Eating the best tuna sandwich you’ll ever have — with capers, olives, cheese and a hard-boiled egg — from Mix Cafe
The challenge was simple: contestants had to, in five minutes, eat as much as they could of Sabai Dee Thai Restaurant’s hottest dish on the menu. No water, no napkins and (for at least one contestant) no crying.
The challenge, organized by Cody Onizuka (@codyonizuna), lured a standing room only crowd at the little Thai restaurant on South King Street. It was broadcast live on Channel 808 and co-hosted by KITV’s Amber-Lynn Hyden.
Here’s what the event — and the food — looked like, in case you missed it:
Amber-Lynn Hyden and Cody Onizuka
Sabai Dee Thai Restaurant, 2633 S. King St. in Moiliili. Hours: Lunch, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily except Sundays; dinner, 5-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5-9:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Phone: (808) 955-3825
My favorite burger joint, W&M Bar-B-Q Burger in Kaimuki, is now selling homemade almond and chocolate chip cookies baked by owner Joy Kunimitsu.
Well, now that woman — Cathy Cruz Marrero — is considering legal action, saying the video, which was seen by more than 2 million people, isn’t funny.
Oh, it’s funny — but more than that, it’s proving the dangers (and possibly humiliation) of texting and walking.
And this doesn’t bode well for me, a chronic text-walker.
A proposal to ban crossing the street while holding a mobile electronic device — cell phone, video game, laptop or even cameras — advanced today, making the bill in the City Council a step closer to final passage.
I’m in so much trouble.
The 2009 law that stopped drivers from texting — and using other electronic devices — was hard enough. Now I won’t be able to browse Google maps or shoot an email while crossing the street. In fact, under Bill 43, I couldn’t even just hold an electronic device, much less use it.
Lawmakers in other states — Arkansas and New York, most recently — are cracking down on distracted pedestrians, too.
But is this really a solution? Should it matter that a pedestrian — namely me — wants to text while crossing the street? And why just crossing the street? That woman who fell into the fountain wouldn’t have been fined. Just publicly humiliated on YouTube. But that’s OK, right?
About Catherine Toth
Born and raised on Oahu, Catherine E. Toth has worked as a newspaper reporter in Hawaii for 10 years and continues to freelance — in between teaching journalism, hitting the surf, hiking with her two dogs and eating everything in sight — for national and local print and online publications.
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