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Has anyone eaten at Byron's Drive Inn, in Honolulu Hi?
my rumbling belly ^ | 2/19/12 | mylife

Posted on 02/19/2012 3:14:16 PM PST by mylife

This place gets reviews that range from raves to scowls.
I used to love this place in the early eighties.

I used to get this plate of korean ribs asian bbq beef and bbq fish with rice for like $5

The loco moco was great too.

I was just wondering if anybody else out there had eaten at this dive and what they thought of the place.

Millions of military have been served.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Military/Veterans; Travel
KEYWORDS: byrons; chow; locomoco
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To: misanthrope

That happens from time to time.


51 posted on 02/19/2012 4:27:13 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Irenic

It is a bit like Huevos Rancheros.
All I know is that when that yolk breaks it binds all the lettuce and tomato with the enchilada sauce and its delicious.

This is actually the way lots of Mexicans make enchiladas.
Not those rolled up soggy things swimming in qeuso.


52 posted on 02/19/2012 4:32:44 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

It’s been years ago, but my husband was on a 103 foot torpedo weapons retriever. It was like mchales navy. All they wore was cutoff dungarees. They fished while waiting for the subs. My husband was one of the few guys who were married, so I always had 10+ guys over for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter... It was fun living there. My oldest son was born at Tripler.


53 posted on 02/19/2012 4:33:24 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: cripplecreek
Do they deliver?

Heh. Funny story...Pitcher for the Diamondbacks is from Homer, and they got a pizza delivered from Cascarelli's. I used to go there all the time, and I bet you've been there a few times, if you like pizza & beer.

54 posted on 02/19/2012 4:35:22 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Irenic

Back where I was born and raised we put french fries slaw and fied eggs right on top of the meat in panini sandwiches.

Then you mash that in a panini press and toast it.
The yolk mixes in with everything.
Awesome!


55 posted on 02/19/2012 4:35:59 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Linda Frances

I met the girl I married there.


56 posted on 02/19/2012 4:38:10 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Cyber Liberty

My ex wife used to work in Albion and we went to Cascarelli’s a few times for lunch.


57 posted on 02/19/2012 4:38:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: CrazyIvan
Expect a personal reply before long.

58 posted on 02/19/2012 4:41:58 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: mylife

Was she Hawaiian?


59 posted on 02/19/2012 4:42:42 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Irenic

http://www.primantibros.com/


60 posted on 02/19/2012 4:42:51 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Linda Frances

No LOL from Vermont!


61 posted on 02/19/2012 4:43:33 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

I remember Chuck’s celler (steak house), and La Paloma (mexican) on Kapiolani many years ago. It was very good.

Tony Roma’s was there early on, too. Not sure what is there these days.


62 posted on 02/19/2012 4:43:56 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (God humbles and (if need be) destroys the false idols of the peoples. Be patient, folks...)
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To: angcat

I remember Anna Miller’s Fine Pies. It was sort of like Shoney’s but they had the best strawberry pies on the planet. I don’t think it’s in existence any more. It was right across the street from the Pearl Ridge Shopping Center. Last time I was there was in 1995, which was the last time I was in Hawaii. I made a special trip to go to Anna Miller’s.


63 posted on 02/19/2012 4:45:38 PM PST by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yeah, I worked in Albion, too. Radio station now defunct. In Marshall, we called it “Little Africa.” Guess why....


64 posted on 02/19/2012 4:45:38 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: mylife
Vermont. You poor soul. It took years to turn my husband into a true conservative. He likes Newt, but will vote Santorum. He also said to beat obama he will vote for romney. I told him I’m going third party if I must. I think he will too because he hates holding his nose.
65 posted on 02/19/2012 4:47:41 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Finalapproach29er

Yeah the first Tony Roma’s I ever ate at was in Hi


66 posted on 02/19/2012 4:47:58 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Linda Frances

She is conservative despite have attended college in Burlington. LOL


67 posted on 02/19/2012 4:49:44 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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despite having attended college in Burlington.


68 posted on 02/19/2012 4:51:46 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I was born in Albion once Doctor Keefer sobered up enough to realize that my mother wasn’t there for a vasectomy.


69 posted on 02/19/2012 4:52:48 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: mylife

http://www.primantibros.com/assets/pdf/PrimantisSuburbanMenu.pdf

man! That is a good-lookin’ menu... I think I’ve gained 5lbs from reading this thread. lawdy!

I think many of your postings should contain ratings/warnings...rated 5# 2# etc. Food pr0n.


70 posted on 02/19/2012 4:54:24 PM PST by Irenic
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To: Irenic

Its good stuff. Its over stuffed!
Paninis grill is also awesome.

http://www.paninisgrill.com/


71 posted on 02/19/2012 4:56:49 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: cripplecreek

I loved that place! I’d go retire there but it’s populated by my old classmates, who are all pricks.


72 posted on 02/19/2012 4:57:55 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Irenic

The secret is the slaw and in the egg.
The fries rock too!


73 posted on 02/19/2012 4:57:55 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Thank God for that. I had ideals like a democrat when I was young, but never voted. When I became a Christian I started to use my brain and could distinguish between propaganda and the truth, so I became a conservative. My husband thought I was too right wing. When he finally became a Christian, God slowly opened his eyes.
74 posted on 02/19/2012 4:58:37 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Linda Frances

If you’re 20 and a not a democrat you have no heart, if you are 35 and a democrat you have no brain.

Or something to that effect LOL


75 posted on 02/19/2012 5:02:36 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All

I have to punch out to post the weekly Gun Talk Thread.

Apparently no one shares my love of the dive called Byron’s in Honolulu Hi
There are a million better places to eat on the island, but I have a soft spot for Byron’s.

They fed a poor Sailor well


76 posted on 02/19/2012 5:06:08 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Of course.......many times. Byron's was better than Zippys.

Aloha My!

I was reading down the thread and noticed Mexican cuisine came up. Have you ever gone to Tacos Azteca in Waikiki? They specialized in steak tacos and other things, were cheap and didn't habla Ingles.
77 posted on 02/19/2012 5:09:15 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: mylife

Where was Byron’s located?


78 posted on 02/19/2012 5:10:00 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: BIGLOOK

Zippys is the McDodo’s of the islands! LOL

I haven’t been to the islands in decades and don recall any mexican food there.

We have that in spades here in Texas


79 posted on 02/19/2012 5:11:36 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Linda Frances

Its right by the airport. Scummy commercial location but convenient and belly fillin cheap and good.


80 posted on 02/19/2012 5:13:40 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Does anyone remember the first time you drove down Hotel Street? I was 20yrs old and had never seen or heard of....you know.....democrats favorite constitutes......
81 posted on 02/19/2012 5:18:48 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: mylife

Is it left to Pearl Harbor or right to Waikiki? I don’t remember it, but I bet my husband does.


82 posted on 02/19/2012 5:22:00 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: mylife

I lived in Halsey Terrace for a few years, about 1/2 mile from there. Great food, good prices. But I really miss the huli-huli chicken. Yum!


83 posted on 02/19/2012 5:26:46 PM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: Linda Frances

I think it was to the left off Nimitz Highway. Its been decades


84 posted on 02/19/2012 5:30:51 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: wxgesr

I knew there would be a soul out there that liked the place as much as I remember it


85 posted on 02/19/2012 5:32:29 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Linda Frances

Hotel St? you mean Kuhio St?


86 posted on 02/19/2012 5:35:43 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

No Hotel Street, unless they changed what streets they hung out on.


87 posted on 02/19/2012 5:37:05 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: mylife
We were at a stop when one of the guys on my husbands boat (it was a TWR 103ft boat) said, “see that girl? She's not a girl.” I did not believe him until we drove a little further and what I saw was obviously not a girl. Then on to the paid unladies street & then the gypsies. What an eye opener for a Midwestern girl.
88 posted on 02/19/2012 5:44:17 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: mylife
There weren't many Mexican restaurants or canteenas on Oahu back then but there was a restaurant in Kaneohe which was excellent. They served real Mexican cuisine, steak and fish and not just tortillas and frioles. Local folk settled for Aippys' chile which was nothing more than ketchup and kidney beans with some sort of ground meat.....probably mongoose.

Byrons was out by the airport and the Pearl Harbor gate but if I traveled out that far, I usually went a little farther to the Pearl City Tavern.

As a poor UH student on the GI Bill, I had to settle for places around University and King like the Kuhio Grill or the Islanders stadium hot dogs down the street while watching a Friday night game.
89 posted on 02/19/2012 5:48:56 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Linda Frances

Yeah, I avoided those places but trolled Kuhio st once just for giggles asking they were willing to do this or that.

They’d do anything imaginable.

Yes it was an eye opener for a midwest boy


90 posted on 02/19/2012 5:56:55 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: BIGLOOK

Ahh .... Memorys.


91 posted on 02/19/2012 5:58:54 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: BIGLOOK

Pearl City Tavern, was that the monkey bar/restaurant?


92 posted on 02/19/2012 6:08:02 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: BIGLOOK

I have been to the Pearl city Tavern.

It was excellent and a local hangout.
I had friends that lived in pearl city.
That’s where I used to go dirt biking.
Damn red volcanic mud! LOL

We used to BBQ and climb mango trees.
I like green mangos with a sprinkle of salt


93 posted on 02/19/2012 6:13:03 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Linda Frances
Yep, the Monkey Bar.


94 posted on 02/19/2012 6:32:33 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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95 posted on 02/19/2012 6:39:52 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: BIGLOOK

Dats the place.

They had good chow.


96 posted on 02/19/2012 6:47:31 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All

Now...
Has anyone ever been to the “Tattooed Irishman” on Pohnpei?

Ever hike Chicken Shit Mt or dive Nan Midal?


97 posted on 02/19/2012 6:53:28 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

I don’t remember. I know there were some yummy places, but cannot recall any in particular. North Shore had some cool little places.


98 posted on 02/19/2012 6:57:24 PM PST by ozaukeemom (No to Romney, no how, no way, no money, no vote)
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To: mylife

Sitting here in Waipahu. I’m not much for loco moko but the kids like it. Just asked son and his fiancee, both of whom know a lot of places that qualify as dives or above, being starving music students at UH.

They never heard of it.


99 posted on 02/19/2012 7:30:11 PM PST by BuckyKat (Green = the new red)
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To: NCC-1701

Still there last I went past there. You’re right- great pies. Bravo’s on the lower floor is great Italian.


100 posted on 02/19/2012 7:35:43 PM PST by BuckyKat (Green = the new red)
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