I’m going to restrain myself from making a bunch of music puns, but my inner (and frequently outer) metalhead loved a menu/advertising with Anthrax/Slayer/etc style writing, and an owner who sells tasty pretzels while wearing a Rob Zombie shirt..
I first had huge soft pretzels when I was in Philadelphia (not sure why, but I don’t see them often around here) so when we were in Kona, Hawaii and saw a sign for Metal Mike’s Twisted Pretzels on the street near where we had parked, we had to get one.. well.. we ended up getting three (since they have a 3 for $10 deal).
First up, we both had a plain sea-salted pretzel, but took a white chocolate macadamia nut to go. The plain one was fantastic with a bit of honey mustard (Mike has a bunch of different mustards and sauces) but if you’re just going to get one – get the white chocolate macadamia nut – this was completely delicious! Both were soft and chewy, and so good when warmed up.
Metal Mike’s Twisted Pretzels is a bit hard to find (check out the map through the link below), it’s in the lane-way, around the corner from the Scandinavian shave ice place (which was also fantastic – I had lychee/cinnamon/red velvet – served up by a hot guy with a sleeve full of old-school gaming tattoos…). Also, his hours are “noonish to close” – which… might make for some hit-and-miss if you are on a schedule like Heidi, who tried to visit (check out her blog post for a photo of the outside). We went back a few days later, and he wasn’t open yet, so we waited a bit and were rewarded by our second serving of yumminess!
The second time around, Mike was wiping off the menu board to put up the day’s flavours. Luckily, the white chocolate macadamia nut was making a repeat performance (based online reviews, it sounds like a customer favorite!) and I picked up a four-cheese along with a chocolate peanut butter cup one too. The cheese was good (though for “plain” ones, I’d go back for the plain sea-salted instead..) and the white chocolate macadamia nut was again, fantastic, but I REALLY liked the peanut butter/chocolate one. So good!
Metal Mike’s Twisted Pretzels
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
http://www.yelp.ca/biz/metal-mikes-twisted-pretzels-kailua-kona (has a map)