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@BrianWatanabe heh yeah it was huge. Great vibe for blockbuster movies when it was a sold out or nearly sold out showing.

1 month ago on The night Gecko Books bought out “Batman”

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Great interview, brings back memories. I *think* I saw Batman '89 at Waikiki 3...I know for sure I saw Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade there the same year. Ah the old night at the movies in Waikiki. Like Ted says, intense nostalgia! 

1 month ago on The night Gecko Books bought out “Batman”

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Hmm I wonder how long *this* food truck lot will last...seems like a nice layout though.  

1 month ago on Something new: Food truck central in Waikiki

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Can't remember which theater I saw Top Gun in, don't think it was Waikiki...I definitely saw Last Crusade in Waikiki.  Man do the Waikiki theaters bring back memories.  Ah the big Friday night out in the 80s of going to Waikiki to see a movie and cruise around, hanging out at video arcades like Game World, Tilt, Mitsukoshi building, etc. good times.  Jester's dead, yee-haw!

1 year, 3 months ago on Why ‘Top Gun’ means summer

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So Five-0 has been renewed for another season but moved to Fridays, known these days as the "death slot" (back in my day Friday primetime TV was big with Dallas, Miami Vice, Friday Night Videos, but anyway....)  Thoughts?  On its way out?  Or possibly gain more viewers with an earlier timeslot?  According to this article Five-0's new competition could be fierce: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/fall-schedule-tvs-biggest-time-523540  We shall see...

1 year, 3 months ago on 'Hawaii Five-O' Recap: 'He Welo `Oihana'

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 @harrycovair I've only eaten Tsukenjo's a few times and those times it was brought back to work by someone...think I tried to go one time myself  but no parking!  I do remember the unique paper plate/wax paper/rubber band with the fork thing.  Also the roast pork was really good.  Ah well, another old time place gone...

1 year, 3 months ago on What? Tsukenjo’s closing Friday

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Gee now I really regret not going to the "old" Whole Ox (barely over a year before this switch right? wow) as often as I could have, there were quite a few menu items that I wanted to try that are gone now.  I wouldn't mind trying some of the new menu though I guess, the bread/buns look fantastic in the pics. 

1 year, 3 months ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Justin Yu

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Arrived early yesterday so I was able to get Simply Ono's hamachi kama...delicious!  Can't beat it for the price and I think it might have sold out way before 7. 

1 year, 4 months ago on Did this: Eat the Street Japan

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Zippy's restaurant side serves breakfast anytime right?  Gotta go back and have the chicken n' waffles again mmm   

1 year, 5 months ago on Where to go for breakfast all day

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Another story from KITV on Byron's that includes a retrospective of the Wong family restaurants.  Check out the old commercial's for Fishmonger's Wife, Oink's, etc.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1XANPu30vs

1 year, 5 months ago on It’s tomorrow: Aloha, Byron’s Drive-In

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 @nonstopmari Well I heard it was good, but I dunno if it's $150 good!

1 year, 5 months ago on It’s tomorrow: Aloha, Byron’s Drive-In

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 @nonstopmari KITV posted the video from of Justin Fujioka's live report at closing time.  Listen for the supposed bid amount for a shrimp burger!  Wonder if the lady at the front of the line got one.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR_t-RKaobU

 

1 year, 5 months ago on It’s tomorrow: Aloha, Byron’s Drive-In

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I passed by Byron's on the way home on the final night...unreal.  Lot 100% full with some folks bringing their classic cars, other people parking wherever they can in nearby areas, KITV remote in the lot, line so deep it reminded me of Star Wars at the Cinerama Theater back in the day lol.  Years ago other classic Hawaii drive-ins like Alex's in Kapahulu and Chunky's by the old Honolulu Stadium location closed down but I don't believe it was with this kind of fanfare...I wonder what their final day crowds would have been like with today's internet & social media.  Anyway it's a pretty amazing sendoff for Byron's.

1 year, 5 months ago on It’s tomorrow: Aloha, Byron’s Drive-In

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Not as nostalgic about Byron's as a lot of folks--just never went there often enough--but it is sad to see another iconic local drive-in close their doors.  I remember all the Andy's/Byron's commercials on TV back in the day.  After much procrastinating following the initial announcement I finally went a week ago for lunch to have some fried chicken and a Green River.  The chicken was very good, big pieces and tasty.  I think that was a good enough trip down memory lane.  But if they still have some ham hocks left...or maybe I'll get a fried PB&J...hmm  

1 year, 5 months ago on It’s tomorrow: Aloha, Byron’s Drive-In

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 @nonstopmari  Oh we can park in the lot? OK well that makes it a lot more convenient!  Will visit soon.

1 year, 6 months ago on Cluster truck: Kapahulu’s new food truck pod

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Sounds great and I like the fact that most of the trucks have late afternoon hours!  Maybe one day T.A.S.T.E.  can return too.  Just hope can find parking...this is Kapahulu after all.  

1 year, 6 months ago on Cluster truck: Kapahulu’s new food truck pod

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1990s Hong Kong flick "Meltdown" aka "High Risk" starring Jet Li and Jacky Cheung was definitely Die Hard influenced. Some of the action scenes look hilariously bad now though, but I guess it was more of an action comedy.  

 

http://youtu.be/cHjP1fZwx3U  

1 year, 6 months ago on Fab Five ‘Die Hard’ Copycats

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 @nonstopmari  would like to finally experience the Night Market.  Also McMiso & Ale, maybe the dishcrawl, etc.

1 year, 8 months ago on Foodscene: December

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Eat The Street on New Year's Eve with fireworks!  Sounds like an interesting month, I think I will be attending a few of these. 

1 year, 8 months ago on Foodscene: December

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Did the burrito contest happen late?  I was there until about 8 and heard it may or may not happen 'cause they didn't have enough contestants or something like that.  Oh well I missed it.  Anyway the BLT Frites from Street Frites were good, also really liked Fairycakes' Pork Pop Tart and Aloha Pops' Piggy Pop.  Will be interesting to see how many vendors participate in next month's theme... 

1 year, 11 months ago on Outrageous pork at Eat the Street

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 @nonstopmari  I think a few others liked that baklava, maybe it was all the coffee drinkers lol.   One thing about the coffee that I forgot to mention was that they need a cup with a handle, that glass was lava hot when I first grabbed it! chatter chatter chatter

1 year, 12 months ago on Beyond falafel and hummus: Go

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 @nonstopmari  @M Also there is a time when they are closed between lunch and dinner which starts at 6.  But like Mari said it's better to wait 'till close to or after 6:30 anyway when the parking opens up.  

1 year, 12 months ago on Beyond falafel and hummus: Go

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Glad to finally try the food of Da Falafel King. Anytime they've had their truck at events like Eat The Street they've drawn huge crowds and now I know why--it's delicious!  I enjoyed everything but especially the falafel, kebab, and shawarma along with all the little side dishes.  I will definitely be visiting the truck more often for lunch but I do recommend the dine-in experience, the staff and owners are very friendly and it's a nice casual atmosphere.   

 

Oh and as far as I could tell I was NOT "chattering in staccato" after drinking the Turkish coffee and I slept OK that night.  It is strong stuff though, I added a good amount of cinnamon and sugar.   Not pictured here was the baklava which went great with the coffee.   Anyway it was another fun meetup, thanks again to @nonstopmari for putting it together!   

1 year, 12 months ago on Beyond falafel and hummus: Go

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I'm in for Da Falafel King!

2 years ago on Anybody up for Israeli BYOB? How about noodles and tonkatsu?

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80s Olympic cheese eh?  Not about the Olympics but featuring gymnast Kurt Thomas, I present "Gymkata":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDzt-JVvYPg 

"When gymnastics and karate are fused, the combustion becomes an explosion!" lol  

2 years ago on Forgotten Films: ‘American Anthem’

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Eat here...or here...or (not) here?   Guess Miso and Ale is becoming the hard ticket to come by eh! 

2 years ago on Eat here ... or here ... or here

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Got lucky and caught their debut on Ward Ave. a few weeks back when I went to visit the @Puffettes truck on a Friday afternoon.  Tried vanilla and green tea haupia, good stuff.  Hope to try other flavors soon, especially the chocolate since @harrycovaircan't get enough of it haha.

2 years ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Via Gelato

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 @nonstopmari smoked meat eh? I'm on it! (get it? see what I did there?) ;) 

2 years ago on Foodscene: August

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Koganji and Aiea Taiheiji look like a go.  Need to finally get a Goteborg saucer lol! 

2 years ago on Foodscene: August

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I had the Bake and (not) Shark sandwich at Eat The Street.  The hot fried bread, mahi, and condiments (I used the "Mango Fire" sauce)  made for a tasty combo.  I heard that there is someone on the Windward side that serves this same sandwich and does use shark?  Anyway I also sampled some of the curry and jerk chicken wings, both were delicious.  By themselves those two items were not so spicy so you add your own level of fire via the sauces.  Looking forward to trying more of their food!

2 years ago on Eat the Street debut: Caribbean Spice

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 @nonstopmari really wanna feel the burn eh!  The only photo I seem to have from last time was Le Crepe Cafe's savory crepe with Moroccan sausage, that  was really good spicy but not steaming hot.  I'm looking for spicy but maybe not anything that will really hurt later on lol.

 

Wonder if the rib contest can top the jalapeno eating contest from last year...

http://www.nonstophonolulu.com/events/live-from-eat-the-street-spicy/

 

2 years ago on Who’s coming: Eat the Street Spicy Fest

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What is this TBD that everyone is cooking, must be good lol j/k.  Too bad no Indian or Thai food this time around, you know they would've brought the heat.   Anyway I hope to get down there early enough so I can find parking lest I get shut out as I did last one. :-P  My go-to drink for the last spicy ETS was a boba drink from  Bobalicious, it seemed to cool most things I ate.  I believe I need two drinks on that night though!  Rib eating contest should be good.  Has it been a month already?  Bring it on...

2 years ago on Who’s coming: Eat the Street Spicy Fest

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Well it looked like a good time was had by all.  I think I could maybe give the ice cream a try.  Maybe.  

2 years, 1 month ago on Midsummer Natto’s Dream

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Driving out to the West Side eh, you gonna be OK?   lol  Sounds like an interesting menu, can't wait to see the photos!

2 years, 1 month ago on Naked Cow cheese dinners: le menu

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 @Melissa808 yep one of the best mochiko chicken I've tasted in a while!

2 years, 1 month ago on Moili’ili Summer Fest

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Had a good time on Sat. night, made a point to go since I missed out on Eat The Street the previous week.   I was a bit worried early on because the crowd was sparse, it was deathly hot, strong gusts of wind were blowing tents and stuff all over the place, and some of the food vendors were late in setting up.  But as the evening progressed the winds died down, the food started cooking, the crowd really started to come in, and of course the dancing and the fun began.  Overall I thought the Summer Festival was well organized. UH contributing parking and a shuttle was a big help.  Hope they can continue having it in this location.  

 

Oh yeah and my food favorites were 4 Kings Kitchen's mochiko chicken and the KC Waffle Dog.  Shoulda gone the previous night to try the BBQ sticks and chili too.  I feel like checking out other bon dances now but the parking won't be as easy as this one was for me!

2 years, 1 month ago on Moili’ili Summer Fest

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Maybe I shouldn't have read this post, 'cause now I *really* regret not going after seeing these photos!  Everything looks like a must try, of course the pastas but especially the lamb.  Ah well...

2 years, 2 months ago on New eats: La Cucina

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Oh so the french fry was a topping and not mixed in?  I saw the tweet of the purchase of 20 or so orders of fries from McDonald's "Epic Meal Time" style for this event lol.  What were the comments on that one?  The Hurricane Butter looked very appealing. Not so sure about "cream of mushroom" ice cream.  Can't wait to see what they come up with for the next one!

2 years, 2 months ago on VIDEO: Wildest ice cream in town

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 @nonstopmari hey I went to snout-to-tail, that was adventurous right? ;)  On Saturday you can do your best Carson as Art Fern and go "mmm that's good (fill in the blank)" lol.  

2 years, 2 months ago on Wildest ice cream in town

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As Johnny Carson used to say, or at least Dana Carvey's impression of Johnny used to say, that is some weird wild stuff.   Intriguing though...

2 years, 2 months ago on Wildest ice cream in town

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Where's @nonstopmari 's and @konaish 's costumes? ;-)

2 years, 4 months ago on Did this: Yelp Uncaged @ Honolulu Zoo

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 @Melissa808 It was crowded but probably not as crazy as ETS Kakaako or Mililani.  Hard to tell because the football field at Kapolei is huge so everything was really spread out.  It was a nice relaxed atmosphere, maybe it was the best out of all the ETS because of the ample places for people to sit (covered seating, the field, bleachers, and even on campus).  Of course the weather holding up helped too.   I heard they will have it at Kapolei again in the summer, I will be there!

2 years, 4 months ago on Eat the Street Kapolei

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"No more butter-topped shoyu grilled musubi"?!  nooooooo   Oh well I'm glad I got to eat it before they axed it from the menu. 

2 years, 4 months ago on Honolulu’s new Japanese hotspots

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Twirly Fries eh?  Sounds like a good reason to go back to Waikele.

2 years, 4 months ago on We’re on it

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Between 7 and 10:30, aren't you forgetting the 30 minute daily drama at 10:25? ;) lol   It's pretty mind boggling how much interest in K-drama has grown over the last decade and into this one. Before, KBFD was one of the few sources in the world for K-dramas with English subtitles.  Then in the 2000s official DVD sets with English subtitles and "fansubs" started to come out.  Now there's streaming video with DramaFever, Mysoju, Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Netflix even has a few dramas in their lineup as well.  Sites like DramaFever also acquire rights to air some dramas at the same time as it does in Korea.  Pretty amazing.  Guess the "Hallyu" is still rolling along! 

2 years, 4 months ago on Yeobosaeyo! Are you a K-drama addict?

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If you're like me and can't make it down but would still like to watch the hearing it should be live on Oceanic Cable channel 54 and online at http://olelo.org, click on the "54 VIEWS" icon to launch the stream.  Direct link to the live stream is here: http://olelo.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=92  Let's go food trucks!

2 years, 5 months ago on Wednesday at 2: Let's make food trucks legal

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Glad I was a part of this get-together, Dash has some good eats!   I see a whole bunch of stuff that we didn't try in that pic of the menu...I think a return trip is needed haha.

2 years, 5 months ago on New eats: Dash Gastropub

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Another Bruce Lee documentary?  When are they gonna have one for the legend that is Breeze Loo? ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPNsZTQsa2k

2 years, 5 months ago on Nonstop Movies: 'I am Bruce Lee'

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Wow it all looks good!  Hopefully I can get at least one thing from them.  I think I want to try that lemon meringue too.   But that chicken pot pie is very tempting...

2 years, 6 months ago on ETS debut: Sweet Revenge

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@nonstopmari@808pooh@streetgrindz@dseohonolulu The Cheeseburger truck took up the space where the porta pottys were last month, don't know where they ended up this time. There used to be a map put out before ETS to show where the trucks, booths, etc. were on the lot. I think that needs to make a comeback.

But hey I had a great time as always, wish I could have tried more of the newer trucks' food but some the lines got a little crazy. On to next month and CHOCOLATE!

2 years, 6 months ago on Eat the Street: It’s a Luau

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