Despite a Friday night that involved excessive bar-passing celebrations, weekends in Hawaii are no time to sleep in and recover. Saturday included more beach-going in Waikiki (but no surfing) and Hula Pie. Duke's Restaurant and Barefoot Bar (here: http://www.dukeswaikiki.com/) is in Waikiki and has a signature "hula pie" that is made with macadamia nut ice cream on a chocolate cookie crust. It is topped with hot fudge, whipped cream and more macadamia nuts. Even if you don’t particularly care for macadamia nuts, they are not overpowering. If you find yourself in Waikiki don’t miss out on this amazing dessert. It is easily big enough for two people (and if you tell them it’s your birthday, it’s free).
There are not many better ways to celebrate anything than spending a day recovering on a beach with a stomach filled with delicious ice cream. The food at Duke's other than Hula Pie is equally amazing. I highly recommend the chicken quesadillas, the hot wings, and the Mango BBQ Bacon Burger. The burger comes with local grass fed beef, white cheddar, ranch dressing and grilled onions. The quesadillas have a special sauce drizzled on top with a pretty good guacamole on the side.