I know the coaster is advertising Bud, but that's a Kona Brewery product in the glass. I think it is a Fire Rock but I couldn't swear to it. At any rate, it was on tap at The Hilo Burger Joint. Last weekend, Mr. L. and I went to the Wood Turner's show at the Wailoa Center. I reminded him that he had promised to take me to lunch, afterwards. (He did no such thing, but he didn't argue.) He asked where we should go, and I replied that I just wanted a really good burger. Well, and a beer. That, friends, is how we ended up at the Hilo Burger Joint. Located at 776 Kilauea Avenue, it's hard to miss. Look for the bright red building. Mr. L selected the ono burger (really good call) and I went with a turkey burger. However, I pretty much ruined many of the health benefits by adding the bleu cheese, bacon, and sauteed mushrooms to it. It was worth it. Bad for the arteries, good for the soul. Photos are below. It's family-friendly, and there are many games to play on a shelf by the door. The bar is really impressive. Several folks from the cruise ships just came in for a cocktail.
Menus for the upcoming week are below, too.
Back to the menus. I did a big refrigerator cleaning and freezer inventory, because that's a thrifty sort of thing to do. That was inspired by a quote I heard yesterday at a funeral for a 92-year-old. Her family joked that she frequently said, "Use it up, do without, make it do or do without." That was depression-era advice, but I think it's still very pertinent.
Sunday: Fresh Fish Over Salad Greens with Roasted Potato Chunks; French Bread
Monday: Chicken, Peppers, and Cream Cheese Burritos; Black Beans
Tuesday: Meatballs Over Angel-Hair Pasta with Red Gravy; Salad with Artichoke Hearts, Avocado, and Tomatoes
Wednesday: Mushroom Risotto with Peas, Grilled Boneless Chicken Thighs
Thursday: Turkeyburgers with Home Fries
Friday: Boneless Pork Chops with Fresh Leeks, Broccoli, and Rice
Saturday: White Beans with Spinach and Sausage
Have a wonderful week!
- C. Ironing