You probably have a version of Tasty Crust in your own hometown. Picture the diner that’s been open since the fifties (or earlier), hasn’t updated (or cleaned) since the seventies, serves cheap food and lots of it, and brings in business mainly because old habits die hard and food eaten in childhood automatically attains a […]
Sam Sato’s Overview: Local plate lunch, saimin. Takeout, pastries. Read what local restaurant reviewers James and Molly Jacobson think about Sam Sato’s in Wailuku, Central Maui.
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Pocket-sized Giannotto’s on Wailuku’s Main Street serves New York style pizza with a really crispy, paper-thin crust that crunches under your teeth — and that salty cheese we haven’t had since we left the Tri-State Area. Back home it would be average, and on Maui, it’s nostalgic, but still average. The sandwiches, or subs, are […]
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Well off the beaten path, this one-room kitchen belongs to a bygone era. The word “okazuya” is Japanese for “side dish shop” and refers to the days when bachelors left for work on the sugar plantations with rice in tow and in need of tasty sides to spice it up. They picked from piles of […]
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L&L is a Hawaii-based chain that serves plate lunch up as fast food: they scoop two scoops of rice and a mountain of macaroni salad onto a plate, and then you tell them what meats you want. We like the barbecue chicken and the beef short ribs with spicy and sweet sauce. The katsu chicken […]