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A satisfying story for ‘Hardy’ appetites

Columns Veg'n Out

August 24, 2014

Story By: Andy Beth Miller | Photos by: Nathalie Walker

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved reading. My parents say I would disappear for entire days into our vast back yard with “just a book to keep me company.” But what they didn’t know is that I wasn’t with “just a book,” I was with characters, making my way through an endless world of wild and exciting wonders.

My favorites were the Hardy Boys Choose Your Own Adventure series. Remember those — where you got to be the hero, and as the plot progressed, you got to decide what happened by turning to certain pages, based on the path you picked?

Every few pages, depending on your choices, led to more options, and then to one of many surprise endings. There was no clear pattern, and always several “good” and “bad” outcomes — some even sending the characters backwards rather than forwards. I assume this allowed for a more realistic sense of real life’s unpredictability, but secretly am suspicious it simply kept us kids busy longer and away from pestering our parents!

Yet another story offering endless options is Keeaumoku Street eatery YogurStory. Just like the Hardy Boys, you have your choice among an array of exciting and difficult decisions to make — yet lucky for you, each of these choices results in a remarkably satisfying culinary conclusion.

When asked about the diverse menu, Brandon Stover, executive chef of YogurStory, mentions that he, “created the menu so that pretty much everything can be modified — including adding meat-free substitutions — in order to accommodate vegetarian customers.” Stover further explains that he plans to add even more vegan and vegetarian options in the future.

Say a prayer of thanks as you partake of a breakfast of Pope Benedict ($14), a creamy, classic eggs benedict served with roasted veggies and red peppers.

Or opt to dine on Vegetable Pepperoncino ($16), a new menu item featuring your choice of pasta kissed with olive oil, garlic, sauteed veggies and an exquisite white wine reduction with soy sauce, salt and pepper.

Delicious and downright delightful, every dining experience at YogurStory is a sure thing — so the only mystery you’ll be met with here is deciding what menu item makes for your perfect ending.

Contact Andy Beth Miller at diningout@staradvertiser.com

YogurStory

815 Keeaumoku St. Ste. 105, Honolulu
942-0505
Tuesday–Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (lunch) Daily, 5-10 p.m. (dinner)
Note: Parking is available on both sides of the restaurant.

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