Hangry Ohana Restaurant Review

Todd and myself made a trip up to the Parker area this past week to drop something off to a friend, so we decided to try a new restaurant while we were in the area.  Todd used to participate karate tournaments in Parker, so he had been to a few different restaurants up there in the past, and we wanted to try somewhere new to both of us. We both love Hawaiian food, and BBQ, and from what we could see, their menu was an interesting cross between those two styles of cuisine. The owners started with a food truck and grew their business into a restaurant in Parker. Since, we are avid followers and supporters of local businesses, this place seemed right up our alley! In an unassuming strip mall in Parker, Colorado, this little gem is hiding in plain sight!

Let’s take our meal piece by piece, I’ll start with the bacon fried rice…that is right, you did not read that wrong, I said BACON FRIED RICE! Lots of flavor, not greasy, and super delicious! I got the kalbi short ribs, along with the fried rice and macaroni salad. The ribs were perfectly cooked with the right amount of flavor in the marinade.  That macaroni salad was really good as well, not overly mayo-y (yes, I made up that word), and not bland like most I’ve tried. Todd ordered the mix plate with brisket and kalua pork, along with the fried rice and tater tots. Both of Todd’s selections were juicy and full of flavor. I capped off this meal with the pineapple soft serve, which was HEAVENLY!

There were several dishes on the menu I want to try on our next visit. For example, the Kahuku Garlic Shrimp, along with their Yakisoba Bowl with BBQ Chicken. Todd wanted to try the Teri Beef and the Poke Bowl. The only downside to this place is that it is in Parker, and not in Colorado Springs…we strongly recommend you check this place out the next time you are in the area, or even better yet, make a trip to Parker to check it out! And when you do, make sure to leave a review and like their Facebook page.


https://hangryohana.com/

10471 S Parker Rd., Parker, CO 80134

(720) 287-2516


https://www.facebook.com/HangryOhana/

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Frugal February – Part 4

Even in Frugal February, one might feel the urge to splurge…kind of like the need for speed, but with money! We have been very well behaved this month! We stuck to our guns about eating out less, taking out lunches to work, taking snacks to work, and we finally cut the cord with cable.  This past week, a friend of ours was having a little birthday celebration in honor of her 30th birthday (Happy Birthday Melissa!), so we used the rare night out as an impromptu date night. We were heading downtown, so we decided to try Fat Sully’s Pizza on Tejon in downtown Colorado Springs. It had been on our list to try since before it opened in Colorado Springs and we had been hearing so many good things about Fat Sully’s Pizza from our friends who had tried it, it seemed like perfect timing! We expected to spend around $30 for our date night dinner, and we were WRONG!!! Our bill was $20 and some change (before tip…always tip your servers!). We each got a slice, with one meat topping, an order of their Garlic “Not”, and an iced tea for Todd, I drank water.  The pizza slices were good, and the slices were HUGE! The problem I normally have with pizza is the sauce, my mid-30s brought me heartburn when I eat tomato based sauces…and the part of me that is convinced I am Italian, is just heart-sick over it! I, personally, rarely eat pizza because of it, and when I do, I normally request they go easy on the sauce. But this time I didn’t, I guess I was feeling kind of rebellious! Thankfully, the sauce was good, and not overly acidic, and there was no heartburn! Woo hoo! Happy dance! Fat Sully’s Pizza ranks high on my best pizza list. However, even with the really good pizza, the best part of the meal was the garlic bread…I was in fat kid heaven! The butter! The garlic! The parmesan cheese! And, of course, the bread…which was more of a pizza crust with all this deliciousness on top.  I ended up letting Todd finish my slice, which he was perfectly okay with doing, and I tried to finish the bread. I failed, but I went down swinging! That was the BEST garlic bread I’ve ever had. And to give you a point of reference for how much I love garlic bread, I’m going to tell you a little story…back home in the Bay Area in Northern California, you can buy a Colombo sourdough bread garlic bread in the grocery stores. I grew up eating it, it was my absolute favorite. On one of my trips back to the Bay, I discovered a Colombo bread stand in one of the terminals at the Oakland Airport…I purchased TEN loaves of this garlic bread to bring home with me, and I was limited to only 10 loaves because it was all I could carry. I have a deep love of garlic bread, and it is not lightly that I state that the Garlic “Not” from Fat Sully’s Pizza is the best garlic bread I’ve had. Also, just a side note…I may not have the official name 100% correct, so please feel free to comment if I got it wrong!

We will definitely return to Fat Sully’s Pizza to try the other items on the menu, specifically, we have heard that the chicken wings were really good. But for now, we were very happy with our low cost date night, really good pizza, and some amazing garlic bread! You don’t have to have ton of money to treat yourselves to a night out, just do a little research and see what options are out there. A lot of restaurants offer happy hours, weekly specials, or special tasting nights.  Make sure to join the mailing lists for your favorite restaurants and like their Facebook & Instagram pages. Deals will pop up all the time, you just have to know where to look!

https://www.facebook.com/FatSullysPizza//

What was the best deal you found this week???

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