Hawaii

Saimin, a noodle soup that is common around Hawaii

Spam Musubi, another dish common around Hawaii

Hawaii Food Blog

Hawaiian Concert Guide seems to be more about exotica.

No Suck Fest-Annual DIY punk event around July

Honolulu, HI

Essential Shopping.
Baileys has the largest selections of “aloha” ie hawaiian shirts anywhere, ranging from 4 bucks to the thousands.
15,000+ aloha shirts are divided into 4 subgroups: (Used, New, Vintage and Specialty) just inland at the Diamond Head end of Waikiki. 808-734-7628 , 517 Kapahulu Ave. Honolulu, HI 96815
Hours Mon.-Sun. 10:00-18:00

The local alternative weekly for Honolulu is theHonolulu Weekly.

Party information website partyhi.com coming soon.  myspace.com/partyhi
will have information on cool parties & events in the meantime

Punk Shows at DIY Space Crace Mountain.

 

Read the plate lunch critique for food tips in Hawaii.

Local Specialties:
Puka Dog is a local specialty hot dog chain which serves dogs in a Puka, which is a roll toasted from the inside out.  The hot dog is shoved inside and it is served with a selection of sweet or spicy chutney type sauces.  Multiple locations on multiple islands

 

Eats-

Helena Hawaiian Foods – homestyle Hawaiian cooking in a diner like space. Cash only.
1240 N School St, Honolulu, HI 96817 (808) 845-8044 since 1946

Hy’s Steak House -Old-school Hotel restaurant with classic tableside dish preparation.  Fancy for here. 2440 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815: (808) 922-5555

Me Bar-B-Que ?-Counter-serve Korean barbecue -151 Uluniu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 926-9717

Bars-

Arnold’s Beach Bar & Grill-339 Saratoga Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815-Tiki Dive Bar
Anna Obriens-The Best Rock and Roll Dive Bar in Honolulu.  Live Music  2440 S. Beretania near Pucks Alley

Eats-
MAC 24-7, 2500 Kuhio Avenue, Waikiki Beach, HI 96815
located in a Hilton Hotel (sorry), this is one of a few 24 hr spots to get good eats ala Cafeteria in New York. their pulled pork sandwich is fantabulous. (via ursula 1000)
Sansei Seafood/Sushi Bar, 2552 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815 great sushi–super fresh–not too pricey–right on the famous (and touristy) beach strip.

good clothing boutique:831 Queen, queenshawaii.com1739 KALAKAUA AV

Honolulu’s longest running afterhours spot:

AFTER HOURS (Fridays and Saturdays)
10pm-6am @ GALAXY –
Clubs-
Next Door, 43 N. Hotel St.,a former brothel and adult video store  converted into  a cool combo of cinema lounge and concert hall

Must Drinks:
La Mariana,  50 Sand Island Rd, Kalihi/Sand Island
Turn toward the ocean on Sand Island Rd. from Nimitz Hwy.; immediately after the first stoplight on Sand Island, take a right and drive toward the ocean; it’s not far from the airport  808/848-2800.  Fifty year old tiki bar in an industrial part of Honolulu.  Early and erratic hours.  Dinner too, but the drinks are the real attraction.

Essential Reads:
http://www.honoluluclublife.com/ – for latest dance parties

Quad Magazine (Island Hip Hop) –http://www.quadmag.com/

Hilo area-
Cafe 100 is a local institution, and the birthplace of the Loco Moco, an egg over rice and gravy.

They eat more spam than anyone else in Hawaii.

Obviously, I need lots of help with this one.