Top picks: Islandwide Crafts & Food Expo

Friday afternoon, Nonstop’s Diane Seo — who can easily resist food — was starving after a day of work. I — who cannot — was stuffed after a cross-town eatfest. How our mission to scope out the top 10 finds among 200 booths at the pre-Mother’s Day expo turned into a list completely dominated by food and food-related things was mystifying.

We saw Totoro bags, carved spears, gorgeous jewelry … and food. Hello Kitty nail stickers, wine chiller bags, handmade wallets … and food. Cuteness was in overload everywhere we looked … that and more food.

Is it us? Or is it Hawaii? You decide.

What: Islandwide Crafts & Food Expo
Where: Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall, 777 Ward Ave.
When: Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $4 (children 12 and under free)
Parking: Onsite at Blaisdell for $6; street parking

Islandwide Crafts & Food Expo

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A name that pulls no punches: like.