a sybarite in paradise
reviewing the food & entertainment pleasures of Honolulu
 
 
Whenever I want to treat myself to a nice lunch I head to town. This restaurant has been around for a couple of years and I enjoy it every time I go. In the six or so times I’ve been for lunch I’ve always been really happy with my food. Today was no exception.
 
The place was jumping today and I had to settle for a seat at the bar. Which actually worked out fine. I got a birds eye view of everything and prompt service from the bar person. Town lemonade ($2.75) started me off. It’s lemonade with a good squirt of parsley juice in it. I know it sounds a little weird, but it’s terrificly refreshing. It gives the lemonade a great flavor. Their lemonade isn’t sickly sweet either, which is a big plus.
 
The chicken sandwich ($8.50) with truffle honey and gorgonzola was my choice for my entree. From where I was sitting I got to see everything come out of the kitchen. That made me hungrier and hungrier, which makes the wait seem long. Especially when you’re alone. The sandwich arrived with the side of fries. I often have the salad, like a good boy, but today I couldn’t resist Town’s fries. They’re thin and crisp and soft all at the same time. They’re lightly covered in herbs. The seem to beg for malt vinegar. I wasn’t in the mood for malt vinegar today though, so the ramekin of ketchup did just fine.

The sandwich itself was accompanied by sweet onion slices and ripe tomatoes. I put them both on. The chicken was moist and tender, the soft country roll delicious. The overall effect very satisfying. I would certainly have this again.
 
Town’s espouses “Local first, organic whenever possible, and with Aloha always.” It certainly delivers. My one dinner here was excellent. It was the best Frito Misto I’ve ever had, made with moi.
 
town 735-5900
3435 Wai'alae Ave., No. 103 at 9th Ave.
Kaimuki
Open Monday to Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Closed Sunday
Continental breakfast 6:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Gap menu 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. (limited selections available)
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
town, Kaimuki