Highway Inn

Probably the most misunderstood word in American food culture is “Hawaiian.” All over the country when you see “Hawaiian” on the menu it’s usually a euphemism for “I took an otherwise fine dish and dropped some pineapple in it.” There’s nothing wrong with liking pineapple on your pizza—but don’t call it Hawaiian. I’ve yet to meet a local or a Native Hawaiian with an insatiable urge to add pineapple to everything. While pineapple and coconut and any other tropical fruits may very well be included in a Hawaiian diet, that is hardly indicative of the vibrant food culture of Native Hawaiian people.

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How To Enjoy The Flavors Of Hawaii No Matter Where You Are

Hawaii is a melting pot of many different ethnicities and it’s reflected in the state’s food culture. If you’re anything like my wife and I, you’ll find yourself craving local food as soon as you step on that plane home. Here is our list of 10 essential items you’ll need in your kitchen to enjoy the flavors of Hawaii no matter where you are.

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Hurricane Lane

Most of you have seen that Hawaii has been under a Hurricane Warning for the past few days. Not only was this the first hurricane warning I’ve ever experienced, but it was also the weekend of my birthday. But with the weather being so unpredictable, we didn’t do much eating out, so this post is a very special post of what it was like for this previously landlocked Missouri boy to experience a hurricane in Hawaii. So, thus, begins the tale of the Great Freak Out of my 35th birthday…

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Hurricane Watch

Hurricane season in Hawaii will typically run from the mid May/early June to the end of November. So, that means if you’re planning on travelling to Hawaii during the summer and fall, you should be prepared for a possible hurricane. Preparing for a hurricane feels a lot like preparing for a snow storm, but with the possibility of tornado-like damage. So, since I know there are probably a lot of you out there that may not have any idea how to prepare for a hurricane, I put together this post so you know what to do in case you find yourself here in the middle of a hurricane watch.

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