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Wednesday, September 17, 2014         

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 Top chef at Alan Wong's strives to bring out best in staff's skills
For Miya Nishimura, chef de cuisine at Alan Wong's, the secret to success is an attitude of openness -- to direction, critique and hard work.  Story »
Chefs from the Royal Hawaiian, Moana Surfrider and other Waikiki hotels, as well as firehouse cooks across the island, will serve up their finest dishes at the Fifth Annual Signature Chefs Food Festival, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Story »

When I was a child, my knowledge of Portuguese cooking was confined to my grandmother's kitchen on Maui. She was a frugal woman, we were far from wealthy and our diet was much influenced by where we lived -- in a deep valley that was pig -- not fish or beef -- country. Story »

Best Fall Fair: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Ewa Community Church, 91-1258 Renton Road, with crafts, baked goods, food, rummage sale, collectibles and more. Call 681-3471 or email ewacommchurch@gmail.com. Story »

Get 'Lost' in our photo scavenger hunt celebrating the 10th anniversary of the ABC series that became an obsession for millions of fans around the globe. Use the clues we've provided to find eight 'Lost' locations on Oahu and take a selfie at each spot for a chance to win cash, movie tickets and more. More details / how to enter »
For Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Several individuals and groups devoted to social justice issues will be honored at The Interfaith Alliance Hawaii's 12th annual Community Awards celebration and banquet. The event will feature the theme "Transformation to a Better World" and the Rev. C. Welton Gaddy. Story »

The Catholic Diocese of Hono­lulu has named Kristin Leandro as director of its safe-environment and charter compliance program, which is responsible for overseeing adults who have frequent contact with minors and investigating child abuse allegations, among other duties. Story »

Columns
You could say that Errol and Nancy Rubin aren't afraid of heights, given that their garden is basically a straight climb up more than 125 steps. Their multilevel home in Enchanted Lake, Kailua, is right up against a large hillside.  Story »

People have a lot of food fears. MSG, aspartame, sugar, trans fats and GMO foods are just a few that are high on many peoples' lists of concerns. Some popular food fears are quite legitimate and deserving of careful attention. Story »

It's time again for the Hawai'i Food & Wine Festival, the true foodie extravaganza that spans six days and three islands. The list of participating chefs is incredible and impressive. Story »

 On the Scene


Gordy Hoffman, an award-winning screenwriter, an instructor at the University of California at Los Angles film school and founder of the popular BlueCat Screenplay Competition, says he's passionate about inspiring storytellers and will be on Oahu this week to lead four workshops. Story »

Last month we looked back at the Hawaiians' inaugural football season of 1974, and several readers wrote to tell me of their fondness for the team and the mementos they still have to this day. Story »

While we are all familiar with the mushrooms we find in our grocery stores, I hear concern from home gardeners surrounding mushrooms and other fungi in our backyards.  Story »

Bromeliads are interesting, diverse and unusual plants with varieties ranging from the wispy Spanish moss to the huge Vriesea imperialis to the one edible bromeliad: the pineapple. Story »

Kim Springer never thought adopting a dog was going to help lower her cholesterol and get her into better shape.  Story »

Knee Deep Brewing Co. has built its brand on big, bold, incredibly hop-forward beers. The tiny brewery located in Auburn, Calif., in the Sierra Nevada foothills has quickly captured the hearts of hop-loving craft beer enthusiasts around the country. Story »

Certain food cravings and memories that endure over time cannot be sated, for whatever reason -- a restaurant closure, for example, or the passing of a generation of cooks who held the family's secret recipes. Story »

The plate lunches at Rainbow Drive-In fall firmly in the category of not-broke-don't-fix. Change is unnecessary for purposes of taste or economics (Rainbow already moves 1,600 to 1,800 plate lunches every day, thank you very much). But growth, that's OK.  Story »

When the first large wave of Portuguese immigrants arrived in 1878, they brought a distinctive cuisine that bears Mediterranean influences and incorporates a variety of spices such as chilies, coriander, cinnamon and saffron.  Story »

As a child, I ate sheets of teriyaki-flavored nori by the dozens. Green flecks lived in my teeth. I'd try to get non-Japanese friends to eat some, but I think they assumed I was crazy to eat stuff that was considered fish food.  Story »

The women of Koa‘e Kea will look back and honor past entertainers who performed at New York Lexington Hotel's Hawaiian Room at their annual extravaganza Nov. 15. Many of those stars of the 1930s, '40s, '50s and '60s are no longer with us.  Story »

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is the latest actor entering the comic-character film derby. The Hawaii celeb will play the somewhat villainous Black Adam in "Shazam," the DC Entertainment property.  Story »

Kwon Sang Woo and Choi Ji Woo are back together 11 years after their big hit drama "Stairway to Heaven." The duo stars in the new drama "Temptation." "Stairway to Heaven" took Kwon to superstardom in Japan.  Story »

Download-only releases are the way many people buy music these days but the traditional hard-copy CD still gives an artist's work an additional level of credibility. Story »

Imagine a Waikiki with considerably fewer coconut palm trees. If the coconut rhinoceros beetle, a native of Southeast Asia, establishes a population in Waikiki, that could become a very real scenario, according to Rob Curtiss, acting plant pest control branch manager for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.  Story »


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