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Bar Leather Apron’s Justin Park wins World’s Best Mai Tai title for third time

Bar Leather Apron’s Justin Park wins World’s Best Mai Tai title for third time

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Back in the Day

Casserole handles summer zucchini bounty

An overabundance of backyard zucchini led to the creation of a dish that the Hefner family called squash casserole. Read More


Great Waikiki Beer Fest provides comprehensive lineup

Sure, hanging out at a bar or visiting a new brewery is fun, but there’s something special about attending a beer festival — especially in Hawaii during the summer. Read More

By Request

Cheese crisps create low-carb crunch

These chips are made of cheese and a topping that you choose — two ingredients. The process is so simple it’s barely a recipe. Read More

By the Glass

Wines from family-owned projects worth checking out

Wines from these family-owned projects, each from a different wine-growing region of the world, are worth checking out. Read More


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

Does it Work?

Chef’n’s cherry pitter 2.0 makes less of a mess

The new Chef’n QuickPit Cherry Pitter is one of several gadgets that can be screwed onto wide-mouthed Mason jars. Read More

Electric Kitchen

Made in Hawaii Fest showcases aloha spirit

The annual Made in Hawaii Festival returns to the Neal S. Blaisdell Center this weekend, a showcase for food local products from food to books to jewelry and much more. 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


Santacruz Taco offers multicultural menu in Chinatown

At the Santacruz Taco Co., which opened last month on the edge of Chinatown, you can get $4 tacos with authentic items like braised beef tongue and beef cheeks, but you can also get ceviche with a Hawaiian twist, made fresh to order. Read More

Health Options

If I Can, You Can

Simmered soy milk yields silky yuba skin

Tofu skin is made by heating soy milk. As the milk heats, a layer of “skin” solidifies on top of the liquid, the same way the top of a custard or pudding develops a skin. The skin lifted from the pan can be eaten, but the product is also bunched into sticks and dried, then reconstituted before cooking. Read More

Local Moco

Oven-made kalua pork needs little attention

This simple version of kalua pork needs very little tending as it roasts, yet it delivers a big return as a satisfying isle favorite. Read More

On Tap in Hawaii

New brews present variety of flavor options

New year-round beers, one-time beers, seasonal releases, collaboration beers — the craft beer world is constantly presenting new releases, and they fill up beer aisles with fun and exciting things to try. Read More

Spirited Conversations


Pinch of salt brightens, balances range of cocktails

Salt. A simple mineral essential to life, preservation and seasoning. 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

Tahini proves tasty beyond hummus

Recently, I made the best tahini dressing ever. It’s so good, I’m pleading with you to make a salad so that you, too, will have an excuse to devour this dressing. Read More

The Weekly Eater

Shingo Katsura updates menu at Azure

New additions are coming to the menu at Azure restaurant, where Shingo Katsura has been appointed chef de cuisine. Read More


Shokudo offers Bruno Mars ticket giveaway

Shokudo Japanese Restaurant is giving away a pair of Bruno Mars tickets for the Hawaii-born superstar’s Nov. 11 performance at Aloha Stadium. Read More