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Anniversary recs in Honolulu

ok note to self:
Stay away from Roy's.

I've actually been to the Roy's in SF. I don't remember it being particularly loud or anything but I think the servers tried to sell us a bunch of exotic drinks and I got so drunk that I had a brownout on the sidewalk.

ugh.

Apr 16, 2011
wliu in Hawaii

Anniversary recs in Honolulu

I concur!
That's why I would hope that patrons would have the courtesy and foresight to book a private room that's separate from the main dining area. Like if I'm celebrating my birthday with a bunch of rowdy people I know there's gonna be chaos. I mean I'm all for having fun and enjoying yourselves but please not at the expense of other people's sanity.

Apr 16, 2011
wliu in Hawaii

Anniversary recs in Honolulu

Thanks Bill!

Yeah Hawai'ian influenced is the word! Essentially we want a unique dining experience but doesn't need to be all that fancy or expensive. Something that can't be experienced in freezing cold SF. I'm figuring that being able to eat outside near the water in the warmth and gorgeousness will suffice in and of itself.

Main reason for wanting to stay away from the touristy areas is to be away from loud party drunk rudeness. But if such dining establishments are among the company of civil people then we'll consider the resort areas. I dunno, we'll have to see and walk around there and see for ourselves.

My husband has his eyes set on Nobu.

What do y'all think of Nobu?

Apr 13, 2011
wliu in Hawaii

Locally grown produce groceries

Hmmm. We'll be fly in on a Monday and flying out on Saturday morning. Looks like Chinatown will be a stop for us. I guess I better study up on my seafood so that I know what I'm looking at.

How about vegetables? What sort of vegetables are grown in Hawaii?

Apr 12, 2011
wliu in Hawaii

Locally grown produce groceries

Hubby and I will be in town for the first time in Honolulu. We have a kitchen in our hotel room and will want to cook some meals. I want to know what kind of produce / goods are Hawaii able to grow? Where is the best grocery market accessible by bus from our hotel room by the Zoo?

Thanks in advance!

Apr 12, 2011
wliu in Hawaii

Anniversary recs in Honolulu

Thanks K-Man and U-Mayor. I know items like loco moco can't possibly be authentic but heck it's comfort food just like fortune cookies and walnut shrimp is NOT authentic Chinese food. It's a shame what americanization has done isn't it?

I hope some of the places you mentioned are going to be near our itinerary.

Apr 12, 2011
wliu in Hawaii

Anniversary recs in Honolulu

Hawaiian cuisine.

Apr 11, 2011
wliu in Hawaii

Anniversary recs in Honolulu

Aloha all,

Hubby and I will be in town during the first week of June to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. We have no dietary restrictions. We are coming from San Francisco and we'd like to find a really good Hawaiian restaurant. Basically we'd like to find a place that offers cuisine that can't be found in San Francisco. We kinda want to stay away from the touristy resort style places but we'll consider it if that's where the best Hawaiian restaurants are. We are staying at a hotel near the zoo and we have no car.

Mahalo!

Apr 11, 2011
wliu in Hawaii

Leftovers: The Career Killer

mama mia! Truly an idiot helena is!
What about those who have special dietary needs such that it's near IMPOSSIBLE for them to eat out? My husband knows someone who has celiac disease. For him he needs to be a 100% sure that there's no gluten in his food or else he will get sick. Did this hurt his career? Not at all.

Mar 25, 2008
wliu in Features

Where to buy Chickpeas / Garbanzo beans in SF?

thanks for the tip!

Dec 12, 2007
wliu in San Francisco Bay Area

Where to buy Chickpeas / Garbanzo beans in SF?

Which section of the Trader Joes are the chickpeas located? Yes I asked and they said they were out. Hope they are restocked when we go again!

Dec 12, 2007
wliu in San Francisco Bay Area

Where to buy Chickpeas / Garbanzo beans in SF?

I tried the Safeway on Ocean Beach on LaPlaya. I guess we should have looked more diligently.

Dec 12, 2007
wliu in San Francisco Bay Area

Where to buy Chickpeas / Garbanzo beans in SF?

My husband and I are dying to try out the fried garbanzo recipe here in Chowhound. Thing is, is that we've been to Trader Joes and Safeway and we can't find them at all. We would like to know where we can find garbanzos for a reasonable price.
Thanks!

Dec 12, 2007
wliu in San Francisco Bay Area

Meatball Sub

olive oil! salt! garlic! few sliced sundried tomatos?

Nov 17, 2007
wliu in Recipes

How to Loosen Your Pants

Just don't eat so dang much!
but yeah i know it's hard to keep mindful when you're having fun obliviously hunkered down in the family trough.

Nov 11, 2007
wliu in Features

Prepared Thanksgiving dinner in SF

If you are willing to drive a bit and are willing to be a lil adventurous, Ranch 99 has this Chinese offer:
http://www.99ranch.com/images/thanksM...

gobble gobble

Nov 09, 2007
wliu in San Francisco Bay Area

Boy, It's Getting Late

For me it's simple, just tell your hosts you're not feeling well and you've got to leave. Make sure you visit the bathroom often to make it convincing

Nov 02, 2007
wliu in Features

Best places to watch your food being cooked?

Mooses over at North Beach has a small are where you can watch.

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Moose's
1652 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133

Sep 03, 2007
wliu in San Francisco Bay Area

Visiting Seattle next week, need cheap eats recommendations!

Hey Walters and dave c,
hmmm, does it really get that crazy if we check out the Bite in the late afternoon / early evening? When does the crush start to thin out?
Thanks!

Jul 14, 2007
wliu in Pacific Northwest

Visiting Seattle next week, need cheap eats recommendations!

Thank you Walters, dave_c, and OCAnn! I can't wait to visit.

Jul 12, 2007
wliu in Pacific Northwest

Visiting Seattle next week, need cheap eats recommendations!

Hi,
My hubby and I are visiting Seattle next week and we would like to know where all the cheap and healthy places are for dinner.

Also we might check out the Bite of Seattle food fest. What are the opinions of all of you natives who have gone to this? Is it worth checking out? We are only spending 4 days here and we want to make the most of it (w/out a car)

Thanks in advance!

Jul 11, 2007
wliu in Pacific Northwest