A little over a year ago, I had the opportunity to visit the The National September 11 Memorial & Museum. The memorial occupies eight acres at One World Trade Center. Every name of every person who died on that day is inscribed on the bronze that surrounds the twin memorial pools. It’s a somber place. I recall it being very quiet. Many visitors, if not all, were in quiet reflection.
Underground, local, and emerging artists are quickly finding a home at Stage Restaurant, in the Honolulu Design Center. Every month, the hip restaurant with an eye for design features a local act as part of their themed performance dinners. Acoustic Soul Fusion was this month’s theme and highlighted the sounds of 14-year-old local phenom, Aidan James, and the very soulful Yoza. Of course, at Stage Restaurant, the main attraction is the food…and this performance menu did not disappoint.
I’m no cook, I just eat a lot. True story. So when Michelle asked if I wanted to attend a cooking class at 3660 on the Rise, it was with thought that I asked my series of follow up questions. Of course, there was the prerequisite questions of who, what, and where…but most important to me was the question that involved the what. I asked, “What will I need to do at this cooking class?” and she said, “watch him cook and then eat.” I was in. “OK, let’s go cook.” I said.