Laura W. Higashi, a Konawaena High School graduate who now lives in Colorado, was on her way to her 50th class reunion in Las Vegas when she and her husband, Tom, stopped in Gypsum, Colo., for a bite to eat. They wound up at Ekahi Grill, a Hawaiian restaurant that serves “delicious poke, Spam musubi and, believe it or not, laulau,” said Higashi. She added, “Who would think there would be a Hawaiian restaurant” in western Colorado? The “who” turned out to be cooks Ani Puha, left, and Asia Woolsey, identical twins in the family that owns the restaurant. They hail from Haiku, Maui. Besides cooking fabulous food, “the special gift these twins have is their nonstop smiles,” Higashi said.
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