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After 16 years of telling tales, 1 more for the road

• Updated on  October 4, 2017 at 10:24 am
Ever since March 1, 2001, when I walked into the newsroom of the plucky Honolulu Star-Bulletin — it was two weeks away from its launch as a newspaper separate from the Honolulu Advertiser — I have felt lucky. Read More

Royal Garden to close in October

• Updated on  September 27, 2017 at 9:03 pm
Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant will close its doors after service Oct. 31, ending 33 years of serving dim sum and Hong Kong-style dishes at the Ala Moana Hotel. Read More

Hawaii food ambassadors win awards in Shanghai, New Orleans

• Updated on  September 19, 2017 at 5:08 pm
Two chefs with Hawaii ties have earned honors for the work they’ve done in recent months. Read More

HRA Hall of Fame includes late pastry chef among 2017 inductees

• Updated on  September 12, 2017 at 5:02 pm
Chefs, an instructor, farmers, food distributors and restaurant executives will be honored at this year’s Hawaii Restaurant Association Hall of Fame gala. Read More

‘Ace of Cakes’ star joins Hawaii Food & Wine Fest lineup

• Updated on  September 5, 2017 at 5:15 pm
It’s time for your keiki with culinary inclinations to prepare for Keiki in the Kitchen, part of the annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. Read More

Hawaii chef aces major sauce project

• Updated on  August 29, 2017 at 4:35 pm
A big-time national collaboration between local chef Mark “Gooch” Noguchi and the Kraft Heinz Co. has added to the company’s line of state-inspired barbecue sauces. Read More

Isle-forged chef chosen for battle at Bocuse d’Or

• Updated on  August 22, 2017 at 4:29 pm
Hawaii-born chef Jeffery Hayashi will do battle against two other chefs as he attempts to represent the United States at the 2019 Bocuse d’Or culinary competition in France. Read More

California Beach Rock n’ Sushi reopens in Aiea

• Updated on  August 15, 2017 at 6:57 pm
Closed for nearly a year, California Beach Rock n’ Sushi — a Ward Avenue fixture for some 20 years — has reopened in Aiea. Read More

Uncle Clay’s taking shave ice, aloha to Ala Moana

• Updated on  August 9, 2017 at 1:51 pm
A small Aina Haina institution soon will hit the big time as Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha expands to Ala Moana Center. Read More

3 women, wine and a pizza place

• Updated on  August 2, 2017 at 9:09 am
When Appetito Craft Pizza and Wine Bar opens in mid-October, it will be the first of WDI International’s Hawaii restaurants to be led by a female general manager, female chef and female beverage director. Read More

New Hawaii products unveiled at food industry event

• Updated on  July 26, 2017 at 12:54 pm
A wealth of new Hawaii products was unveiled at the recent Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo at Blaisdell Center. Read More

New apps beef up food explorations

• Updated on  July 18, 2017 at 5:09 pm
New players in the restaurant-finder app game have launched in the Hawaii market and each brings something different to the table. Neither is supported by advertising sales. Read More

14 of nation’s top 20 chains do business in isles

• Updated on  July 11, 2017 at 4:29 pm
Fourteen of the Top 20 revenue- generating restaurant chains and prepared-food sellers in the U.S. do business in Hawaii. Read More

Tamura’s to open bar and restaurant at Kakaako plaza

• Updated on  July 4, 2017 at 7:46 pm
Tamura Enterprises Inc. is making further strides in the restaurant industry with plans to open two operations at Waterfront Plaza, formerly known as Restaurant Row. Read More

Isle contestant ousted after falling short on ‘MasterChef’

• Updated on  June 27, 2017 at 4:34 pm
The TV cooking competition “MasterChef” has bid aloha to the young Honolulu woman who became a contestant by cooking Spam for Gordon Ramsay. Read More

Illinois poke shops take Windy City by storm

• Updated on  June 20, 2017 at 3:59 pm
Aloha Poke Co. will have 14 outlets by the end of this year and is planning even more beyond that, but here’s the thing: The company is based in Illinois. Read More

Island Olive Oil to open in Kailua

• Updated on  June 13, 2017 at 6:35 pm
Island Olive Oil Co. is expanding to Windward Oahu and soon will open in Kailua Town Center, in the former Lily Lotus space next to Miyoshi Ramen. Read More

More local, ethnic flavors planned for ‘Alohilani

• Updated on  June 6, 2017 at 4:25 pm
Chef Conrad Aquino remembers going to the Pacific Beach Hotel with his family for special occasions as a boy. Now he’s in charge of designing culinary concepts for the property. Read More

Hawaii people and places win spots on food shows

• Updated on  June 3, 2017 at 8:36 am
When you see Hawaii represented on national TV, you feel proud, eh? Read More

Nico’s harborside grinds make way to Kailua

• Updated on  May 23, 2017 at 5:05 pm
The straight-from-the-fish-auction furikake ahi and the famed Pier 38 fish burger featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” are now being served in Kailua. Read More

Banan stoked to land spot on Waikiki Beach

• Updated on  May 16, 2017 at 4:57 pm
The founders of Banan next month will open a third location for their unique frozen treats at none other than the Royal Hawaiian Center. Read More

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