February 1, 2009

Hawaii 2009, Day 7

We checked one item off our bucket list on Tuesday by taking the tour of the Hawaii Theater.

Built in 1922, it's been recently restored and has terrific acoustics. One of the best things about the theater (aside from the acoustics and the dedicated volunteers, one of whom is a phenomenal pipe organ player) is the name of the company that built the theater: Consolidated Amusement.

Ripe with meaning, that name!

After the theater, we found some good noodles at a place that may have been called Vietnam Cafe Pho Saigon. Not quite as good as Pho 97, but the salad portion of my goi ga was delicious. And the preserved lemon drink was zippy and not too sweet.

I saved sweetness for later, when on a lark I bought a La Lucky Bird's Nest Drink. A newcomer to the birds nest fungus drink, I don't know how it stacks up against the competition. It tasted a little like a marshmallow dissolved in water. If you like vanilla and unexpected beverage nodules, this is the drink for you :)

The Honolulu Jelly's was our next stop. More sumo books were purchased.

After resting a bit, we popped over to Matsugen for dinner. After dinner drinks were of our own creation: gin and tonics featuring Tahitian limes and tangelo.

We said hello to the sausage trees on the way home.

No comments:

Related Posts with Thumbnails