On The Road – Oahu – @TurtleBayResort #Pipeline

The North Shore of Oahu, we are staying in a cottage right on the beach at Turtle Bay Resort. Lots to do here, golf, horseback riding, helicopter tours, large gym with ocean views, beautiful spa and lets not forget surfing. We love the cottages because we are right on the beach, like being in your own little private Hawaii.

Below is good night and good morning view from the cottage, with beach beyond the ground cover, so perfect.

 

We went to Pipeline yesterday, the waves were awesome, even caught a body surfing contest, see below.

Like Shrimp, go to the source, hang a left out of the hotel, head down the road you will see a dozen or so places to stop for fresh shrimp, right along side of the shrimp farms.
We had garlic shrimp and butter & lemon shrimp… at Giovanni's
 

 

 

 

On The Road – Oahu

We decided to make a trip to the North Shore of Oahu, check out the waves at some of the most famous surf beaches in the world. More then seven miles long, the North Shore Beaches see the world's premier surfing contests during the winter months. I love just sitting and watching these amazing waves. Look for photos here tomorrow, we'll let you know what's happening.

Below, flying into Oahu.

Driving up to the North Shore, it's lunch time, we need a place to eat. Everything looks packed, so we keep driving. Lucky us we come across Haleiwa Joes Seafood Grill. Here is where you can view the harbor, the food is great, you can even dress in your beachwear – this is where locals dine and visitors enjoy heaping portions of Aloha.
The staff is awesome, and always smiling.
Below is fresh marlin taco, caught by local fishermen. The spicy edamame was great and a must to share.

 

Haleiwa Joes Seafood Grill for locations and phone numbers

For more on the North Shore of Oahu, visit gohawaii.com

 

Eating On Kauai – Roy Yamaguchi – The Tavern at Princeville

Eating On #Lunch #Kauai – #RoyYamaguchi – #The Tavern at #Princeville

The Tavern at Princeville is one of our favorite places for dinner, today however we are talking LUNCH. The restaurant has an amazing view of the Prince golf course all the way out to the ocean. I was with a few friends who had only been there for dinner, they were taken by the view. They were then taken by the food.

When you sit down, you are greeted with a bowl of fresh popped pop corn, with some yummy spices mixed in. If what you order does not come with the Tavern Frites (Parmesan & Herb Fries), be sure to order one for the table.

The BLTA sandwich is a MUST.

 

Another MUST is the local fresh tuna sandwich.

According to Roy, The Tavern is based on memories of his grandfather who had a tavern on Maui, grandpa Herny's tavern was a gathering place for the community. Roy's Tavern carries the same spirit, a place where families, friends, locals and visitors gather in a comfortable yet humble establishment for good food, good drinks and good times.

They also have their own organic permaculture garden, just a short walk from the restaurant.

Reservations 808-826-8700

See you there.

 

Why Foodies Should Visit Chattanooga: We Asked a Chef

Chattanooga’s best restaurants according to chef Daniel Lindley

Why Foodies Should Visit Chattanooga: We Asked a Chef.

By Kate Parham:  Condé Nast Traveler

You’re Drinking the Wrong Kind of Milk

Fascinating, let us know what you think?

And we’re not talking about soy or almond either.

Read more by: Josh Harkinson

You’re Drinking the Wrong Kind of Milk | Mother Jones.

Eating On Kauai – Verde Hawaii – Mexican

If your craving #Mexican food, and your on #Kauai, look no further. And today is #Tequila #Tuesday.

 

Located in a tiny strip mall on the east side, #Kapaa Town, you'll know your there, as there is usually a line out the door. The restaurant is busy and happy, everyone is having a great time, including the staff. The portions are large, so be prepared to be pleasantly full.

We like to do take-out here also, so if you live on Kauai or have a condo… go for it.

Maris, the owner and her staff have just celebrated their 6th anniversary… Congratulations!

The tacos are amazing, many believe it's the best fish taco on the island. The menu is great, you will want everything on it.

To read more, and to see the menu, click here Verde Hawaii

Aloha to Maris and the crew.

 

The Top States For Healthy Eating And Exercise

Congratulations #Hawaii, coming in second State, for #Healthy #Exercise, following Vermont.. Congrats to #Vermont as well.

The Top States For Healthy Eating And Exercise.

Photo: G. Natale

Photo: G. Natale