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Morimoto Asia opens in style

Updated on  February 20, 2018 at 3:45 pm
The grand opening of Morimoto Asia Waikiki Feb. 13 featured at least an hour of “Iron Chef”-style hoopla, from a lion dance to fish butchery, before any food was served to the 250-plus guests. Read More

Duk Kee satisfies small-kid traditions

Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 10:13 am
Duk Kee Chinese Restaurant in Kaimuki fills the void of flavors associated with fond memories of relatives who knew how to make authentic Chinese New Year dishes. Read More

Tower to help launch Hawai‘i Food & Wine Fest

Updated on  February 6, 2018 at 3:58 pm
For fans of the chewy and the gooey, one of the best holiday leftovers is mochi, the freshly pounded type that’s easy to get at New Year’s but scarce at other times of year. Read More

School lunches go upscale at Waipahu High

Updated on  January 30, 2018 at 7:26 pm
The hottest meal ticket on the island is an exclusive dining room on the campus of Waipahu High School, where the Marauder Cafe is the final project of the year for culinary students — and it’s a biggie. Read More

Hawaii products earn national awards

Updated on  January 23, 2018 at 5:20 pm
A Hawaii island producer of honey and preserves and a Maui couple’s exotic fruit pastes have been named winners at the national Good Food Awards, announced last week in San Francisco. Read More

Aoki’s Shave Ice settles into new Haleiwa location

Updated on  January 16, 2018 at 5:12 pm
After four years of doing without, customers are rediscovering Aoki’s Shave Ice in its new location, a little red building across the street from its old spot on Kamehameha Highway in Haleiwa. Read More

A place for poke at Waterfront Plaza

Updated on  January 9, 2018 at 4:02 pm
Tamura’s Tavern is now open at Waterfront Plaza with rice bowls topped with poke and Hawaiian food items such as kalua pig, laulau, pipikaula or various combinations. Read More

Rice Fest pays tribute to local favorite staple

Updated on  January 2, 2018 at 5:46 pm
Get your hands sticky at Saturday’s Rice Festival at Hawaii’s Plantation Village in Waipahu. Read More

Cookies benefit Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Updated on  December 26, 2017 at 7:34 pm
KTA Super Stores, under its Mountain Apple brand, introduced bags of Lava Cookies in five types: passion fruit, Kau coffee, taro, cranberry-oatmeal and Red Hot (chocolate-macadamia nut with chili peppers). For each bag sold, KTA donates 10 cents to the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Read More

Mina moves in at Fish House

Updated on  December 20, 2017 at 11:22 pm
With the debut of Mina’s Fish House by Michael Mina, the celebrity chef fulfills a 30-year dream of opening a beachfront dedicated seafood restaurant in Hawaii. Read More

‘Piecaken’ a multi-layered holiday surprise

Updated on  December 12, 2017 at 5:32 pm
What would you call a pie layered over another pie, topped with a cake? Fanny Esparza- Queloz, owner and baker at the new Soleil d’Hawaii Bakery calls it “festive” — and she’ll make you one. Read More

Wong gets another shot at ‘Top Chef’ glory

Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 8:07 pm
Koko Head Cafe owner Lee Anne Wong is featured in “Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen,” the Emmy Award-winning digital companion series to the Bravo TV cooking competition that begins its 15th season this week. Read More

Honolulu Museum of Art Cafe adds Sunday brunch

Updated on  November 29, 2017 at 11:08 am
The Honolulu Museum of Art Cafe is now open for Sunday brunch. On the menu are Benedicts, omelets, waffles, steak and eggs, sandwiches and salads, plus shakshouka. A selection of morning cocktails is also offered. Read More

Ono Hawaiian Foods returns for 2 pop-ups

Updated on  November 22, 2017 at 10:35 pm
Ono Hawaiian Foods closed in August. Are you still going through withdrawals? Well, briefly, you can have your laulau and salt watercress back. Read More

Duo of delivery services debut on Oahu

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 5:32 pm
Too busy? Too tired? Too hungry to move? Let someone else fetch your food. Two national food delivery services launch this week on Oahu. Read More

The Counter introduces Impossible Burger

Updated on  November 7, 2017 at 4:25 pm
The Counter has added a vegetarian burger to its line of beefy sandwiches. Read More

New cookbook shares recipes featuring Ka‘iulani Spices

Updated on  October 31, 2017 at 5:06 pm
If Ka‘iulani Spices are your go-to for dressing up a meal, you’re the prime audience for “Spices for Life,” a new cookbook by Ka‘iulani Cowell, founder of the line of organic rubs and seasoning mixes. Read More

Kulu Kulu celebrates 5 years with crepe creation

Updated on  October 24, 2017 at 6:19 pm
Kulu Kulu Cake celebrated its fifth anniversary in Hawaii last week with the debut of its Mille Crepe Cake, a 20-layer creation of paper-thin crepes, separated by sublime but not-too-sweet layers of French pastry cream. Read More

Chocolatier sets up shop in Kakaako

Updated on  October 17, 2017 at 4:08 pm
As Salt at Our Kaka‘ako continues to expand, it connects the community more and more with artisan shops that present fine products made locally. Read More

Michelin has aloha for ‘Aina restaurant

Updated on  October 10, 2017 at 5:55 pm
Right at the top of the latest list of Michelin Guide awardees is ‘Aina, a San Francisco restaurant rooted in Hawaii, where founder and chef Jordan Keao left his heart. Read More

‘Ilima Awards winners to be named Oct. 8

Updated on  October 4, 2017 at 3:17 pm
If dining out is a big part of your life, you’re going to want to dig into Sunday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser and separate out the ‘Ilima Awards restaurant guide. Read More

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