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BOGO :)

So far, Burger King, Jack in the Box, and Panda Express has various incentives to participate in their customer surveys. Being pake, try to participate as often as possible.

Burger King and Jack in the Box places time limits on answering the survey and using the perk. Sigh.

Used a “Jack’s” one last night.

Jumbo Jacks

Buy one, get one free. Hee hee!

Jumbo Jack, Tomato, Shiso

So, The Mouse not too fond of lettuce on his burgers, tends to slide around and make holding the burger a challenge.

Chopped lettuce is more logical to The Mouse than whole leaves. Same with sliced onions, chopped is okay, sliced, not so much.

Plus, The Mouse likes lots of tomato on his burgers/sandwiches. So, a little modification.

Burger, Mouse Style

Tomato, thinly sliced, sprinkled with salt and pepper, shiso, when available. Yum!

Oh, the “get one free” burger? Went into the refridge for tomorrow.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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No Hawaiian plate this week.

Coworker got her hands on a Goteborg sausage from Kauai, and shared some with the office. For some reason which The Mouse does not know yet. A Kauai regional food. I don’t think any other island favors Goteborg sausage as much as Kauai. More research is needed.

Goteborg Sausage

Of course The Mouse had to try. For breakfast. Hee hee.

Sausage went well with the planned breakfast.

Vegemite Toast and Dried Plums

With Earl Grey tea. Director brought back a tea bag variety from her trip to Disneyland. Tea. Not Mickey hats. Sigh.

Finally got to try the “Student Special #1” from St. Louis Drive Inn down the hill from campus. Highly recommended by a coworker from the old job.

Student Special #1

Two burgers, French fries, drink. Six bucks.

Chomp View

Burger, a little sauce, bun. No other accoutrements. Super old school. On the plus side, burger wasn’t drowned in sauce. On the minus side, no lettuce/tomato (at least lettuce). Good to try though.

Another coworker brought in something she didn’t want for the two known food enthusiasts in the office.

Dragonfruit!

Coworker is not a vegetable/fruit eater plus not adventurous in the eating arena. The Mouse offered to cut a piece for her. Nope. That’s okay, The Cat and The Mouse benefit. 🙂

Nom!

Since The Mouse didn’t have lau lau and or kalua pork on Friday, picked up a little “cat food” on the way home. 🙂

Hamachi Poke

And a little “mouse treat” too.

Smoked Salmon Poke

The hamachi poke for dinner, the smoked salmon poke to snack on.

The Cat had lunch at Romano’s Macaroni Grill.

Eggplant Parmesan

The Cat brought home a little mousie bag, went into the freezer, probably will end up as part of one of The Cat’s bento next week.

Have a good weekend.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Braised Burger … Yes!

Finally made it over here.

Sign

Sign

Small place, almost looks like a pop-up. Comic themed decorations, wonder who the comic fiend is.

Ordered their basic braised burger.

Server mistakenly packed my order to go. Took it home to nom.

Braised Burger

Braised Burger

 

Bun and Accotrements

Bun and Accoutrements

Thoughtfully packed separately to avoid soggyness.

Mouse Plated

Tender, juicy, and with gravy! 🙂

Will definitely return. Maybe not during the lunch rush.

The “specialty” burgers and sandwiches (things) look interesting too. Just no fries. Sigh.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

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Ended up here for dinner last night.

Can you guess where?

Can you guess where?

If you guessed here.

Sign

Sign

You’d be right.

Not sure if any of the guitars had historical significance but they were a nice wall centerpiece.

Display is pretty impressive, the guitars extend over the ceiling, the length of the restaurant.

More Guitars

More Guitars

Kinda an oddball place for us to end up, gotta remember, we’re older. Hair’s gray, less pep in the step, if you know what I mean. Heh heh.

But then again, the oldsters like Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, and the like are still rockin’ so why not.

Atmosphere is kinda noisy, it’s not called Hard Rock Cafe for nothin’. But The Cat liked the energy.

The Cat ordered a grilled vegetable flatbread.

The Cat's Flatbread

The Cat’s Flatbread

Crispy flatbread topped with grilled vegetables: bell peppers, tomato, onion, mushroom, asparagus, roasted garlic with mozzarella and tomato sauce.

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Just in case you still don’t know where you are, the restaurant sticks a marker in the dish.

The Mouse was trying to decide between their veggie burger (all vegetables) or a local creation, the Da Kine burger.

Our grilled Veggie Leggie patty is topped with a grilled portobello mushroom, zucchini, yellow squash and roasted red pepper. Served on a toasted bun with mayo, leaf lettuce, sliced tomato and grilled sweet onions.

Plus, with the Duke watching over you …

The Duke

The Duke

Meat won.

Da Kine Burger

Da Kine Burger

Hard Rock’s version of a Hawaiian favorite! Topped with grilled portuguese sausage, sesame soy glaze, grilled Dole pineapple ring, house made guacamole, pico de gallo, and Monterey Jack cheese. Served with local furikake fries.

The portuguese sausage and grilled pineapple pushed me over. Oh, and the furikake fries! 🙂

Drone Shot

Drone Shot

Burger was so tall, had to deconstruct it to consume. Which is what I normally do to burgers anyway (unless it’s a fast food burger).

Shared a dessert.

Fresh Apple Cobbler

Fresh Apple Cobbler

Advertised as “tree to table”.

Thick, juicy apples are mixed with the finest spices and baked until golden brown. Our fresh apple cobbler is so good you’ll think your grandmother made it! Served warm with vanilla ice cream, topped with walnuts and GHIRARDELLI® caramel sauce.

Pretty good. Not too sweet, in fact, it was a little savory. Nicely complimented be the vanilla ice cream.

Funny, as we were finishing up, noticed this on one of the placards …

The Aloha Burger

The Aloha Burger

Similar to the Da Kine burger except it’s double decker, and but instead of portuguese sausage, there’s … SPAM! Gotta come back! Hee hee.

Left just as the house band EMKE was coming on, the parking meter was calling.

Rock On!

Rock On!

Sorry, couldn’t find a shaka emoji. Sigh. 😉

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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AKA scheduled maintenance. Hee hee.

Beach

Beach

Can you guess where?

Yup. Waikiki. Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio Hotel. Just to chill.

That’s why we could take a night and day picture of Friday night’s dinner spot (see previous post).

The Cat assigned The Mouse to search for eating places.

Breakfast.

Il Lupino

Il Lupino

Weekend breakfast specials come with a glass of Prosecco.

To you Don Ho-Clink

To you Don Ho-Clink

Both The Cat and The Mouse ordered the combo.

Açaí Bowl

Açaí Bowl

Açaí, soy milk, granola, and berries

And

Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast

Pugliese bread, extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, Hawaiian chili, and sea salt flakes.

For the price, its like we got the glass of bubbly for free. Woohoo.

A definite return place.

Good thing we didn’t have to drive, by the time we finished breakfast, both The Cat and The Mouse were a bit wobbly. Hee hee.

So, for a while, The Mouse has been looking at cars. None of the new cars has caught his eye yet (they all look the same).

I think I found a potential candidate.

The Mouse's Dream Car

The Mouse’s Dream Car

1957 Mini pick-up. Cute ya?

After exploring Waikiki for a couple of hours, lunch at a place that the cuz’s P&B liked.

Notice the shaka sign?

Notice the shaka sign?

Note: we sat outside, under umbrellas, picture colors are a bit off.

The Cat's Shrimp Salad

The Cat’s Shrimp Salad

 

The Mouse's Poi Pounder Burger

The Mouse’s Poi Pounder Burger

 

On Taro Bun

On Taro Bun

After a quick nap, we were on staycation after all, hunt for dinner.

Bills Sydney

Bills Sydney

The Cat wanted to try.

The Cat's Salmon Salad

The Cat’s Salmon Salad

No lettuce. Herbs, green beans, salmon. The Cat liked.

The Mouse's Braised Beef Shortribs

The Mouse’s Braised Beef Shortribs

The dish was supposed to come with fries. What!? The restaurant may not be in tuned with local tastes, need rice! Server was kind enough to substitute brown rice.

Brown Rice

Brown Rice

Dessert was pistachio pavlova?

Pistachio Pavlova

Pistachio Pavlova

Kinda meringue-y, The Cat liked, The Mouse, not so much. But try try.

There you have it the complete day of eating on a staycation.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

 

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