I fricken’ forgot to pay my ISP bill this month and can’t do it until I get paid later this week, so I’m getting my web-fix tonight at Volcano Joe’s, one of my current favorite hangouts.
If you go, you’ll want to check it out more than once; there are quite a few intriguing entries on the menu board. I recommending starting with the 9-inch pizza with your choice of three toppings for under eight bucks.
The crust is the highlight here–it’s thin and crisp; almost cracker-like. The food here is rather carefully and lovingly made, and that’s a huge, huge plus in my book. There are quite a few vegetarian items on the menu, of which the hummus is probably best.
The ‘net connection is sometimes quite pleasingly fast; often, it’s a little slow. Still, it’s free, and your fountain drink is bottomless, so it’s easy to slide into cruising mode and surf at in leisure-mode. The endless parade of college lovelies doesn’t hurt, either. :)
My other favorite wireless hangout is Coffee Talk, but parking in the municipal lot in Kaimuki has gone up to $.75 an hour (up from four bits), which is still pretty cheap, but there’s a reason I can’t pay my ISP bill just yet; there’s no way I can swing coffee AND parking!