Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Last Bites

Our flight home from Kauai left at 8:40 at night, which gave us one last day. We spent the entire day enjoying the break in rain and laid out by the pool all day.

One of the best parts of staying at the Westin was the proximity to the Princeville Center. The Princeville Center has a Foodland (great for emergency supermarket trips), a Shave Ice stand (more on that tomorrow), Lapperts, and a gas station that has some fantastic grub. A gas station? Yes sir - and I'm not talking about 7-11 kind of food with those rolling hot dogs that have probably been rolling for years. I'm talking about a brick oven for pizza, and a honest to goodness grill for burgers.

So on our last day, Thatboy and I went to return our shave ice cones (they recycle) and picked up a mouthwatering burger to split.

Thatboy's favorite burgers are BBQ burgers with cheese and an onion ring, so that's what we grabbed. It was SO good! Definitely the best burger on the island. Made with local Princeville ranch beef, and dripping in a tangy sweet bbq sauce.

They threw in some onion rings on the side too, and I have to say they're the best I've ever had. Not that I've had a lot of onion rings - but of the few I've tried, these were my favorite.

We spent more time pooling it, and then packed it up and headed down toward the airport. We stopped off for a little more shopping - we needed some more books for the plane trip home (between the two of us, Thatmom and I read 6 books this trip), and some gifts for people back home. We also grabbed a quick dinner, since we knew there wouldn't be much waiting for us at the airport.

Thatmom had asked if there was any place to grab a good sandwich on the island, and I found the Deli and Bread Connection.

Upon entering, Thatmom was reminded of another sandwich place I had taken her to. She was very happy with the choice for dinner, especially when she found out she could get a half sandwich.

You can take the girl out of New York....I saw a reuben on the menu and decided it would be the perfect dinner. The spicy reuben sauce made it even better!

Thatmom loved that she could pick her favorite meat, cheese, and veggies to make her own sandwich. She had a turkey and cheese with tomato and bean sprouts.

Thatboy had the T.O.P.P.S. sandwich with turkey, olives, provolone, pepperchinis, and sprouts. He LOVED it.

We got to the airport with plenty of time to spare, which was perfect since yours truly got singled out for some extra searching. They are THO-ROUGH! Thatbrother felt that the TSA officer should have bought me dinner at least before starting. Since it was a red-eye, Thatboy, Thatmom, UDubb, and I all popped a sleeping pill before takeoff and before we knew it, we were back on the mainland.

Tomorrow I'll review the most important part of the trip - the shave ice, and I'm going to try to talk Thatboy into doing his own Mai Tai review!


  1. These food pics are killing me - those onion rings look amazing!!! Almost as heavenly as the Westin heavenly beds :)

  2. Are we going to hear from ThatBoy himself soon? :)

  3. Great trip pics and thanks for sharing them with us!

  4. First of all...I LOVE REUBENS!!! Hands down, they are the number 1 thing I want when I get a sandwich. Unfortunately, I tend to feel guilty afterward. But every once in a while, I eat them guilt free! And the onion rings you had look stellar!
    I did see that CL cover with the Stilton burger! I'm gonna have to give it a try soon. My mouth is watering already!

  5. We're big fans of BBQ burgers, too. When done right, they're just fabulous!!