Discovering Hawaii Through Food: Where the locals eat, part 2by: Derek Paiva and John Heckathorn
posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 at 11:46 AM
Where do Hawaii residents eat?
Back in June, HawaiiMagazine.com readers salivated over an excerpt we shared from our HAWAII Magazine feature Discovering Hawaii Through Food—an island-hopping food travelogue compiled by our intrepid editor John Heckathorn. John's mission? Sharing some of the small places to eat and food sources that only Hawaii residents know about.
A few of you e-mailed us that were hungry for more, so we’ve got more for you.
Here’s part two of our excerpts from John’s Discovering Hawaii Through Food notes: more local favorite eats and food sources he found on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island of Hawaii.
Missed part one? No worries. You can still check it out by clicking here.
But if you’re ready—and hungry—let’s dig in for more!
Side Street Inn
We once walked into Side Street to find TV chef Anthony Bourdain in one of the booths. Colin Nishida’s unpretentious neighborhood bar is the choice of many Hawaii chefs and just plain folks because of its extensive, reasonably priced menu full of great local flavors. Do not miss the pork chops and fried rice.
1225 Hopaka St., (808) 591-0253.
PacifiKool On the Beach
PacifiKool became famous in Hawaii for drinks made from fresh ginger syrups. The company now sells bottled syrups, which are hard to take home because they have to stay refrigerated, but you can taste the zingy creations at PacifiKool’s Waikiki beach stand. Try the ginger cooler: a ginger ale with muddled basil leaves and lemon.
Waikiki Shore Condominium, 2161 Kalia Road, (808) 921-0099. You’ll also find PacifiKool at the Hawaii Farm Bureau’s Saturday Farmers’ Market at Kapiolani Community College.
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Discovering Hawaii Through Food: Where the locals eat