She had me at malasadas. Vinny and I were sitting at the Big Island Brewhaus in Waimea with a dear friend who now lives in Kona on the Big Island. When we told her about our plans to drive back to Hilo, where we were staying during our visit, she insisted that we stop at TEX Drive In on our back to the hotel, and that we needed to try their apple malasadas.┬áSince I love malasadas, she did not need to campaign too hard on…Continue Reading “To Eat: Malasadas at TEX Drive In”

One of the great things about the neighborhood where Vinny and I live is its proximity to a Maui institution: T. Komoda Store and Bakery. This bakery has been serving locals and visitors alike since 1916. In fact, one of the bakery’s charms is that its interior appears to have changed very little over the last century. Komoda’s location in the heart of Makawao town makes it a place┬áthat is hard for me to resist whenever I’m visiting the shops along Baldwin Avenue. From their…Continue Reading “To Eat: Malasadas at T. Komoda Store and Bakery”