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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

MATSUMOTO SHAVE ICE

MATSUMOTO SHAVE ICE
66-087 KAMEHAMEHA HWY
HALEIWA, HI. 96712
808-637-4827
HOURS:  Daily 9AM - 6PM

After eating a Shrimp Plate at Giovanni's on the North Shore, it is time for a Shave Ice at Matusmoto Shave Ice.  Get ready to stand in line and people watch because this place is always busy.  They have a good system of taking your order prior to entering the store.  When you reach the cash register, they have your order already which expedites the service.  Shave Ice is good and refreshing on a hot day.

STANDING IN LINE AT MATSUMOTO SHAVE ICE
ENTER THE STORE AND GO THROUGH THE PROCESS
LOTS OF FLAVORS AND CONDIMENT OPTIONS
SHAVED TO ORDER
FLAVORS ADDED
YUMMY!


GIOVANNI'S ORIGINAL SHRIMP TRUCK

GIOVANNI'S ORIGINAL SHRIMP TRUCK
56-505 KAMEHAMEHA HWY
KAHUKU, HI. 96731
HOURS:  Daily 10:30AM - 6:30PM
808-293-1839

Cannot visit the North Shore of Oahu without stopping at the Original Giovanni's Shrimp Truck in Kahuku.  This plate of Shrimp with Garlic Rice and Hot Sauce on the side is one of our favorite foods in Hawaii.  I love the Hot Sauce here and always give a nice tip and ask for extra to take home.  
This visit included an ice cold Smoothie and Fresh Coconut Juice from the truck next to Giovanni's.  Also went down a few stalls and bought Corn on the Cobb which is also delicious and the perfect compliment to the Shrimp.  

CRUISE BY SUNSET BEACH ON THE WAY TO OR FROM GIOVANNI'S
A LITTLE COCONUT JUICE 
GIOVANNI'S SHRIMP SCAMPI WITH HOT SAUCE ON THE SIDE
GRILLED LOCAL CORN FROM VENDOR NEXT TO GIOVANNI'S

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

SIDE STREET INN KAPAHULU - AGAIN!

SIDE STREET INN KAPAHULU
614 KAPAHULU AVE 
HONOLULU, HI 96815
808-739-3939
HOURS:  Monday thru Friday 4PM - 12AM / Saturday and Sunday 1PM - 12AM

With the original Side Street Inn near Ala Moana Shopping Center closed for renovations we had to visit their Kapahulu restaurant to get our fix of Fried Rice and Pork Chops.  On this visit we were entertaining family from the Mainland and while not at the original, the food here was just as good.  Started with fresh Ahi Poke followed by a fantastic Salad with Shrimp, Avocado and a really good Balsamic Dressing.  The Fried Rice is our favorite and we devoured a lot but still had some to take home which is so nice.  Boneless Kalbi and Pork Chops did not disappoint and the Shrimp Scampi with lots of Mushrooms was delicious.  Always enjoy Side Street!

SIDE STREET INN KAPAHULU PACKED ON A WEEKNIGHT
AHI POKE
FARMERS SALAD
BEST FRIED RICE
BONELESS KALBI
PORK CHOPS
SHRIMP SCAMPI
YUMMY!

KELI AND HIMARI GRADUATION PARTY

KELI AND HIMARI GRADUATION PARTY
HALEKULANI HOTEL

Wow..... never been to a high school graduation party as good as this one.  The location at the Halekulani Hotel Hau Terrace was spectacular with ocean and Diamond Head views, cool breezes and enough room for everyone to sit, stand or walk around the terrace.  The bar was set up for the adults and there was even a Caviar and Champagne Bar which was my favorite hang out.  Food was amazing as was my speech and slide show (hee hee).  Our sincere thanks to the Fujimoto family for planning this incredible event with our family.  Really one of the best times of my life and great way to spend time with my Daughters friends who are now off to college.