A riff on a “stay-cation”. Visit a food friend who used to work in Waikiki and moved to the new restaurant at the Polynesian Cultural Center. According to Google Maps, 23 miles. I know, 23 miles may not seem long to you but when the island is only 44 miles by 30 miles, and 227 miles around, 23 miles is long-ish. The Cat and The Mouse decided to bus it.
23 miles, 100 bus stops later (ok the bus did not stop at all 100 stops, just being dramatic).
The Cat ordered.
Chicken curry salad, roasted grapes, walnuts, mango-kale quinoa on butter lettuce “wrappers” with additional curry dressing. The Cat thought the curry was slightly on the light side. A tiny bit more “oomph”.
The Mouse ordered.
Came in three options.
- Candied bacon and white cheddar
- Blue cheese, arugula, caramelized onions
- Spicy sausage, pulled pork, provolone, over easy Island egg
Went with the first option sans the cheddar cheese (didn’t want the bus ride back to be an “event”, for both The Mouse and everyone on board, sorry, TMI).
The burger, excellent, but you know I went for the candied bacon. Thick cut with just the right amount of melted sugar. Big yum!
Our friend, the gm, brought out an extra side salad.
A bit of catching up with GM (D), a little walk around the area, then the return bus back home. Kinda like “Romancing the Stone”, just kidding.
A nice short respite.
p.s. I forgot to mention. GM D comped our lunch. Said we made his day. :)
Enjoy. Eat well.