Posts Tagged ‘Favorite Hawaii Restaurants’

Fave Friday – Hawaii’s Best 24 Hour Eateries?

September 18, 2009

[This topic was a special request by the BIL (Brutha-In-Law). Please help a brutha out. (yeah, literally, my brother) 😛 ]

Later this year, the shift at BIL’s job will be changing from “normal” to dracula-like, overnight hours. Other than the complete lifestyle change, one of his main concerns was where to grind after work. He’ll be getting off of work when the rest of us non-zombies will be just waking up, so his “dinner” would essentially be in the wee hours of the morning!

So how about it? Where are your picks for the best 24 hour eateries around Oahu? My pea-sized brain can only think of the easy standards like Zippy’s and Like Like (yeah, I meant to spell it like that ! 😛 ). What else y’all got?

P.S. Happy VHO7V Friday and have a good weekend y’all! I’ll be back in a couple weeks. Wish me luck with sistah Colbs. Shoots!

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Survey Thursday: Favorite Zippy’s?

May 14, 2009

When the answer was revealed during one of our previous Where In Hawaii contests (which was Zippy’s), it was suggested by kuya.d to do a Survey Thursday around that particular topic… So… hurr we are…

We’ve all got our favorite Zippy’s. Our “home base” if you will. This be yo chance to sound off and represent. So without further ado… *clears throat*

Chicky chicky check if your school favorite Zippy’s is in effect – Represent! LOL!

Growing up in H.K. during those “hard core Zippy’s years”, Zippy’s Koko Marina was probably the one I identified with the most. It could’ve been the lunch-pick-up on the way to the beach, the dinner-pick-up on the way home from school/work, the midnight thang after chillin’ at the homey’s crib, or, even the 2AM-er after a long night of shooting 9-ball at Brian’s/Shark’s/Velvet’s (LOL!)… We’d be there. Some close seconds would be the McCully one (that’s usually where the “scenery” was at), and the Kahala one (new and on the way home).

Since Zippy’s is so much a part of all of our cultures, we shouldn’t just limit this survey to locations. What say we open thangs up and share our favorite Zippy’s story/stories as well as our favorite Zippy’s dish(es) while we’re at it? Bonus question: Which Zippy’s have you NOT been to (click here for help or here’s a list: Ala Moana, Dillingham, Ewa, Kahala, Kailua, Kaimuki, Kalihi, Kaneohe, Kaneohe (William Henry Road), Kapahulu, Kahului, Kapolei, Koko Marina, Makiki, Mc Cully, Mililani, Nimitz, Pearl City, Pearl Ridge, Vineyard, Waiau, Wahiawa, Waimalu, Waipahu, Waipio)? I’ll start:

Favorite Zippy’s: Koko Marina (for sentimental reasons)
Favorite Zippy’s Story: I actually applied for Zippy’s back in da high school days and got rejected! How you figgah? Well, I did get called in to their main office for an interview, but never received that final call back… so that is kinda like getting rejected right? So shame! Ah, das ok, I got a higher paying job where I got to eat poke all day (seafood department at Safeway) so it all worked out. 😛
Favorite Zippy’s Dish: Zip Min
Zippy’s Location(s) I’ve Never Been To: Ewa, Kalihi, Kaneohe (William Henry Road location), Kahului, Kapolei, Waipahu. Just 6 out of 25? Not bad at all… 8)

Go get um yo!


Results from last week (Wireless Carrier Survey)

  • AT&T: 9 (DA WINNAH!)
  • T-Mobile: 8
  • Verizon: 7
  • Sprint: 5

Happy Survey Thursday… Woo Hoo it’s almost TGI(F)F!

Oh yeah, for you old older peeps, here’s a blast from the past (70’s) that you might enjoy! No offense! 😉

For those more my age, hea’s a classic (starring Jade Moon). If you’ve never seen either of these two videos, zip it! 😛

My thoughts and prayers go out to hemajang and the Yoshida family during this difficult time… 😦

Fave Five Friday – Favorite Hawaii Eateries

October 17, 2008

I heard ya loud and clear yesterday. It’s shmall kine hard to pick just one favorite Hawaii food/product. And yeah, I could’ve been lazy and simply carried over the same question to today’s fave five, but you WWE readers deserve more than that! It’s TGIF after all. We needsta have our fun right!? Woo hoo! So instead of listing your Fave Five Hawaii foods (you can do that too if you like), let’s stay on the same theme of food and put the call out for your favorite Hawaii restaurants/eateries/hole-in-the-walls, etc.!

Hurr’s mine. Holla!

  1. Tokkuri-Tei – Holy cow! Da bomb! That’s all you need to know!
  2. Tenkaippin – Authentic, Japanese style rahmen with a super thick soup base (Kotteri rahmen).
  3. Shige’s Saimin Stand – Da bes’ local style saimin in the State. Sorry Hamura lovers!
  4. Jewel or Juice – A recent addition to my list of faves. They have the best Acai Bowls in the State!
  5. I’m leaving this one blank ’cause I know I’m missing one… I’ll wait to see what you guys come up with and update with mine latahz.

My Fave Five Hawaii foods for good measure!

  1. Poke – anykine, anyplace, anytime!
  2. Peanut Butter filled Mochi – from Home Maid Bakery in Maui
  3. Loco Moco – da bes’ to start your day during breakfast.
  4. Saimin – preferably from Shige’s
  5. Again, I’m leaving this one blank ’cause I know I’m missing somethin’.

P.S. I’m on vacay again today (yes, again), but be sure to keep postin’ even though it may look like you nevah. Hopefully, someone at the Advertiser can help me “release” the comments in the queue until I can get back to a computer. Happy Friday y’all and have a nice weekend k? Shoots!