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                                Scratch Kitchen server Cassidy Essex took on the duty of sanitizing a seating area Friday to prepare for dine-in customers.

Servers are glad to return to work as Hawaii customers slowly return for sit-down dining

Servers are glad to return to work as Hawaii customers slowly return for sit-down dining

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Back in the Day

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                                Deborah Yu Cooney has been making a Cajun-Creole spinach casserole as a holiday side dish for many years in many places around the world.
Back in the Day: Cajun casserole has a spicy edge and holiday appeal

A creamy spinach dish reflects Louisiana’s love of spice — garlic salt, celery salt, Worcestershire and a kick from pepper cheese. Read more

Barfly

COURTESY BEVY
                                Bevy’s take on a paloma, a citrusy tequila drink with poblano chili flavoring, is among drinks packaged in bags to go.
Barfly: To-go cocktails bring Honolulu bar experience home

Most people would agree that COVID-19 has brought about changes that won’t go away, even after the threat passes. Read more

By Request

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                                Chef Gaby Maeda’s fresh corn mochi dango is inspired by her grandmother’s cooking.
By Request: James Beard finalist Gaby Maeda gives Grandma credit

At age 15 Gaby Maeda was busing tables at Sekiya’s Restaurant & Delicatessen in Kaimuki. At 29 she’s running the kitchen at State Bird Provisions in San Francisco, one of California’s hottest restaurant tickets. Read more

By the Glass

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By the Glass: Value wines well-suited for tough times

Despite the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19’s effects on the food and drinks scene, many retail stores are reporting spikes in wine sales as people continue to buy bottles to enjoy at home. Read more

Cravings

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                                Filet mignon at Little Joe’s Steakhouse goes for $25.95 for 8 ounces; $32.95 for 12 ounces.
Cravings: Little Joe’s stakes a claim; vodka not a substitute for hand sanitizer

Restaurateur Peter Kim opened his second steakhouse, Little Joe’s, on Friday the 13th. Read more

Does it Work?

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                                Daiso’s All-Purpose Cooking Spoon includes a grater at the top of the scoop.
Does it Work: Spoon has multiple uses

Daiso’s All-Purpose Cooking Spoon includes a grater at the top of the scoop. Read more

Easy-Kine Cooking

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                                One dish universally loved by all is the french fry. Although it may seem difficult to make, this three-ingredient recipe is easy to fry at home.
Easy-Kine Cooking: You can’t beat a homemade French fry

One dish universally loved by all is the french fry. Although it may seem difficult to make, this three-ingredient recipe is easy to fry at home. Read more

Electric Kitchen

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The Electric Kitchen: Get back to grilled goodness

Barbecues in Hawaii are a time when families gather together over their favorite charred dishes. Read more

Farmers Markets

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Farmers Market Calendar: May 2020

Many of Oahu’s farmers markets have closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but some remain open, with restrictions in place to provide social distancing to protect vendors and shoppers. Read more

Going Gluten-Free

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                                A bowl of granola baked with nuts and seeds can be tossed with dried fruit and even chocolate chips, in the background at left, to create a yummy snack. At right, a granola topping adds oomph to pumpkin bread.
Going Gluten-Free: Mix, match at will when making granola

Granola is a perfect platform for shining a spotlight on oats, simply because it is ridiculously delicious — and ridiculously easy to make. Read more

Grab and Go

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                                The Chun’s Bomber Burrito and Mudpie Milkshake are top sellers at Kono’s Northshore.
Grab & Go: Pig out at Kono’s

For a quick trip to hog heaven, visit any of the three Kono’s Northshore restaurants, where kalua pig is fixed every which way but bad. 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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                                Siu mai, a dumpling, is filled with ground pork and fish cake.
Local Moco: Pork dumpling hits the spot

In “Celebrating in Hawai‘i,” cooking expert Muriel Miura offers up her version of siu mai, Chinese pork dumplings. Read more

On Tap in Hawaii

On Tap in Hawaii: Mix up your own blended beer

In these wild times we are living in, sometimes we just need a little distraction. Read more

Spirited Conversations

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                                Chandra Lucariello’s cocktail inspired by fire.
Spirited Conversations: Cool breeze or fiery heat

For those of you who are beginning to feel like everyday is Groundhog Day, here are a couple of cocktails to shake up your daily routine and enjoy during your very own happy hour. Read more

The Little Foodie

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                                Do-it-yourself sushi hand rolls.
The Little Foodie: Do-it-yourself sushi offers something for all

The nice thing about sushi nowadays is there’s something to suit everyone. Read more

The Weekly Eater

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                                Chef Chai Chaowasaree has spread out the tables at his restaurant, Chef Chai, to allow for social distancing rules as he prepares to reopen his dining room Friday.
The Weekly Eater: Oahu restaurants face challenge of welcoming back diners

For all who love restaurants and the experience of dining out, the green light to reopen dining rooms on Friday gives reason to celebrate what might seem like a return to normalcy. Read more

Quickbites

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                                The Korean specialty grocer H Mart opened in Kakaako last week.
Quickbites: H-Mart opens in Kakaako, ‘Food Supply Disruptions’ webinar adds seats

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

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