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                                Kaka‘ako Kitchen will be closing early next year, after 25 years in business.

After 25 years, Kaka‘ako Kitchen at Ward Centre to close next year

After 25 years, Kaka‘ako Kitchen at Ward Centre to close next year

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Back in the Day

Back in the Day: How to make banana lumpia with jackfruit

Banana lumpia, called turon in Tagalog, is a sweet and crispy dessert of banana wrapped in a delicate thin pastry wrapper and fried to a delightful crisp. Read more

Barfly

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                                Local mixologists Dave Power and Kyle Reutner have been hired to develop the cocktail program at Heyday, an open-air poolside cafe and bar coming to the redeveloped White Sands Hotel on Nohonani Street in Waikiki.
Barfly: Fete team heads to Waikiki to open new watering holes

Chuck Bussler and Robynne Maii, the husband-and-wife team behind the ‘Ilima Award-winning downtown Honolulu restaurant Fete, are getting ready to launch a new, more causal concept in Waikiki. Read more

By Request

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                                Santos Loo sprinkles powdered sugar over a waffle with fruit in Consolidated Theatres new Mililani kitchen.
By Request: Chef’s background varies from small screen to big

Santos Loo comes to Hawaii by way of Los Angeles, by way of the Food Network’s studios in New York, by way of Brooklyn, by way of Peru. Read more

By the Glass

2015 December 15  FTR  photo by Craig T. Kojima

On Friday, December 15. Columnists headshots.  Chuck Furuya.
By the Glass: Make your party better with bubbles

This is the time for bubbly. Sparkling wines foster gaiety and start the ball rolling at all of December’s festive occasions. Read more

Cravings

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Cravings: Kitchen gifting, Good Neighbor Fund deadline looms

More of the latest food news you can use, courtesy Crave. Read more

Does it Work?

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                                With one push, this tool produces 12 equal slices of honey dew melon, perfectly cut.
Does it Work: Tool slices melons quickly

With one push, this tool produces 12 equal slices of honey dew melon, perfectly cut. Read more

Easy-Kine Cooking

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Easy-Kine Cooking: Bitter melon shines in Okinawan classic

Eleanor Nakama-Mitsunaga of Manoa says every Okinawan family has a version of goya champuru. Read more

Electric Kitchen

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The Electric Kitchen: Bake up some special holiday gifts

The Christmas season is here, and what a wonderful time to bake and share homemade breads with friends and family. Read more

Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets Calendar: November 2019

A comprehensive listing of farmers markets on Oahu, courtesy Crave. Read more

Going Gluten-Free

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                                Yonatan Armon and Maya Mordechay show off a plate of three fawaffles, served with mujadra (lentils and rice), hummus and Israeli coleslaw at their Surfer’s Wife stand at the Kakaako Farmers Market.
Going Gluten-Free: Fawaffles highlight Surfer’s Wife Kitchen menu

Waffled falafels, or fawaffles, are baked rather than fried. They come in three flavors: traditional cilantro and parsley, roasted peppers and chili, and potato and curry. Read more

Grab and Go

2019 October 29 CRV - Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Jamm Aquino/jaquino@staradvertiser.com

The red shrimp curry with pineapple at Jojo’s Kitchen on Monday, October 29, 2019 in downtown Honolulu.  Lunches come as a complete meal, accompanied by a green salad with house made dressing, dessert, and a bottled water.
Grab & Go: JoJo’s Cafe offers upscale box lunches

After three years of catering upscale lunches geared to corporate offices, chef JoJo Washburn opened a small restaurant near the downtown Honolulu post office, so anyone can just drop by for one of her well-rounded meals. Read more

If I Can, You Can

If I Can, You Can: Homemade dressing keeps salads fresh, economical

There’s almost no downside to making your own dressing: They’re fast and easy, and customizable. Plus they can be made for pennies on the dollar, without the excess sugar, salt and chemicals of the bottled stuff. Read more

Local Moco

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                                Brittle made with Hawaiian Kona coffee and macadamia nuts.
Local Moco: Frank Abraham’s Kona Coffee Macadamia Brittle

This brittle treat is more onolicious and gourmet than standard fare thanks to local coffee and macadamia nuts. Read more

On Tap in Hawaii

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                                Brand new taps at Hana Koa Brewing Co. are ready to serve thirsty craft beer drinkers.
On Tap in Hawaii: Kakaako welcomes Hana Koa Brewing Co.

It’s not easy opening a brewery, and extra tough to do so in Hawaii, but today one of those new breweries opens right here on Oahu. Read more

Spirited Conversations

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                                Holiday season has snuck up on us and the time to entertain is now! Sangria is one of those “oldie but goodie” concepts that comes in handy when having guests over to the house.
Spirited Conversations: Sangria makes a splash

Holiday season has snuck up on us and the time to entertain is now! Sangria is one of those “oldie but goodie” concepts that comes in handy when having guests over to the house. Read more

The Little Foodie

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                                Food is a way in the door — literally. When you come in with a plate, you’re saying, “Hey, just letting you know I’m here.” It’s a nice gesture that connects people.
The Little Foodie: Apple bread makes neighborly offering

Food is a way in the door — literally. When you come in with a plate, you’re saying, “Hey, just letting you know I’m here.” It’s a nice gesture that connects people. Read more

The Weekly Eater

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                                A chipotle mayonnaise spices up a burger and fries from the Consolidated Theatre concession stand.
The Weekly Eater: Competing to claim dining dollars

Get ready for accelerated change that will bless diners with a wider array of options from unexpected players, but bring pain to those who can’t see beyond their direct competitors. Read more

Quickbites

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                                Stripsteak Waikiki is hosting a gingerbread house workshop Dec. 14, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Quickbites: Stripsteak Waikiki, Manele Spice Co., Brew’d, Pai Honolulu

All the latest food news you can use, courtesy Crave. Read more

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