More eateries enter annals of Oahu diners’ nostalgia
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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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