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A new little Hawaiian smoothie shack recently opened nearby, so we decided to do some reconnaissance. Ok, I decided to do some reconnaissance, and Mr. Monkey was a champ to accompany me.
As we sauntered past Lauren Conrad's school, I couldn't stop laughing about the excessively tree-lined sidewalk. The arboreal monsters were so overgrown that they clipped Mr. Monkey's head.
Our destination, Maui Wowi Hawaiian (501 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles), was campy-licious.
I got a Wistful Waikiki (strawberry, banana, and piña colada), and Mr. Monkey got a Surf's Up (kiwi, lemon-lime, and piña colada).
Jamba Juice and Robek's. Crazy.
Unlike those bigger chains, though, Maui Wowi Hawaiian gives you a Buy-10-Get-One-Free card, and, if you bring back the crazy plastic tiki cups above to reuse, you get $1.00 off your drink.
Despite the average taste of the smoothies, for these perks, I'll likely return.