Where to eat in Kauai

by forloveofcarrots on September 17, 2014

One of our favorite activities while on our honeymoon was eating! We did a lot of eating while in Kauai. There was soooo many great places to eat! Every time we were in a new area we would hop on yelp to get some suggestions and all of the places had 4 stars. I wanted to share some of our favorite places!

The Dolphin:located in Hanalei, Kauai and Poipu.
We went to this place 3 times!! They had killed sushi, ahi tun and our most favorite dish of all poke.
poke
This particular poke is fresh fish with avocado, seaweed, teryaki sauce and rice. We got this dish every time we went there!!

Verde:located in Kapaa, Kauai.
This restaurant was def one of our favs, we went twice and it was really close to our hotel. While the reviews boast about their fabulous tacos both Jeff and I fell for the beef enchiladas. All of their tortillas were house made and corn so that was a huge bonus for me! The second time we went back Jeff got the same thing as the first time and I got a taco salad. We always got beef when we came here for some reason. We loved the staff and the atmosphere. The place looked a little grungy from the outside but one thing I have learned is you should never judge a restaurant by its cover.

Tiki Tacos: locate in Kapaa Kauai.
This was know for it’s tacos and boy did they have good tacos! We also made several trips there. It was very close to our hotel. They made the most amazing fish tacos on corn tortillas, I don’t think I will ever eat a taco as good.
tacos

Beachwalk Restaurant: located in Kapaa Kauai.
We didn’t do breakfast out too much because food in Hawaii is expensive and we wanted to save some $$ on a meal. But the time that we did go out to breakfast we had a fabulous meal! I got a crab omlette and hash browns
omlet
and Jeff got banana pancakes with a macadamia vanilla syrup
pancakes

Voyager: located in Kapaa Kauai at our hotel; a courtyard Marriott.
This restaurant was very conveniently located, right downstairs from our room. The food here was really good! We at several meals and always walked away happy and full! A few of our favorites were short ribs with kimchee fried rice. They made great tuna, mahi mahi and molten lava cake :)
mahi mahi
One of my meals there, a lemon caper mahi mahi with kimchee fried rice.

Makai Lounge: also located at our hotel.
We only visited here a few times, there gluten free options were very limited but they had some pretty fab specials. Our first night they had ahi with crab on top and I could not pass that up!
tuna

It is safe to say we ate VERY well in Hawaii. I am pretty sure we both came close to getting mercury poisoning from all the seafood but it was well worth it.

Side note: the food in Hawaii is expensive. We were warned that it would be expensive there but we couldn’t believe how much money meals were compared to here.

Have you ever been to Hawaii?

What is the best meal you have ever had on vacation?

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Marvelous Monday

by forloveofcarrots on September 15, 2014

and just like that we are back to reality… I am not going to lie, I am feeling pretty down. I am happy to be back to routine but it’s depressing that all things wedding are over. Fortunately this week at work is jam packed so I am sure I will shake my funk quickly. Seeing that I need a little extra pep in my step I couldn’t think of a better way to start the week!

Marvelous is: coming home to this guy, we may have missed him a little!
brady

Marvelous is:
Getting 12 hours of sleep! we left Hawaii at 1:45 on Friday morning and got to JFK at 6:40. Mind you Hawaii is 6 hours behind and we did not sleep a wink on the airplane. We were awake for 30+ hours, bedtime was glorious Saturday night and sleeping in was even better!

Marvelous is: GF pizza; we ate ALL the seafood in Hawaii and I won’t complain about it but I need to offset my mercury poisoning with some delicious carbs!
pizza

Marvelous is: being back to a routine, as much as I am depressed to come home to cold weather it will be nice to get back into the routine. I missed my parents, Brady, the store, bar class. What can I say, I am a creature of habit.

Marvelous is: Chef. Talk about a cute movie! Fortunately Jeff downloaded it onto his computer because movies weren’t free on the flight but we both thought it was really good!

Marvelous is: getting back to bar method! I mention bar method here and there on the blog but I am an addict, I go at least 4 days a week. Being away from it was hard for me, I worked out at the hotel gym a bit and hiked a bit on the honeymoon but nothing will replace bar method. I happily got back to the bar yesterday and I was concerned I would be awful but I fell right back into it! Boy, it feels good to burn!

Marvelous is: My friend opened an Etsy shop! My very talented friend has painted us a few gifts one for our engagement and one for the wedding and he finally opened an Etsy shop! He is soo talented, please check his stuff out!

How was your weekend?

Have you seen any good movies lately?

*Honeymoon details to come this week
** Wedding details to come, but you may have to wait for professional pictures :)

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Things I’m Loving Friday

September 12, 2014

Unfortunately our honeymoon is coming to an end today and we have a long day of travel ahead of us! What better way to kick off a Friday with things that I am loving most of them from Hawaii! The view from our hotel, we stayed in a Courtyard Marriott on Kauai, with a pool […]

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Bridesmaid Gifts

September 10, 2014

Perhaps one of my favorite things about this whole wedding process was deciding what I was going to get my bridesmaids. I had way too much fun looking up ideas online and reading blogs to see what they got their bridesmaids. From the beginning I knew I wanted to get my bridesmaids jewelry that they […]

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What to put in the bathroom baskets at your wedding

September 8, 2014

I went to a fair share of weddings growing up and more in my adult life but one thing I always remembered about the weddings I went to growing up was the bathroom baskets. I mean who doesn’t like walking in to a bathroom to find mints or a bobby pin they had been searching […]

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