Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Eggs n Things

Eggs 'n Things is a popular brunch spot in Honolulu that is known for their pancakes, omelets, and crepes. Most of diners are Japanese but you'll see a few locals around. The portions were big for me but most people can probably finish an order by themselves. For breakfast food, the prices are pretty high but their pancakes tasted great. If you have a craving for pancakes in the evening, you should check this place out. The only thing I didn't like was the whip cream on top of all the desserts.

I recommend going to the flagship store because it's two levels. It's in Waikiki at 343 Saratoga Road; across from the Post Office. The flagship store has a gift shop on the ground level with Eggs 'n Things themed souvenirs and tropical flavored syrups. The dining area is on the second level; when your table is ready, the hostess escorts you up. Waikiki doesn't offer reasonable parking rates in the private lots and street parking is hard to find. If you have a car, go to their Ala Moana location instead.

For more information or to find an Eggs 'n Things near you, visit eggsnthings.com.

Ice Cream Waffle w/ Fresh Strawberries

Hawaiian Whipped Sampler

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Bernini Honolulu

If you are willing to spend a little more for good Italian food, Bernini Honolulu is a great spot to dine at. The inside of the restaurant is big but on the night I went, 3/4 of the restaurant was reserved for a private party. Even though it was busy, the staff was still attentive. Our water glasses were always filled and the timing of the dishes were perfect. We had a few minutes to rest and chat before the next dish came out. The food was always hot. The lighting is dim and the noise level can get loud but the taste of the food makes up for the negatives. I recommend getting their linguine, half chicken, and the pizzas (sorry, didn't get a photo). Their pizzas are thin and crispy.

The restaurant is located near Nordstrom. It is on the street you use to enter Ala Moana Center with a ramp that leads you to level 2 and level 3 of the parking lot. There are 8 parking spaces in front of the restaurant. Their parking lot can get tight if large cars are parked in it. It must be best to find a spot on the street. The street parking is free after 6pm. I also recommend making reservation in advanced. The dress code is business casual or dressy if you want to blend in with the other diners.

For more information about Bernini Honolulu, visit www.berninihonolulu.com.

1218 Waimanu St.
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 591-8400

(burrata, prosciutto, grilled eggplant w/ consomme gelee)

King Crab Linguine

Half Chicken "Al Forno"

Bernini Style Tiramisu

Mixed Berry Tart w/ Creme Fraiche