After our farm tour, we decided to get a small bite to eat since we were craving something savory after all the sweets we had just sampled, so we went to Pono Market in Kapa’a, famous for it’s quick-service and local specialties. It was crowded with the lunchtime rush but we got a nice portion of poke, a chicken tofu noodle special, and some kulolo for me which I kept in our cooler in the car (it’s rather perishable because of the taro). We sat in one of the few tables they had in the store. Everything was tasty and cheap. We really enjoyed our light lunch.
Then it was time for a shave ice at Hee Fat. It was yummy and perfect for the hot weather that day.
We walked around Kapa’a. There were many shops so we ducked in and out looking at their wares. I liked some of the signage around certain stores:
Then, it was beach time, so we went to…Lydgate Beach Park! It seemed fitting, LOL. We had a great time at the beach. It was hot and sunny, and I was able to swim in the protected area for a while. There was not too much in terms of snorkeling unless you go right up to the break wall.
After several hours at the beach, we decided to get some gas in the Lihue Costco and head back to Poipu. Before we reached the houe, however, we made a slight detour to get ourselves a Puka Dog at the Shops at Poipu.
The Puka Dog I ordered was really good! I’ve had them before and enjoyed them, but today’s version was the best I’ve had. It totally hit the spot and probably one of the best hot dogs I’ve had in a long time! I got the Polish sausage with the starfruit relish, hot chili sauce, and lillikoi mustard. The hot dog had the perfect snap, and the bun was warm with the crisp interior, and the sauces complimented each other perfectly. It was delicious!!! Yum yum.
That evening we headed to Hanapepe for their Friday Art Nights. Art night was pretty fun, but it was packed! It was hard to find parking so Steve had to go further up to park the jeep. We walked around and enjoyed the art galleries and stores. Lots of street vendors selling food, jewelry, and art. We wanted to get some pie at The Right Slice but the line was pretty long. I went into the Aloha Spice Co and got a couple of things. There was music playing everywhere by live bands, and lots of food trucks selling different kinds of cuisine. It was quite fun and the food looked great but I wanted to save my stomach for Brick Oven Pizza in Kalaheo! Since I was craving pizza on my birthday I had to try it!
After about an hour browsing at Art night, we headed to dinner at Brick Oven Pizza. We ordered a kimchi tofu appetizer and a large margherita pizza with sangria to drink.
We really enjoyed everything. The tofu kimchi appetizer was really interesting, as it didn’t contain any kimchi at all. It was fresh tofu topped with a kimchi “sauce” and seaweed flakes. It was actually quite addictive as the sauce was spicy and zesty. I thought the pizza was yummy. The garlic butter crust added a nice savory flavor. Next time I’d get the plain and not whole wheat crust, but we were trying to be healthy!
Back at the house we ate ice cream and fruit for dessert!! It was a great birthday! Can’t believe our vacation was almost over! Where had the time gone? Tomorrow was our last full day on Kauai, and there was so much more I wanted to do …!!
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