My New Drink: Hendricks Cucumber


In addition to the traditional juniper infusion, Hendricks uses Bulgarian rose and cucumber to add flavor.

My new drink.

Hendrick’s Gin
Cucumber slices
Splash of 7

I prefer it on the rocks, but  this drink can also be enjoyed in a martini.

xoxo

Kristie

Naru Izakaya


Last night I drove down King St. at midnight, because it took David that long to get his ass over here, (like always) LOL! It’s all good.  We found a little Izakaya spot called Izakaya Naru. It was a little traditional Japanese spot, with Japanese speaking employees.  The special menu was a piece of paper written in kanji and katakana with a paint brush.  I had a ginger high ball to settle my stomach.  I was starving!  The sashimi was fresh and melted in your mouth.  We had Ahi and avocado summer rolls with what tasted like a rich oyster sauce. I  ordered a fried chicken which came with a homemade ume paste, and some tanaka rice, which I am going to eat right now.  They had a variety of food from small izakya dishes, to sashimi, nabe, rice stone pots, yakiniku, homemade gyozas, zaru udon and other noodles and grilled Saba.  Each dish is made with love, delicate in presentation, affordable in price, and OPEN TILL 2 AM.  Great drink menu too from wine and champagne to cocktails, and sake!  I am going to start hitting up all the late night little King St. restaurants hiding in the nooks and crannies.

Ahi avocado summer rolls

Special’s Menu

2700 S King St
Honolulu, HI 96826

(808) 951-0510

xoxo

Kristie

Abbott Kinney in Venice Beach.


 

Cool ass fireplace at Beechwood.

 

Me and Sis @ Beechwood. 

I had dinner at Beachwood in Santa Monica with my sister and her boyfriend.  It was delish!  I had a baked mac and cheese and shared some indian spiced lamb sliders with my sister.  After dinner, we decided to have ladies night.  Her boyfriend was busy with a bid on a contract for the Harry Potter movie, so he couldn’t party with us.  She took me to the Other Room at Abbott Kinney in Venice Beach, a trendy strip known for shopping and partying.

 

Other Room gave me a loungy New York feel, with brick walls, deli-like chalk board beer menu and dark decor with candelight.  I particularly enjoyed being surrounded by beautiful people.  I grabbed me a “Chimmay” because someone had told me to recently try it.  When I got my goblet of beer, I was surprised to see it say “Chimmay.”  It was a great full flavored beer, similar to a Blue Moon.

As we walked towards the corner of the room, at a table sat one of my sister’s friends.  We immediately joined them.  It was interesting to talk to his friend who I thought was feeding me bullshit.  He was so refined and intelligent and accomplished at such a young age.  But all Hollywood peoples are like that.  “Fake it till you make it.”  Or maybe he was telling the truth.  I pointed out that I like that artwork, and he began to boast and brag that he was the inspiration for the artist. But oh well.  I wasn’t trying to hook up.  I tried a sip of his beer with a lemon in it, and it is refreshingly light and delicious.  One of my favorite beers to this day.  Similar to Blanche de Bruxelles.  His glass said “Allagash.”  Was I to understand that they had a special glass for every single beer that they had on the menu?

It was about Midnight.  I drove from Vegas to Cali that day on no sleep and I was exhausted.  My sister suggested the Brig, but I went home and got some sleep.

http://www.theotheroom.com/

xoxo

Kristie

My Blurry New Years


It started off by having drinks all afternoon at Femme Nu, where 3 of my girlfriends, and 2 other guys met me at Ichiriki for dinner.  We got bombed on beer, sake, guavatinis and shiso mojitos.  After that we all parked our cars at Pearl and consolidated.  Stacy and I walked in Pearl to use the bathroom before we head out to Yard House.  On the way to Yard House, she discovers she left her iPhone at Pearl and continued to call it until the bathroom attendant answered it.  They dropped us off and went back to get their phone.  The 4 of us walked over to Rum Fire where I lost my friends and watched the fireworks from the beach alone.  My other 2 friends, now back at Yard House, and my other friend who just met up txt me to come back to Yard House.  My phone is about to die, so I jump in a cab and head back to Yard House in the middle of the fireworks.  My phone is blowing up with about 10 people that I am suppose to meet at Kelly Oneil’s down the street. 

It’s 5 after midnight, and my girlfriend is wasted and wants to go downtown to see her Dad by Bar 35.  I have a lot of friend’s waiting for me, and I tell her that we should go to down the street to Kelly’s for 30 minutes, then we can go downtown for the rest of the night.  She didn’t listen and just left.  I figured she was wasted, but I was pretty pissed, and I told her to just go home, and not come meet up with us later.  Regardless, my other 3 friends came back from Rumfire, and we all walked over to Kelly Oneil’s. 

As we walked out of Yard House, 15 minutes after midnight, I got a hysterical call from some guy’s girlfriend.  I guess the night before I had met somebody, read my previous blog about the guy who I met at Femme Nu who tried to seduce me, then told me we can’t go back to his place because he had a girlfriend.  His girlfriend stalked my Facebook page, found my number, apparently follows my blogs now.  Because she calls me screaming that she read my blog.  Frustrated, because she had called me earlier as well, and just finishing a jack and water and a little buzzed, I screamed at her to stop fucking call me, and to come down to Kelly Oneil’s and talk to my face, but stop calling me.  She threatened me a bit, then refused to come down, because “she was hanging with her family.”

1st of all… Don’t believe everything you read.  Not everything you read on the internet is reliable.  These are stories, and sometimes entertainment, inspired from real events.

2nd of all… You need to be trippin on your man, not me, because if you believe everything you read, I DON”T WANT YOUR  FUCKING MAN! 

So we all walk back to my friends place nearby where I’m irritated by my phone blowing up by this girl.  So I think in my drunken stupor, I slam my iPhone on my friends granite counter.  It is no longer working.  So my 2 friends end up hooking up in the bedroom, where there is no door.  Trying to ignore them, we start our own party in the living room.  They are all drinking Four Loco, the malt beverage that has been illegalized because too many teenagers are dying off of it.  It is 13% alcohol.  I sipped on Seagrams Sweet Tea.  Great drink by the way!   After a while, I started crying about my ex, who my friend brought up, who everybody know’s I’ve always loved for 3 years.  And I play a drunk stupid ass for 5 minutes.  Then me and my girlfriend start fooling around and film everything. LOL!  It was a fun night! 

Then in the morning, my gf who left calls me because I have her car keys, and we all left our cars at Alamoana.  So we meet at Original Pancake house over on Kapiolani.  There’s a 30 minute wait, so we head over to Mai Tai to have breakfast and drinks.  All I eat is a couple pieces of sashimi, and 2 bloody marys.  Me and my girlfriend (the sober one) drive to northshore to pick up her son in La’ie.  We head to my place to get ready, and back to my other friends, where they drove my car to.  Shaking from lack of sleep, lack of food, and alcohol withdrawals, I drink to glasses of wine, and try some of my friends great greek salad, and bbq.  My stomach was jacked up so I didn’t get to eat too much.  We crash out here.

In the morning, I take 3 IB Profen.  After 10 minutes I start to feel super warm and fuzzy and drowsy.  I thought maybe I was still hanging.  But then my friend realized that they are actually Flexural.  I think they looked like Percocet.  But Anyhow.  We go back to the beach house and La’ie where I am trashed all day, but get to relax and try to rest.  After that, we drive to DnBs to take the kids to play, where I have 2 Corona’s.  At this point, I’m finally feeling better, but I know it’s time to sleep. 

It may be all confusing, but I drove responsibly this weekend. LOL! I left my car, and even had it towed at one point.

My new drink… the Rusty Nail


Carrie Bradshaw had the Cosmo, Bond had the Martini shaken, Obama likes Corona (Light) and lime.  I am going to popularize the “Rusty Nail.” 

It contains:

 2 oz. of scotch

1 oz. of Drambui, a sweet honey and herbs liquer

 on the rocks. 

If you want to be a real Scotch connoisseur, you can get a  $900 bottle of Macallan Scotch Single Malt 30 Yr 750ML.  I prefer Johnny Walker (blue).  The boys drink Buchanan. 

Any bartender will tell you that they haven’t picked up Drambui in years, or most clubs won’t even carry it.  You can also substitute Drambui for “Barenjager,” a German version.  Anyhow… all of my girlfriend’s who have tried it immediately fall in love with it. And the ice melting in a rocks glass makes the last few drops till the end delicious.  Most bartenders will tell you it’s an old man’s drink.  But as a drinker, constantly finding my “drink,” I think I have finally found it.

Uncle Bo’s Cheap Bistro and Lounge.


My last trip to Hawaii my plane didn’t land until 9 pm.  I had to drive to Wahiawa to pick up my daughter.  by 11 pm I had to decide where to eat.  It was Zippy’s or some of the other late night asian picks downtown.  I thought a walk through China Town with my 5 year old daughter wouldn’t be a good idea.  And late night eats like Toho’s are more bar like karaoke places for adults.  And she wouldn’t enjoy Sorabol.  So I decided to take a drive to Kapahulu and eat at Uncle Bo’s, previously Auntie Pesto’s, one of my favorite spots.  Don’t be fooled if from the outside it looks like a shack, inside is a contemporary and swanky lounge.

I usually go there with my good friend, John Taitano.  It’s one of his favorite spots, especially to drink.  Behind the bar, they have a $10,000 bottle of King Louis XIV (15) on hold for him.  (retail $2k) It breaks down to $150 a shot.  The fine cognac named after the French King, Louis the XIV comes in a baccarat crystal decanter.  The first time he offered me a shot, I had bronchitis, and shouldn’t have been drinking, but I couldn’t refuse a shot of this fine cognac.  It was great, but then I got more sick later that night.

The first time I ever ate escargot was at Bo’s.  To my surprise, I love the buttery taste of escargot.  They have traditional pupu’s like poke or seared ahi, crab cakes, butter garlic clams, or spinach artichoke dip.  And their menu varies from tasty original pizza’s, pastas, steaks, and fresh fish and seafood like opah, opakapaka, and fresh sea bass.  Everything on the menu is highly affordable between $5 and $30 depending if you order some fries with your beer, or a steak and lobster dinner.  They offer a cheap price range and an array of many flavors, a taste palette for every person.

Try the filet mignon, FOR ONLY $20

I felt a little silly walking in to Uncle Bo’s at 11 pm with my 5 year old daughter as it is a young, trendy atmosphere, and drinks are all around.  I had 1 blue moon w/ an orange, and an appetizer, and they had a Keiki menu for the little one.  She had a grilled cheese with fries.  For desert try the oreo haupia mud pie ($6), or the lychee, watermelon, or mango sorbet ($5).

xoxo

Kristie anning