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Two Ladies Kitchen: The Mochi Masters of Hilo

Located in the heart of old Hilo town and just off of Kilauea Avenue is a tiny shop in an old building known for selling small, but tasty mochi confections. Two Ladies Kitchen is artisanal mochi, without the attitude that tends to come with artisanal things. They don’t need a website (they have none), or an active social media presence. The lines that form outside of Two Ladies Kitchen is all that they need to tell their story. They make great, handmade muchi, and probably the closest that you can get to the mochi that you would find being sold by street vendors in Japan’s Tsukiji Market. You take one bite and all that you want is more.

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Food

Mud Hen Water: Laid Back Sunday Brunch

In search for an impromptu brunch spot on a rather slow Sunday, we decided to forego busy Waikiki, for a laid back experience at Mud Hen Water.

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Food Sights

15 Sweet Pineapple Treats That You Can Buy From The Dole Plantation

If you’re looking to go on a pineapple pilgrimage then look no further than the Dole Plantation. Sometimes I make the drive out to the Dole Plantation just for a cone filled with their famous Dole Whip, other times I visit just to get lost in their famous two and one-half mile garden maze. With each visit I’m always impressed by the sheer amount of pineapple themed edible treats in their gift shop. Let’s take a look at just a handful of their sweet pineapple offerings.

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Beaches Photography

The First Hawaiian Sunset of 2019

Since 2012, we’ve chased the first sunset of every new year. It’s our tradition. This year, we were able to share the first sunset of 2019 with our Little Dude.

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Food Hotel Reviews Itinerary

A Weekend at The Grand Naniloa Hotel and How To Spend 48 Hours In Hilo With A Toddler

What do you do if you’ve got 48 hours to spend in Hilo and have a tiny toddler companion tagging along for the trip? Actually, lots. First thing, it’s Hilo, so expect wet weather. Drizzles and rain is part of the small town Hilo charm.

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Food

5 To Try: Pancake Perfection – The Most Instagram-worthy Pancakes From Hawaii

Ah, the pancake. Stoutly stacked, the sweet and fluffy pancake is a breakfast staple, and for good reason. The basic pancake is simple to make, yet the possible pancake permutations are endless. You’ve got the classics like banana pancakes and blueberry pancakes. In Hawaii, macadamia nut pancakes commonly pop-up on cafe menus. But beyond these #basic pancakes is a movement toward more intricate pancakes with much more vivid flavor profiles. In this 5 To Try, we highlight 5 of the most creative, drool-worthy, and instagrammable pancakes on the island. Hungry? You will be after you read this post.

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Sights

Honolulu Museum of Art Cafe

When was the last time you visited the Honolulu Museum of Art? I’ll admit, it’s been a while since I last walked through the halls of Oahu’s premier art museum.¬†We decided to swing by for the Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday “Blueprint” event and while there, decided to enjoy Sunday brunch at the HoMA Cafe.

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Food

Basalt At Duke’s Lane: Where Black Charcoal Buttermilk Pancakes Are A Thing

If you’ve been to Waikiki then it’s very likely that you’ve shopped in an ABC Store – the ubiquitous everything store for visiting tourists (and locals). Duke’s Lane Market & Eatery is a new concept food hall from the founders of ABC Stores. Of the handful of eateries in Duke’s Lane, Basalt stands out as the most modern and refined. Think fancy casual.