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Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 30, 2014

July 30, 2014

Not sure if the statue in #1 is still there, but it was for sure in 2008. 8) Had to blur #2 cause was too duck soup, and #3 I think can! Shoots!

Last week‘s Winnahs:
* Liliha Bakery (che)
* Keeaumoku Walmart (che & Lia)
* Simply Organized (Lia)

Photo #1
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 30, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 30, 2014

Photo #2
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 30, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 30, 2014

Photo #3
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 30, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 30, 2014


SCOOPS!

* SPOTTED!
Former Advertiser blogger Cat Toth and I recently teamed up to host/promote Hawaiian Electric Companies’ The Electric Kitchen Home Recipe Contest, which just launched on Monday. If you have a killer home recipe that falls under one of the following three categories, we encourage you to submit it for a chance to win a $1,000 getaway!

  • Island Eats: Made with at least 50% local products
  • Ono on the Go: Recipes ready in 30 minutes of less
  • Eco Cuisine: Energy-saving recipes (using less electricity)

Check out our promo below…


Cat and I introduce the The Electric Kitchen Home Recipe Contest


WEEKLY VH07V UPDATES!

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VH07V at the Yajima-Ya “Shop & Eat” Event!
THIS SATURDAY 8/02/14 (10am-3pm)!

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THIS SATURDAY VH07V will be back again to hold our second “Shop & Eat” event at the Yajima-Ya Lunchwagon lot, but this time, we invited some friends! In addition to Yajima-Ya‘s meeeaaaan plate lunches and drinks from Ilandsoda, I’ve invited and confirmed the popular Eden In Love Boutique & Skylar Soares and her HiSky Hats!!! Cool right!?!? 🙂 Can’t wait! So to summarize…

Visit VH07V at Eat & Shop Event at Yajima-Ya!
Visit VH07V at “Shop & Eat” Event at Yajima-Ya!

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VH07V at the Made in Hawaii Festival!
8/15/14-8/17/14!

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I literally just got an email yesterday asking if I wanted to participate in this year’s event (I was on the waiting list and someone dropped out). Just trying to confirm if I can get some last minute help in the booth, but most likely, VH07V will be there in full force! It’s the 20th Anniversary too! Can’t wait. It’ll be at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall during the following hours. Hope to see you there!

  • FRI 8/15 @ 10am-9pm
  • SAT 8/16 @ 10am-9pm
  • SUN 8/17 @ 10am-5pm

Visit VH07V at Eat & Shop Event at Yajima-Ya!
Visit VH07V at the Made in Hawaii Festival!

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VH07V at Rice Fest!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 (11am-5pm)

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As always, VH07V will be at the annual Rice Fest taking place from 11am-5pm on Sunday, September 28th at Ward Centers (we’re looking to block off part of Auahi Street fronting Ward Warehouse). Here’s the brand new commercial TV spot! Hope to see y’all there!


Visit VH07V at the 5th Annual Rice Fest!

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Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014

#1 is Duh! #s 2 & 3 are blurred on purpose. Hopefully not too obvious! 😉 Chance um!

Last week‘s Winnahs:
* Shokudo (Blaine)
* California Pizza Kitchen (NOBODY)
* Pho808 (NOBODY)

Photo #1
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 23, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 23, 2014

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 23, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 23, 2014

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 23, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 23, 2014


SCOOPS!

* SPOTTED!
Unreal wave photographer Clark Little was recently spotted at his Gallery wearing some VH07V! So honored and stoked to see him in it!

Clark Little sharing some VH07V
Clark Little sharing some VH07V!

* Marcus Cancervive online Fundraiser!
My friend Marcus Reimel is battling a rare form of melanoma cancer called Mucosal Melanoma and needs your kokua through the online fundraiser called YouCaring. This is to help offset his mounting medical expenses. There are 9 days left in his fundraiser and he is almost there! ($20,940 raised of $25,000 goal) Please consider donating:

Marcus Cancervive Online Fundraiser
Marcus Cancervive Online Fundraiser


WEEKLY VH07V UPDATES!

* VH07V at Yajima-Ya “Shop & Eat” Event! – 8/02/14
In August, VH07V will be back again to hold our second “Shop & Eat” event at the Yajima-Ya Lunchwagon lot, but this time, there will be more than just us there! In addition to Yajima-Ya‘s meeeaaaan plate lunches and drinks from Ilandsoda, I’ve invited and confirmed the popular Eden In Love Boutique & Skylar Soares and her HiSky Hats!!! Cool right!?!? 🙂 Can’t wait! So to summarize…

Visit VH07V at Eat & Shop Event at Yajima-Ya!
Visit VH07V at “Shop & Eat” Event at Yajima-Ya!

* VH07V at Rice Fest! – 9/28/14
It’s a bit out, but since we’ve already locked in the date, I figured I’d mention Rice Fest and VH07V‘s appearance there as well. 🙂 It’ll be from 11am-5pm on Sunday, September 28th at Ward (blocking off part of Auahi Street fronting Ward Warehouse). Here’s the brand new commercial TV spot! Hope to see y’all there!


Visit VH07V at the 5th Annual Rice Fest!

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* Order Online!
Get all of the latest VH07V gear at:

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As always, a big mahalos to everyone for your support and for helping to spread the VH07V! 8)

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Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 16, 2014

July 16, 2014

All food today gangy… Tons of possibilities. Guess away! 🙂

Last time‘s Winnahs:
* Laie Beach (Nobody)
* Hawaii State Capitol (carokun)
* Cafe Kaila (carokun)

Photo #1
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 16, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 16, 2014

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 16, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 16, 2014

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 16, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 16, 2014


SCOOPS!

* Joy of Sake is THIS FRIDAY!
Did you get your tickets to this year’s Joy of Sake event yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Purchase your Joy of Sake tickets today and attend the world’s largest sake celebration outside Japan, offering the opportunity to taste 370 premium labels in peak condition and eat ono kine grindz from 19 top restaurants from Hawaii and California!

Joy of Sake
Joy of Sake

For those of you who got your tickets, here’s a handy Joy of Sake how-to guide (from Frolic Hawaii’s Mari Taketa) on how best to approach your JOS experience:

  1. Nobody gets through all 370 sake, so stop worrying about that. Thirty to 40 is a very good sampling.
  2. If you’ve never tried sake, start with a daiginjo A. It’ll be floral, nuanced, gentle, a good intro.
  3. Check the card in front of each sake: It’ll tell you if judges awarded it a gold or silver star in its category. No star doesn’t mean it’s bad. The overall level of sake entered in Joy of Sake judging is impressive and hard to match even in Japan, where the JOS tour ends this fall after a stop in New York next month.
  4. If you see a black star, that sake isn’t available in the U.S. The card also tells you where it was made, in case you’re interested in sake from a particular region.
  5. If you’re a novice, don’t worry about searching for the harmony of taste, aroma, body and texture the pros look for. Everyone will have a different personal favorite. Just sip to find what you like.

Joy of Sake
Joy of Sake

And here’s the list of restaurants and their featured dishes for the night!

  • Banzai Sushi Bar – Seared Opah marinated in vinegar, dashi and soy sauce with lemon, garden vegetables and needle-cut chili peppers
  • BLT Steak – Torched Steak Tartare with rice crisp & horseradish
  • Buho Cocina y Cantina – Slow-cooked Pork Belly Tacos with pineapple pico and achiote aioli on homemade tortillas
  • Cakeworks – Plum Wine, Pikake & Green Tea Gelee
  • Chef Chai – Shrimp Salad with lemongrass mango dressing on a crispy wonton chip
  • Doraku – Dashimaki Tamago with minced scallop, shrimp, Kona kampachi and yamaimo mountain yam
  • Gokujo Sushi – Gokujo spicy ahi or California temaki sushi
  • Halekulani – Olive Oil-poached Cubed Salmon with horseradish and watercress salad
  • Hoku’s (The Kahala Hotel & Resort) – Roast Pork Summer Roll with umeboshi honey paste & Asian slaw
  • Hopscotch (Oakland) – Tri-tip Yukke with pine nuts and quail egg
  • Kaiwa – Crab Parfait with dashi gelee, soy milk mousse and crunchy green beans
  • Koko Head Cafe – Mazemen Soba with crispy chicken skin, parmesan dashi cream and carmelized onion tsuyu
  • Memphis Minnie’s BBQ Joint (San Francisco) – 18-hour slow-smoked Texas Beef Brisket
  • Migrant Maui – Migrant Adobo with mushrooms, bay leaf rice, atchara pickled green papaya and Boy Bawang
  • MW Restaurant – “Spam” Musubi of mochi-crusted smoked pork and arabiki meatloaf
  • The Pig and The Lady – Freshly grilled layers of betel leaf, minced garlic beef and a shiitake cap filled with sake and a drop of artisan Red Boat
  • Pili Group – Molokai Venison with Namihana Hawaiian Shochu and fresh pa`i`ai
  • Three Fat Pigs – Featured Dish: Kauai Shrimp Poisson Cru
  • Vintage Cave Honolulu – Featured Dish: Oyster with yuzu & ginger

Joy of Sake Honolulu
Friday, July 18, 2014 from 6:30pm-9pm (5:30pm for early bird ticket holders)
Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815

* New VH07V Polos!
We did a small run of Moisture Wicking Polos with white and neon yellow thread on our black blank. Came out pretty cherry yeah?

VH07V Polos
VH07V Polos!

* Marcus Cancervive online Fundraiser!
My friend Marcus Reimel is battling a rare form of melanoma cancer called Mucosal Melanoma and needs your kokua through the online fundraiser called YouCaring. This is to help offset his mounting medical expenses. There are 16 days left in his fundraiser and he is almost there! ($20,940 raised of $25,000 goal) Please consider donating:

Marcus Cancervive Online Fundraiser
Marcus Cancervive Online Fundraiser

* Thoughts on LeBron’s return to Cleveland?
* Thoughts on Jeter’s performance at the 2014 MLB All-Star Game?
* Thoughts on local political races?


WEEKLY VH07V UPDATES!

* VH07V at Yajima-Ya “Eat & Shop” Event! – 8/02/14
In August, VH07V will be back again to hold our second “Eat & Shop” event at the Yajima-Ya Lunchwagon lot, but this time, there will be more than just us there! In addition to Yajima-Ya‘s meeeaaaan plate lunches and drinks from Ilandsoda, I’ve invited and confirmed the popular Eden In Love Boutique & Skylar Soares and her HiSky Hats!!! Cool right!?!? 🙂 Can’t wait! So to summarize…

Visit VH07V at Eat & Shop Event at Yajima-Ya!
Visit VH07V at “Eat & Shop” Event at Yajima-Ya!

* VH07V at Rice Fest! – 9/28/14
It’s a bit out, but since we’ve already locked in the date, I figured I’d mention Rice Fest and VH07V‘s appearance there as well. 🙂 It’ll be from 11am-5pm on Sunday, September 28th at Ward (blocking off part of Auahi Street fronting Ward Warehouse). Hope to see y’all there!

Visit VH07V at the 5th Annual Rice Fest!
Visit VH07V at the 5th Annual Rice Fest!

* Mailing List
If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for our mailing list to get the latest scoops! I promise I don’t email too often (takes planny effort you know da kine! 😛 ).

* Order Online!
Get all of the latest VH07V gear at:

VH07V Online Store - shop.vh07v.com
SHOP.VH07V.COM

As always, a big mahalos to everyone for your support and for helping to spread the VH07V! 8)

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Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014

Yes! Another week where all three photo locations were guessed correctly. Tryna find the right balance between posting pics that are too “duck soup” and those that are “das why hahhhd”. Will get the right pH balance one day… 😉

Last time‘s Winnahs:
* Hanauma Bay Trail (makaha wahine)
* Alii Place (carokun)
* Kahului Airport (carokun)

Photo #1
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 9, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 9, 2014

Photo #2
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 9, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 9, 2014

Photo #3
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - July 9, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – July 9, 2014


SCOOPS!

* Spotted!
Another fun time was had at our last pop-up event at the 4th of July Spectacular at Schofield Barracks! Mahalo to all those Military members and their guests who stopped by the VH07V booth!

VH07V at the 2014 4th of July Spectacular!
VH07V at the 2014 4th of July Spectacular!
(pc: Traci Yoshioka)

* Joy of Sake is Coming Next Week!
Honolulu’s Joy of Sake event is the world’s largest sake celebration outside Japan, and is celebrating Hawaii’s hundred-year history with sake. The event offers the opportunity to taste 370 premium labels in peak condition, half of them daiginjos, most not available in the U.S. New this year is an upscale street food section called “Izakaya Alley” to go along with the sake-friendly appetizers by 19 top restaurants from Hawaii and California including Vintage Cave (Honolulu), The Three Fat Pigs (Waikoloa), The Pig and the Lady (Honolulu), The Halekulani (Honolulu), Pili Hawaii (Honolulu), MW Restaurant (Honolulu), Migrant Maui (Wailea), Memphis Minnie’s (San Francisco), Koko Head Café (Honolulu), Kaiwa (Honolulu), Kahala Hotel & Resort (Honolulu), Hopscotch (Oakland), Gokujo Sushi (Honolulu), Doraku (Honolulu), Chef Chai (Honolulu), Cakeworks (Honolulu), Buho Cocina y Cantina (Honolulu), BLT Steak (Honolulu), & Banzai Sushi Bar (Haleiwa). Early bird tickets (which gives you access one hour early) are $145 while General Admission Tickets are going for $95. Purchase your Joy of Sake tickets today!

Joy of Sake Honolulu
Friday, July 18, 2014 from 6:30pm-9pm (5:30pm for early bird ticket holders)
Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815

Purchase Tickets to next week's Joy of Sake event!
Purchase Tickets to next week’s Joy of Sake event!

* Marcus Cancervive online Fundraiser!
My friend Marcus Reimel is battling a rare form of melanoma cancer called Mucosal Melanoma and needs your kokua through the online fundraiser called YouCaring. This is to help offset his mounting medical expenses. There are 22 days left in his fundraiser and he is almost there! ($20,340 raised of $25,000 goal) Please consider donating:

Marcus Cancervive Online Fundraiser
Marcus Cancervive Online Fundraiser

* Following the World Cup at all?
* Ready for the 5th Season of Hawaii Five-0?
* Thoughts on the sleeping fan suing ESPN for $10 million?


NEW AROUNDHAWAII ARTICLE!

* Bubble Tea Mania – The Hunt for Hawaii’s Best Bubble Tea – Part III
The 3rd and final part in my Bubble Tea Mania series has been published! This time, covering some key wesssssiiiiide locations! Check it out!

Bubble Tea Mania - The Hunt for Hawaii's Best Bubble Tea - Part III
Bubble Tea Mania – The Hunt for Hawaii’s Best Bubble Tea – Part III


WEEKLY VH07V UPDATES!

* VH07V at Yajima-Ya “Eat & Shop” Event! – 8/02/14
In August, VH07V will be back again to hold our second “Eat & Shop” event at the Yajima-Ya Lunchwagon lot, but this time, there will be more than just us there! In addition to Yajima-Ya‘s meeeaaaan plate lunches and drinks from Ilandsoda, I’ve invited and confirmed the popular Eden In Love Boutique & Skylar Soares and her HiSky Hats!!! Cool right!?!? 🙂 Can’t wait! So to summarize…

Visit VH07V at Eat & Shop Event at Yajima-Ya!
Visit VH07V at “Eat & Shop” Event at Yajima-Ya!

* VH07V at Rice Fest! – 9/28/14
It’s a bit out, but since we’ve already locked in the date, I figured I’d mention Rice Fest and VH07V‘s appearance there as well. 🙂 It’ll be from 11am-5pm on Sunday, September 28th at Ward (blocking off part of Auahi Street fronting Ward Warehouse). Hope to see y’all there!

Visit VH07V at the 5th Annual Rice Fest!
Visit VH07V at the 5th Annual Rice Fest!

* Mailing List
If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for our mailing list to get the latest scoops! I promise I don’t email too often (takes planny effort you know da kine! 😛 ).

* Order Online!
Get all of the latest VH07V gear at:

VH07V Online Store - shop.vh07v.com
SHOP.VH07V.COM

As always, a big mahalos to everyone for your support and for helping to spread the VH07V! 8)

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Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014

Ho, must’ve been hard last week. Only 1 of 3 were guessed correctly. This week, no food. All scenics. Hopefully, they’re pretty obvious…

Last time‘s Winnahs:
* Uncle Bo’s (carokun)
* Yotteko-Ya (NOBODY)
* Cafe O’Lei at the Dunes Mauna Lani (NOBODY)

Photo #1
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - June 25, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – June 25, 2014

Photo #2
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - June 25, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – June 25, 2014

Photo #3
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - June 25, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – June 25, 2014


SCOOPS!

* Spotted!
We had a blast at the popular Honolulu Night + Market last Saturday and we just wanted to send our Alohas and Mahalos! Someone told us it seems like we took VH07V to the “next level” at this show and it really felt like it. Super happy with the way things are going and I owe it all to you guys. 🙂

VH07V at the Honolulu Night Market: Summer in the Park 2014!
VH07V at the Honolulu Night Market: Summer in the Park 2014!

* Marcus Cancervive online Fundraiser!
My friend Marcus Reimel is battling a rare form of melanoma cancer called Mucosal Melanoma and needs your kokua through the online fundraiser called YouCaring. This is to help offset his mounting medical expenses. There are 37 days left in his fundraiser and he is almost there! ($19,690 raised of $25,000 goal) Please consider donating:

Marcus Cancervive Online Fundraiser
Marcus Cancervive Online Fundraiser

* Bill Amis & Miah Ostrowski Basketball Skills Camp
Former University of Hawaii Athletics University of Hawaii Men’s Basketball stars Bill Amis & Miah Ostrowski are holding a skills training basketball camp for Hawaii’s youth from July 17th-19th at McKinley High School. Register and attend the Bill Amis & Miah Ostrowski Basketball Skills Camp today!

Bill Amis & Miah Ostrowski Basketball Skills Camp
Bill Amis & Miah Ostrowski Basketball Skills Camp

* Thoughts on the woman her tried to “flip” her dog on Craigslist that she just adopted from the Hawaiian Humane Society?
😦


Weekly VH07V Updates!

* VH07V at the 4th of July Spectacular at Schofield! – 7/04/14
VH07V will have a booth at the 43rd Annual 4th of July Spectacular at Schofield Barracks on Friday, July 4th from 10am-6pm! Visit our booth for special, show only pricing and giveaways and stick around for games, food, rides for the keiki, a car giveaway, and entertainment by Third Eye Blind, Willie K, and more!

Visit VH07V at the 43rd Annual 4th of July Spectacular at Schofield Barracks!
Visit VH07V at the 43rd Annual 4th of July Spectacular at Schofield Barracks!

* VH07V at Yajima-Ya “Eat & Shop” Event! – 8/02/14
In August, VH07V will be back again to hold our second “Eat & Shop” event at the Yajima-Ya Lunchwagon lot, but this time, there will be more than just us there! In addition to Yajima-Ya‘s meeeaaaan plate lunches and drinks from Ilandsoda, I’ve invited and confirmed the popular Eden In Love Boutique & Skylar Soares and her HiSky Hats!!! Cool right!?!? 🙂 Can’t wait! So to summarize…

Visit VH07V at Eat & Shop Event at Yajima-Ya!
Visit VH07V at “Eat & Shop” Event at Yajima-Ya!

* VH07V at Rice Fest! – 9/28/14
It’s a bit out, but since we’ve already locked in the date, I figured I’d mention Rice Fest and VH07V‘s appearance there as well. 🙂 Hope to see y’all there!

Visit VH07V at the 5th Annual Rice Fest!
Visit VH07V at the 5th Annual Rice Fest!

* Mailing List
If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for our mailing list to get the latest scoops! I promise I don’t email too often (takes planny effort you know da kine! 😛 ).

* Order Online!
Get all of the latest VH07V gear at:

VH07V Online Store - shop.vh07v.com
SHOP.VH07V.COM

As always, a big mahalos to everyone for your support and for helping to spread the VH07V! 8)

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Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – June 18, 2014

June 18, 2014

Back and in full effect from last Wednesday’s King Kamehameha day holiday. You guys had da day off too or wot?

Last time‘s Winnahs:
* Cheesecake Factory (carokun)
* Kats Sushi (Lia)
* Maui Arts and Cultural Center (Lia)

Photo #1
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - June 18, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – June 18, 2014

Photo #2
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - June 18, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – June 18, 2014

Photo #3
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - June 18, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – June 18, 2014


SCOOPS!

* Marcus Cancervive Fundraiser Birthday Bash!
My friend Marcus Reimel is battling a rare form of melanoma cancer called Mucosal Melanoma and needs your kokua. Please consider supporting in one or both of the following ways:

  1. Donate to his YouCaring online fundraiser. This is to help offset his mounting medical expenses. At last check they are close to their $20,000 goal with $17,240+ with just 10 days to go.
  2. Attend the Marcus Cancervive Fundraiser Birthday Bash on Sunday, June 22nd from 11am-2pm. Advanced ticket sales are now closed but they welcome walk-ins! $40/adults and $20/keiki at the door.

Marcus Cancervive Fundraiser Birthday Bash!
Marcus Cancervive Fundraiser Birthday Bash!

* Bill Amis & Miah Ostrowski Basketball Skills Camp
Former University of Hawaii Athletics University of Hawaii Men’s Basketball stars Bill Amis & Miah Ostrowski are holding a skills training basketball camp for Hawaii’s youth from July 17th-19th at McKinley High School. Register and attend the Bill Amis & Miah Ostrowski Basketball Skills Camp today!

Bill Amis & Miah Ostrowski Basketball Skills Camp
Bill Amis & Miah Ostrowski Basketball Skills Camp

* RIP Tony Gwynn!
😦


Weekly VH07V Updates!

* Spotted!
Talented ukulele player Karlie Goya covers Israel Kamakawiwo`ole’s “Kaleohano” song while wearing her Black/Blue Keiki VH07V Tee!


“Kaleohano” – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole cover by Karlie Goya

* VH07V at Honolulu Night Market! – THIS SATURDAY 6/21/14
Visit the VH07V booth at the popular Honolulu Night + Market this Saturday, June 21st from 6pm-11pm and take advantage of special, show only pricing and giveaways!

Visit VH07V THIS SATURDAY at Honolulu Night Market!
Visit VH07V THIS SATURDAY at Honolulu Night Market!

* VH07V at the 4th of July Spectacular at Schofield! – 7/04/14
VH07V will have a booth at the 43rd Annual 4th of July Spectacular at Schofield Barracks on Friday, July 4th from 10am-6pm! Visit our booth for special, show only pricing and giveaways and stick around for games, food, rides for the keiki, a car giveaway, and entertainment by Third Eye Blind, Willie K, and more!

Visit VH07V at the 43rd Annual 4th of July Spectacular at Schofield Barracks!
Visit VH07V at the 43rd Annual 4th of July Spectacular at Schofield Barracks!

* VH07V at Yajima-Ya “Eat & Shop” Event! – 8/02/14
In August, VH07V will be back again to hold our second “Eat & Shop” event at the Yajima-Ya Lunchwagon lot, but this time, there will be more than just us there! In addition to Yajima-Ya‘s meeeaaaan plate lunches and drinks from Ilandsoda, I’ve invited and confirmed the popular Eden In Love Boutique & Skylar Soares and her HiSky Hats!!! Cool right!?!? 🙂 Can’t wait! So to summarize…

Visit VH07V at Eat & Shop Event at Yajima-Ya!
Visit VH07V at “Eat & Shop” Event at Yajima-Ya!

* VH07V at Rice Fest! – 9/28/14
It’s a bit out, but since we’ve already locked in the date, I figured I’d mention Rice Fest and VH07V‘s appearance there as well. 🙂 Hope to see y’all there!

Visit VH07V at the 5th Annual Rice Fest!
Visit VH07V at the 5th Annual Rice Fest!

* Mailing List
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Happy Prince Kuhio Day

March 26, 2014

Since many of us have the day off today (let’s face it, we only read this blog during work hours 😛 ), we’ll take a break from our “Where In Hawaii” game this week. Just wanted to wish you a nice day off to celebrate Prince Jonah Kuhio’s birthday. Go beach, go hike, go do something fun and we’ll catch y’all next week.

For those interested, the Yajiima-Ya “Shop & Eat” Pop Up Event for VH07V went suuuuuuuper good! So much so that we were thinking of doing it again, perhaps with a handful of other vendors? Click on the photo below to see some of the sights from the day:

Photos from the VH07V Pop Up Event at Yajima-Ya Lunch Wagon!
Photos from the VH07V Pop Up Event at Yajima-Ya Lunch Wagon!

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Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – March 19, 2014

March 19, 2014

*** POP-UP EVENT AT YAJIMA-YA – THIS SATURDAY 3/22! ***
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We’re partnering with our friends at the Yajima-ya Lunch Wagon (located off of Sheridan Street behind Hinone Mizunone between South King & Liona) and holding a fun, Shop & Eat pop-up event on their lot THIS SATURDAY, 3/22 from 10am-3pm! This is your chance to pick up your favorite #VH07V merchandise at show-special pricing, while also pounding some of the most ono kine grindz this island has to offer! You can even pre-order online with a special code (see below) and we’ll bring it with us on event day, saving you $$$ on shipping (today is the last day to qualify for this service)! Here are the details:

1) EAT & SAVE! – Purchase a plate lunch from Yajima-Ya on Saturday and receive an immediate 10% OFF your #VH07V purchase!
2) PRE-ORDER & GET FREE SHIPPING! – Order online at http://a7oha.com through today (3/19/14) with the special, free shipping code “YAJIMAYA322” and we will bring your order to the event for pick up!*

* Last day to qualify for free shipping service is today (3/19). Orders using this code will not be mailed & must be picked up. Offers not combinable with any other. Additional rules and restrictions may apply.
** PARKING: Yajima-Ya will be making 2-3 stalls out front and up to 8 stalls in the lot next door (to the left) available specifically for this event! See you there!

VH07V Pop Up Event at Yajima-Ya Lunch Wagon!
VH07V Pop Up Event at Yajima-Ya Lunch Wagon! – March 22nd, 2014 from 10am-3pm

Sorry, I know many of you are just here for the pics 😉 so let’s get right into it!

Last week‘s Winnahs:
* Honolulu Coffee Company (carokun)
* Waikele Premium Outlets (carokun)
* Shige’s Saimin Stand (Lia)

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 19, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – March 19, 2014

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 19, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – March 19, 2014

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 19, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – March 19, 2014


SCOOPS!

* New Design!
Here’s a little sneak peek of our newest design. Wot you tink?

Back to school with VH07V!
Back to school with VH07V!

* Did you enter for your chance to win Bruno Mars concert tickets (from Oceanic Time Warner Cable) yet?
* Sad passings over the last few days. Prayers and condolences to the families of KCC Farmers’ Market accident victim Annie Runland, Seattle helicopter accident victims Bill Strothman and Gary Pfitzner, and Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott. 😦


Weekly VH07V Updates!

* Spotted!
This week’s “Spotted” shot for VH07V is of adorable “R” going to school with some VH07V in her heart!

Back to school with VH07V!
Back to school with VH07V!

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Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014

Wow, lau lau. Last week‘s post got a whoppin’ 5 comments! Maybe the pics were too easy, cause sistah Lia got all three answers right away! This time, I’m insuring a slightly more challenging contest (I hope!)… Go getum y’all!

Last week‘s Winnahs:
* Leonard’s Bakery (Lia)
* Jewel or Juice (Lia & jknakas1)
* Ala Moana (Lia & jknakas1)

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 12, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – March 12, 2014

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 12, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – March 12, 2014

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Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - March 12, 2014
Where in Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? – March 12, 2014


SCOOPS!

*** POP-UP EVENT AT YAJIMA-YA – NEXT SATURDAY 3/22! ***

We’ve partnered with our friends at Yajima-ya Lunch Wagon to hold our next pop-up event on their lot (located off of Sheridan Street behind Hinone Mizunone between South King & Liona) NEXT SATURDAY, 3/22 from 10am-3pm! Details below!

1) EAT & SAVE! – Purchase a plate lunch from Yajima-Ya that day and receive an immediate 10% OFF your #VH07V purchase!
2) PRE-ORDER & GET FREE SHIPPING! – Order online at http://a7oha.com/ from now through next Wednesday (3/19/14) with the special, free shipping code “YAJIMAYA322” and we will bring your order to the event for pick up!*

* Orders using this code will not be mailed & must be picked up. Offers not combinable. Other rules and restrictions may apply.
** PARKING: Yajima-Ya will be making 2-3 stalls out front and up to 8 stalls available in the lot next door (to the left) specifically for this event! Come on down!

VH07V Pop Up Event at Yajima-Ya Lunch Wagon!
VH07V Pop Up Event at Yajima-Ya Lunch Wagon! – March 22nd, 2014 from 10am-3pm

* Did you enter for your chance to win Bruno Mars concert tickets (from Oceanic Time Warner Cable) yet?
* Thoughts on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?
* Thoughts on President Barack Obama and his appearance on Zach Galifianakis’ “Between Two Ferns”?
* Thoughts on Sharie Shima’s passing? Condolences to her family during this difficult time.


Weekly VH07V Updates!

* Spotted!
This week’s “Spotted” shot for VH07V is another funny video from Bruddah Bryan from the Skinny Hawaiians. This one covering the Hawaiian word: Lua!


Pidgin English Lesson – Lua

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Yajima-Ya Lunch Wagon Revisited

August 1, 2012
Yatai in Hawaii (Part I) |  Yajima-Ya Revisited (Part II) 

The last time I covered the Yajima-Ya Lunch Wagon (located off of Sheridan Street near Keeaumoku), the majority of their menu items consisted of the noodle (soba or udon) and don (rice bowls) variety. Since then, they’ve expanded their menu to include well received plate lunch style items like teriyaki or mushroom chicken, steak, and a Japanese style beef stew called Hayashi Rice. I figgah now’s a good time as any to pay chef Tomoki Ito a (re)visit to see what’s new… with a little food p0rn/eye candy of course!

One of my favorite (and incidentally one of their most popular) dishes here is the mushroom chicken. Made with egg and tempura flour, the breaded crispiness of the chicken is offset nicely with the rich “graviness” of the rue. With a side of spinach and Japanese style mac salad, this one is fo’ real kine brok’ da mout’!

Mushroom Chicken Plate ($8.50)
Mushroom Chicken Plate ($8.50)

Prepared in a similar way sans the gravy, is their Teriyaki Chicken plate. Love the touch with the Furikake over the rice!

Teriyaki Chicken Plate ($8) (Photo Credit: Tomoki Ito)
Teriyaki Chicken Plate ($8) (Photo Credit: Tomoki Ito)

Another favorite of mine is the Hayashi Rice Plate (the Japanese style beef stew). Here’s a shot of that gem.

Hayashi Rice plate ($8)
Hayashi Rice plate ($8)

Wifey likes their Buta Shougayaki (Pork Ginger) plate, which is strange because she’s not a fan of ginger. In fact, neither am I, but we both can sure whack this buggah like that. Here’s a shot of Yajima-Ya’s combination plate with Pork Ginger and Wafu style New York Steak w/ponzu.

Pork Ginger and Wafu w/ponzu Steak combination plate ($9)
Pork Ginger and Wafu w/ponzu Steak combination plate ($9)

It’s hard to tell, but there’s a stack of steak underneath all that onion and ginger.

One of the great things about a combination plate at a place like Yajima-Ya, is that your options are practically endless. Some days you might be in the mood for Japanese style fair, while on other days, you might want full on local kine grindz. And then, there are those days when you just can’t make up your mind. This is when you combine the flava of the East with that of the options from way out west.

Here are a couple of combination plates, blending Hawaii and Japan.

Tempura and Teri Chicken combination plate ($8.50)
Tempura and Teri Chicken combination plate ($8.50)

Samurai Donburi & Mushroom Chicken combo ($8.50)
Samurai Donburi & Mushroom Chicken combo ($8.50)

And of course, they still have their tried and true donburi, udon and soba items like their Samurai Donburi…

Samurai Donburi ($7.50)
Samurai Donburi ($7.50)

… the Bukkake Sanuki Udon…

Bukkake Sanuki Udon ($8)
Bukkake Sanuki Udon ($8)

… and their Sansai (Vegetable Tempura) Soba.

Sansai Soba ($6.50)
Sansai Soba ($6.50)

Other interesting menu items include the Kara Soba (Spicy Cold Soba) for $8.25, the $4 Breakfast Special (Rice with 1 scrambled egg, 2 slices of bacon & 3 slices of Portuguese Sausage), and a couple of Salad options (with a choice of Udon or Soba) for $8 each. A far cry from the humble beginnings when their main clientele was employees from the neighboring Yajima-Ya (Cosmo) service station.

A few things to note since my last article… Although they’ve expanded their menu options to include the local style favorites mentioned above, they’ve also streamlined operations, choosing to shorten their hours of operation, and do away with extraneous things that take time to prepare like their Belgian Waffles, specialty drinks, and their Daily Specials menu altogether.

Yajima-Ya Hours of operation
Yajima-Ya Hours of operation

Kudos to chef Ito-san and the rest of the Yajima-Ya family for constantly evolving and finding ways to please our palate. I just hope my food p0rn/eye candy did the food justice.

Check them out the next time you’re in the area (or even if you’re not!). Trust… You won’t be disappointed.

Yajima-Ya
@yajimayahawaii
Sheridan Street (Behind Hinone Mizunone, between South King & Liona)
Honolulu, HI. 96814 (Street View)
808-497-7991
Mon-Fri: 7am-5pm
Sat: 7:30am-4:30pm

Yatai in Hawaii (Part I) |  Yajima-Ya Revisited (Part II) 

 

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