loco moco

Ethel’s Grill expands … to Hawaii Kai

This location has since closed. Anyone who has been to the original Ethel’s Grill in Kalihi Kai knows it has been there forever. As in decades. And only there. So when I saw that Ethel’s second generation – daughter Minaka…

Our Top 5: Loco moco

One of my all-time favorite foods is a classic loco moco. A juicy beef patty, fried egg and rich gravy over steaming white rice is a winning combination when I want a big, tasty meal. Over the years, I’ve tried…

Quick bite: Highway Inn Kaka’ako

Growing up in Waipahu, certain places remind us of our childhood and the joys of spending time with ohana. Landmarks like the sugar mill, Arakawa General Store, Waipahu Bicycle and Highway Inn transports us back to the simpler times. Many…

Late night at The Whole Ox

Since arriving at The Whole Ox, chef Justin Yu has reworked the menu and recently added a Saturday late-night menu (from 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.) that’s drawn crowds and raves to the evolving Kaka‘ako eatery. I had a chance to talk…

FUUD: Rainbow Dine-In & Take-Out in Waikiki

Years ago, Rainbow Drive-In, the popular plate lunch spot on Kapahulu Avenue, opened Rainbow Drive-In Express on Coral Street in Kakaako, serving its specialties such as loco moco and chicken cutlet to the downtown crowd.But it turned out to be…