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COURTESY ‘IOLANI SCHOOL
                                The Kinders BBQ Ribs booth slathers its meaty ribs in organic barbecue sauce. This year the booth also will offer a wagyu cocktail sausage and marinated huli chicken.

‘Iolani Fair offers games, rides and a variety of flavorful fare

COURTESY ‘IOLANI SCHOOL
                                The Kinders BBQ Ribs booth slathers its meaty ribs in organic barbecue sauce. This year the booth also will offer a wagyu cocktail sausage and marinated huli chicken.

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 5:26 pm
Whether you eat to live or live to eat, carnivals and fairs generally provide the goods. This weekend’s “Road Trip USA”-themed ‘Iolani Fair definitely fits the bill, with more than 50 food choices, from hot dogs to chef-made dishes in a gourmet tent. Read More
COURTESY WAIMEA VALLEY
                                Ke Nui Kitchen cooks will staff an omelet station as part of the abundant offerings at the annual Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt at Waimea Valley this weekend.

Annual Easter event promises to be a culinary delight

COURTESY WAIMEA VALLEY
                                Ke Nui Kitchen cooks will staff an omelet station as part of the abundant offerings at the annual Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt at Waimea Valley this weekend.

Updated on  April 14, 2017 at 5:26 pm
A trip to Waimea Valley is always a treat, and it will be especially so for Easter this year. For the first time, its annual Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt will be catered by the North Shore’s own Ke Nui Kitchen. Read More
COURTESY HAWAII OCEAN EXPO
                                Younger attendees will be able to fish for prizes and participate in other activities in the Keiki Zone at the Hawaii Ocean Expo this weekend.

Poke and other fresh delights will pair with ocean fun and exhibitors at an annual event

COURTESY HAWAII OCEAN EXPO
                                Younger attendees will be able to fish for prizes and participate in other activities in the Keiki Zone at the Hawaii Ocean Expo this weekend.

Updated on  April 7, 2017 at 5:22 pm
See how many Fresh Catch Fireball Ahi poke bowls you can eat in three minutes, try your luck at winning a 30-foot boat or other prizes, and take in anything and everything to do with Hawaiian waters at the Hawaii Ocean Expo. Read More
COURTESY HAWAII BAPTIST ACADEMY
                                Ju mui ice pops will be among many cooling treats offered at student-run booths at Saturday’s fair.

HBA carnival features food sold by students

COURTESY HAWAII BAPTIST ACADEMY
                                Ju mui ice pops will be among many cooling treats offered at student-run booths at Saturday’s fair.

Updated on  March 29, 2017 at 10:48 pm
Exercising the opportunity to dunk some favorite teachers can work up an appetite. Read More
COURTESY MURPHY’S BAR & GRILL
                                The annual St. Patrick’s Day block party at Honolulu’s “Irish Corner” draws a sea of celebrants marking the annual wearin’ o’ the green.

St. Patrick’s Day turns downtown into a bacchanalia

COURTESY MURPHY’S BAR & GRILL
                                The annual St. Patrick’s Day block party at Honolulu’s “Irish Corner” draws a sea of celebrants marking the annual wearin’ o’ the green.

Updated on  March 17, 2017 at 4:31 pm
A St. Patrick’s Day tradition in downtown Honolulu will mark its 30th anniversary today with a sea of people wearing green. Read More
COURTESY POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER
                                To celebrate three new food trucks added to Hukilau Marketplace and its second anniversary, the Polynesian Cultural Center is throwing a party complete with guest entertainers and local celebrities.

Food trucks are stars of grand-opening event

COURTESY POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER
                                To celebrate three new food trucks added to Hukilau Marketplace and its second anniversary, the Polynesian Cultural Center is throwing a party complete with guest entertainers and local celebrities.

Updated on  March 8, 2017 at 9:08 pm
Food is not only part of celebrations, it can be a cause for celebration, as it will be in Laie on Saturday at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Read More
 
COURTESY WAIALUA FESTIVAL FOUNDATION
                                While rides are obviously a big draw at the annual Waialua Carnival, food is also an attraction. Last year, more than $26,000 worth of food was purchased in the first 2-1/2 hours.

Waialua carnival to feature food and lots of fun

COURTESY WAIALUA FESTIVAL FOUNDATION
                                While rides are obviously a big draw at the annual Waialua Carnival, food is also an attraction. Last year, more than $26,000 worth of food was purchased in the first 2-1/2 hours.

Updated on  March 2, 2017 at 10:06 pm
The long-lamented chow fun from the former Sagara Store will be among popular local dishes sold at the Waialua Carnival starting this evening and running through the weekend. Read More
 
COURTESY THE PINEAPPLE GUY
                                The Pineapple Guy, which sells cases of fruit to visitors, will have a booth at Saturday’s festival.

Local vendors offer tastes of paradise at new block party

COURTESY THE PINEAPPLE GUY
                                The Pineapple Guy, which sells cases of fruit to visitors, will have a booth at Saturday’s festival.

Updated on  February 15, 2017 at 8:15 pm
The first Lokahi Festival Waikiki will celebrate local culture and small businesses and give visitors and kamaaina the opportunity to enjoy local flavors, handcrafts and other businesses’ wares. Read More
COURTESY UKULELE PICNIC IN HAWAII
                                There will be two stages of entertainment at this year’s Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii, with Hawaii-based musicians such as Kapena, Ku’uipo Kumukahi, Ohta-san and Herb Ohta Jr., Taimane and Jody Kamisato on the main stage. Bring beach chairs and mats.

Music, food and fun at the annual Ukulele Picnic

COURTESY UKULELE PICNIC IN HAWAII
                                There will be two stages of entertainment at this year’s Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii, with Hawaii-based musicians such as Kapena, Ku’uipo Kumukahi, Ohta-san and Herb Ohta Jr., Taimane and Jody Kamisato on the main stage. Bring beach chairs and mats.

Updated on  February 10, 2017 at 4:29 pm
The annual Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii promises music, fun and plenty of food at a family-friendly, outdoor event. Read More
COURTESY POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER
                                A halau under the direction of kumu hula Joan Lindsey performed at last year’s Moanikeala Hula Festival.

Hula festival honors Polynesian Cultural Center’s late kumu

COURTESY POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER
                                A halau under the direction of kumu hula Joan Lindsey performed at last year’s Moanikeala Hula Festival.

Updated on  February 1, 2017 at 7:29 pm
Laulau, lomi salmon, poke, rice and haupia are ideal dishes to serve as the Polynesian Cultural Center pays homage to Auntie Sally Moanikeala Wood Naluai, its late, beloved, hula instructor. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016
                                The Tet Festival will usher in Lunar New Year on Sunday. Entertainment, including a lion dance, will be provided by cultural groups. Traditional Vietnamese fare, along with other cuisines, will be offered. Performers from the Gee Yung International Martial Arts Dragon and Lion Dance Association danced last year in front of Paul Nguyen, president of the Free Vietnam Organization of Hawaii.

Annual Tet Festival will celebrate Vietnamese culture

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016
                                The Tet Festival will usher in Lunar New Year on Sunday. Entertainment, including a lion dance, will be provided by cultural groups. Traditional Vietnamese fare, along with other cuisines, will be offered. Performers from the Gee Yung International Martial Arts Dragon and Lion Dance Association danced last year in front of Paul Nguyen, president of the Free Vietnam Organization of Hawaii.

Updated on  January 29, 2017 at 12:13 am
The Lunar New Year will be marked by Hawaii’s Vietnamese community this weekend at the annual Tet Festival. Read More
COURTESY YUMMY LAND
                                Dragon whiskers candy, made of thin strands of pulled sugar wrapped around fillings, will be sold by food vendor Yummy Land during the Chinese New Year Celebration.

Ring in the Year of the Rooster in Chinatown

COURTESY YUMMY LAND
                                Dragon whiskers candy, made of thin strands of pulled sugar wrapped around fillings, will be sold by food vendor Yummy Land during the Chinese New Year Celebration.

Updated on  January 19, 2017 at 6:39 pm
It is time for jai, gau, jin dui and other traditional Chinese New Year treats, as the Chinese Chamber of Commerce will mark the arrival of the Year of the Rooster. Read More
COURTESY FILIPINO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF HAWAII FOUNDATION
                                The 10th annual Taste of Kalihi Festival on Saturday will wrap up with a line dance. A previous year drew as many as 500 participants.

Taste of Kalihi will highlight variety of cuisines

COURTESY FILIPINO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF HAWAII FOUNDATION
                                The 10th annual Taste of Kalihi Festival on Saturday will wrap up with a line dance. A previous year drew as many as 500 participants.

Updated on  January 11, 2017 at 6:42 pm
More than a dozen food vendors will work all day to help fuel the crowd for the big finale of the annual Taste of Kalihi Festival: a massive line dance. Read More
COURTESY JAPANESE CULTURAL CENTER OF HAWAII
                                Walter Ozawa and Dean Asahina grill mochi at the Yamanashi Kyoyu Kai booth on Moiliili Field during a previous New Year’s Ohana Festival.

Japanese treats and traditions are on tap Sunday in Moiliili

COURTESY JAPANESE CULTURAL CENTER OF HAWAII
                                Walter Ozawa and Dean Asahina grill mochi at the Yamanashi Kyoyu Kai booth on Moiliili Field during a previous New Year’s Ohana Festival.

Updated on  January 4, 2017 at 7:40 pm
Mochi-pounding and eating, grilled mochi, Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki, KC Waffle Dogs and many other attractions will highlight the annual New Year’s Ohana Festival. Read More
COURTESY RUSS LYNCH
                                The nonprofit group Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii will host the 30th annual Brunch with Santa on Saturday.

Brunch with Santa fundraiser helps Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii

COURTESY RUSS LYNCH
                                The nonprofit group Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii will host the 30th annual Brunch with Santa on Saturday.

Updated on  December 7, 2016 at 8:31 pm
Scrambled eggs and Santa, Portuguese sausage and Pikachu, smoked bacon and Storm Troopers all will be part of the 30th annual Brunch with Santa being staged Saturday by the nonprofit Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii. Read More
COURTESY FILCOM
                                Volunteers make bibingka for Pasko sa FilCom patrons.

Christmas celebration fetches fabulous fare

COURTESY FILCOM
                                Volunteers make bibingka for Pasko sa FilCom patrons.

Updated on  November 30, 2016 at 6:27 pm
Cooking demonstrations and food sampling will be highlights of the 10th annual Pasko sa FilCom, or Christmas at FilCom in Waipahu. Read More
COURTESY MADE IN HAWAII FOODS
                                Vendors at the 24th annual Diamond Head Arts & Crafts Fair at Kapiolani Community College on Sunday will include Made in Hawaii Foods, which creates fruit spreads and other local products, and also sells food by other local small businesses at its shops in Moiliili and Pearl City.

Local, down to the food

COURTESY MADE IN HAWAII FOODS
                                Vendors at the 24th annual Diamond Head Arts & Crafts Fair at Kapiolani Community College on Sunday will include Made in Hawaii Foods, which creates fruit spreads and other local products, and also sells food by other local small businesses at its shops in Moiliili and Pearl City.

Updated on  November 9, 2016 at 9:26 pm
The sprawling Diamond Head Arts & Crafts Fair is the sole fundraiser by the nonprofit Hawaii Recreation and Parks Society. Read More
COURTESY JDL PHOTOGRAPHY
                                From left, Merrill Rillamas, Victor Ancheta, Mari Rafael, Grace Jacinto, Grant Jacinto and Junior Ancheta of Da Bolalohan & Barbecue Grill, a vendor for Taste of Waipahu.

Waipahu festival bristling with flavor

COURTESY JDL PHOTOGRAPHY
                                From left, Merrill Rillamas, Victor Ancheta, Mari Rafael, Grace Jacinto, Grant Jacinto and Junior Ancheta of Da Bolalohan & Barbecue Grill, a vendor for Taste of Waipahu.

Updated on  November 3, 2016 at 8:24 pm
Favorite flavors, families and fun will converge Saturday at August Ahrens Elementary School for the 11th annual Taste of Waipahu event, staged by the Waipahu Community Association. Read More

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