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Family Barbecue

October 23rd, 2012 · 2 Comments

Liz with her sister Shannon and mom Toni

Uncle Dee and Jordan

Liz with Uncle Dee and Cousin Casey

Time to eat!

Jose and Caroline

Uncle Dee, Casey, Aunty Kathy

Uncle Mel and Aunty Wendie. Aunty Wendie’s quote of the day: “I never ate poi with chopsticks before!”

Xavier, Janet, Aunty Helen, George, Larry, Eleanor

Eleanor, Uncle Bob, Steve, Kathy, Xavier, Janet

Uncle Mel, Aunty Wendie, Uncle Dee, Jordan, Aunty Kathy, Jose, Caroline

The night of Liz and Jordan’s wedding we had a family barbecue. Well, family and some very close family friends. A lot of the food was from Joe’s on the Green, where we had our wedding last year. Uncle Dee also picked up a lot of local favorites like lau lau, poke, poi, kalua pig and Chinese noodles.



Uncle Mel

Actually, a few people picked up poke. I think we had about 8 or 9 different ones to taste test! All of the food was so good. The lau lau that Uncle Dee brought from Da Imu Hut was getting rave reviews. Even the vegetarians ate it! For dessert we had cupcakes from Cakes by Kristin in Kapa’a.

Jackson and Savannah swimming in the pool.

A little frog that Jackson and Savannah found.

Liz and her family: Steve, Toni, Shannon, Kathy, Charlie, Savannah and Jackson

We had some drinks and visited. It was all very relaxed. At one point Savannah and Jackson, Liz’s niece and nephew, went back to where they were staying to get their bathing suits and take a dip.

Looking through old family photos.

Just a sample of what we found: This is Caroline, Jordan, and Dallas!

We also spent a lot of time looking at old family photos that Aunty Kathy brought from Dallas’s grandma’s house. I have only seen maybe two photos of Dallas as a child so it was so fun to look through books and books of his childhood. And very good to spend time with the family looking through grandma and grandpa’s adventures. Dallas never realized how much they loved to travel together. It was nice to see them so young and happy and having some great adventures. I think it helped the family a lot.

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L&L Drive-Inn

March 25th, 2011 · No Comments

After our half day deep-sea fishing trip, we went to L&L for lunch. Caroline was really excited to try a loco moco for the first time. I think the rest of us all got plate lunches. I got a kalua pig and lau lau plate lunch. Actually, Cory got saimin, I think. We were all laughing at Caroline and Danny who ordered like half the menu. Hahha. Caroline also got Spam musubi to try for the first time. And some kind of fried shrimp that was really tasty.

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Kona Brewing & Pub

March 24th, 2011 · No Comments

That night Dallas, Danny, Caroline, Cory, Chris and I went to Kona Brewing for dinner. Like the real Kona Brewing Brew Pub… in Kona! We’d been drinking Kona Brewing beer all this trip and we had Kona Brewing’s Fire Rock Pale Ale as one of our wedding beers, so we were all excited to check it out.

There was a little bit of a wait when we arrived, so we headed for the bar. For those of you keeping track, this was about our 13th day of drinking… ahhhh… my liver! But I had to try one beer. I had the Duke’s Blonde Ale (A crisp, light and refreshing ale. An excellent warm weather midday quencher with a delicate touch of hops to balance the light maltiness), which is only available on draft. That was all I had. I think Dallas only had one beer as well. We were losing our steam!

For dinner we all split some pupus: Kalua Pig Naalehu Nachos – White Corn tortilla chips layered with cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, black beans, green chiles, tomatoes, black olives, corn, jalapeños and a side of salsa. These were really good. We also had Pele’s Fire Wings – Fire Rock Pale Ale marinated wings, tossed in your choice of spicy sauces and served with a side of KBC’s ranch dressing. I didn’t try any of these, but I’m going to assume they were HOT since Pele is the Hawaiian goddess of fire. Finally, we had Keauhou Crab Dip – a rich blend of crab meat, cream cheese, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, roasted red peppers, a touch of fresh garlic and a splash of Longboard Island Lager. Served with KBC’s herbed pita bread. Pretty good, the crab meat was plentiful.

For my entree I got Uncle’s Shrimp Tacos – Three soft tacos made with cajun-seasoned shrimp, topped with cabbage, black beans, corn, diced tomato, green onion and cilantro. Drizzled with a chipotle yogurt sauce and avocado aioli. Served with a side of rice pilaf. I think maybe I just made a wrong choice? Or they were having an off night? I really liked our pupus but these tacos just were not doing it for me. The shrimp was way over cooked and had shrunk down to the tough little tiny shrimps. Not good. And I didn’t love the chipotle sauce. I would go back here, though, and we did later on(!) because the beer and the pupus were great.. and because everyone else seemed to like what they had.

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