there's nothin' in my mind that ain't printed on my tee shirt.
what a great article. this is the kind of food reporting that transcends the norm and provides something so special and unusual and difficult to access. thanks for an outstanding report, Melissa
5 months, 1 week ago on A (foodie) peek inside Club Evergreen
i'm working up the choreography for a show where the M.O.P. throw a gal into the volcano. now if i can just find the right girl. she should be cute, Chinese, pushy and really adept at social media
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Hawaii: In Real Life extra ~ Na Kane
"(although she only comments on Mari’s blogs!)" AHEM! pay attention to MEEEEEE!. this message brought to you by the 'Slaves of M808' Moped Club'.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on New eats: Godmother Pasta
The question of when Polynesians first discovered the Hawaiian Islands—the most remote archipelago in the world—has engaged scholars for two centuries.Abraham Fornander, Edward Handy, Te Rangi Hiroa, Kenneth Emory, and others proposed theories and projected dates of first settlement based on oral traditions,genealogies, and linguistic comparisons. With the advent of stratigraphicarchaeology and radiocarbon dating, new models of Polynesian settlement emerged, seeming to push back the date of Polynesian settlement in Eastern Polynesia. Until recently, orthodox opinion put initial Polynesian discovery of Hawai‘i between ca. AD 300–750. In the past two decades, significant advances in radiocarbon dating and the targeted re-dating of key Eastern Polynesian and Hawaiian sites has strongly supported a “short chronology” model of Eastern Polynesian settlement. It is suggested here that initial Polynesian discovery and colonization of the Hawaiian Islands occurred between approximately AD 1000 and 1200. The only habitation site in the archipelago which has been securely dated to this time frame is the O18 Bellows Beach site at Waimānalo, O‘ahu Island
- Patrick V. KirchUniversity of California, Berkeley Departments of Anthropology & Integrative BiologyAbstract
ok, so the first Hawaiians weren't really all that 'ancient', but they done good and they were the first people to find the best damn place on this here planet, you betcha!
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Tasting the 'aina: wrapping up
let's see; i've been to Chodang and Sorobol. i haven't been to Seoul Garden, but i've been close.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Part II: Where real Koreans eat Korean food
there is nothing more frightening than being hung over in Waikiki at 9am and seeing 100 Japanese tourists pour out of their hotel, wearing yellow backpacks and yellow duck bills, all of them, quacking, quacking, quacking.
6 months ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Hawaii Duck Tours
"And I’m not even a coffee connoisseur. I’m ruined."
it's a slippery slope to quality. Inez 's favorite compliment was when someone once called her a 'quality snob'.
6 months ago on Tasting the 'aina: Kona coffee and chocolate
presenting this year's Garlic Queen:: MARI TAKETA
6 months, 1 week ago on Eat the Street Garlic
i wish i had the mint concession.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Who's coming: Eat the Street Garlic
'Cool Hand Ed & Grant' what was the total elapsed time? did Ed really go to Wallgreens? that my be a violation of the rules...like there were any.
7 months, 1 week ago on Omakase Challenge: Sushi ii
if i'd done the same thing for 54 years i might want to chuck it too. we should download harrycovair's brain, 'cause he seems to be a walking history book of what was good and when.
7 months, 1 week ago on What? Tsukenjo's closing Friday
that's an excellent dress, Catherine. and i think you are drunk. i could use this app to map a route avoiding all the happy hours.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Happy Hour Pal
p.s. if you put Mari on every Tuesday you will even out the IQ level, tilted over toward HNnow. 'cause it's understood all across Oahu that 'Howard knows more than we do'
8 months ago on KHON's new Wake Up 2day crew
you have Aloha Friday. now give me Scrunch Tuesday.
bamboo, lavender, passionate drums, hunk. you might make a good farm wife........
8 months ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Koa Chang
that was wonderful. i loved the background music and noise. there were moments when i could actually smell Japan. olfactory memories are the deepest. this vignette brought back the delicious feeling of being there, being clueless, illiterate, eating everything my friends told me to, and loving it, while they laughed at my naivete. and it's all right there in an American city that we stole, fair and square.
8 months ago on Sneak peek: Taste of Marukai
H50 needs a new, sophisticated Asian stereotype 'evil genius'. are you familiar with Gene Park's excellent impersonation of such? the general who says: "a chain is only as strong as its weakest link" it's quite striking, really.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on 'Hawaii Five-O' Recap: 'Na Ki`i'
you had me at 'Dog,' Neil Abercrombie won't acknowledge my plea to have Dog one way'd to the mainland with all the other trash that has washed up like tsunami debris.
no one can be blamed for jumping on a plate of crab cakes.
9 months ago on Did this: Chef Chai's grand opening
i loves me some media synergy.
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Nonstop launches segment on KHON