Aloha Roy!

Frantic, upset, frustrated, resigned…This ain’t happening, I just found out all the snapshots from Roy’s Chicago tasting event simply vanished…I painstakingly opened and browsed through all my computer picture folders and not even an out-of-focus picture from the event was mislabeled and incorrectly filed.   It really bothered me for hours…I was so mad at myself for possibly deleting those files (and I’m sure you know that feeling).    I forgot about it for awhile and stepped away from my computer.

Ok, I really gave up hope.   But when I turned my pc back on, I checked on my magazine boss’ blog and found blogpost on Roy’s Restaurant with pictures from my camera that I shared with her for her blog.  OMG…”Roy” I’m not gonna lose you again…here’s my post!

The moment the  “all-smiles” hostess greets you “ALOHA” as soon as she pulls open the door, you know you just step into paradise…you are at the world-famous Roy’s Restaurant.    Today there are more than 33 Roy’s locations around the world—and there’s one here in Chicago as well…

Roy’s Chicago
720 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60654

At this recent sampling of these mouth-watering eats at Roy’s Restaurant (thanks to Allison Citino!), Veronica, Joe and myself really had a blast with Chef Dukes specially prepared foods  — and I have to mention the wines, mai tai and mojito made us really enjoy the food more…really!

Make sure to visit Roy’s Chicago Restaurant when you feel the need to escape to paradise — and you’d for sure be coming back for more.   Roy’s website is

Chef Rhett Dukes providing menu details.

And this is Allison, cheers!

Roy’s Kitchen in full view…

Magazine bosses’ V and Joe giving thumbs up for Roy’s Restaurant.

The “only in Paradise” menu offerings…

That dessert…to die for…it’s Baked Hawaiian (Chef Dukes’ version of Baked Alaska)!

In Hawaii, there are two things of equal importance—food and the “aloha” spirit. The blending of these two dynamic principles is how Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion® Cuisine was born. European techniques and Asian cuisine meet Hawaiian hospitality to create a fine dining experience.  In 1988, James Beard Award-winner Roy Yamaguchi opened the first Roy’s in Honolulu, Hawaii.  The restaurant was designed around a unique experience through spacious dining rooms, an expansive lounge and Roy’s signature exhibition kitchen in full view.

and I asked for a recipe of Roy’s signature Martini drink…and this receipt/recipe was handed to me…


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