shopping Center, the dishes on offer belie the workaday tedium of shoe stores, auto body shops, and plate lunch joints that typify the area. A recent Friday lunchtime visit […]

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Made in Hawaii Festival: buy local for the holidays

The 2021 Made in Hawaii Festival at Ala Moana Center takes place this week (November 11-13), showcasing Hawaii-made products, arts and crafts, food, fashion and apparel…all things Hawaii, really. Aloha Bruce has talked about the importance of being a respectful and mindful visitor to the Aloha State on the Hawaii Vacation Connection Podcast and we’ve […]

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