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Lion Coffee introduces kinder, gentler mascot

Lion Coffee introduces kinder, gentler mascot

• Updated on  June 17, 2018 at 7:10 am

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Back in the Day

Wahiawa family’s spicy kim chee soup carries matriarch’s spirit

• Updated on  May 21, 2018 at 4:21 pm
Gloria Nakea’s mother reinvented the classic Korean dish of kim chee soup, adding nontraditional ingredients and developing a cooking process that keeps it just spicy enough, with all the ingredients the right texture. Read More


At first blush Whole Foods at Ward has plenty to offer

• Updated on  June 13, 2018 at 4:16 pm
Maybe it’s a sign that I’m getting older, but I was pretty excited at first when I heard the new Whole Foods Market Queen planned to open with not one, but two bars on separate levels at Ward Village. Read More

By Request

Chewy cookies come together without flour

• Updated on  June 15, 2018 at 12:18 am
It seems counter-intuitive that you can bake a cookie without flour, or at least some kind of starch. And yet, you can. Read More

By the Glass

Wine seminar creates light-bulb moments

• Updated on  June 7, 2018 at 4:10 pm
A group of us at Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bar were fortunate recently to explore the connection between wine and food through a workshop featuring seven of Hawaii’s top wine professionals. Read More


Agu A Ramen Bistro gets cheery with happy hour

• Updated on  June 13, 2018 at 2:47 pm
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

Does it Work?

Egglettes take away task of peeling shells

• Updated on  June 5, 2018 at 5:35 pm
If it’s a struggle to remove the shells from boiled eggs, give As Seen On TV’s Egglettes a try. The tiny orb-shaped containers were created to eliminate the hassle of egg peeling. Read More

Electric Kitchen

Farmers Markets

Farmers Market Calendar

• Updated on  May 29, 2018 at 7:13 pm
A comprehensive listing of farmers markets on Oahu, courtesy Crave. Read More

Grab and Go

Fans continue to ‘itch’ for chicken specialties

• Updated on  June 13, 2018 at 4:22 pm
It’s not like you want to see if you get an itch after a meal from a tiny Korean spot on Keeaumoku Street, but with a name like “Itchy Butt,” the curiosity factor is cause enough to check it out. Read More

Health Options

Staying hydrated takes more than water

• Updated on  May 30, 2018 at 12:18 pm
As the temperature heats up and we’re spending more time outside, it gets much easier to become dehydrated. 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

Recipe: Split Pea Soup Portuguese

Save a ham bone, with some scraps attached, to make this soup, which comes from Wanda Adams via her 2014 cookbook, “A Portuguese Kitchen.” The book is currently out of print. Read More
Updated on  June 12, 2018 at 4:22 pm

On Tap in Hawaii

New Oahu beers showcase best of island breweries

• Updated on  May 21, 2018 at 4:11 pm
The great part of Oahu’s thriving scene is that each brewery creates its own unique flavors, and that means there is always a fresh beer to try. Read More

Spirited Conversations

Build a Better Bar: Whiskey

• Updated on  May 22, 2018 at 6:08 pm
Whiskey has a rich history all over the world. This week, columnist Chandra Lucariello takes a look at the different types of brown spirit produced by distilleries in different regions. 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

Chili, pork, eggs an ideal breakfast trio

• Updated on  May 30, 2018 at 11:09 am
In this recipe, between the chili and egg, you’ll get a mix of competing flavors and textures. The extra fry in the pan of a fatty kalua pork elevates your leftovers in an island version of carnitas. Read More

The Weekly Eater

Gourmet bentos to go at Gochi Grill

• Updated on  June 12, 2018 at 4:14 pm
It’s not every day I devote this much space to a takeout spot, but Gochi Grill is worth an examination as the first solo project of John Iha, former executive chef of Hiroshi Eurasian Tapas. Read More