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  • Sharks, Shrimp & Pie

    snorkeler in water at shark's cove on oahuI convinced my co-worker Andrea to kick off a couple hours early and take me to one of her favorite snorkeling beaches—Shark’s Cove, a few miles past Waimea Bay on Oahu’s North Shore. She seemed gung ho, but when I upped the offer with dinner at a nationally-recognized shrimp truck, she was all in, as they say. Read More
  • No More Shark's Fin Soup

    Scratch shark’s fin soup off the menu. It was bound to happen. Either the restaurants would run out of shark fins themselves, because certain shark species are near extinction. Or our society would wake up and say, “No more.” The latter happened. A year ago, then Governor Linda Lingle signed a bill into law that made the possession, sale, trade or distribution of sharks and shark parts—that is, fins—illegal.

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  • Earth Day 2011

    Underwater photograph of reef fish courtesty of NOAAToday is Earth Day. This weekend, as usual, thousands of people will head to the beaches around the Hawaiian Islands. Mahaulepu on Kauai. Haleiwa Beach Park on Oahu. Kaanapali on Maui. Kahaluu Beach Park on Big Island. Most will walk the shoreline or wade into the water. Many will slip snorkel masks over their faces to explore life under the lip of the ocean’s surface. Some will kayak, canoe, surf or sail. A few will participate in the many beach clean up days scheduled to coincide with Earth Day. Read More
  • Da Falafel King of Hawaii

    collector sea urchinThis one-time hot dog cart now serves "Taste of Jerusalem, Kosher, Middle-Eastern Cosine." I ordered the cart's standard and popular "Falafel," three fried balls of mashed garbanzo beans stuffed in a hummus-lined pita with a dash of hot sauce, pickled vegetables and yummy tahini sauce on top. (Other selections include eggplant, grilled chicken/lamb and grilled beef/lamb.) Read More
  • Talk of the town Restaurant

    Town restaurant entrance in Kaimuki, Oahu, HawaiiA group of us dined the other night at a restaurant called town (note to grammarians: yes, lower case "t"). The restaurant sits atop a hill in Kaimuki, a vibrant, old neighborhood community that is tucked behind Diamond Head, just mauka of the H1 and east of Manoa. Read More