Even though today is an unseasonably warm day in New York City, the winter still makes me yearn for the week we spent in Kauai, Hawaii a few summers ago. The beach vibe is so relaxed, the landscape is picture perfect, and the people are so friendly….just like NYC! The food is fresh and definitely local in Kauai (except for their odd fascination with Spam). But the fish and seafood are fantastic pretty much everywhere. The photo above shows shrimp 2 ways: cocoanut shrimp & fries and grilled shrimp in a sweet sauce with rice, moments before we devoured it after a “tough” morning on the beach. Aloha!