If you’ve ever left your hometown for any substantial amount of time, you know the one thing you’d miss is the local cuisine.
Well, it was no different for my boyfriend, Derek, who left last night for graduate school in Madison, Wisc.
He knew exactly what he wanted to eat — and we ate it. All of it. From kalua pig and fresh poi from Ono Hawaiian Foods on Kapahulu Avenue to a chili frank plate from Rainbow Drive-In.
It was an epic weekend of eating — and I’m going to pay for it this week.
Better dig out those running shoes. I’m going to need ’em!
Here’s what we ate:
During the months that Derek will be in Madison, he’ll be sending me photos of what he’s doing, where he’s hanging and, of course, what he’s eating. I’ll be posting them on the blog under “Postcards from Madison.” Enjoy!
Fantastic. thats the biggest buffet of food pictures ever, i think. Wait, what…..you’re gonna eat at the same time?
I think with the time difference, I could eat a late lunch and he can eat an early dinner. Same time. Skype!
Great Pics Cuz , my tummy needs input now oh well 2 more months to go. GOOD LUCK DEREK
Thanks for your text, by the way. Mom kept saying he was going to Michigan. All those midwestern states are all the same, right? LOL
CAT: Aaaiiiyyyaaahhh! Fuud Pix! Tenks! Thanks for sharing. Guud luck to D…eating cheese kurds with every meal gets old fast.
I miss perogies! Hope he gets to eat some!
Hello Cat, all of my fav places to grind too! Cat keep yourself busy, (that’s an understatement), time will fly fast and Derek will be back before you know it.
I know… I keep telling myself that, too. 🙂
Well Cat, the clock has officially started! Judging by the pictures from the weekend it looks like you and Derek had an excellent time. Just looking at all the dishes that were eaten has me still astounded that you both are in such good shape. Well here we are on the first Monday, and I am sure you and Derek are experimenting with all the technology we have these days to keep in touch.
Just keep the faith and keep smiling! All will be good.
Also I am looking forward to the blog segments featuring Derek’s places in Madison. If he has some good picks I may have to head up there and check them out!
Maybe I’ll have to build a blog for him! The Derek Dish!
Tell Derek that I want to pick his brain about US history when he gets back… He’s doing what I want to do (eventually) earn a doctorate in US History… I majored in US History as an undergrad. All the best to both of you!
You did? Oh, you shoulda talked to him at that last ETS!
Hey Cat: … judging from the pics … you were just having too much of a good time to be sad … but I think we can all relate to these types of partings … we know it’s not forever, but it still feels like it in our hearts …
… anyway, if you’re like me … the hardest part is over … I’ve always felt saddest on the days leading up to a parting … you’ve reached that plateau, so it’s all downhill from this point on … in the good way, of course … you know what I mean …
… so now, you got me craving some good Hawaiian food … haven’t had it in a while … so I think I’ll head down to Young’s Fishmarket today … Ono’s look just, but Young’s is closer to home …
… the journey begins …
My mom said it’ll hit me in a couple of days. Right now it feels like he’s on a short trip. So maybe I’ll break down on Thursday… Brace yourself!
Like I said on twitter. Can’t wait to read. Now I can find even more places to eat and things to do in madison and else where! Nice for you and boyfriend to stay well connect for the last leg of school.
Whoo hoo! Thanks for stopping by! And feel free to offer up suggestions to Derek via this blog. He reads it, too. (Or, at least, he better!)