Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Manoges, Mariposa, Malasadas, Maui and Music!!

Featuring the letter, "M" this week for ABC Wednesday

Mangoes (mmmmm...)

This is what you see on all three flights of the escalator in the Neiman Marcus Store at the Ala Moana Shopping Center in Honolulu. A waterfall of golden Mariposas...

and on the third floor is their fabulous restaurant called, "Mariposa". If you're in the neighborhood, I highly recommend lunch on the outdoor patio. It is surprisingly affordable! This is what I had for dessert.


Another MUST if you are on the Big Island of Hawaii. Along the coast from Hilo in a town called, Hamakua is this drive in called Tex Drive In. They serve piping hot and fresh malasadas daily (a Portuguese donut). Go early enough in the day before they stop making them. It is to DIE for and I swear you can easily eat half a dozen of these without any ill effects (except guilt)! I insist!


As seen from the southeastern shores of Moloka'i. From this point, it's about an 8 mile "swim". All you have to do is battle the wicked current and fend off the sharks!


This is what many a family in Hawaii does when they get together. Our family is no exception!


Babooshka said...

So many M's. A reall comprehensive and diverse group, but I'm always drawn to food.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful Ms!! Lovely photos! And the food does look delicios. I was born in Dallas, TX where Neiman Marcus had it's first store and their seasonal decorations -- decorations, period -- were always incredible! I see they haven't changed! Enjoy!

Mara said...

Ooh, that desert, it looks absolutely yummie...

Granny Smith said...

Food and music! Two of my favorite things. A delicious post.

Joy said...

Mangoes and Mariposa, I'm drooling. Now I know where to eat if ever in Honolulu. Great post.

Hey Harriet said...

Mangoes are my favourite fruit! I've never tried (or even heard of) malasadas, but I really really want to try them now! I like the idea of families playing music together. How sweet!

Jay said...

Such exotic 'M's! Well, to me, living in England, they are!

I love the 'waterfall of golden mariposas'!


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