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No, nothing like life or death battles in a galaxy far …

More like a tourist trap. After seeing the sunflower facility, The Cat and The Mouse were hungry (hangry?). Nearest place with food is Haleiwa. Cars to the horizon. Parked in the first space available. Nearest places were Mexican (line out the door) or tapas (tables available), went with tapas bar.

Prices were “reasonable”, portions were hmm, on the tapas size.

The Cat’s Flatbread

Menu description: grilled flatbread, mac nut pesto, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, heirloom cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fried egg.

The Mouse’s Hash

Menu description: fingerling potatoes, chorizo, bell peppers, caramelized onion, Mojo Rojo & Verde sauces, fried egg.

The Mouse added a side of bacon.

Bacon

Side of apple wood smoked bacon. Super thin, a little anemic, just The Mouse’s opinion.

After brunch, The Cat and The Mouse still had room for dessert. Headed a couple of doors down to get gelato.

The Cat’s Kona Coffee Gelato

A nice double dip serving.

The Mouse’s Dragonfruit and Pineapple/Yuzu Sorbet

To The Mouse, his scoops seem like two half scoops. Again, Admiral Ackbar’s warning come to mind. Hee hee.

Oh well, we knew the place has evolved into a major tourist location.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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The Cat and The Mouse kinda went lounge hopping for Easter “dinner”.

100 Sails running a half off happy hour special through April. Being pake, gotta take advantage. Hee hee.

Mushroom Flat Bread

The Cat thought okay, no socks off.

Korean Fried Cauliflower

KFC, hee hee. The Cat and The Mouse liked. One half to one sock off.

Cauliflower Close Up

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Hummus with Taro Chips

This dish was more “meh”. Either not enough seasoning, or not enough olive oil. Chips were good though.

Uni Pasta Carbonara

This dish was the winner. Squid ink pasta, uni, ikura, shiso leaves. Two socks off. More please. 🙂

Next, headed over to Herringbone (Oyster Hour) for one of The Cat’s favorite vegetable dishes.

Brussels Sprouts and Candied Pecans

So good, The Cat ordered two, one for her bento this week.

And since it is “oyster hour” …

Oysters

The Cat also wanted to try the restaurant’s signature Buffalo Octopus.

Buffalo Octopus

Slow braised then grilled octopus, spicy sauce, black-eyed peas, ranch dressing. The Cat was more impressed than The Mouse. For The Mouse, flavors didn’t quite mesh together. But, try try.

Dindin ended with a trio of sorbet.

Sorbet

Dragonfruit (only for Easter), coconut, and lilikoi.

Not traditional Easter, but then, why not. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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The Cat’s Flatbread

One of the reasons The Cat passed on her mudd pie this past Sunday was that there were tentative plans to visit the neighborhood Italian eatery for dinner with the hope of whiskey gelato for dessert.

The Cat started off with vegetable flatbread, happy hour special.

Vegetable Flatbread

The Cat would order again.

The Mouse didn’t fare as well. An overpriced chicken salad.

Chicken Salad

Tasted good (tender greens & arugula, roasted beets, Ho Farms cherry tomato, onion, spiced mac nuts,
chevre & papaya seed vinaigrette), the portion was just too small for The Mouse, even at happy hour discount. 😦

Alas, not whiskey gelato, but blackberry chardonnay sorbet.

Sorbet

An acceptable substitute.

What did Meatloaf sing? Two outta three ain’t bad?

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Sidetracked

This was supposed to be The Cat’s bento yesterday.

Bento

Rice (underneath it all), corn, watercress, and chicken feet.

Problem was rushing out the door, The Cat forgot her bento. 😦

She had to go to the mall and hunt for food.

Tomato Basil Flatbread

And

Thai Iced Tea

From one of the many coffee shops at the mall.

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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