Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Byron's Drive-In

Last February, Byron's Drive-In closed its windows after 47 years of service on the corner of Nimitz Highway and Paiea Street. The 24-7 local eatery was very popular with airline employees and passengers from Honolulu International Airport, industrial workers from the surrounding area, and military personnel.

During the New Year's season, Byron's was the breakfast spot for Japanese TV news crews assigned to the celebrity watch at HNL's International Arrivals. From 1991 to 2011, I was one of the camera operators assigned to a Japanese TV network to get interviews from Japanese celebrities exiting the doors of the International Arrivals. I miss the fried rice omelet, and had to get one before they closed for good.

This photo was taken a couple of days before their last day. Fortunately, the line wasn't too bad. On the last day, it stretched quite a distance as folks got the last of their Byron's favorites.

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