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September 27, 2004

Another Food Survey

The only subjects I seem to do well in are those involving food, so here's another.

In the past several years I've been to some tasty places but I know there's much more out there to be had. I've only got three to list as "good": Tony Roma's, Bob's and Chili's. Ooo, such a great selection. My list of restaurants to reference is very short!

Where are your favorite rib joints?

Posted by Jenn at September 27, 2004 07:49 PM


Posted by Mitchell on September 27, 2004 8:59 PM:

Two great places for ribs:

Dixies, on Ward Avenue or Kam Hwy in Aiea, and Kevin's Two Boots, in Kaneohe. Both have excellent ribs; each has a different vibe and totally different ambience. I think Kevin's is in the Entertainment book, too, so if you've got one, you should take it with you.

Posted by albert on September 28, 2004 10:55 AM:

Dixie Grill gets my vote, too.

Posted by Jenn on September 29, 2004 8:14 PM:

I've been to Dixie's but wasn't too impressed with the ribs. The sauces were great. Maybe it's just my luck, but the ribs I've had there were sorta chewy and a bit tough.

Posted by Ryan on September 30, 2004 9:23 AM:

I love ribs, but I'm not much of a connoisseur. I like Tony Roma's ribs, even though I imagine a serious rib eater might scoff at that. Dixie's aren't bad, but I agree, it's that set of sauces that redeems the menu.

Of course, there are definitely different styles of ribs. There's the sticky, sweet, gooey style I think we've mostly focused on here, and there's the very flaky, salty, smoked dry-rub stuff, and many other variations in between.

I figured Kevin's Two Boots and the other southern eateries (anyone tried Molly's Smokehouse in Wahiawa?) do it more the dry way. At least, that's how they were at Mom's (also in Wahiawa), though I have no idea if I was actually just eating a bad batch of sweet BBQ ribs!

Posted by RON on October 1, 2004 1:17 AM:

Just landed on the island hereabouts. Is aku bones anything like ribs??

Posted by Kimm on October 3, 2004 5:21 PM:

Don't know much about aku bones. But if you want to pay a little more beer braised shortribs at 12th Avenue Grille in Kaimuki are brok'damout good!

Posted by Aaron on October 4, 2004 5:04 PM:

try the "hang off the plate" ribs from ruby tuesday over in mililani!

Posted by John P on October 21, 2004 10:08 AM:

Kevin's Two Boots is the best! The last time I ate there was 2 years ago. I remember asking Kevin "where's the knife." "You don't need a knife, heck an old person without teeth can eat my ribs they are so soft. Kevin went on to talk about the way he cooks them. And they were great!

Posted by Craig on January 29, 2005 12:54 PM:

Going to try Kevin's two boots tonight. My wife and I relocated to Oahu from Oakland, CA where there is no shortage of great BBQ joints.
We enjoy Dixie here, and were very dissapointed in Molly's smokehouse. I don't know if it was an off day, but the meat tasted like it had been pickled in salt. Anyone else care to review Molly's, I'm scared to try again it was so bad.

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