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@Chuggy_Bear @russkar @Melissa808 : tell her to stop by the Wine Room and say hi if she goes there..
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Hidden gem: Il Buco
@Melissa808 Speaking of favorites. Going to Le Bistro tonight , one of our all time favorites overall...
@Melissa808 @russkar : it was like Onodera but for $85- not $165- plus, plus. Isn't it sad how some of the finest establishments don't get support and eventually disappear..I believe the Gaan Chef when back to Japan.
We sure miss Gann (sushi) which used to be in the same location. It was fabu.
We were going to go to Il Buco recently but their "no outside wine allowed policy" killed that idea...not even with a corkage charge?
Looks great! Very convenient having Hiroshi across the street from my building...
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Kaiseki at Hiroshi Eurasian Tapas
We tried Simply Ono yesterday. We decided on the Roast Turkey Plate $9-. It was fantastic and the best thing I've eaten in the building so far. Can't wait to return.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Something new: Pies and plate lunches at Cafe Waiola
OF course the Pizza list was compiled late last year before Agustino's became the rage.
In our opinion Agustino's is the new #1 in Honolulu....
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Our Top 5: Pizza
I think the Byob is over....at Torae Torae
3 months, 4 weeks ago on New eats: Izakaya Torae Torae
Myong, you couldn't be more on point. For some reason average to mediocre NEW Breakfast , Sushi and Chain Restaurants have been getting a load of undeserved buzz.
Then when we finally try these places after all the glowing reviews and guess what ? The Emperor has no clothes...
I've made a point of not reviewing several of the new restaurants because if I don't have anything nice to say then why bother...lol
4 months ago on Fed up with foodies!
@Grant Shindo @russkar : I have at Da Pokeman next to Lahaina Chicken in Wahiawa
1 year, 2 months ago on Our Top 5: Poke
Nice Blog and a lot of fine choices but none of these places feature #1 Sashimi Grade Ahi, but rather #2 or below.
The only places that use the highest level of fish are Kyung's, Keeaumoku Seafood and Ono's on Kapahulu.
Nice Review, we had a great time..
1 year, 3 months ago on Late night at The Whole Ox
@Grant Shindo @russkar : Yes we will..
1 year, 3 months ago on Eat this: New lineup at Taste
Great Line up....
@Melissa808 @MyongChoi : I've been to Both..agreed.
1 year, 4 months ago on New(ish) eats: Underdogs Sports Bar & Grill
@MyongChoi : Do you like it better than Home Bar? Our experience was mixed.
R U coming to Kitchen thur 11:30?
@nonstopmari : Not to worry we'll join you next time. Leaving for Kailua ..
2 years ago on Anybody up for Israeli BYOB? How about noodles and tonkatsu?
Mari , two spaces please for tonight. Mahalo, Russ
Nice looking Drink (Guy Tai) but it has nothing to do with a REAL Mai Tai.
There is only Fresh Lime Juice used in the Trader Vic's & Don the Beachcomber recipes from 1940's.
If you want to experience a SCRATCH Mai Tai you can order them at Royal Hawaiian Mai Tai Bar or Halekulani. They're Strong but Damn Good!
2 years, 1 month ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Chart House
Speaking of Chicken Livers? They are the secret ingredient in my favorite Lasagna. Recipe above.
2 years, 2 months ago on New eats: La Cucina
Do you have space for 2 more?
2 years, 3 months ago on Mangiamo! Nonstop dinner next Tuesday
Of course most Fugu is Farm-raised in Japan nowadays exclusive of the toxins and can be rather bland.
The last time we had "wild" fugu was at Urasawa in Beverly Hills about 10 yrs ago.
He quit getting it because customs kept seizing it.
His preparations consisted of Sashimi which made your tongue and fingers tingle and was very flavorful unlike the recent Japan experience.
Fried and last but not least Fugu Sperm Sack Risotto which was really good but unusual just the same.
Followed by O-Toro with Gold Flake and Beluga Caviar on top.
2 years, 4 months ago on Aloha Fukuoka! Fugu lunch at Yanagibashi Market
@Melissa808 : not yet but i do have my own Stems at their sister restaurant Ruth Chris (rr). Just held a Yelp Uye there last week, 24 ppl which packed the Bar.
2 years, 6 months ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Romano's Macaroni Grill
Chef Mike is fantastic and doing great things with the menu. We went to MG recently and the food was better than ever.
Sure have and Dennis does have the best "exotic" $5- cup of coffee by far.
I love Beach Bum but not everyone can afford it.
Tango has the best $2.25 coffee by far....
2 years, 11 months ago on Best of Nonstop: Coffee
Lewer's & 39 are both power drink makers. What about Azure or their Bar (Royal Hawaiian) ?
2 years, 11 months ago on Best of Nonstop: Cocktails
Best Coffee is made in a European Machine at Tango Cafe one cup at a time.
@DianeSeo : it's more than size and price point. The flavors were uneven. Take the Stuffed Meatball for instance. Spiciness past the point of good flavor. Try the Meatball for $5- at Il Lupino which is almost twice as big and tastes great. The Caprese was the same story. Obviously it would be nice to see Prima do well but if they continue to shoot themselves in the foot they won't get a second chance from the finicky Kailua diners.
2 years, 11 months ago on M&M eats: Prima
Ani's (best purple potato, coconut pie on the planet)
The Alley (best lemon crunch or better yet pumpkin crunch cake)
2 years, 11 months ago on Best of Nonstop: Bakery
What else did we have? Almost the whole menu, no kidding. $300- for our group. I'm still in shock considering all my foodie friends that raved about this place. V-Lounge has declined in the last few months also. I don't understand it?
At least Sushi ii is still very dependable for small plates at logical prices.
We were at Prima last night and our group was underwhelmed with most of the dishes other than the Sweet Breads & Squid Cannelloni. Prices were on the high side and portions were on the small side.
Cat: Great Review. Spago is easily the best restaurant in Maui. We normally enjoy the Chef's menu which is several courses and takes 3 hrs to finish.
3 years ago on FUUD: Wolfgang Puck’s Spago at Wailea
3 years, 2 months ago on FUUD: Murphy’s Bar & Grill
We went last night and had a fabulous experience. Can't wait to do it again next month.
3 years, 2 months ago on Did this: The Pig and the Lady
We found Bernini to be a overall disappointment and we ordered several recommended dishes.
Even some of the pictures show some of the inconsistencies like the pizza's are uneven which shows the lack of quality control coming from the kitchen. $150 for 2 including tip was a complete waste. My wife "who's Italian" didn't like anything.
If your a Wine collector your not going to like their "no corkage allowed" policy which is a deal breaker with several of our foodie friends. I predict an early demise to this ill conceived location and management.
3 years, 2 months ago on FUUD: Bernini Honolulu
Hopefully you'll review the "Afternoon Tea" soon @ Tango MKT. For 11.95 is maybe the best deal on the Island. We almost did it today but V111 1/2 called for lunch.
3 years, 2 months ago on New eats: Tango Market
@docrock : Went to Yakiniku Hiroshi last night. So amazing.
3 years, 4 months ago on Where real Koreans eat Korean food
www.yakinikuhiroshi.net - 339 Royal Hawaiian Ave # 2, Honolulu - (808) 923-0060
This is our all time favorite.
3 years, 5 months ago on We’re on it
@turkfontaine : I had a similar experience with Carlos Jr in 94' when we spent a week with him in the Dominican. Great Guy! Lot's of Opus X went up in smoke that week.
3 years, 5 months ago on Finer things in life cigar and scotch tasting
@Melissa808 : Goat Cheese mixed with some Herbs de Provence & Olive oil mixed in to help it grip the grape.
3 years, 5 months ago on Did this: Ala Moana's Passport to Luxury
@ Melissa: regarding those Pistachio Covered Grapes from Mavro. They are one of my favorite things to make as an Appetizer for the last 20 yrs. The recipe is in Michel Richards cookbook. So easy and So good! If you use Larger Grapes with seeds you cut them in half just before serving and remove the seeds and they look awesome.
@nonstopmari I'm planning a trip back just to check out the Foie Gras xlb. We tried most of the dishes when we went a week ago and of course it was the soft lunch opening so too soon to rate. Ungodly loud though.
3 years, 6 months ago on M&M eats: Jin Din Rou
@ bettydalycity: Din tai fung should be your first stop in Taipei which is the benchmark for this cuisine.We didn't have that great of an experience at Jin as M&M. Very average at best. But then again it's better than anything else on the Island concerning the dumplings.
Beautiful Review, we're heading over to MIRO soon.
Just went to J2 for lunch, awful small portions for the price , especially the Rack of Lamb=one bite, boo!
3 years, 7 months ago on FUUD: Cafe Miro in Kaimuki
@ Mari : Thanks for the info.
3 years, 8 months ago on M&M eats: Mary’s Kitchen
3 years, 8 months ago on First look: Tokkuri Tei's new digs
Pho Thinh on King
3 years, 9 months ago on FUUD: Your favorite pho
Feel free to buy me all the recommended gifts, I love them all..
3 years, 9 months ago on Nonstop foodie gift guide