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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to open first Hawaii location in Kapolei

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to open first Hawaii location in Kapolei

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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


Barfly: Oktoberfest, RumFire, Beer Lab, Paradise Ciders

Get ready for Oktoberfest and learn more about RumFire’s new VIP lounge, Beer Lab HI’s new location and Paradise Ciders’ grand opening in Kalihi. Read More

By Request

By Request: Spam chips a surprising, super easy snack food

Spam chips. Sounds bad. Sounds wrong. Perhaps you are swearing you could never, ever, in a billion years even touch such a thing. Oh, loosen up. Read More

By the Glass

By the Glass: Find finesse in pinot noir

California pinot noirs that garner high scores from the wine media these days are showy, flamboyant, dark-colored at the core, quite viscous, wonderfully lush, surprisingly opulent and often oak-laden. But someone who buys wines based on media scores and accolades could miss out on wines like that stunning pinot I tasted the other night. And that would be a shame. Read More


Cravings: Wailana Coffee House, ‘State Plate,’ Taylor Inouye

A Waikiki icon — the Wailana Coffee House — closes next month, and we’re collecting memories. Plus, Hawaii gets a feature on Inspiration Network and Kailua resident Taylor Inouye, 13, competes in the finale of “Kids Baking Championship” on Food Network. 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: Garlic gives human body a boost

Many of the foods we eat contain medicinal properties and provide health benefits. Garlic is a popular choice for its bold aroma and delicious taste. Read More

Farmers Markets

Farmers Market calendar

If you run a farmers market and want it listed here, email joshiro@staradvertiser.com 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: Spanish rolls just the start at Nanding’s

Nanding’s Bakery is famous for its sweet, buttery Spanish rolls, but its reputation reaches far beyond sweets. Read More

Health Options

Health Options: Risk of pancreatic cancer on the rise

The recent loss of Aretha Franklin from pancreatic cancer at the age of 76 has renewed interest in the disease. Read More

If I Can, You Can


Practice, confidence key to breaking down a fish

Along with sharp knives and good technique, a key to breaking down a fish is confidence. Read More

Local Moco

Local Moco: Ttok Kuk (Rice Cake Soup)

Koreans, like the Japanese, serve a mochi soup to celebrate the New Year. Hind ttok (Korean rice cake), however, is firmer than its Japanese counterpart and must be cooked and eaten hot in a soup or sauce. 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

Spirited Conversations: Use peppers to spice up cocktails

Red, yellow and green, shishito to poblano, the diverse pepper offers varied flavor profiles in myriad colors, textures and heat levels. 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

Cast iron perfect for baking giant cookie

There are a few inanimate objects that I adore almost as much as my children. They always are up to the task, they never talk back, and they don’t quit. One of those is the quiet workhouse of my kitchen: the cast iron skillet. Read More

The Weekly Eater

The Weekly Eater: Megumi Odin reopens Vegan Hills in Kaimuki

It’s nearly impossible to call yourself a vegetarian or a vegan in Hawaii without knowing the work of Megumi Odin. Since opening Peace Cafe a decade ago Odin has been one of Oahu’s leading proponents of green eating. Read More


Quickbites: Hilton welcomes Nui Italian to Waikoloa

Nui Italian opened last week at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island, offering wood-fired pizzas, pasta dishes and specialties from chef Gino Cipriano. Read More

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