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Apr 5, 2009 05:36 PM

help on the big island!

hi everyone. we are planning our first trip to the big island and am unfamiliar of it's layout. we'll be staying at the fairmount orchid. we're looking for a couple must fine dining recs as well as cheap local eats and casual dinners & lunches. we will have a car and are willing to drive 20-30 minutes for a great meal.

thanks in advance.

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  1. This thread might give you some starting points:

    Note that Alan Wong is no longer at the Four Seasons. Have not been to, nor even heard about the new restaurant.



      1. re: ladybugthepug

        Great posts on your blog LBP! I agree with you on Merriman's I've never ever had a bad meal there. I always get an order of their awesome fresh corn for dessert!

        1. re: manomin

          We feel the same way about the corn at Merriman's. It is SO delicious. Definitely our favorite splurge on the Big Island. Great for lunch too.

          1. re: jay 1

            Recently did some Kahuku sweet corn preps at Merriman's on Maui, and their choices of white Burgs paired beautifully. I would assume that Chef Peter Merriman sources his corn from the same plots, for all of his restaurants.

            If so, everything that I have had with the corn, has been excellent. I have to admit that I was a corn-snob (Olathe Sweet), until I had Kahuk Sweet. Now, I know better.