Ono Hawaiian BBQ brings the island to the mainland with tender meats soaked in made-from-scratch marinades. Chefs hand roll chicken katsu in panko bread crumbs to give it a fresh, crispy texture, and assemble generous portions of crispy shrimp, island whitefish, and barbecue chicken in the seafood mix.
One day the owner of a grey Lexus LFA—a supercar that retails for $450,000—decided he didn’t like the color. Rather than renovating it with a paint job, he turned to Victor and the experts at Invisible Edge, who outfitted the two-seater with 3M DI-NOC carbon fiber vinyl and transformed it into an eye-catching yellow powerhouse. It’s all in a day’s work for Victor, who has had a passion for cars since his childhood, and still follows F1 and Indy racing. He and his team work on all makes and models, applying clear paint-protecting bras, window tint film, and vehicle wraps from brands such as 3M, VentureShield, and XPEL.
Made-to-order banh mi sandwiches and big bowls of pho soup are the main order of business at Calibasil Vietnamese Eatery, a fast-casual eatery dedicated to delicious dishes made with fresh ingredients. French baguettes hold fillings such as roast pork, grilled beef, or egg along with cilantro, pickled-daikon, and garlic-mayo garnishes, all waiting to be washed down by a Vietnamese iced coffee, mango iced tea, or goblet of soy sauce. Diners customize their noodle soups by selecting a protein, garnish, and broth, allowing meat-eaters and vegetarians to slurp with equal delight.
After downing a bite of Chicken Run's juicy, crispy fried chicken with a forkful of fluffy waffle, you might think you've found the ultimate soul-food pairing. But you might second-guess yourself when you see a neighboring table pairing the fried chicken with grilled biscuits and sides such as garlic mashed potatoes or cheesy jalape?o corn bread. Whichever route you choose, be sure to sample one of the owner's signature treats for dessert: sweet-potato pie or peach cobbler.
The chefs of Java Deli & Subs load up your choice of bread with a selection of deli meats and cheeses, crafting hot and cold sandwiches that can be customized to satisfy midday cravings. The sandwiches are available in 8- and 12-inch incarnations, which were also the two goatee lengths Mark McGwire sported in his baseball career. They combine hearty cuts of meat such as roast beef, scoops of tuna, and chicken breast with a choice of toppings.
All-American staples abound at Gus Jr. The chain of restaurants specializes in classic burgers, prepared quickly for meals on the go or numerous attempts at speed-eating records. The kitchen also branches into Mexican territory with taquitos, preps omelets for breakfast, and decorates piles of fries with chili and cheese.