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Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without pies. If you’re still looking for a delectable dessert for Turkey Day, check out the following. Read more

Nuts about nachos

National Nachos Day was Nov. 6, but these over-the-top shareable dishes are worth celebrating all year long. Read more

November specials

From desserts to savory dishes, a variety of restaurants offer limited-time specials available in November only. Check out the following. Read more

‘Bready’ for this?

French toast, usually comprising sugar, vanilla and cinnamon in its base, is full of carby goodness. Read more

Give them ‘pumpkin’ to talk about

National Pumpkin Day is coming up Oct. 26, and whether you prefer traditional pumpkin pie or pumpkin spice lattes, there are many “gourd”-eous treats to indulge in. Read more

Endless pasta-bilities

Oct. 17 is National Pasta Day, and it’s a wonderful excuse to celebrate this Italian staple — no matter if you prefer red or white sauce. Read more

Just ‘chili’ out

September is the start of all things fall, and chili is the epitome of cozy comfort food. No two chilis are the same, though. Check out the following options. Read more

Hidden gems

Talk about hidden in plain sight. Some of these eateries are not visible from the restaurant exterior (or from the street), but they’re worth exploring. Read more


Ube often gets mixed up with taro, but this purple yam originates from the Philippines. Read more

Windward Wins

I don’t drive to Kailua or Kaneohe very often, but recently I went three times in the same week. Read more

Musubi madness

Musubis are the perfect breakfast, snack or pick-me-up treat. Here’s where you can find some unique varieties. Read more

Haleiwa Hotspots

After a recent media event on the North Shore, I stopped off in Haleiwa. Read more

A fried feast

National Fried Chicken Day was technically July 6, but there are so many fried chicken sandwiches around town that it’s totally fine to celebrate all year long. Read more

Crazy for chirashi

Whether it’s in a bowl or box, chirashi sushi is always a delightful experience. Read more

Ice, ice, baby

Shave ice is a local staple, but especially during the summer months. Check these out the next time you need your fix. Read more

Platter up

With Father’s Day, graduation parties and other upcoming gatherings, potluck platters are a summer staple. Read more

Farmers market finds

Farmers markets are home to a variety of local vendors. While these companies don’t have official storefronts, their unique dishes are worth stopping for. Read more

Sun’s out, buns out

May is National Hamburger Month, with the official National Hamburger Day on May 28. Read more

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