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More eateries enter annals of Oahu diners’ nostalgia

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 1977
    After a trip to Las Vegas, the founder named Flamingo restaurants after the hotel.
  • COURTESY BOB SIGALL
    Spindrift — the spray from the bow of a ship — inspired the name Spindrifter for the Kahala Mall restaurant chosen because it was simple and uplifting.
  • BRUCE ASATO / 2013
    Glenn Chu named his Indigo Restaurant in downtown Honolulu for his favorite color — and many other reasons. The site is now a Fresh Cafe.
  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 1940
    Jiro Asato, second from left, bought KC Drive-In for $100 in 1934. People mistakenly called him KC, so he changed his name.
  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 1960
    Columbia Inn took its name from Colombian coffee. Founder Tosh Kaneshiro said that good coffee and good restaurants go together.

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