Giovanni’s

Giovanni’s · Mon, 2 Aug 2010 · © Copyright 2009-2011 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved

Praised by many as the best shrimp in the North Shore (Oahu), this filthy truck rests under the trees in a small rest area at the entrance of Hale’iwa along with two competitors. But really, there is no competition.

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Salt

Salt · Tue, 19 Jan 2010 · © Copyright 2009-2011 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved

More on the “BWM Kitchen” series: salt.

Rabbits

Rabbits · Mon, 11 Jan 2010 · © Copyright 2009-2011 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved

We have two new domestic animals: salt and pepper!

Death by chocolate

Death by chocolate · Mon, 23 Nov 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2011 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved

Small but deadly truffles, yummy!

Pimientos del piquillo

Pimientos del piquillo · Wed, 12 Aug 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2011 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved

Pimientos del piquillo, aka piquillo peppers, are typical from the north of Spain and very very yummy.

Rotten peanuts

Rotten peanuts · Tue, 4 Aug 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2011 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved

Bought a bag of roested peanuts this evening, turned out to be rotten peanuts.

Paella Parade: too much excitement, too much disappointment · Sun, 7 Jun 2009 · © Copyright 2009-2011 Luis Gracia. All rights reserved

There was a lot of excitement about today’s Paella 1st annual Parade at the new Water Taxi beach, at South Street Seaport. Even though we had prepaid tickets, we didn’t eat a rice of paella. The event was heavily oversold, around 900 tickets for 100 paella’s “take away boxes”, some sources say. The take away boxes was ridiculous (see photo), come on people, 25 bucks for that! Even with wine! Only two positive things about this event: there was certainly plenty of wine, and the crowd was given at option to be reimbursed. Hopefully they,who ever organized the whole mess, learned from their mistakes for next year’s Paella Parade.