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Erika Engle has worked in Hawaii media since 1979. She writes “TheBuzz” column and additional stories about the restaurant and broader food service industries for "Crave" in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

She was named 2008 Small Business Journalist of the Year, City and County of Honolulu, by the U.S. Small Business Administration (Hawaii).

Prior to her newspaper days, Engle worked in radio and television.

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Macarons, more shine at La Tour

French dip sandwiches of wagyu beef served with a rich, beefy au jus; macarons reflecting the colors of the rainbow; and the popular whole-grain puffs are just a few reasons to frequent La Tour Cafe locations around Oahu. Read more

Nanakuli Back to School Bash offers fun way to prepare for classes

West-side youth can get ready for school with an event Friday in Nanakuli, as the Back to School Bash returns for a second year. The fair will feature low-cost haircuts, school supply giveaways, food and drink, and a stamp rally at Nanakuli Elementary School. Read more

ABC Stores’ new food complex goes upscale

Tourists in beachwear, workers dressed for their high-end retail jobs, local residents outfitted casually or to the nines — all will have a new food destination when Dukes Lane Market & Eatery opens next week in Waikiki. Read more

Island Olive Oil to open in Kailua

Island Olive Oil Co. is expanding to Windward Oahu and soon will open in Kailua Town Center, in the former Lily Lotus space next to Miyoshi Ramen. Read more

Jazz cats and chef hats join a single stage

A college dean has created the food-themed musical “Coolin’aire: A Culinary Jazz Odyssey,” which features culinary students preparing food on stage and doing double time on instruments, along with area musicians. Read more

Distiller to host tasty benefit

Ko Hana Rum Distillery will stage a celebrity chef dining event and silent auction to benefit the nonprofit Honolulu Habitat for Humanity on Saturday. Read more

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