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‘Iolani School fare is more than fair

Updated on  April 18, 2018 at 11:38 pm
Even if carnivals are not your thing, the hungry monkey in you might appreciate a visit to the ‘Iolani School Fair. We’re talking fair fare that’s a cut above. Read More

It’s totally ‘Worth It’ to see this web series

Updated on  April 12, 2018 at 11:42 pm
“Worth It,” a web series by online media company BuzzFeed, has generated more than 687 million views. Now in its fourth season, the show has been known to create so much buzz that lines run outside restaurant doors. Read More

Menu deals a good way to sample market place restaurants

Updated on  April 3, 2018 at 7:16 pm
Restaurant Week at the International Market Place runs Monday through April 16, with special fixed-price menus offered at the restaurants on the Grand Lanai. Read More

‘Family Ingredients’ scores Emmy nominations

Updated on  March 27, 2018 at 5:37 pm
The made-in-Hawaii show “Family Ingredients” has scored two Daytime Emmy Award nominations, for directing and cinematography. Read More

Eat, play, love your Pac-Man

Updated on  March 23, 2018 at 12:31 pm
Bread & Butter is hosting a pop-up Pac-Store Hawaii gaming cafe. Read More

Duke’s do-si-dos with Girl Scouts

Updated on  March 16, 2018 at 12:19 am
Love Girl Scout cookies? Duke’s Waikiki offers you the chance to enjoy one type — the peanut butter sandwich Do-si-do — in a special version of Duke’s signature Hula Pie. Read More

Morning tea at KCC uses fresh, local ingredients

Updated on  March 7, 2018 at 10:22 am
Jeanne Vana has long been known for her tomatoes, but now she’s making tea with soursop — and throwing tea parties at Kapiolani Community College. Read More

McDonald’s popular sauce is back, for now

Updated on  March 2, 2018 at 4:03 pm
You have to ask for it, but a representative of McDonald’s in Hawaii says the islands have been supplied — for a limited time. Read More

Morimoto Asia opens in style

Updated on  February 22, 2018 at 2:58 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

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