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Emma’s at Shipman Business Park

Friday, May 25th, 2007

A nice individual brought in lunch for our office today from some tortilla factory in Shipman Business Park (industrial area between Hilo and Keaau). What’s the name of this place?? I’ve heard great things about here but all they said was a “Mexican place” or “tortilla factory”. Hopefully some of you guys can help me [...]

Ken’s Sumo Loco

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Good morning from Ken’s House of Pancakes! Presenting the Sumo Loco (and keiki fries). This is what you call a heavy breakfast. Can you finish one? From the menu: 6 scoops rice, choice of spam (4), 5 oz. Lean “Home Grown” beef patty (2), or 6 oz. mahi-mahi. Gravy + 3 eggs any style. We [...]

Merrie Monarch 2007 – Miss Aloha

Friday, April 13th, 2007

We were lucky enough to get tickets for the first night of Merrie Monarch! This was the first time either of us has ever seen this in person, so it was really exciting and lots of fun. These photos are from my flickr account, so I can’t make them “pop up”. And of course, because [...]

Ling’s Legendary Oyster Chicken

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

I found a couple of old photos from Ling’s Chop Suey House back from my starving student days. And as lots of locals know, Ling’s has amazingly massive oyster chicken plates. Howz dis??? Hardly can fit in da plate! This is so not healthy! But it is sooo good! The chicken is super crisp and [...]

Café Pesto

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

What? This place is one of the most popular restaurants in Hilo and I never even covered it yet! I have a backlog of photos of various places so I better start posting more. Cafe Pesto has always had good food and has a great location in the Historic S. Hata building near the Farmer’s [...]

Aloha Luigi

Monday, March 12th, 2007

Sorry about the camera-phone pics (I didn’t have my camera with me). Serving up Italian and Mexican food is a cute little hole-in-the-wall downtown restaurant called Aloha Luigi. The smell of cheese and garlic smelled so good in there walking by, I had to stop by to try a slice of pizza! Service was really [...]