Just got back from dropping Nick off at the airport this morning and as usual, traffic was backed up on the airport viaduct coming into town. There are always a few reckless NASCAR wannabees speeding in and out of the traffic, only to be stuck with the rest of us when the freeway ends. So they save a minute or two … is that worth the wasted gas and the risk of a serious accident? Why don’t they try leaving five minutes earlier instead …
I met some friends at the Yard House on the Waikiki Beachwalk last night. This was my second visit there and the place was packed, mostly with tourists. I had heard some bad things about how they treated the locals, so I wanted to check it out for myself. We sat at the bar, ordered some drinks and pupus, and talked shop while we watched the crowd come and go. The food and service were pretty good and the place is nicely laid out, but it certainly has the feel of a mainland chain restaurant including the usual “my s–t doesn’t stink” attitude that some of the employees try to throw at you. All in all, it’s a good place for tourists to go in Waikiki … but I’ll take the original Side Street Inn any day!
Have a great Aloha Friday, everyone!