I'm planning a research mission / vacation to Hanalei (and Kauai in general) this month, and I'm hoping to get some recommendations for cool places to visit.
We run the t-shirt company Desteenation Shirt Co. (http://www.desteenation.com), and our mission is to collect and sell t-shirts from some of the coolest, locally-owned (and loved!) places on the West Coast and in Hawaii. It's not a necessity that the establishment already have a t-shirt for sale, although it helps. Mainly, we're looking for places the locals love as much as the tourists do, and our goal is to promote these mom and pop gems through our stores and on the backs of their fans.
Anyone have some recommendations for places we should visit in Hanalei and Kauai as a whole?
BTW- I am not posting this as an advertisement for our business. I am legitimately looking for advice and local expertise. Thank you.