I’m an enthusiastic fan of Arancino’s lunch and dinner offerings, especially their spaghetti ai ricci di mare (uni pasta) and spaghetti al nero di seppia (black squid ink pasta). When I’m craving a taste of Italy, Arancino is where I go (in Hawaii). Their Napoli-style Italian food is always on point. Breakfast at Arancino, though…I’ve never tried…until now. It didn’t disappoint.
I once complained to a friend of mine about the lack of independent coffee shops in Hawaii. My buddy, Carlos, had just taken me on a coffee crawl throughout New York City. He introduced me to the wonders of a properly constructed latte and I even had my first taste of legit cold brew. We stopped at Everyman Espresso, Stumptown Coffee, and Third Rail Coffee. All of these coffee shops were located in walking distance from one another in New York’s East Village. My eyes were open and I was abuzz from all of the caffeine. And I found myself feeling extremely jealous of New York’s coffee scene.
Over the last 3 days, thousands attended the major annual Pacific Ink & Art Expo at Neil S. Blaisdell Center as they toured the complex filled with Hawaii’s best tattoo artists (as well as visiting artists), piercers, and painters. The venue was also comprised of various vendors, live music, a section for keikis, and many events on the main stage throughout the weekend including the popular Miss PIAE contest.
As the annual Milky Way season started for us on Hawaii a couple months back, Jose and I returned to Kaena Point to capture our galaxy. While the Milky Way wasn’t too vivid at the time, we were able to get star shots with sleeping Monk Seals and from inside Makua Cave. Then recently, Will would be interested in shooting the stars for the season and we headed to Makapu’u Beach to observe a Milky Way bow over Makapu’u Lighthouse.