From left, pastry chef Vivian Wu, pastry chef de partie Tracy Paulson, sous-chef Kelly Kawachi, chefs de partie Donna Famisan and Nohea Nebeker, and chef de cuisine Miya Nishimura will be featuring their skills at Alan Wong’s “Girls Night In” dinner.
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 email@example.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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
‘BLOOD RED SUN’ PREMIERES
A crowd of more than 1,000 cast members, crew, sponsors, investors, family members and friends were in the house for the invitation-only premiere of “Under the Blood Red Sun” Saturday at Hawaii Theatre. The film is an adaptation of the beloved young-adult novel of the same by Graham Salisbury about a childhood friendship that is challenged by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Cast members Bryce Moore, above left, Kyler Ki Sakamoto and Mina Kohara, director Tim Savage and cast member Marco Lopez enjoyed the excitement in the balcony while other cast members were being interviewed. Actor Dann Seki, left, casting director Katie Doyle and actor Wil Ka.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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Easing The Pain Of Event Planning
Parties are generally a good time — but party planning? Usually not so much fun. Picture this: Your office (or group of friends, or family) puts you in charge of organizing the annual holiday party. Read More »