Tag: fresh poke

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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Eat like a local: Tamura’s Fine Wine & Liquors

For Hawaii visitors looking for truly “local” food and drink, look no further than Tamura’s Fine Wine & Liquors. Certainly, Hawaii offers countless bars, diners, breweries, and boutique eateries to choose from on each island. In recent years Hawaii has seen an explosion of new establishments catering to all cultured tastes. Virtually all are worth […]

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