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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

Mediterranean restaurant expands across town

Updated on  May 9, 2017 at 5:09 pm
Moroccan and Lebanese food have been added to Kaimuki’s vibrant food scene now that Kan Zaman has expanded to a second location. Read More

Pai aims to uplift, inspire with innovative approach

Updated on  May 2, 2017 at 6:13 pm
Kevin Lee, sous-chef at Dovetail restaurant in New York when it was awarded its first Michelin star, opens his own Honolulu restaurant in a little more than a month. Read More

‘Umeke switches over to vegan menu

Updated on  April 25, 2017 at 4:38 pm
A go-to business for natural and organic food downtown has gone vegan with a new owner, a new chef and organic kalo (taro) as one of its key ingredients. Read More

Malasadas make creamy, icy treat

Updated on  April 18, 2017 at 7:02 pm
Malasada-flavored ice cream has become a reality at Pipeline Bakeshop & Creamery at 3632 Waialae Ave. Malafrozada debuted officially Easter Sunday. Read More

Leftover Easter eggs useful in salads, sauces, meatloaf

Updated on  April 11, 2017 at 4:44 pm
Figuring out how to use all those leftover hard-cooked eggs is part of the drudgery of the Easter aftermath. Read More

Maui’s Simeon creates poke dishes for mainland chain

Updated on  April 4, 2017 at 4:24 pm
The rapidly expanding four-state, eight-location Pokeworks chain on the mainland is seeking to add credibility to its brand through a collaboration with Maui chef and restaurateur — and two-time “Top Chef” fan favorite — Sheldon Simeon. Read More

Plate lunches take Utah campus by storm

Updated on  March 28, 2017 at 5:25 pm
To say that plate lunches are popular in Hawaii is like saying the sun will rise in the east. But in Utah? Read More

Ruth’s Chris ventures to Kauai

Updated on  March 24, 2017 at 4:23 pm
Ruth’s Chris Steak House will open its sixth isle location at Kauai’s The Shops at Kukui‘ula in the fall, as Hawaii restaurateur Randy Schoch expands his domain. Read More

Founder of Greens & Vines handing reins to new owners

Updated on  March 7, 2017 at 5:04 pm
Some 13 years after her husband’s health scare changed her life and built the foundation for an unusual restaurant business, Sylvia Thompson is ready to retire. Read More

21 new restaurants vying for industry group’s honor

Updated on  February 28, 2017 at 4:39 pm
Twenty-one new Oahu restaurants are in the running for the inaugural Hawaii Restaurant Association award for new restaurant of the year. Read More