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Loco for Loco Moco

It’s nearing the end of January, and while I applaud those who still are sticking with their New Year’s resolutions of following an exercise regiment and making healthier food choices, let’s face it: Sometimes it’s fun to be rebellious, break the rules and forget about counting calories, especially when it’s all for the love of…

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December 14, 2014

Go ‘Big’ This Season

Serving as Oahu’s “Hawaiian-style diner” for nearly two decades, Big City Diner continues to carry the banner as the go-to destination for fresh, hearty meals served in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. As the holiday season remains in full swing with the new year right around the corner, Big City Diner is standing by to assist…

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Shake, Shake, Shake it Off!

Thank goodness I’m not lactose intolerant. Not having the liberty to enjoy all the ice cream and milkshakes in the world would simply crush my being. But before this thought saddens me even more, let’s get right to the point. Simply put, dairy is my friend, and there’s nothing stopping me from indulging in as…

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August 31, 2014

Kicking off football season in a ‘Big’ way

With kids back in school and summer vacation but a mere memory, the start to another glorious football season is right around the corner. To prepare for the impending festivities, local favorite Big City Diner invites all to enjoy the game with some of the tastiest grinds on Oahu. “Around this time of year, we…

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June 22, 2014

Here’s the BIG Picture

Serving as Oahu’s “Hawaiian-style diner” for more than 15 years, Big City Diner continues to carry the banner as the go-to destination for fresh, hearty meals served in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. And, while Big City Diner is recognized for its local-style comfort food, the restaurant also makes it a priority to offer healthier options,…

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Pile on the Pancakes, Please!

Happy Sunday, Ono addicts! Wow, what a week it’s been! As editor of Dining Out, I give my heart, soul and stomach to this publication. It’s a pleasure each week to bring you some of the best eats the island has to offer, while also sharing my experiences with you — which, this week, means…

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In Need of a Kim Chee Kick

Tell me, is there a bug going around? Because I feel as if I’m coming down with something. Not good. With no time to be ill, I need a major pick-me-up — something to get me out of this funk and kick me into high gear. With my energy level at almost empty, I talked…

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March 30, 2014

Go Big or Go Home at BCD

There is one mantra I earnestly try to live by when dining out: “Go big, or go home.” To attempt to enjoy a meal any other way would just be restrictive. It’s a relief then, to stop by Big City Diner, whose name brings to mind images of “big” dishes that embody the restaurant’s name….

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February 23, 2014

There’s a New B.I.G. in Town

“Biggie, Biggie, Biggie can’t you see, sometimes your words just hypnotize me…” the catchy chorus from the Notorious B.I.G. song wafts across the radio as I enter the doors of Big City Diner in Pearlridge East. But at this “Big” eatery, it’s not the words but the food that places patrons in a tastebud-teasing trance….

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Hopelessly Devoted to Barbecue Pork Ribs

Happy Sunday, Ono readers! My love affair with food continues, this time with barbecue pork ribs — such a simple American classic, or so you would think. This week, however, with a serious need for ribs (not just any ribs, though, as my taste buds were being more selective than usual), I needed to get…

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