Local Restaurants Show Aloha at Honolulu Restaurant Week

Posted in Food & Dining on November 18th, 2008

I dare you to eat out every night this week. Why? Because forty area restaurants are offering specials and discounts to celebrate Honolulu’s inaugural Restaurant Week, that’s why.

And there’s a lot to choose from, simple to elegant. Alan Wong’s has a five-course sampling menu. Maui Tacos is giving a break on its fajita combo. And the Side Street Inn is running a locally-brewed special on Mehana, Keoki and Maui beers.

Best, all this gluttony is for a good cause (like you need an excuse!). Proceeds benefit the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head. All the restaurants, from Zippy’s to Alan Wongs are donating part of the week’s proceeds for programs at the school.

So give your kitchen a break this week. C’mon. It’s for the kids.

You can find information, participating locations and the rest of the goods at www.restaurantweekhawaii.com


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Local Restaurants Show Aloha at Honolulu Restaurant Week

Posted in Food & Dining on November 18th, 2008

I dare you to eat out every night this week. Why? Because forty area restaurants are offering specials and discounts to celebrate Honolulu’s inaugural Restaurant Week, that’s why.

And there’s a lot to choose from, simple to elegant. Alan Wong’s has a five-course sampling menu. Maui Tacos is giving a break on its fajita combo. And the Side Street Inn is running a locally-brewed special on Mehana, Keoki and Maui beers.

Best, all this gluttony is for a good cause (like you need an excuse!). Proceeds benefit the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head. All the restaurants, from Zippy’s to Alan Wongs are donating part of the week’s proceeds for programs at the school.

So give your kitchen a break this week. C’mon. It’s for the kids.

You can find information, participating locations and the rest of the goods at www.restaurantweekhawaii.com


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Oahu’s Hip Cup of Joe: Glazer’s Coffee, Moili’ili

Posted in Food & Dining on November 5th, 2008

Glazer’s Coffee Shop is one of those places where cool people congregate and just chill a while. When I walked in, every single table sported an open laptop, sometimes two—Battleship-style—partaking of the free wi-fi. I say, if you want to be a popular java stop, you better have free wi-fi. And being right near U of H doesn’t hurt either.

The roast, which the barista said was from a company called Midnight Blues Espresso, was nice and smooth. She assured me the coffee was locally roasted, but I didn’t recognize the brand. Whatever the roast, it was a perfectly smooth antidote to the over-roasted, burned flavors you get from some chain coffeehouses (that shall remain nameless). The menu was simple, just your straight coffees and espressos, and a modest selection of baked goods. The iced coffee I ordered was so good, it was only five seconds before I’d finished it, and the sugar cookie with frosting suffered the same fate.

But what really sells Glazers is that it’s a really swanky place to see and be seen. Art by a local artist and a funky photo collage hang on the brightly painted walls. There are a LOT of college-types everywhere. In fact, an oldish guy reading about L. Ron Hubbard was the only non-coed in the place, identifiable by his lack of hardbound textbooks and/or earnest conversations about philosophy. I say: viva la college hangout!

Photo: JPhilipson

Glazers is open 7 days a week, and is located at 2700 King St., Honolulu
Visit their website at www.glazerscoffee.com


Glazer’s Coffee’s Photostream


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Oahu’s Hip Cup of Joe: Glazer’s Coffee, Moili’ili

Posted in Food & Dining on November 5th, 2008

Glazer’s Coffee Shop is one of those places where cool people congregate and just chill a while. When I walked in, every single table sported an open laptop, sometimes two—Battleship-style—partaking of the free wi-fi. I say, if you want to be a popular java stop, you better have free wi-fi. And being right near U of H doesn’t hurt either.

The roast, which the barista said was from a company called Midnight Blues Espresso, was nice and smooth. She assured me the coffee was locally roasted, but I didn’t recognize the brand. Whatever the roast, it was a perfectly smooth antidote to the over-roasted, burned flavors you get from some chain coffeehouses (that shall remain nameless). The menu was simple, just your straight coffees and espressos, and a modest selection of baked goods. The iced coffee I ordered was so good, it was only five seconds before I’d finished it, and the sugar cookie with frosting suffered the same fate.

But what really sells Glazers is that it’s a really swanky place to see and be seen. Art by a local artist and a funky photo collage hang on the brightly painted walls. There are a LOT of college-types everywhere. In fact, an oldish guy reading about L. Ron Hubbard was the only non-coed in the place, identifiable by his lack of hardbound textbooks and/or earnest conversations about philosophy. I say: viva la college hangout!

Photo: JPhilipson

Glazers is open 7 days a week, and is located at 2700 King St., Honolulu
Visit their website at www.glazerscoffee.com


Glazer’s Coffee’s Photostream


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Oahu’s Hip Cup of Joe: Glazer’s Coffee, Moili’ili

Posted in Food & Dining on November 5th, 2008

Glazer’s Coffee Shop is one of those places where cool people congregate and just chill a while. When I walked in, every single table sported an open laptop, sometimes two—Battleship-style—partaking of the free wi-fi. I say, if you want to be a popular java stop, you better have free wi-fi. And being right near U of H doesn’t hurt either.

The roast, which the barista said was from a company called Midnight Blues Espresso, was nice and smooth. She assured me the coffee was locally roasted, but I didn’t recognize the brand. Whatever the roast, it was a perfectly smooth antidote to the over-roasted, burned flavors you get from some chain coffeehouses (that shall remain nameless). The menu was simple, just your straight coffees and espressos, and a modest selection of baked goods. The iced coffee I ordered was so good, it was only five seconds before I’d finished it, and the sugar cookie with frosting suffered the same fate.

But what really sells Glazers is that it’s a really swanky place to see and be seen. Art by a local artist and a funky photo collage hang on the brightly painted walls. There are a LOT of college-types everywhere. In fact, an oldish guy reading about L. Ron Hubbard was the only non-coed in the place, identifiable by his lack of hardbound textbooks and/or earnest conversations about philosophy. I say: viva la college hangout!

Photo: JPhilipson

Glazers is open 7 days a week, and is located at 2700 King St., Honolulu
Visit their website at www.glazerscoffee.com


Glazer’s Coffee’s Photostream


read the full article »
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