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While searching for some local soul food in
Chicago in July, Kathi Choi, from left, Coleene and Keith Kondo discovered the Hala Kahiki Tiki Bar & Lounge. Photo by Art Choi.
During a trip to Locke, Calif., in August, Nancy and Gary Lee of San Francisco and Carol Ching of Honolulu spotted the Hawaiian phrase “no ka oi” (the best) at Locke Chinese Medicine. Photo by Carolyn Young.
On his way to Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz., in August, Keoki Yamamoto came across Aloha Hawaiian BBQ. Photo by Judy Yamamoto.