Today’s not-so-happy shot

Though the Crack Seed Center is closing today after 52 years, you can still get its seeds and other goodies online here.

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Today’s happy shot

Shave ice after a long bike ride

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Today’s happy shot

Indy loves socks!

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Today’s happy shot

Wailupe Stream is one of the last natural (meaning non-channelized) streams in the area. And it’s lovely.

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FUUD: Ramen Nakamura in Waikiki

FUUD: Ramen Nakamura in Waikiki

When Ramen Nakamura re-opened last year after a months-long renovation, I didn’t have the urge to go back.

I had seen photos of the updated decor — and it just didn’t seem like the same hole-in-the-wall ramen shop in Waikiki I had grown to love.

But every time I would drive along Kalakaua Avenue — which is more often than you would expect — I think, “One of these days, I gotta go back.”

Well, this past Tuesday was one of those days.

I was craving a warm, comforting bowl of ramen. And since I had to be in Waikiki anyway, I thought it would be a good time to revisit one of my favorite places for the Japanese noodle dish.

Here’s what we ate:

Inside Ramen Nakamura

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Ramen Nakamura no longer has walls lined with autographed boards that I loved. Instead, the newly renovated space boasts a modern and chic decor on par with Kiwami Ramen and Goma Tei. It's nice — but it's not the same.

Ramen Nakamura, 2141 Kalakaua Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. daily. Phone: (808) 922-7960

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