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Down to Earth set to open store in Kakaako this week

Updated on  April 26, 2018 at 12:12 am

Down to Earth set to open store in Kakaako this week

Updated on  April 26, 2018 at 12:12 am

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Back in the Day

Mother and son keep laulau tradition alive

Updated on  March 13, 2018 at 4:19 pm
Eleanor Dodds and her son, Ken Weir, estimate that they have made a million laulau together. Read More


New Puck’s Alley sports bar a study in UH spirit

Updated on  April 11, 2018 at 5:07 pm
After sitting vacant for nearly a year, the bar formerly known as Tropics Tap House has reopened at Puck’s Alley as Study Hall Sports Bar & Grill. Read More

By Request

Put mega-sized winter melons to full use

Updated on  April 18, 2018 at 4:31 pm
A winter melon is a daunting proposition. It’s huge. The average Chinatown-market melon is around 10 pounds. Bring one home and you’ve got several meals in one giant melon package. Read More

By the Glass

Rhone Valley excels with grenache blends

Updated on  April 3, 2018 at 7:17 pm
I am a wine person who believes that soils and growing conditions greatly affect what ends up in the bottle. Fortunately, Old World countries such as France and Italy have had decades — and in some cases, even centuries — to pinpoint the areas of truly special vineyards. Read More


Stage Restaurant debuts new look at Honolulu Design Center

Updated on  April 24, 2018 at 7:46 pm
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

Does it Work?

Mini baking kit as easy as pie

Updated on  April 6, 2018 at 10:06 am
The promise with Lekue’s Kit Mini Pies is that it will “effortlessly prepare 19 mini pies in one go.” Read More

Electric Kitchen

YWCA honorees share favorite recipes

Updated on  April 24, 2018 at 5:55 pm
YWCA O‘ahu is honoring four inspirational women at its 41st Annual Leader Luncheon in May. Here are some of the honorees’ favorite recipes. Read More

Farmers Markets

Farmers Market calendar

Updated on  April 10, 2018 at 4:16 pm
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

Andagi is only the beginning at Teruya

Updated on  April 10, 2018 at 4:13 pm
Even if you’ve never stepped inside the tiny restaurant on Pensacola Street, there’s a good chance you’ve eaten the food from Teruya Andagi. Read More

Health Options

New Year’s traditions have roots in good nutrition

Updated on  December 19, 2017 at 7:03 pm
Although many New Year’s traditional foods are symbols of good luck, health and prosperity, they also provide many benefits important to maintaining or improving health. Read More

If I Can, You Can

Cassava root a valued staple food around the globe

Updated on  April 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm
The pursuit of a Ph.D. in botany brought Brazil native Daniela Dutra Elliott to the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2008. Through the years, she has kept a piece of Brazil present in her life via a beloved seafood stew from her hometown of Bahia called bobo de camarao. Read More

Local Moco

Spam quiche combines classic ingredients with all-time favorite

Updated on  April 24, 2018 at 5:55 pm
If there ever was a locally inspired recipe, Amy Kristy’s Spam quiche is it. The dish combines classic quiche ingredients with the canned meat for a quick, hearty and tasty meal. Read More

On Tap in Hawaii

Learn ‘hard pour’ for full nitro beer experience

Updated on  April 18, 2018 at 4:29 pm
Nitro beers are alluring in appearance, but also in their silky smooth taste. Guinness perfected the process of adding nitrogen to beer in 1959. For many years, if you wanted to enjoy a nitro beer you were limited to Guinness and a few other Irish and English brands, or you had to visit a pub that served beer on nitro. Read More

Spirited Conversations

Build a Better Bar: Cognac and Cocktail Modifiers

Updated on  April 25, 2018 at 10:12 am
Check out some of the basic spirits that should be stocked in a your home bar if you would like to have something for everyone when you entertain. Read More


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

Updated on  October 4, 2017 at 10:24 am
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

Leftovers combine to make healthy burrito

Updated on  April 24, 2018 at 6:10 pm
One of the easiest meals I made has become a favorite. I almost saw it as a throwaway, since I was purposely using leftovers. Read More

The Weekly Eater

Chingu Hawaii offers Korean-style bar fare on steroids

Updated on  April 25, 2018 at 10:22 am
Chingu Hawaii brings a bit of L.A.’s Korea­town to the islands — that means you get fried chicken, cheese and kochujang with flavors that are bold, fatty and assertive, and feature audacious combinations of ingredients. This is a Korean-style bar on steroids. Read More


Chef Andrew Le’s pho featured on “Worth It” webisode

Updated on  April 24, 2018 at 6:24 pm
The number is growing, but at least 3.7 million viewers have watched chef Andrew Le from The Pig & the Lady make pho on an episode of “Worth It,” a BuzzFeed web series that judges one type of food at three price levels to determine which is the best value. Read More