Aloha kakahiaka, everybody!  We’re about a week or so away from our official IOLANI store opening, and it’s crunch time!  The workmen are putting on the finishing touches, and we finally have air conditioning and music in the place!  Yay!!  If you’d like more information on our opening, please call us at (808) 593-4520, and we’ll try to get back to you.    On top of all this, ManoaDNA leaves for Japan next week for its July tour!  Sorry, Carla …

We had lunch yesterday with our friends, the Taguchis, at the Mariposa Restaurant in Neiman Marcus.  Kudos to general manager Duane Kawamoto and his staff for their excellent food and service!  One of the specials they served was a salad consisting of watermelon, avocado, and Nalo greens, tossed in a light vinagrette dressing and served on a thin, tortilla shell – it was so ONO!

We won’t be at our regular Lulu’s or Kani Ka Pila this week – we’ve got Hot Hawaiian Nights at the Hale Koa Hotel’s Barefoot Bar, and then we’ve got private functions on Saturday & Sunday.  See ya ….

Aloha, “D”

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