17 October 2011

Our (Honeymoon) Weekend

Leonard's Bakery... yum!
Well, the vows have been traded and the family has all gone home.  The unfortunate part of all of this is that Levus had to go back to work right after we got married.  That didn't leave very much time for a honeymoon.  While I originally thought to myself "hey, we're living in HAWAII! Who needs a honeymoon?" I quickly figured out what the honeymoon really is... a time to spend ALONE as a newlywed couple.  I have to say, with all of the Hawaii Health Dept crap, and all of the work of getting my dependent status and all of our paperwork in order, I had a pretty rough week since I didn't feel like Levus and I got to spend any really valuable alone time together.  This weekend more than made up for that.

On Friday night we rented a bunch of scary movies (to prepare for the Halloween holiday) and walked from our amazing condo in Waikiki to Papa Johns.  While we were waiting for our pizza we walked a little further down the road to an AMAZING bakery called Leonard's Bakery.  Leonard's is famous for a Hawaiian staple called "malasada's".  A malasada is kind of like a doughnut that has been hollowed out.  It is sugary on the outside and filled with creams in the middle.  We got a mixed box so we could try a few different kinds.  Definitely not a healthy night, but very much a tasty night!

On our way to Leonard's we passed a place called Pyramids that served Egyptian and Mediterranean foods.  Because I LOVE trying new things and because I LOVE Mediterranean foods, I suggested that we go there sometime and try it.  My wonderful husband replied that he would like to take me on a date there the following night and he would like for me to pick him something nice to wear and we should dress up.  This was SO exciting to me because I love dressing up and I love that my husband wanted to take me on a date!  On Saturday night we got a little dressed up and walked down to Pyramids.  The food was delicious and reasonably priced, especially for the portions.  I would definitely suggest this place to anybody that likes eating good food and lives in Hawaii!

Levus and Me at Pyramids
(it was kinda dark in there and my "camera" aka phone doesn't have flash)
Baba Ganoush
This is the only food I even had the chance to take a picture of , because we ate everything so fast!


  1. If you liked Pyramids, try The Olive Tree Cafe in Kahala. They are only open from 5pm-10pm and they only take cash. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served so you kind of have to stalk a table. But the hummus is SO good, the pitas are even better, and the babganoush is only rivaled by their baklava! Their souvlaki is delish too!

    I'm living vicariously through your blog :)

  2. You've been so nice and helpful already, I wish you were here so we could take you to The Olive Tree Cafe for dinner! I'm welcome to any other delicious food suggestions!