Have a few must-sees on Kaua`i? Share them here in “Local Favorites.” We invite kama`aina to submit a list. It’s an anonymous column so that the writer can share candidly a few favorite things. This is a chance to plug a talented massage therapist, stylist, clothing designer or restaurateur. It can include an irresistible dessert, pupu or hike. You name it.
Here is what you do: Send a list of five to seven items, with a sentence for each, describing what you love about it. Provide good photos, even better. If chosen, you’ll receive a $25 restaurant gift certificate. Email pam@forKauaionline.com.
Favorite Sandwiches: Living Foods at Kukui`ula Village serves up generous sandwiches on homemade bread filled with everything but the kitchen sink. My favorite is the egg salad sandwich. Simple? Yes, but full of pepperoncini, vegetables, chipotle mayonnaise, avocado and hummus. Their coffee is strong and they have tender, chewy cookies. Great lunch spot when on the South Shore. Open seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more info: 742-2323.
Favorite picnic spot: When you work in a windowless office in Lihu`e, one way to preserve sanity is to eat lunch with your legs dangling over the edge of the wall along side Kalapaki Bay. Surfers glide right by your knees. Kalapaki Bay is in Lihu`e off the highway, just south of the airport.
Favorite County Park: Lydgate Beach Park is on the East Side of Kaua`i between Lihu`e and Kapa`a. There’s a path for running or cycling, there’s shade and calm water for snorkeling. The newly dredged protected pool is a good depth for swimming laps. This is the perfect family beach where elders and children can wade in safety. To learn more visit kauaiexplorer.com.