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Where to Eat: KCC Farmers’ Market

Where to Eat: KCC Farmers’ Market

Located at the base of Diamond Head, the Saturday morning farmer's market at Kapiolani Community College is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. Farm fresh produce, locally made products, and delicious prepared foods are all found within the market....

Where to Eat: Kapahulu

Where to Eat: Kapahulu

Running from the Waikiki Zoo on one end, to the H-1 Freeway on the other, this one mile stretch of Kapahulu Avenue is chocked full of local plate lunch spots, restaurants, bakeries, and breakfast eateries. It's very likely that if you're in the mood for something, you...

Disney California Eats

Disney California Eats

Eating our way through Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park A few weeks ago we were in California for the return of the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend. While I was unable to register for a race, I was still there to support my friends and, of course, to...

Where to Eat: Upper Kaimuki Town

Where to Eat: Upper Kaimuki Town

Updated May 2024 In one of the older neighborhoods in Honolulu, there is an area I call Upper Kaimuki Town. Comprised of not more than a few blocks, the area is bordered by Koko Head Avenue to the East, 11th Avenue to the West, Waialae Avenue to the North, and Harding...

Kapa Hale

Kapa Hale

A neighborhood gem, and new favorite, in Kaimuki, Hawaii To my dismay, due to the pandemic and other factors, my favorite restaurant in Boston, Craigie on Main, and my favorite restaurant in Hawaii, 3660 on the Rise, both closed. I enjoyed many fine meals and...

The Salish Lodge Country Breakfast

The Salish Lodge Country Breakfast

After a long break due to the pandemic we finally made the trip to Seattle to visit family. To celebrate, my uncle took us to the iconic Salish Lodge & Spa for a special breakfast experience at The Dining Room. Beautiful location The Salish Lodge is...

Hawaii Feasting – New and Newly Rediscovered

Hawaii Feasting – New and Newly Rediscovered

We have been eating so much delicious food, we just had to share with you our latest discoveries... New to me... Chubbies Burgers I first tried Chubbies just before they closed their food truck at the Ohana Marketplace. I was pleased to discover they opened a...

Eating our way through Disney World – Part 2

Eating our way through Disney World – Part 2

Tantalizing Tastes from Savory to Sweet In Part 1, I shared a small selection of the Mickey-shaped and Instagrammable treats found throughout Disney World. Don't worry, there are still more to come but I wanted to share some of our go-to savory eats too. Savory...

Eating our way through Disney World – Part 1

Eating our way through Disney World – Part 1

Practically Photographic in Every Way We recently returned from a trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando and thanks to all the walking we did (averaging 20,000 steps a day), we could indulge our cravings. By now I think most people realize that there is more to Disney...

Hawaii Feasting: Lunch Edition Part 2

Hawaii Feasting: Lunch Edition Part 2

This is a continuation of the Hawaii Feasting lunch edition post from last fall. It highlights more lunch spots that are accessible if you are working in or visiting the downtown Honolulu area. 'ili 'ili Cash & Carry The shop's name hides the fact that...

Hawaii Feasting: New to Me 2021

Hawaii Feasting: New to Me 2021

In my time back in Hawaii there has been no shortage of new and delicious places to eat. I recently shared some of the lunch places my co-workers have introduced to me (and there are more to come). This post is a bit of a catchall of more new-to-me places -...

Hawaii Feasting: Lunch Edition, Part 1

Hawaii Feasting: Lunch Edition, Part 1

Update 2022: Sadly, 'Ōlena closed its doors on December 24, 2021. It's been just over two years since I moved home to Hawaii. I was fortunate to find a job early last year, just before things shut down due to the pandemic. I am grateful for this blessing every day. I...

Reminiscing About a Fantastic Food Weekend in Portland

Reminiscing About a Fantastic Food Weekend in Portland

My friends recently celebrated their second wedding anniversary and I was reminded of one of the most fun, touching, and best weddings I attended. It was held in Portland, Maine, a city that remains a favorite of the couple and which allowed me to explore a great food...

Will runDisney for Food

Will runDisney for Food

Updated July 2022 Until a few years ago I never imagined that I could combine several of my favorite things - food, friends, Disney, and running (okay that last one isn't really a favorite) - into one fantastic experience. But as it turns...

(My) Best of Boston – Part 6 – Beyond Boston

(My) Best of Boston – Part 6 – Beyond Boston

In this last installment of "Best of" posts I'm sharing a few favorites from outside of the Greater Boston area. I hope these posts inspire you to visit Boston and New England. Please share your favorites with me. Woodman's of Essex About an hour outside of Boston, a...

(My) Best of Boston – Part 5 – Sweet Treats

(My) Best of Boston – Part 5 – Sweet Treats

There's always room for dessert and I wanted to dedicate a post just to the sweet life. I decided to focus on donuts and ice cream. As with all these posts, this is just a sampling of some of my favs. Kane's Donuts Of the different donut shops that are around Boston,...