Hi all --
I'm regularly a poster on the LA board who will be going to the big island for a couple of months very shortly. I've perused past recommendations of what's good on Hawaii, but am having trouble sorting through what people ate b/c it was nearby/convenient, and what you all consider amazing meals in the area. I would love to be pointed in the direction of any stellar, not-to-be-missed local places, both that represent typical Hawaiian fare, regional cuisine, and any other restaurants that just plain serve great food. I probably won't have a lot of opportunities to go out for meals, but will have a few, and would love to hit any really interesting places. I'll be staying near Hilo, so recommendations near there will be easier for me to get go, but will have a car on occasion. Price (high end or low end) and type of cuisine is not an issue, just want to know what the best places are in the environs.