Outside of Waikiki and the Keeaumoku region, Honolulu lacks dense, walkable neighborhoods—it’s more like L.A. than San Francisco. One of the few urban neighborhoods is Kaimuki, with a cluster of some of Honolulu’s best restaurants. This is one of them, with a menu leaning towards comfort food, like baked mac ’n’ cheese, and locally raised meat, such as pork chops with potato pancakes and ribeye on fresh pappardelle. Another reason why I love this place? It’s the rare restaurant that serves good food and good cocktails. Tip: Sit in the bar area during opening or closing hours, when the bar serves a special menu of extremely satisfying hamburgers and meatloaf sandwiches, and nothing costs more than $10.