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  Restaurant Insider with Anne Lee
  the City episode, The Real Me, and was also the fashion show consultant.
AL: Who are some models you have worked with?
LO: Naomi Campbell, Keke Lind- gard (also from Hawaii), Alessandra Ambrosio, Gisele Bündchen, Heidi Klum, Coco Rocha, Ashton Kutcher, Pat Cleveland, Joan Smalls, Taylor Hill, Elsa Hosk, Karlie Kloss, Karolína Kurková, Liu Wen, Behati Prinsloo and Lara Stone. I’ve also worked with celebrity/guest models Queen Latifah, Anna Nicole Smith and Ire- land Baldwin.
AL: Podmore’s location is the result of downtown Honolulu’s regentrification. What makes this place special for you?
LO: In 2016, my friends (the D‘As- coli family) purchased the building that was vacant for close to nine years. Due for a major restoration the D‘Ascoli family converted the second floor to apartments and the ground floor as one space. The fam- ily sought a tenant that would fit the historical character of the building.
The Full English Breakfast ($28), is made from scratch, even the beans. It has fried eggs, bacon, black pud- ding, Podmore sausage, potatoes, tomato, mushroom and fried bread.
Smoked Soufflé Pancake’s ($18) tableside presentation is amazing. It comes with berries, smoked maple syrup and salted butter.
Christmas Breakfast ($24) was created by Rush and his wife at home in the midst of a snowstorm during Christmas in NewYork. It has potato rösti, spinach, house-smoked salmon, double-yolk coddled egg and brown-butter hollandaise.
The Mele Kalikimaka Chung Chow ($30) has a pimm’s mixture similar to an English sangria, and it’s made with Jacoulot brandy and winter spices. They pour the mixture into your glass with homemade bo- ba-sized ice balls in flavors of cran- berry and pomegranate.
Sherpa Chai Iced Latte ($8) has Nepali black tea, Peruvian ginger, spices, sugar, and whole or almond milk.
It can’t be brunch without a Bloody Mary ($15). It’s made with
Podmore’s bloody mary mix, Rey- ka Vodka and housemade pickled vegetables for garnish.
Off the evening menu, there’s the Striped Marlin Roll ($14) with smoked trout roe and finger lime; and Roasted Pork Bun ($8) with stuffing, crackling and apple sauce.
AL: What do you miss about Ha- waii when you are in New York? LO: I miss my mom and ohana; the natural beauty; warm fragrant breezes; the colors; local comfort foods (Waiola Shave Ice, cocoa puffs, Leonard’s malasadas, Zippy’s for saimin, teri stick and one scoop mac, Helena’s Hawaiian Food); the relaxed pace and the people. And I can wear my rubber slippers every day and everywhere!
AL: Anything else you want to share?
LO: In 1924, the Podmore Building was purchased by the Advertiser Publishing Co. Ltd., which owned the adjacent property where the Honolulu-Advertiser was published until 1928.
202 Merchant St., Honolulu 808-521-7367
Call about parking options
1 . Bloody Mary ($15)
2. Full English Breakfast ($28)
3. Christmas Breakfast ($24)
4. Roasted Pork Bun ($8)
5. Rock Cakes ($6)
6. Striped Marlin Roll ($14)
7. Sherpa Chai Iced Latte ($8)
8. Smoked Soufflé Pancake’s ($18)
They were close with Anthony and Katherine, owners of Senia Restau- rant (located in another of D‘Ascoli family’s historic buildings in Chi- natown). Together they developed this restaurant and kept the name of the building, Podmore.
AL: What has chef Anthony Rush prepared for us?
LO: Rock Cakes ($6 for four). The flavor changes with the season.
OpenTable 808.739.8760
Sit back and enjoy the smooth musical stylings of Bobby Moderow Jr. at our
Plumeria Beach House. As a renowned slack key guitarist and singer-song
writer, Bobby adds country flair to his Hawaiian slack-key melodies to create
beautiful and original songs of our islands. Enjoy delicious Kahala favorites as NOW you move and groove by the ocean.
 Wednesday, January 25
Seating starts at 5:30pm
Performance from 6:30pm
4 hr complimentary parking with $50 purchase
This performance is brought to you by The Kahala Initiative for Sustainability Culture and the Arts (KISCA)
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