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Bar Leather Apron’s Justin Park wins World’s Best Mai Tai title for third time

Bar Leather Apron’s Justin Park won $10,000 and the title of World’s Best Mai Tai at the 10th annual Don the Beachcomber’s Mai Tai Festival in Kona on Saturday. Read More

Cheese crisps create low-carb crunch

These chips are made of cheese and a topping that you choose — two ingredients. The process is so simple it’s barely a recipe. Read More

Made in Hawaii Fest showcases aloha spirit

The annual Made in Hawaii Festival returns to the Neal S. Blaisdell Center this weekend, a showcase for food local products from food to books to jewelry and much more. Read More
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Elena’s Restaurant legacy is amazing adobo omelet

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Elena’s Restaurant, advertised as “the home of the finest Filipino foods,” started out 44 years ago with only six stools at a counter in a small snack shop in Waipahu. Read More
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60 years of practice make for perfect almond cookies

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There is some truth to the adage that practice makes perfect. Pick any recipe, make it continuously for years and it will become your trademark. Read More

Burger Hale donating portion of sales to Hawaii Foodbank

Try the latest fare at the new Burger Hale at the International Market Place on Friday and the Hawaii Foodbank gets a taste, too. Read More
 

Sweet Home Glad fosters joy in Moiliili

Some people must experience an endorphin rush at Sweet Home Glad. How else can I explain my experiences with the restaurant’s friendly customers? Read More

Shingo Katsura updates menu at Azure

New additions are coming to the menu at Azure restaurant, where Shingo Katsura has been appointed chef de cuisine. Read More

New brews present variety of flavor options

New year-round beers, one-time beers, seasonal releases, collaboration beers — the craft beer world is constantly presenting new releases, and they fill up beer aisles with fun and exciting things to try. Read More
 

Oven-made kalua pork needs little attention

This simple version of kalua pork needs very little tending as it roasts, yet it delivers a big return as a satisfying isle favorite. Read More

Get a handle on chicken satay with peanut dipping sauce

Any dish that comes with its own handle is bound to be an appetizer favorite, and this Southeast Asian dish of marinated, grilled meat has deep flavor to match its convenient format. Read More

Great Waikiki Beer Fest provides comprehensive lineup

Sure, hanging out at a bar or visiting a new brewery is fun, but there’s something special about attending a beer festival — especially in Hawaii during the summer. Read More

Freshness counts when cooking green beans

There are green beans, and then there are green beans. After many years of cooking this vegetable, I’m here to say, freshness really counts. Read More

Top shell stands in for abalone

Abalone is delicious, but when you don’t have the budget for it, substitute less expensive canned top shell, a large abalone-like mollusk. Top shell’s chewy texture and salty flavor mimic the appeal of abalone. Read More

Use fresh mango to make delicious cheesecake

While great eaten as is, fresh mango can also make for a delicious dessert. Read More
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Invite a gluten-free gourmet cake to your celebration

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If you want to try baking your own gluten-free cake, two local pastry chefs at the top of their games share a few tips. Read More

Turn campfire favorite s’mores into ice cream cake

Combining warm, gooey s’mores with ice cream may sound like a mess, but we found a way to add the heat without causing a meltdown. Read More

Cultures converge on Monsarrat at Cafe Morey’s

More fine-tuning is likely over time, but even as is, the varied menu plus inviting dining room make Morey’s a great addition to Monsarrat Avenue. Read More

Lemony chicken wings soar above the rest

This dish takes inspiration from the Mediterranean — a departure from the classic Buffalo approach to chicken wings. Read More

Bubbies seeks new mochi ice cream flavor ideas

Bubbies — born in Hawaii but distributed internationally — has launched a contest to choose a new flavor, to be developed for release in stores next year. Read More
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Santacruz Taco offers multicultural menu in Chinatown

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At the Santacruz Taco Co., which opened last month on the edge of Chinatown, you can get $4 tacos with authentic items like braised beef tongue and beef cheeks, but you can also get ceviche with a Hawaiian twist, made fresh to order. Read More

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