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Burger Hale donating portion of sales to Hawaii Foodbank

Try the latest fare at the new Burger Hale at the International Market Place on Friday and the Hawaii Foodbank gets a taste, too. Read More

Bubbies seeks new mochi ice cream flavor ideas

Bubbies — born in Hawaii but distributed internationally — has launched a contest to choose a new flavor, to be developed for release in stores next year. Read More

Hawaii contestants featured on Food Network shows

Taylor Inouye, a 12-year-old from Kailua, will be one of nine contestants on the new season of “Kids Baking Championship.” Read More

Rice cake desserts offer just a touch of sweetness

Olivia rice cakes are Korean desserts that are lovely to look at as well as delicious. Read More

The Sake Shop finds new home in Kakaako

Malcolm and Nadine Leong closed The Sake Shop on South King Street in June, but have since reopened in a larger space in Kakaako. Read More

De.Hi beef jerky sales ramp up via Oahu gas stations

Gas stations are responsible for 65 percent of jerky sales, according to Justin Enright, co-owner of De.Hi, a local maker of jerky chips. Read More
 

Yield elevates brunch in Chinatown

Best buddies Kale Furuya, a cold-pressed juice specialist, and Patrick Sugiyama, a chef who specializes in Japanese-French fusion, have just opened Yield restaurant in Chinatown, cooking things they love to eat. Read More

Big Island Candies offers cookies worth the calories

Big Island Candies has added three very different items to its lineup of sweet ideas. Read More

Cooking ‘from the heart’ keeps Amy Pottinger in ‘Food Network Star’

Food blogger Amy Pottinger of Honolulu will get a second chance to prove herself a worthy host of a cooking show while competing on this season’s “Food Network Star,” which premiered June 10. Read More
 

‘Ilima Awards to celebrate restaurant hero with new award

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s ‘Ilima Awards will have a new category this year — the Unsung Hero award, recognizing excellence by a behind-the-scenes restaurant employee. Read More

Agu A Ramen Bistro gets cheery with happy hour

For the first time, Agu A Ramen Bistro is introducing happy hour with $7.50 shio or shoyu Jidori ramen, two new happy-hour-only selections and half-off discounts on some of the restaurant’s most popular pupu items. Read More

Butcher & Bird takes flight in Kakaako

The neighborhood butcher is back — provided your neighborhood is Kakaako — when Butcher & Bird opens this week on the second floor of Salt at Our Kaka‘ako. Read More

Special deals highlight National Donut Day in Hawaii

National Donut Day is Friday, which means special deals on the morning treats, but more importantly the celebration recognizes and rewards the good works of the Salvation Army. Read More

Banana business takes off for Hawaii island farm

Everyone’s familiar with those hard, crunchy banana chips that can crack a tooth, but Lafayette Kona Farm has a chewier, sweeter dried banana alternative. Read More

‘Flying saucers,’ ‘UFOs’ help raise money for Kauai flood victims

Two treats commonly known to Kauai residents are flying into downtown Honolulu for a fundraiser May 24 to help Kauai flood victims. Read More

Tim Ho Wan brings dim sum to Waikiki with Michelin cachet

Tim Ho Wan, the Hong Kong-based dim sum specialist known as “the world’s cheapest Michelin-star restaurant,” has opened on the third floor of the Royal Hawaiian Center. Read More

Stage Restaurant debuts new look at Honolulu Design Center

Chef Ron de Guzman needed some extra space in his kitchen at Stage Restaurant, a little more room to set up for bigger events. De Guzman got not just a bigger kitchen, but a whole new restaurant. Read More

‘Iolani School fare is more than fair

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

“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

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

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