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    Longboard Lager

    by ATXtraveler Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Longboard Lager is not a beer that will turn any beer experts heads, but if you are looking for a good local brew to cool you off and quench your thirst, then this is your best bet. It clearly has more flavor than the buds and millers of the world, but is far from the top of the beer world's pecking order.

    I would highly recommend this lager when eating Hawaiian food, as it compliments pork chops, fried rice and spam very well!

    Available at many locations across Waikiki.

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    • Beer Tasting
    • Road Trip

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    Plantation Iced Tea

    by ATXtraveler Written Mar 14, 2008

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    Although I have been to Waikiki several times, I had really forgotten how much I enjoy Plantation Iced Tea. It is just like regular iced tea, but with a splash of pineapple juice. Although I normally prefer my tea unsweetened, the flavor and taste of pineapple in the tea did not make it too sweet, nor did it stop me from having multiple refills. Most shops that offer iced tea have the plantation iced tea as an option, however you do specifically have to ask for it. This particular beauty was enjoyed at Big City Diner. I have included a recipe below.


    * 1 quart barely boiling hot water
    * 4 orange pekoe tea bags
    * 1 quart ice cold water
    * 1 (16 ounce) can pineapple juice
    * 1/2 cup simple syrup (optional)
    * 1 fresh pineapple - peeled, cored, and cut into spears

    1. Pour the barely boiling hot water into a large pitcher, and add the tea bags. Steep the tea 2 to 4 minutes. Remove the tea bags, and pour in the ice water. Pour in the pineapple juice. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 1 1/2 hours.
    2. Pour the tea over ice, garnish with pineapple spears, and serve.

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    Tipping your waitress

    by kphstar Written Jul 27, 2005

    Always be nice and tip your waitress (the one in the bikini). It's best if you do it from the start because good things will happen in return. In our case, several free shots. Also, a cool picture to take home. Very nice.

    When going to bars that has cover charge, try the "it's our honeymoon" greeting. It opens up many free doors.

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    Hangin Loose with my cousins!

    by Great_Explorer2003 Written Mar 31, 2004

    If you go on a tour, you'll hear this all the time. People on the mainland of the USA are called cousins, as well as anyone else that comes to Hawaii. We are all a family! Plus, you'll be reminded of the hang loose hand gesture.

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    Children playing with palm trees

    by Kodi01 Written Feb 21, 2004

    This was so cute to see these Hawaiin children cutting down the palm tree to make a tree fort I guess?

    Each one had their own leaf and they kept cutting away at the tree, carrying palm leaves to another location.

    I remember being a child and building a fort, but we did not have palm trees.

    Hawaiin children
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    • Budget Travel

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Waikiki Hotels

See all 3 Hotels in Waikiki
  • Hostelling International Waikiki

    2417 Prince Edward Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Pat's at Punalu'u

    53-567 Kamehameha Hwy, Punaluu, North Shore, Hawaii, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Polynesian Beachclub

    2584 Lemon Road, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815, United States

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Families

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