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A tradition survives in Flamingo favorites

Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 8:39 am

A tradition survives in Flamingo favorites

Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 8:39 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


Hawaii brewers find strength in numbers

Updated on  March 15, 2018 at 12:23 am
Maui Brewing Co. founder Garrett Marrero is one of the more active Hawaii brewmasters on social media. His Facebook and Instagram feeds are filled with adventures inbeer making, a lot of shoes (he’s a kicks guy, too) and travel photos — plus a few cute dog shots for good measure. Read More

By Request

By the Glass

Select chardonnays showcase concept of terroir

Updated on  March 6, 2018 at 5:22 pm
A longtime friend recently contacted me to say he would be vacationing on Maui and wanted to come to Hono­lulu to have lunch. It turned out to be a special afternoon as we reminisced about the old days when I was cellarmaster at what was then the Kahala Hilton Hotel. Read More


Eat, play, love your Pac-Man

Updated on  March 23, 2018 at 12:31 pm
Bread & Butter is hosting a pop-up Pac-Store Hawaii gaming cafe. Read More

Does it Work?

Smoking gun infuses flavor in minimal time

Updated on  March 6, 2018 at 5:18 pm
I really like Breville’s Smoking Gun, which infuses smoky flavor into cooked and uncooked food. Read More

Electric Kitchen

Food fest aids church outreach

Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 8:37 am
More than 15 chefs will be cooking a selection of dishes from around the world at the East Honolulu Food Festival, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 28, at Mary, Star of the Sea church and school, 4470 Aliikoa St. Read More

Farmers Markets

Farmers Market calendar

Updated on  March 20, 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

Leahi Health dishes satisfy without meat

Updated on  March 13, 2018 at 7:05 pm
Leahi Health may sound like the name of a hospital or medical clinic but that hasn’t stopped the tide of customers eager to throw back its green smoothies, mock tacos and vegan rice bowls. 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

‘Idiot-proof’ chocolate torte is tasty, gluten-free

Updated on  March 6, 2018 at 5:10 pm
Kate Wagner has mastered the use of nonwheat flours (think coconut, almond, potato and taro), and alternative forms of sugar and sweeteners approved by the American Diabetes Association, to create her gluten-free, diabetic-friendly pastries that truly stand up to conventional desserts. Read More

Local Moco

Chinese chicken salad is a classic

Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 8:41 am
This mainstay salad is popular for its crunch, satisfying chicken and the delicious flavors of sweet sesame dressing. Read More

On Tap in Hawaii

Stone Brewing beers hit Oahu retail shelves

Updated on  February 20, 2018 at 3:40 pm
Maui Stone Craft Beverages now distributes brands on Oahu that include Stone Brewing Co., Modern Times, Oscar Blues, Ale Smith, Avery, Great Divide and The Lost Abbey. Read More

Spirited Conversations

Build a Better Bar: Tools of the Trade

Updated on  February 27, 2018 at 5:18 pm
Local mixologist Chandra Lucariello takes a look at some of the more useful bar tools, including how to use them and where to get them. 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

Black beans star in basic soup

Updated on  February 28, 2018 at 11:49 pm
This black bean soup is basic. Outside of toppings, it doesn’t improve much with a lot of extra fancy flavors. The beans themselves are the most important. Read More

The Weekly Eater

Italian eateries poised to stir up scene

Updated on  March 20, 2018 at 4:11 pm
Essentially, there are two kinds of Italian restaurants on Oahu, neither involving Italians in the kitchen. Read More


2 takes on grits presented at gala

Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 8:36 am
Celebrity chef Vivian Howard mixed her North Carolina-style grits with poi, sausage, turnip greens and chicharrons, left, at the Les Dames d’Escoffier benefit dinner Sunday at Mari’s Garden in Mililani. Read More