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Merriman’s Market Café (Waikoloa, Hawaii)

Chef Peter Merriman is a distinguished restaurateur and culinary pioneer as one of the original founding chefs of HRC–Hawaii Regional Cuisine–a visionary group dedicated to promoting the cuisine of Hawaii and its local agriculture. He’s been serving handcrafted food, directly sourced from local farmers and ranchers, since 1988 and currently operates five restaurants on the Hawaiian […]

Ultimate Burger Review – Hawaii’s Best Burger Restaurant

Located in the same complex, Kona Commons, as Panda Express and Taco Del Mar, Ultimate Burger is a welcomed departure from the typical American chain restaurants in Kona, Hawaii. Ultimate Burger–Hawaii’s Best Burger Restaurant–is a local hamburger joint serving fresh, Hawaii-grown ingredients. Executive Chef, Windy Gerardi, created Ultimate Burger’s simple menu that is made from […]

Kona Hawaii’s “Gourmet Chinese Food” At Panda Express

Chinese food in Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii, is difficult to find as there are only a handful of Chinese restaurants in the area. At the top of the small list a is a popular American restaurant chain, Panda Express, who calls themselves “Gourmet Chinese Food”! Located on Makala Boulevard, in the same strip […]

Kona Coffeehouse & Cafe Honaunau, Hawaii – The Perfect Iced Coffee

Kona Coffee is the market name for coffee cultivated on the slopes of Hualalai and Mauna Loa in the North and South Kona Districts of the Big Island of Hawaii. Kona’s favorable weather conditions of sunny mornings, light cloud or rain in the afternoon, little wind and mild nights combined with porous, mineral rich volcanic […]

Jamba Juice Review (Kona, Hawaii)

We frequented Jamba Juice at the Kona Coast Shopping Center practically every day of our trip to the Big Island of Hawaii. It was a quick breakfast stop and refreshing cool-down in the hot Hawaiian sun. Let’s face it, Kona isn’t really a foodie kinda place, and restaurants that were highly rated, like the disastrous […]

Royal Thai Cafe Review (Keauhou, Hawaii)

If you’re staying at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay, then just down the street at the Keauhou Shopping Center (same complex as L&L Hawaiian Barbecue) you’ll find some tasty and authentic Thai cuisine on the Big Island of Hawaii. That’s right – Thai food in Kona and it’s truly delicious! We visited a couple times during […]

Starbucks Kona Coast Shopping Center (Kona, Hawaii)

Situated in the Kona Coast Shopping Center — across from Jamba Juice smoothies, Ba Le Vietnamese sandwiches, and Orange Tree frozen yogurt — there’s a cute little Starbucks on the Big Island of Hawaii. What’s make Starbucks Hawaii different from all the rest? Well for starters, this particular one’s a stand-alone location with screen doors […]

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue Review (Kona, Hawaii)

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, also known as L&L Drive-Inn or simply L&L, is a chain of restaurants that began in Honolulu way back in 1976. It has since expanded throughout the islands of Hawaii, other US states, and even has locations in Samoa, New Zealand, and Japan. With over 200 restaurants to date and throngs of loyal […]

Kona Mountain Coffee Review (Kona, Hawaii)

If you’re visiting Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, then you must stop by Kona Mountain Coffee for their amazing coffee and tasty treats! Located on Hulikoa Drive, you’ll find Kona Mountain Coffee just off of Queen Kaahumanu Highway. If you’re driving towards the Kona International Airport, look for the blue building and “Kohanaiki” sign […]

Unique McDonald’s Menu Items In Hawaii

We got up extra early one morning during our trip to the Big Island to drive out to Honaunau to (attempt to) swim with the dolphins. Nothing was open at the crack of dawn for breakfast except for the 24-hour McDonald’s in Kealakekua. Eating McDonald’s in Hawaii when we could be eating Loco Moco or Hawaiian […]

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