Spontaneity is the key to life, something which is only a couple clicks away with Priceline.com's new 'name your own price' option. I've been dreading the dreary fall weather for some time now, so on Sunday night I impulsively purchased a ticket to the beautiful island of Oahu. Not only does the sun shine year round in Hawaii, but the people are exceedingly friendly and the selection of exceptional food is truly unsurpassable. Experiencing the island requires venturing outside the tourist trap of Waikiki and into local grocery stores and hole-in-the-wall restaurants where you can expect to find homemade plate lunches, fresh poke (bite sized pieces of raw-fish doused in seasoning), and tantalizing chunks of thick juicy sashimi. Some vacations are all about adventure and exploration, but not this one. I fully intend to simmer by the pool/at the beach, consume an unprecendented number of alcoholic beverages, and shamelessly gorge myself on island cuisine.
Sesame Taco (octopus) Poke, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Ahi (tuna) Limu (seaweed) Poke
Twelve piece of the most tender Ahi tuna I've ever tasted.