Item description for Big Island Of Hawaii Restaurants And Dining With Hilo And The Kona Coast by Dave Lower Robert Carpenter...
This inclusive guide to the "special" restaurants and dining spots on the Big Island of Hawaii is an essential for food enthusiasts, travel adventurers, and culinary vagabonds. Inside the authors take us on a tour of over 90 establishments ranging from posh formal dining venues to hole-in-the-walls. Each member of this personal A list gets a full page write-up loaded with information designed to empower the reader. Rounding things out enhancements appear covering interests like "Family Friendly" and "Old Haunts" with cultural background provided by "Island Cuisines" and "Hawaii Glossaries". Together this data rich collection covers the Big Island dining scene like nothing has done before. A positive approach combines with a travelogue style to produce a light, enjoyable read. Local residents and island visitors should all appreciate the comfortable calabash within.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Feb 15, 2008
Publisher Holiday Publishing Inc.
ISBN 1931752400 ISBN13 9781931752404
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Reviews - What do customers think about Big Island Of Hawaii Restaurants And Dining With Hilo And The Kona Coast?
A Hawaiian Treasure Jun 7, 2008
"Big Island Of Hawaii Restaurants and Dining" became a Bible, of a sort, for eating on a recent trip. Without it, selecting restaurants from the multitude of choices on the island would have been hit or miss. Every one of the places where we ate were listed in the book and fit their revues perfectly.
Best Big Island Food Guide May 9, 2008
I recently visited the Big Island and brought the usual guidebooks including this new restaurant guide. This volume is well-researched and provides visitors with an unbiased, and well-written guide to many Island restaurants. There are reviews on every type of restaurant from high cuisine (Merriman's in Waimea) to local diners with huge portions (Hawaiian Style Cafe with real people and friendly service ). I agreed with each review of all the places visited and feel that the authors have done an excellent job of helping sort out too many dining choices. Tako Taco is an obscure place in Waimea but has some of the best Mexican style food anywhere in the Islands, and this guide does an honest evaluation of a place that should not be missed. I look forward to using the authors' other books when visiting Kauai and other islands next year. I found other guidebooks with restaurant sections to be too generalized and not as comprehensive.
Big Island Of Hawaii Restaurants And Dining Apr 17, 2008
Wow! Another great book from the Carpenters! I have received 2 of their VERY interesting books so far and I am lookig forward to reading more, by them, in the future. They are very straight-forward and full of very useful information. I highly recommend their books for the tourists as well as the locals. They have done the research for me.....WELL DONE!!!
Informative and On Target Apr 8, 2008
Being a frequent traveler in Asia and Eastern Europe I have come to rely on culinary guides like the Hawaii Restaurant Guide Series. My enjoyment of diverse culinary experiences is enhanced when I have good understanding of what I will partake in. The Carpenters are very knowledgeable and straight forward in presenting the cultures, cuisines and preparations involved in a wide variety of dining experiences. This latest offering, "Big Island of Hawaii" is an education in the dining practice and an invaluable guide to individuals with a taste for adventure and a discerning pallet. I highly recommend this guide.
Big Island of Hawaii Restaurants and Dining Mar 19, 2008
This book is an excellent guide for delectable dining on the Big Island. We were fortunate enough to visit both sides of the island and dine at several of the recommended establishments. After dining on excellent scampi at an Italian bistro in Hilo, we sampled dessert with the locals followed the next day by innovative pizza overlooking the bay. It all proved quite satisfying.