Thursday, February 18th, 2010 by


Words By: Kaboe Kavapalu

I have been living in Hawaii for a couple years now, and one thing that I miss most about LA is the food, no disrespect to the plethora of culinary offerings that are available here in Hawai’i, it’s just what I grew up eating isn’t present at the moment. So before I get attacked for this statement, let me explain…

Imagine if you, growing up in Hawai’i, moved to the mainland and you realize that finding a good Hawaiian meal, such as Helena’s, is like finding a diamond in the rough; for the most part, the closest thing you are going to get is L&L. This isn’t a bad thing, but it sure isn’t a large serving of pipikaula, some lomi lomi salmon and a large bowl of poi, feel me? Trust me, I love the food in Hawai’i, just missing a couple of things, like a good taco stand, a pupuseria, traditional Jamaican food, and so on. Which brings me to why I am writing this.



Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 by


Located on South King Street, just a few blocks up from the Moilili post office is a small, locally owned and operated business called Honey Glazed Hams Of Hawaii which many locals and critics alike agree make what is considered the best holiday hams on the island, bar-none. Every holiday, during the beginning of November to the beginning of January, Honey Glazed Hams prepare & sell their infamous holiday hams which is already spirally around the bone, making for an easy and ready-to-go Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. During the peak holiday season, you can order two weeks in advance, however, ordering in advance or not, it is normal to find yourself in a line that stretches out the door. Pretty insane! During the off-peak seasons, many don’t know that their doors are still open and serving an onolicious prime honey glazed ham sandwich and a mean Portuguese bean soup. I can attest to this, having gone here for more than three years.

Honey Glazed Hams Of Hawaii is located at:
2758 S. King St.
Honolulu, HI 96826
(808) 943-0040
Hours: Tues – Sat: 10am – 5pm



Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 by


We had the chance to do a little lurking on the set of local movie production “One Kine Day” and even snuck in a quick Q and A with local director Chuck Mitsui from 808 Skate fame. I must say the set was very impressive and Chuck seemed to be running a very tight ship. After enjoying lunch with the director and Lady Zana we sat in on a few live rehearsals and got to see everyone’s favorite gaffer Lukas get busy. Haolewood Productions Stay Up.!! Stay tuned for the official trailer.



Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 by


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Being that we live in what is considered one of the greatest and most beautiful places to reside in, why not take advantage of the attractive scenery that surrounds us? And by that, we don’t mean hopping on The Bus or riding around in your car, after all, we’re all going green, aren’t we? Instead, head over to Ecowheels and take a look at the many different eco-friendly bicycles they have. You’ll kill two birds with one stone: by helping to save our environment as well as being able to enjoy the full scenery, cool breezing at the same time. Ecowheels, run and operated by Eric Arii offers a variety of electric-powered bicycles, in all shapes and sizes. You have your choice of lithium-ion or lead acid battery powered and each bike offers “pedal assist mode that takes the sweat out of riding a normal bike.”

For a test ride, you can contact Eric any day of the week (between 8 AM – 9 PM). Phone number: (808) 780-5114.



Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 by


Al’s Tinting Inc. has been locally owned and operated by Al Tod since 1998. What began as a simple automotive tint shop has grown into a full fledged tint warehouse that now provides both commercial and residential tint applications. Al’s Tinting is also known for their highly detailed custom designs, everything from Louie Vuitton to Metal Mullisha to all over Fitted crest wraps. Being the hands on kind of guy that Al is, expect to see him in the shop getting his hands dirty on at least 90% of the jobs. Staying true to his skateboarding roots, Al’s Tinting employs some of the best skateboarders from Hawaii both past and present. So if you are in the market for any type of tint needs, please give Al a call at 808.484.5093 and tell him FITTED sent you.



Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 by


Hamuras is a local and visitor’s favorite on the saimin circuit. From the front door, open kitchen to the community style seating, this place does not lack your typical hole-in-the-wall attributes, they’re star quality with a dense dosage of authenticity. It starts off from Aunty selecting the bowl to go with what you ordered, then you tell her if you want side-orders of BBQ beef, chicken or shrimp. Nothing is written down which is crazy ’cause I was wondering how she forgot my shrimp order, but she remembered to charge me for it. Haha. As far as taste-bud fulfillment: Super Ono! Side of hot mustard & shoyu for my large special. The fam added some Diamond Head soda. Game over. if you’re ever on Kaua’i and have a chance to find this Lihue staple, you will definitely not be disappointed. “Hamura’s was awarded [2006] the James Beard Award for the most authentic ethnic food in the United States.” (via Trip Advisor)



Friday, May 8th, 2009 by


The Waikane store has been in business and flourishing for nearly 110 years, and still going strong. A part of their house was actually converted into a store front, which makes it all the more unique, and local. Little spots like this make my mouth water every time I think of it. Driving on the Eastside (Beastside) is a beautiful thing. But to know the spots, one has to grow up around it. You might have passed this 1000 times on the long drive to the North Shore. But if you want some unreal pupu’s (snacks), you gotta stop by and scoop some of their infamous mochiko chicken and sushi (famous in these parts). Add some shrimp fritters, game over! If you’re with the kids, pick up a couple grab bags (liquor store specials), candy, li hing mui or Diamond Head soda (classics).

Please visit this link for more info.



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