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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

Royal Garden to close in October

Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant will close its doors after service Oct. 31, ending 33 years of serving dim sum and Hong Kong-style dishes at the Ala Moana Hotel. Read More

Hawaii food ambassadors win awards in Shanghai, New Orleans

Two chefs with Hawaii ties have earned honors for the work they’ve done in recent months. Read More

HRA Hall of Fame includes late pastry chef among 2017 inductees

Chefs, an instructor, farmers, food distributors and restaurant executives will be honored at this year’s Hawaii Restaurant Association Hall of Fame gala. Read More

‘Ace of Cakes’ star joins Hawaii Food & Wine Fest lineup

It’s time for your keiki with culinary inclinations to prepare for Keiki in the Kitchen, part of the annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. Read More

Hawaii chef aces major sauce project

A big-time national collaboration between local chef Mark “Gooch” Noguchi and the Kraft Heinz Co. has added to the company’s line of state-inspired barbecue sauces. Read More

Isle-forged chef chosen for battle at Bocuse d’Or

Hawaii-born chef Jeffery Hayashi will do battle against two other chefs as he attempts to represent the United States at the 2019 Bocuse d’Or culinary competition in France. Read More

California Beach Rock n’ Sushi reopens in Aiea

Closed for nearly a year, California Beach Rock n’ Sushi — a Ward Avenue fixture for some 20 years — has reopened in Aiea. Read More

Uncle Clay’s taking shave ice, aloha to Ala Moana

A small Aina Haina institution soon will hit the big time as Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha expands to Ala Moana Center. Read More

3 women, wine and a pizza place

When Appetito Craft Pizza and Wine Bar opens in mid-October, it will be the first of WDI International’s Hawaii restaurants to be led by a female general manager, female chef and female beverage director. Read More

New Hawaii products unveiled at food industry event

A wealth of new Hawaii products was unveiled at the recent Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo at Blaisdell Center. Read More

New apps beef up food explorations

New players in the restaurant-finder app game have launched in the Hawaii market and each brings something different to the table. Neither is supported by advertising sales. Read More

14 of nation’s top 20 chains do business in isles

Fourteen of the Top 20 revenue- generating restaurant chains and prepared-food sellers in the U.S. do business in Hawaii. Read More

Tamura’s to open bar and restaurant at Kakaako plaza

Tamura Enterprises Inc. is making further strides in the restaurant industry with plans to open two operations at Waterfront Plaza, formerly known as Restaurant Row. Read More

Isle contestant ousted after falling short on ‘MasterChef’

The TV cooking competition “MasterChef” has bid aloha to the young Honolulu woman who became a contestant by cooking Spam for Gordon Ramsay. Read More

Illinois poke shops take Windy City by storm

Aloha Poke Co. will have 14 outlets by the end of this year and is planning even more beyond that, but here’s the thing: The company is based in Illinois. 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

More local, ethnic flavors planned for ‘Alohilani

Chef Conrad Aquino remembers going to the Pacific Beach Hotel with his family for special occasions as a boy. Now he’s in charge of designing culinary concepts for the property. Read More

Hawaii people and places win spots on food shows

When you see Hawaii represented on national TV, you feel proud, eh? Read More

Nico’s harborside grinds make way to Kailua

The straight-from-the-fish-auction furikake ahi and the famed Pier 38 fish burger featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” are now being served in Kailua. Read More

Banan stoked to land spot on Waikiki Beach

The founders of Banan next month will open a third location for their unique frozen treats at none other than the Royal Hawaiian Center. Read More

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