Sampling the local cuisine is always a big part of an adventure. Following are the places we have visited and recommend in that regard:
Sam Choy's - Great open air setting that is reportedly the place to experience a Kona sunset. The pork loin, macadamia nut crusted chicken, the braised beef short ribs, and the three fish combo were all excellent and the Molten Lava Flow drink was especially delicious.
For Marcia's birthday (a big one) and JJ's birthday (almost a big one) we traveled to the Big Island of Hawaii (how appropriate!) for some fun in the sun. Glad you decided to follow along on our adventure.
We rented a condo in Kona overlooking the ocean with a fantastic view of the Banyan Surf Area where large numbers of surfers congregate from first light to dusk.
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Following are the elements and tools that help make my adventures more satisfying and fun:
1. A partner/traveling companion with an adventurous spirit - Many people travel solo with great success, but my travel almost always includes my wife, Marcia. We've been wandering together for almost 40 years and hope to continue for many more. It's great fun to see new sights together, try new foods, and meet interesting locals or fellow travelers, creating memories to last forever.
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Between starting the demi-glace and getting the case of chickens out of the walk-in for stock, the last thing we think you should be worrying about as a restaurateur is whether the guests showing up to your soft-open can actually find your phone number and location on your web site. Can phones do Flash yet? How long has that osso bucco been braising?
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