One of Hawaii's favorite desserts has found its way back to McDonald's by popular demand.
The taro pie, like McDonald's apple pie, comes in the familiar crisp rectangular bar with a sweet -- but not overly sweet -- chunky purple filling that really hits the spot when you're in need of dessert.
The pies were first introduced in international markets, debuted in Maui last year and went statewide in May, selling out quickly.
Unfortunately, the pies remain a promotional item available only for a limited time, so you'd best be headin' out the door to get 'em while they're hot.
» Where: McDonald's of Hawaii
» Price: 99 cents
Tim sez ...
Even though you don't live atop Hawaii Loa Ridge, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy the view. Turn mauka off Kalanianaole Highway up Puu Ikena Drive and show the gate guard your Hawaii driver's license. It's public, so no problem with access.
Follow Puu Ikena to the top, where there's a park entrance and trail head. I like to go there at the end of the work day to watch the wind whipped ocean far below from Diamond Head to Maunaloa Bay. There are benches as well.
If you're feeling particularly energetic, take the Hawaii Loa Ridge trail to the crest of the Koolaus. Much of the trail is exposed to the sun, so don't forget to bring water and a hat.
There are so many choices on Saturday, I'm not sure I'll be able to make it to everything.
I'll probably start off with "Make Me Laugh" at the Pagoda (see Page 4), before heading to the one-time only party "Two" at Palomino.
But the Pharcyde will also be performing at Pipeline that night, and I'm itching to see Z-Trip mix live at NextDoor. Even North Shore folks have something to look forward to, as Natural Vibrations headlines the OP Hawaiian Pro Kickoff Party at Breakers that night.
Decisions, decisions, decisions!