Monday, January 30, 2012

Ray's Cafe

Last time, I had the succulent, tender, crispy roast pork chops. This time, the T-bone steak. One word: Awesome. Ray's Cafe is just a few blocks from church, so Sundays are quite satisfying for the body, spirit and soul, at least for me.

Medium rare. I actually wanted the rib eye, but they were out. 
No regrets! This 20-ounce work of art was worth every bite.
(photo: Donald Salvador)

Donald had the pork chops for the first time. 
(photo: Donald Salvador)

The remains of my T-bone. 
(photo: Donald Salvador)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Roosevelt chili

Most concession stands at high school games offer chili, which means I always ask, "Is this canned or homemade." There's a huge difference, of course. At Roosevelt, it's homemade and even has chunks of Portuguese sausage. Talk about a filler-upper. Lub that chili.

Monday, January 9, 2012


It was well past 10 p.m. when I was pau work, so instead of going to Yogurtland for a few minutes, I settled on Bubbie's down the road in Mo‘ili‘ili. Two scoops, coconut delight and macadamia nut, for $4.60 or so. Still good stuff. I just like Land of Yog a little more with all the toppings and fruit.

Bubbie's is always crowded late at night. When I got there, the line went out the door. It's been like this through the recession. Quality trumps most economic factors.

Friday, January 6, 2012

‘Iolani Classic

People kid me often about how much I like to eat at athletic events. Well, I don't get a real choice at night, when I'm covering games. It's yes or no. At Aloha Stadium, I take a pass most times because the food is way overpriced. But at gyms, the food is often awesome. Home cooked. Fresh. Here's what they offered at the ‘Iolani Classic last month.

Beef stew: big thumbs up!

Pulled pork: A new item. Average.

Shoyu chicken: Awesome!