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Opal Thai brings awesome Thai food to the North Shore

Opal Thai brings awesome Thai food to the North Shore November 25, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
I just got back from dinner at my favorite Thai restaurant, Opal Thai in Haleiwa. Now, I can finally call it a restaurant since their evolution from a farmers market stand about 10 years ago, to a lunch wagon in Haleiwa, is now complete in a modest restaurant in the center of town. I love Thai food,...

Surfer, the Bar brings drinks, music, pupus, and fun nightlife to the North Shore

Surfer, the Bar brings drinks, music, pupus, and fun nightlife to the North Shore November 25, 2011 | Events, Food, Hotels, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Surfer, the Bar, named after Surfer Magazine is the newest addition to North Shore nightlife. But it’s not just limited to those on the North Shore, considering that they’ll have regular “Talk Story” sessions weekly with famous people from all walks of the surf industry, and music...

Eat, shop, and socialize local at the Ala Moana Farmers Market

Eat, shop, and socialize local at the Ala Moana Farmers Market November 21, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Each Saturday the Ala Moana Farmers’ Market happens from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and it’s unique in that it takes place at Ala Moana Shopping Center on the upper deck by Sears on the corner of Piikoi and Ala Moana Boulevard. The brainchild of Annie Suite and Pamela Boyar, who started the highly...

Wine tasting in Oahu country

Wine tasting in Oahu country November 21, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
I’m a beer person, but now and then I can enjoy a glass of what is usually cheap red wine, nothing over a $15 bottle, and Haleiwa’s Bonzer Front is my go to spot. My palate, which is uneducated in the world of wine cannot explain why I prefer red over white, or why red zinfandel is my favorite....

Hawaii’s Ono Pops are so darned ono

Hawaii’s Ono Pops are so darned ono November 21, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
You’re in Hawaii, it’s hot and sunny, and a popsicle is calling. You could run and get something with artificial flavors that may stain your mouth red or blue, or you could head to a local shop and try an Ono Pop – Hawaii’s own spin on the refreshing combination of coldness and...

First Oahu farm tour offers insight into island sustainability

November 21, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
The North Shore is home to numerous farms that utilize the rich soil that has nourished various crops for generations. A couple of months ago, I was lucky to be invited on the virgin voyage of Oahu Agri Tours’ North Shore farm tour—a new venture by Annie Suite and Pamela Boyar, the women behind the...

The North Shore’s Spaghettini, thin crispy crust and tasty toppings

The North Shore’s Spaghettini, thin crispy crust and tasty toppings September 28, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Out in the country in Haleiwa lies a quaint roadside eatery that serves up some darn good pizza. I was born in New York and have visited yearly while growing up in Hawaii, enjoying pizza each trip back east. So, although it comes down to personal taste I like to think I kinda know good pizza which is...

He`e Nalu: Surfing

He`e Nalu: Surfing August 18, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
While on Oahu, the surfing mecca of the world, make sure to take a surf lesson. There are two main locations where surf lessons take place. At Waikiki Beach, novice surfers can enjoy trying to catch waves at Queen’s, a popular surf break that is often calm and is a less dangerous spot than many other...

Oahu’s Country: The North Shore

Oahu’s Country: The North Shore August 18, 2011 | What's New | Read More
The North Shore of Oahu is a world of its own, a different kind of place than anywhere else on the island. Throughout Hawaii and across the world in the surfing culture, from the historic town of Haleiwa to the Turtle Bay Hotel is called the North Shore. It’s been dubbed “The Country” for decades....

Where to Get the Freshest Fish in Honolulu

Where to Get the Freshest Fish in Honolulu August 23, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Unless you have a serious aversion or allergy to seafood, there are few better places to dine out on the bounty that’s caught fresh every day than Honolulu. The first settlers of the Hawaiian islands ate seafood as one of their main staples, and why not? Luckily that trend has endured, and has been...
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