A photo from Exploration: Hawaii has been featured in the latest issue of Honolulu Magazine! It’s included in their Heading East piece which highlights some East Oahu hidden gems, like the Koko Crater Arch. The photo from the article was originally published in this post. Go pick up a copy of the March issue today!
When my wife Michelle mentioned that we would be eating at Goofy Cafe & Dine for breakfast, I thought that we would be driving to Disney’s Aulani Resort for a character themed breakfast encounter. Not so. Instead, we drove to the heart of Hawaii tourism, Waikiki. Goofy Cafe & Dine is located just in front of Hilton’s Grand Waikikian Suites, in a two-story wooden structure, just off of Ala Moana Boulevard. The small cafe is located in the second-story space that the Fat Greek once occupied. Goofy Cafe & Dine is definitely an upgrade from the Fat Greek, in terms of food, ambiance, and atmosphere.
In this post, I wrote about how night viewing of Halemaumau Crater from the Jaggar Museum is a must see when visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This isn’t the only place to get a great view of the crater at night. Michelle and I were fortunate to stay at the famous Volcano House. This unique lodge is the only one of its kind within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The lodge is located on the edge of Kilauea Volcano, and offers a stunning viewing area of Halemaumau Crater.
On Fat Tuesday, Chinatown hosted the Mardi Gras festival that featured thousands of fans, variety of live music and dance, vast amount of food trucks, and a parade featuring the performers and floats at the very end.
In many ways, it was very fitting that the new W Bistro at 1010 opened alongside the Hawaii tour of the Broadway hit, The Lion King. W Bistro bills itself as being at the center of food, art, and conversation. The restaurant sits on the corner of Victoria St. & King St, and is located between the Honolulu Academy of Arts and the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Hawaii-inspired giclee prints line the walls of the small bistro, established by owners Richard and Judy Weinstein. But how’s the food? I’d say that it’s on par with its artistic counterparts across the street.
Eat The Street! It’s been a while since I’ve battled the crowds at Kakaako’s favorite food rally. However, the theme was chocolate, and well, I just had to be there. The usual suspects were there (Soul Patrol, Paul’s Poppers, and Ono Pops), along with some pleasant new surprises (Wow Wow Waffle, Pt. Suisse, Oko Guys, Pop Pop Donuts).