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Category Archive: Hilo

Only in Hilo: Yoga at The Zen Den

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By Misty I. The benefits of yoga are undeniable. It was developed as a way to achieve harmony between heart and soul on the path to divine enlightenment. Recently we’ve been going to… Continue reading

Poonam, Donn, James, and Anne–Hilo High Vikings Reunited in Napa!

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I love Christmas cards with photos. These family photos keep me in touch with close and faraway loved ones. I often try to keep in touch with these friends by sending a greeting… Continue reading

Only in Hilo: Happy Hour at Jackie Rey’s Hilo

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By Misty I. Over the Christmas holiday I went to Jackie Rey’s Happy Hour again. I didn’t have a drop of alcohol, but I sure ate a ton of delicious things. These are… Continue reading

Chauffeur Duties+Thwarted Gym Workout = Gravy Cheeseburger from K’s Drive In

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I had a busy morning at work but I still wanted to get a workout in before the end of the work day.  Things kept popping up at work and I didn’t make… Continue reading

Hilo Burger Joint

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A long-time friend from my early teaching days contacted me recently to catch up. We visited Hilo Burger Joint in downtown Hilo where he clearly was a regular. They knew his drink and… Continue reading

Hawaiian Style Cafe–Anna, Lechon, and Lilikoi

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Yay!  I got a text from Anna, a former student of mine.  She is visiting from Portland and had some time for dinner with me.  We decided to go to Hawaiian Style Cafe… Continue reading

Only in Hilo: Top 3 @ Nori’s Saimin & Snacks

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By Misty I. Growing up, did you watch Let’s Go Fishing? I did. Like every single weekend. Haha, my favorite part was definitely not the fishing, it was watching Hari Kojima and Stan… Continue reading

Only Easy: Fried Spam Poke…yes S-P-A-M

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By Misty I. “Go home cook rice!” If you grew up in Hawaii, legions of us really did cook rice when we came home from school. At my house we had an army… Continue reading

Take the Island of Hawai‘i Pono Pledge

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The Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau (IHVB), launched a new public information campaign. This partnership campaign between IHVB and the County of Hawaii aims to educate and encourage residents and visitors to be… Continue reading

Only in Puna: Liquid Life Hawai’i

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By Misty I. Have you been to Liquid Life in Kea’au yet? It’s behind McDonald’s toward Kea’au Elementary School. My boss ordered sandwiches from there recently and I enjoyed it very much. So… Continue reading