28 Dec 2016
Honolulu, HA 2016
Weather’s great. Wish you were here.
Just kidding. My bad. I have been totally remiss in writing JetSetWay Blogs. Since we still haven’t come across our good camera from the house move, I just wasn’t thrilled with most of the photos. Plus most days I just hung around the gym for a few minutes in the morning, vegged at the family cabana by day and restauranted by night.
Allyn and I came in a day early, and friends Terye and Jacob suckered me to come all the way to the Four Seasons for dinner. It took forever to get there, the food was OK, and the company great. They’re always a kick.
The next day was the annual Wendi birthday at The Chart House. Joey and Yana are such great hosts and run a fabulous restaurant.
Some of us did a few serious climbs.
Suntory sucked. Previously I never met a Teppanyaki meal that I didn’t like.
The Outrigger has a famous Sunday at Duke’s activity and even has a song about it. Joey is a rock star there because he was a world champion surfer and his photos are all over the place.
Dinner at Taromina was so good that we booked a second one with them for Christmas and that one was even more sensational.
Of course Michel’s may have the best ambiance of any restaurant anywhere. The food and service are still good.
Ocean House right on the water is another annual tradition we enjoy.
Roy’s has really gone downhill. It is so busy and noisy. It was clear they wanted us in and out in a hurry. Fortunately I know how to pour a bottle of wine.
Speaking of bad meals, Il Lupino was the absolute worst. Both my boys warned me that I previously committed never to return there, but I did anyway. They were rude, seated us over an hour late, ran out of pizza and other items, had terrible service and really seemed to enjoy being terrible. People were irate.
And speaking of Christmas Joey and Yana had a fun party at their home. It’s always fun to meet various locals around the world.
Wolfgang’s is always good for a nice steak.
The Royal Hawaiian is still special for us due to tradition, but only is a shell of its former glamorous past.
Worse though is Waikiki. So many vendors just don’t care. Since we were with family and friends, it was a blast anyway.