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Barfly: Jen Ackrill has her own rooftop playground at Sky Waikiki

Barfly: Jen Ackrill has her own rooftop playground at Sky Waikiki

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Back in the Day


Back in the Day: An ulu alternative for Thanksgiving stuffing

The savory flavors of sausage, vegetables and herbs are familiar, but breadfruit stands in for the bread in this delicious stuffing. Read More



Barfly: Jen Ackrill has her own rooftop playground at Sky Waikiki

After four years catering to tourists at the Top of Waikiki and nearly as long at the helm of the cocktail program of sister establishment Sky Waikiki, Jen Ackrill has her own private mixology sandbox to play in. Read More

By Request

By Request: $5 donation buys 2018’s top recipes

Our Top 5 recipe offer has been a holiday tradition for a decade-plus, starting in the old Honolulu Star-Bulletin and continuing in Crave. Read More

By the Glass

By the Glass: Corsican wines ready for world stage

Many parts of Corsica, the birthplace of Napoleon, remain undeveloped. We drove for hours on almost perversely narrow, winding roads through mountainous, rocky, wild countrysides and never saw a hint of civilization. Read More


Cravings: Holiday treats available at Tropilicious Ice Cream & Sorbet

Tropilicious Ice Cream & Sorbet has come out with a new white chocolate and pumpkin ice cream in time for Thanksgiving, and for Christmas will debut a white chocolate and candy cane flavor. Read More

Does it Work?

Does It Work: Right Cup could help curb sugar addiction

The Right Cup adds scents to beverages to trick the brain into tasting something that isn’t there. Read More

Electric Kitchen

The Electric Kitchen: Traditional Thanksgiving dishes take on local flavors

As Thanksgiving is right around the corner, we’re sharing some ways to incorporate delicious local flavors and ingredients into your holiday feast. Read More

Farmers Markets

Farmers Market calendar

If you run a farmers market and want it listed here, email or send information to Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu 96813. Include time and day of market, location with street address and a phone number. Read More

Grab and Go

Grab and Go: Taco’ako serves up Mexican fare on Auahi St.

The gourmet Bevy Market lunch eatery in Kakaako has been revamped into a street taco shop, cleverly named Taco’ako, in the trendy Salt at Our Kakaako shopping and restaurant complex. Read More

Health Options

How social media is hijacking your health

Social media resources can have a great deal of influence on the information we access — and in turn what we believe. Read More

If I Can, You Can

If I Can, You Can: Smoking gives shoyu new personality

Smoked shoyu adds dimension, with the smokiness of wood chips providing complexity to the salty umami of soy. Steeping additional ingredients allows for additonal aromatics and a slight bitterness to balance the saltiness. Read More

Local Moco

Local Moco: Cookbook reflects Hawaii’s plantation heritage

Anyone interested in Hawaii’s plantation past will be drawn in by “Hawaii’s Plantation Village 25th Anniversary Cookbook.” Read More

On Tap in Hawaii

On Tap in Hawaii: Dark beers carry tasty secrets

Fall seasonal beers are beginning to show up, favorites like German- style marzens or Oktoberfest beers, pumpkin-spiced beers, brown ales and more stouts. Read More

Spirited Conversations


Spirited Conversations: Harry Yee’s famous Blue Hawaii allows for variation

You may see plenty of orange and black everywhere in October, but for a lot of bartenders, blue has been the color of the month — more specifically, the brilliant hue of the iconic Blue Hawaii cocktail. Read More


After 16 years of telling tales, 1 more for the road

Ever since March 1, 2001, when I walked into the newsroom of the plucky Honolulu Star-Bulletin — it was two weeks away from its launch as a newspaper separate from the Honolulu Advertiser — I have felt lucky. Read More

The Little Foodie

Little Foodie: Taking on the challenge of cooking shrimp

My daughter asks for shrimp for dinner the way other kids beg to have grilled cheese. She assumes that I can make it, easy peasy, and while I appreciate her unwavering belief in my culinary talents, the seafood aisle is one that I quickly pass in the grocery store. Read More

The Weekly Eater

The Weekly Eater: Garden Island Cafe offers big taste at a small price

Longtime fans of Garden Island Cafe make the long drive to Waipahu to feed their cravings, now that the restaurant has moved from Manoa. Read More


Quickbites: Kona Bars, Japan Village Walk, Taste of Korea

All the latest food news you can use, courtesy Crave. Read More

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