You're Probably Wondering...
Red velvet cupcake from Cupcake Couture, Aina Haina
...What the hell happened to me. Well, I was really overwhelmed by all the negativity over the blog these past few months and despite all of the kind words from those who supported me, it was definitely a difficult pill to swallow. Yes, it is my blog. Yes, I do want to share my opinions with people. And yes, the content here is based my experiences. Whether I'm eating here in Hawaii or somewhere around the world, does it really matter?
In any case, I have decided to do two things. The first, was to start a new site. I will be posting all of my out of town exploits there. If you happen across the site, say hello. I will definitely NOT be posting a link to the site here.
The second thing, is a major re-design and re-launch of Ono Kine Grindz -- probably over the next couple of months. I am going to be moving the site and all of the existing content over to a hosted site (no more Typepad). This will probably affect my Google page rankings, but eh, I can start over, right? Besides, there has been an overwhelming amount of interest in this site over the last several months so I am kind of excited that people still want to hear what I have to say -- even after all that has happened over the last 4 1/2 years.
Right now, I am in the design stage for the new site. If you have any ideas, please drop me a line.
In the meantime, or at least for the near future, please enjoy some of my favorite local blogs:
And if that doesn't satisfy your need for some ocal "grinds", check out a new kid on the block. Meet WOWGrinds.com. They folks behind this site are on a mission to find the "Winnah Of the Winnah" (best of the best) grinds in Hawaii. And trust me when I say this...THESE GUYS ARE AWESOME! Who else would be combing the island in search of the best shoyu poke or beef stew AND sit down in front of all that food to do a blind taste test? Check out the results of their Meat Jun Challenge (I'm definitely going to have to check out Young's Kalbee in Aiea!
Until we meet again...(hopefully, it isn't too far off)...