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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

FRESH FISH TACOS

FRESH FISH TACOS
DINNER AT HOME

When I saw super fresh Shutome (Swordfish) at the market for $5 per pound my mind thought Fish Tacos.  Grilled the Fish with Cajun Spice Rub and then assembled the Tacos on warm Corn Tortillas, Added Cole Slaw, White Sauce (Yogurt, Mayo, Lime Juice), Cheddar Cheese, Pico de Gallo and Cotija Cheese.  Fresh, delicious and so satisfying!

GRILLED SHUTOME WITH CAJUN SPICES
FRESH FISH TACOS


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

NATHAN'S HOT DOGS

NATHAN'S HOT DOGS
DINNER AT HOME

Making Memorial Day last one day longer with Nathan's Hot Dogs.  We love Nathan's Hot Dogs.  Actually went to New York and Coney Island to visit the original Nathan's and eat Hot Dogs.
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NATHAN'S HOT DOGS WITH MUSTARD, RELISH AND ONIONS



BA-LE SANDWICH

BA-LE SANDWICH
333 WARD AVENUE
HONOLULU, HI 96814
808-591-0935
HOURS:  Daily 9AM - 9PM

The Ba-Le Special Sandwich is one of my favorite sandwiches in Hawaii.  I order it with American Cheese, no mayo and extra pickled vegetables.  Add lots of Sriracha Sauce for heat and flavor.         So good when the bread is warm and fresh.
BA-LE SPECIAL SANDWICH WITH CHEESE, NO MAYO AND EXTRA VEGGIES

MEMORIAL DAY BBQ

MEMORIAL DAY BBQ
DINNER AT HOME

Blessed to spend Memorial Day at home with my girls so I cooked them up a delicious BBQ and made everything myself.  Started with Ahi and Tako Poke which I picked up at Foodland Farms.  Made the Cole Slaw, Potato Mac and Cucumber/Tomato Salads, Roasted the Corn, Cooked the Ribs and made the Burgers.  Got to tell you that my Drew Burgers were the bomb.  Juicy and delicious.
Thankful and grateful to all Americans who have served and sacrificed for our great Nation.

MEMORIAL DAY BBQ IS READY
LETS EAT!
TAKO AND AHI POKE
COLE SLAW WITH JALAPEƑO 
CUCUMBER AND TOMATO SALAD WITH BALSAMIC DRESSING
ROASTED POTATO MAC SALAD
GRILLED KAHUKU CORN
BBQ RIBS
THE DREW BURGER

Monday, May 27, 2019

HAWAII CALLS RESTAURANT - WAIKOLOA BEACH MARRIOTT RESORT

HAWAII CALLS RESTAURANT
WAIKOLOA BEACH MARRIOTT RESORT AND SPA
69-275 WAIKOLOA BEACH DRIVE
WAIKOLOA VILLAGE, HI. 96738
808-886-6789

This was my second stay at the Marriott in Waikoloa.  Not a bad hotel.  Did not really spend much time here during both visits.  Basically quick meals or cocktails before or after a round of golf.
I like the Mimosa's for $5 during breakfast.  I always order mine without orange juice.  Eggs Benedict was good.  For dinner after golf I went light with a Kampachi Crudo ($12) and Maui Onion Soup ($10).  The Kampachi was good and I also enjoyed the soup.  






MIMOSA WITH NO ORANGE JUICE
EGGS BENEDICT
KAMPACHI CRUDO
MAUI ONION SOUP

BEACH TREE BAR AND LOUNGE - FOUR SEASONS RESORT HUALALAI

BEACH TREE BAR AND LOUNGE
FOUR SEASONS Resort Hualalai
72-100 KA'UPULEHU DRIVE
KAILUA KONA, HI. 96740
808-325-8000

Cant think of a better place to end up with my buddy after a round of golf at Nanea Golf Club.  The Four Seasons is just down the road and we wanted lunch with a view to celebrate his birthday before catching a flight back to Honolulu.  We had an incredible waitress who knew the wine and food menu  well and brought smiles, laughter and fun to our table.  I ordered the Ahi and Crab Poke ($30) and liked it.  Was a bit disappointed that you could not taste the crab.  Literally tiny shavings scattered throughout the Poke.  Having the word "Crab" in the name did not seem right.  I also ordered the Italiano Salad ($19) and was very happy with the array and quantity of meats and fresh flavor.  The Waitress brought the most incredible Pie to our table to help celebrate my buddies birthday.  I had also ordered a chocolate dessert and the lemon pie was superior.  One of the best Pies I have ever tasted.  This thing is the BOMB!  Would return again just to enjoy the Lemon Pie.  After a great meal and a few pops we headed back to Honolulu knowing we are two lucky guys living in paradise.

FOUR SEASONS RESORT HUALALAI BEACH
NOT A BAD PLACE TO ENJOY LUNCH
JUST PAST THE POOL YOU WILL FIND THE BEACH TREE
OCEAN VIEW FROM OUR TABLE

AHI AND CRAB POKE - WHERE'S THE CRAB?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE BUDDY!
ITALIANO SALAD
LEMON BIRTHDAY PIE IS THE BOMB!
CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH ICE CREAM - GOOD BUT GO FOR THE LEMON PIE



NANEA GOLF CLUB

NANEA GOLF CLUB
72-2921 KAUPULEHU DRIVE
KAILUA KONA, HI 96740
808-930-1300
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Totally blessed to even get on Nanea Golf Club.  This ultra-exclusive private club is one of the most exclusive golf clubs in the World.  And when you are there, it feels like it.  From the time you arrive and are greeted personally by the General Manager, Head Pro and Staff to the time your Caddy puts you in your car to go you feel special here.  Special and lucky for me.  The people here treat everyone like royalty and there are smiles, handshakes and conversation with just about everyone you meet.  The mood is light but on another level.  Hard to explain.  Just cool.  The locker room at Nanea is beautiful.  Bright, elegant yet simple with outdoor showers that anyone living in Kona would love to have at home.  Some of the biggest moguls in business and billionaires put their golf shoes on here just like you and me.  To be in their world for just a few hours is nice and believe me when I tell you that I take it all in.  I pause and just breathe.  Look around and try to take it all in while thanking God for allowing me this day.  Hitting balls on the range here feels different.  The range is beautiful and you hit ProV-1 balls against what looks like a painting.  So beautiful.  Then you drive around to the putting green and see the silhouette of the Clubhouse.  Wow...I just had to walk up and take it all in.
We had an incredible Caddy named Channing.  He was funny, helpful and a joy to golf with.  He gave me some tips when he saw I needed help and hit me with a lot of great one liners over 18 holes. One of my favorites was "just don't think too much Drew, you are not that good of a golfer".  This set the tone for some great taunting throughout the round.  Fun!  Cannot thank Nanea enough for allowing me to play and be part of such a great club if only for a day.  
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FRESH COOKIES AT THE TURN AND AFTER 18 
INCREDIBLE CADDY NAMED CHANNING