(Experienced September 19, 2008)
Arriving on the Big Island of Hawaii was interesting … to say the least. Going from rainforest to lava rocks is quite a switch. Luckily, we had our GPS to help us find a place to eat. We decided on Lulu’s, which is a popular name for eateries in Hawaii, I am guessing. The walls are covered with dollar bills, bumper stickers and newspaper clippings. The waiter was really chill even though he took our licenses for about 15 minutes to see if we were both of age to order a beer or two. We didn’t make a big deal of it because he was just doing his job and explained that fact to us. No biggy! They are all about sports and beer, but apparently they are also about eating because the food was pretty good.
For starters, we had peel and eat shrimp that looked so tasty that we just had to dig in and get our hands dirty. They were finger-lickin’ good (literally) with just the right amount of spiciness. The shrimp were nice and warm too because I don’t do cold fish unless I am eating a tuna sandwich. Fish has to be either hot or room temperature for me to eat it, nuff said. So, then I had the pulled pork sandwich which was a sweet delicious mess. I was very glad that I didn’t wear a white shirt to enjoy the meal. I also had a bottle of Wailua Wheat Ale which I enjoyed. It was the perfect meal to wash down with a cold beer.
An interesting tidbit of information that we found out while there: Lulu’s opens at like 7 a.m. on a Sunday because that is the time that football games begin to air on TV in Hawaii. Insane!
LuLu’s, 75-5819 Alii Drive Kailua-Kona, HI, 808.331.2633