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  • From the Archives: The Tavern at Princeville by Roy Yamaguchi

    roy's hawaiian fusion cuisine gift card in grassMy husband and I are on vacation this week, celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Three years ago, on October 22, we celebrated at a new restaurant on Kauai. During our 25 years of marriage, I've watched other friends marry, as well. Some stay married. Others do not--even those I thought were made for each other. The same can be said for restaurants on Kauai: Some come; some go. But not The Tavern at Princeville by Roy Yamaguchi. Its menu items may have changed since we visited in 2010 but the place is still doing well, based on its Yelp reviews.

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  • Food Photography? Are You a Nuisance?

    hawaiian vanilla pupuIn my three-year-old blog post, I acquiesced to the food photography trend by taking my own and allowing that the act of photographing food was akin to photographing a beautiful Hawaiian sunset or Hawaiian monk seal snoozing on the beach. It captured a moment in time. It served as a keepsake. It recorded a special moment. But hot dogs? Read More
  • Generosity in Abundance

    kilauea stone damLast night, trying to wedge a chore between my Outrigger day job and an evening dinner appointment, I fired up the riding lawn mower. Well, truthfully, the husband fired up the mower, and I hopped on to swing around the yard, listening to one of my favorite podcasts--Writers on Writing—as I did so. I soon recognized a problem. Read More
  • Sinatra at the Tip Top Cafe

    I just learned that Ava Gardner broke up with Frank Sinatra at the Tip Top Café in Lihue, Kauai. With its vinyl booths, Formica tables and cavernous-tall ceilings, you can just imagine Hollywood’s royalty noshing on pancakes—or oxtail soup, another of the restaurant’s famous dishes—and picture Ava, her head tilted, her eyes slit, delivering the news to Frank as a cloud of cigarette smoke hovered in the air above the soon-to-be ex-lovers. Read More
  • A Garden Basket of Farm Stories

    Bags of lettuce greens at Hawaii's farmers markets.A couple weeks ago, I toured Kahuku Farms on Oahu’s North Shore. While I was on Oahu, I also noshed my way through Kapiolani Community College’s Farmers’ Market on a Saturday morning, eating a spiral of sweet potatoes and taro on a stick. (Not deep-fat, batter-fried!) Read More
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