Saturday, September 24, 2011

Honolulu Comfort Food: Side Street Inn

We met fellow FlyerTalker Daniel (Friendly Skies), at the Hyatt Regency, where he hosted us at a very pleasant executive lounge.

From there we took a quick taxi ride to the Side Street Inn, a wildly popular local restaurant with a couple of locations.

There were a total of nine of us and things looked bleak for awhile as far as getting a table, but eventually we were seated at adjacent tables and managed to share some excellent family-serving dishes with the help of the friendly wait staff.

The only negative part of the evening was the fact that "background shooting" was being done for that annoying Man vs Food TV show and the lights and noise soon became distracting, even as the crew demanded officiously that nobody else in the restaurant take photos.

In fact, once the host himself in a sort of Man-vs-paying-diners move accosted young Daniel at our table after he'd inadvertently taken a flash photo, Brian told a crew member to leave us alone and we finished an otherwise enjoyable dinner in peace.

Despite the delay and the filming, we enjoyed our evening with some very nice folks, and the food itself was terrific.

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