Tomorrow the winners of the first Best of Nonstop will be announced at Nonstop Kakaako — and some of you will be disappointed.
Not just because your favorite coffee shop or cocktail didn’t win. But some of your top picks weren’t even on the list.
For starters, nominees had to be on Oahu, so Neighbor Island eateries were left off. And secondly, the nominee lists were narrowed down to just five options — and you know there are more than five great food trucks and bakeries on the island.
So I wanted to know which restaurants, bakeries, nightclubs and hole-in-the-wall eateries you felt were left out.
Here are some of mine:
Here were the Best of Nonstop categories:
Most creative sweet treats
Best dessert (signature dessert)
Best Farm to Table dining ~ Eat local
Best fried chicken
Most innovative restaurant
Best local-style pupu
Best loco moco
Best new food truck
Best shave ice 2.0 (new types)
Best sushi rolls
Best New Bar/Club/Lounge
Best Live Music Venue
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agreed with the Paalaa Kai, just on the strength of the puffys.
for dessert, have you tried the fried haupia at Kochi’s? maybe it was the nice buzz I had going on, but that dessert was unreal.
No! But that sounds awesome!
Guud Morning Cat!
Happy fuud pixs Friday!
I’m drooling and I need something to eat like right now.
I know. I went through my gallery just now and I’m ono for fried ice cream. Ugh!
For laulau I actually love the one from Marujyu market on Moanalua Rd. across from Waimalu Elem. School. Big and tasty! I guess it wouldn’t be called ramen, but Palace Saimin on N. King Street is awesome. Very simple, clean tasting dashi, but so good. I also love the restaurant at Mililani Golf Course. I think it is Alonzo’s. The sizzling hamburger steak is the best! And I’m not sure how Kamehameha Bakery didn’t make the list. Bale and Regal are good, but seriously! Kamehameha Bakery has the best glazed doughnuts on the island and their poi dounts rock!
I didn’t know Marujyu served lau lau! Thanks for the tip!
Oh, and you’re right about Kamehameha Bakery. I forgot to add that to my list. I love that place!
Morning Glass for best coffee. It has been the year of the pop-up and it would have been cool to have a best pop-up category.