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Loco Moco Smackdown in Waikiki

June 18th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Business, Events, Food

The loco moco is a famous (and infamous) island dish: white rice, topped with a hamburger patty, a fried egg, and thick brown gravy. Its presence on the menu is often a measure of how “local” an eatery is. And while the home of the loco moco is the sleepy town of Hilo on the […]

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Waikiki Aquarium Concert Series Announced

May 12th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Family, Music

Tickets are now available for the popular Waikiki Aquarium Summer Concert Series, “Ke Kani O Ke Kai,” which brings talented local artists to the aquarium’s cozy and picturesque oceanside lawn. The Thursday night performances offer great music, great food, and great company for the entire family. Thursday, June 18: The Brother’s Cazimero Thursday, July 2: […]

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“LOST” in Long Beach

October 2nd, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Lost, Pop Culture, Television

SPOILER ALERT! The Waikiki Yacht Club was transformed into the “Long Beach Harbor Club” for evening shoots last night and tonight. Cranes and production trucks were parked nearby, as well as three notable vehicles: the blue Canton-Rainier Carpet Cleaning van, Kate’s silver Volvo, and a silver Jaguar S-Class. My friend Doug, who knows cars better […]

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Waikiki Apple Store Opens

September 27th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 10 Comments · Business, Events, Hawaii, Technology, Video

Royal Hawaiian Apple Store Grand Opening from hawaii on Vimeo. Hawaii’s third Apple Store opened this morning in Waikiki, overlooking Kalakaua Avenue from the Royal Hawaiian Center. I was, in fact, second on the scene at 3 a.m., showing up an hour after web cartoonist Sophie Lynette. (I wasn’t planning on being there so early, […]

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Supporters Seek to Save the Parade

June 27th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events, Family, Hawaii

the Aloha Festivals floral parade has delighted locals and visitors alike for more than 60 years. But the loss of Hawaiian Airlines’ title sponsorship means the annual tradition is in jeopardy. Some Waikiki residents and businesses have been known to be annoyed at the number of parades that come down Kalakaua Avenue, but none have […]

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The Spam Jam is Coming!

April 10th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Family, Food, Hawaii, Video

Mark your calendars and brace your palates: the annual “Waikiki Spam Jam” is returning on May 3, 2008. Hawaii residents consume more Spam per capita than any other state in the union: nearly seven million cans a year. So it makes sense that we celebrate everyone’s favorite brand of “mystery meat.” How? With a big […]

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LOST Beach Premiere Jan. 26 – Cancelled

December 19th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 6 Comments · Hawaii, Lost, Pop Culture, Television

The “LOST” Beach Premiere is still on canceled, and has been moved back a week to Jan. 26, 2008, still allowing local fans an early look at the Season 4 premiere. After ABC announced last week that “LOST” would return to its primetime schedule on Thursday nights beginning Jan. 31, and given the continued uncertainty […]

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Meerkat Watch

October 1st, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Hawaii, Odd

Have you seen this meerkat? Officials at the Honolulu Zoo say that Hulu, their 11-year-old meerkat, has gone missing. He hasn’t been seen for a week, and his brother Kapa is taking the disappearance pretty hard. Hulu’s keepers say that meerkats are social and not prone to wander far from home or family, but are […]

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