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Duo wins ‘Sugar Showdown’ with their doughnut prowess

Donut Dynamite in Wailuku specializes in brioche-style doughnuts, but the timed competition was not conducive to the Paradas making their specialties for the judges. Read More

Kaneohe wood-fired pizzeria expanding to Kapolei

Pacifico Pizza Napoletana will open its second location in Kapolei during Thanksgiving week, giving area residents a taste of the four different pizza styles that Kaneohe residents have been scarfing down for years. Read More

Master sommelier will share his tips at esteemed seminar

It is rare to go to Vino and not see Chuck Furuya working the room, engaging with guests, often telling jokes or making puns that are either really funny or so corny you can’t help but bust out laughing. Read More

Shaka Tea maker will speak at major trade show

In less than six months, Bella Hughes has gone from product launch to delivering the keynote speech at a national nutrition industry conference — and she is willing to share how she got there, to encourage others. Read More

WDI International expanding portfolio of local restaurants

The recent local explosion in restaurants is far from over, with newcomers including Tim Ho Wan, GEN Korean BBQ House and Osteria Apetito soon to openunder WDI International’s Hawaii office. Read More

Wong ready to share real deal with poke-hungry New York

Chef Lee Anne Wong’s work as consultant for a new poke restaurant will be revealed Monday in New York. Read More
 

‘Cupcake Wars’-winning shop ready to grow with new owner

Hokulani Bake Shop is under new management and has a new website, but bakes the same cookies, wedding cakes, and most importantly, the artisanal cupcakes that won the company a “Cupcake Wars” competition on Food Network in 2012. Read More

Fruit grown on Garden Island may be biggest soursop ever

It’s hard to imagine something growing on a tree that weighs as much as a 3-month-old baby, but a soursop fruit weighing 15.39 pounds was harvested on Kauai this month by Darrin Auger. Read More
 

Partnership a boon for young chefs

Hawaii’s young chefs will have a better chance of career-building through a new partnership between the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival and the Ment’or BKB Foundation. Read More

Fabric shades pop up at Spaghetti Factory

It was alarming recently to see funky-looking, fabric-covered lampshades with dangling fringe in place of the usual Tiffany glass fixtures at Old Spaghetti Factory. Read More

Ala Moana hosts Foodland Farms

Foodland returns to Ala Moana Center today with its Foodland Farms concept featuring tons of ready-to-eat meals and made-to-order treats, as well as services exclusive to the new location. Read More

Local trio hits the road in their bid to win ‘The Great Food Truck Race’

A trio of Hawaii women got a rarefied opportunity to appear on “The Great Food Truck Race” on Food Network as part of a family-themed competition, and the show premieres Sunday. Read More

Gala to honor new Hall of Famers

The Hawai‘i Restaurant Association is marking the 10th anniversary of its Hall of Fame inductions with a new group of honorees who have dedicated their professional lives to the growth, quality and image of Hawaii’s restaurant and food service industry. Read More

TR Grill to fire up Southern favorites at Waikiki location

Hawaii will be home to the second TR Fire Grill in the U.S., opened by a veteran isle restaurant group in the new Hilton Garden Inn at 2330 Kuhio Ave. Read More

Over Easy is product of couple’s dedication

The dishes served at Kailua’s new Over Easy breakfast and brunch spot are unique, though people lining up to try the new venue might not realize how unique until they are seated. Read More

2 Valley Isle companies team up on a fruity new, oh-so-cool treat

It’s time for those of us on Oahu to be jealous of Maui residents, over ice cream. Read More

Fave Kailua spot coming to Kapolei

The owners of Kalapawai Market, Kalapawai Cafe & Deli and Zia’s Caffe, all on the Windward side, are going west, to Kapolei. Read More

Brug Bakery Hawaii to reopen in its own space at Ala Moana

Japanese-based Brug Bakery Hawaii will officially reopen at Ala Moana Center on Saturday, the same day Shirokiya, its former host, opens its much-ballyhooed Japan Village Walk in the center’s Ewa Wing. Read More

VJ’s ‘clean meats’ are Maui-bound

VJ’s Butcher Block in Haleiwa, a modern-day mom-and-pop shop, will expand to Kahului, and is in early talks for a mainland distribution deal for its deer sausage and possibly its beef bacon, said owner Jenny Gaffer. Read More

Celebrated chef shares his story

The hottest food trend on the mainland right now is something we in Hawaii have taken for granted for generations: poke. Read More

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