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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!
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Why 'Top Gun' means summer
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...
9 months, 3 weeks ago on 'Hawaii Five-O' Recap: 'He Welo `Oihana'
@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...
10 months, 1 week ago on What? Tsukenjo's closing Friday
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.
10 months, 1 week ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Justin Yu
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.
11 months, 1 week ago on Did this: Eat the Street Japan
Zippy's restaurant side serves breakfast anytime right? Gotta go back and have the chicken n' waffles again mmm
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Where to go for breakfast all day
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.
1 year ago on It's tomorrow: Aloha, Byron's Drive-In
@nonstopmari Well I heard it was good, but I dunno if it's $150 good!
@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.
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.
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
@nonstopmari Oh we can park in the lot? OK well that makes it a lot more convenient! Will visit soon.
1 year ago on Cluster truck: Kapahulu's new food truck pod
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.
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.
1 year ago on Fab Five 'Die Hard' Copycats
@nonstopmari would like to finally experience the Night Market. Also McMiso & Ale, maybe the dishcrawl, etc.
1 year, 3 months ago on Foodscene: December
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.
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, 6 months ago on Outrageous pork at Eat the Street
@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, 6 months ago on Beyond falafel and hummus: Go
@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.
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!