Cat Chat episode 4: Eats for guests

‘Tis the season for weight gain, parking chaos and, of course, out-of-town guests.

And these guests often want to do one thing — beside bask in the sunshine that likely don’t have back in Wisconsin: eat.

So where do you take your visitors to nosh on local food?

Fellow Nonstop blogger Melissa Chang (@Melissa808 to a lot of you) put together a gallery last month of her favorite eateries to take out-of-town guests. On the list are staff favorites Shokudo Japanese Restaurant, Kaimuki Grill and Boots & Kimo.

So we thought it would be fun to get a rundown from Melissa herself on today’s Cat Chat.

Got a question? Got a better place to take out-of-town guests? Just got something to say? Post your comments here! And subscribe to Nonstop Honolulu on YouTube!

Thanks for stopping by!


Today is the first day of the annual Cat’s Gift Ideas for those hard-to-shop-for folks on your Christmas list. I’ve decided to put these in gallery form, so you can check out the past ideas, too. Got a gift idea? Send ’em my way at



TODAY’S GIFT IDEA: Katonk Jeep & Bike Rental T-shirt at Katonk Rentals or by ordering at

Tickets to “Cats”

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PRICE: $35 to $60 each

THE GIST: The longest running show in Broadway history, “Cats” returns to Hawaii with all of its feline fantastic-ness. Shows run from Dec. 28 to Jan. 2 — and tickets are still available online at

THE ADDED BONUS: You can print out tickets from your computer and, viola, instant gift!

BEST FOR: Broadway fanatics, cat lovers and anyone on your list for whom you haven’t shopping.


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