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BRUCE ASATO / 2014
                                This photo shows different varieties of Kona Brewing Co. beer. Kona Brewing is slated to become wholly owned by beer company behemoth Anheuser-Busch under a deal announced today.

Anheuser-Busch to acquire all of Kona Brewing Co.

Anheuser-Busch to acquire all of Kona Brewing Co.

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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

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / 2017
                                Harry’s Hardware Emporium co-owner Dave Newman poses for a photo in the hidden doorway to the speakeasy bar next to Pint + Jigger.
Barfly: Pint + Jigger, Harry’s in search of new home

While the owners of Pint + Jigger and its adjacent speakeasy, Harry’s Hardware Emporium, have known about plans to redevelop the building they occupy at 1936 S. King St., it wasn’t until last month that a preliminary construction date was announced. Read more

By Request

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / JUNE 28
                                Guava Smoked didn’t want to give up all the secrets to its popular guava bars, but shared enough to produce this very tasty local-style treat.
By Request: $5 gets you 5 recipes, helps families in need

November being the month of Thanksgiving, we here at Crave have an annual tradition of sharing — we trade recipes for donations to families in need. Read more

By the Glass

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2015
By the Glass: Start Thanksgiving planning by picking wine

For this year’s Thanksgiving meal, why not choose the wine first, then decide what to prepare for the joyous festivities? Read more

Cravings

COURTESY PRINCE WAIKIKI
                                Dishes planned for “Pacific Fiesta: Celebrating Chamorro Cuisine,” include octopus kelaguen, on the white dish, and smoked beef with a crab fat sauce.
Cravings: Off the Eaten Path, 17th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

Get more details on a culinary journey to Guam at the Prince Waikiki and a fundraiser in Kailua featuring a chocolate buffet. Read more

Does it Work?

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Black + Decker’s 3-in-1 Morning Meal Station.
Does it Work: Single appliance does work of 3

Black + Decker’s 3-in-1 Morning Meal Station comes with three plates — waffle, toastie and a grill. Read more

Easy-Kine Cooking

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                                Doris Rowland’s Simple Pot Roast is sure to satisfy.
Easy-Kine Cooking: Adaptable pot roast sure to satisfy

One night, Doris “Moana” Rowland of Makiki threw together a simple pot roast, and it has since become a family favorite. Read more

Electric Kitchen

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2015
The Electric Kitchen: Waipahu students serve up deliciousness

The Marauder Cafe is Waipahu High School’s restaurant, run by students enrolled in its culinary program. Read more

Farmers Markets

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                                Counter Culture farm is a Kakaako market regular.
FarmLovers at Kaka‘ako farmers market voted tops in Pacific

FarmLovers at Kaka‘ako farmers market took first place in the Pacific region and in Hawaii in the America’s Farmland Trust’s 2019 Farmers Market Celebration People’s Choice Awards. Read more

Going Gluten-Free

COURTESY HEATHER EIJZENGA / LITTLE BIRD PHOTOS & FILMS
                                Lisa Hoang’s carrot cake will be featured at Kapiolani Community College’s 220 Grille campus restaurant beginning Nov. 13.
Going Gluten-Free: Carrot cake is easy, moist and delicious

Like many folks, Lisa Hoang uses food as comfort, but not in the way you’d think. Read more

Grab and Go

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                                Bakery owner Kathy Masunaga also makes mochi with a variety of fillings in her Palama kitchen.
Grab and Go: Baker’s payback is sweet as pie

If living well is the best revenge, devouring one of Kathy Masunaga’s deep-dish pies is one ticket to bliss. 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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Local Moco: Classic recipes fill new cookbook

More than 250 recipes are offered in an extensive new compilation: “A Taste of Aloha Favorites: A Collection of Recipes from The Junior League of Honolulu.” Read more

On Tap in Hawaii

On Tap in Hawaii: Maui Brewing goes nuts for coconuts

The mighty coconut is a staple food in Polynesia and a local favorite used in dozens of dishes. It is also one of the most popular ingredients used in beers today. Read more

Spirited Conversations

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Prime Thyme cocktail by Dave Newman, co-owner of Pint & Jigger and Harry’s Hardware Emporium.
Spirited Conversations: Hawai’i Food & Wine Fest features cocktail magic

From its humble beginnings with just a handful of events and only four mixologists, the Hawai’i Food & Wine Festival has grown and improved year after year when it comes to cocktail-related offerings. Read more

The Little Foodie

The Little Foodie: Ground turkey preparation is all about fresh

Ground turkey is widely offered as a healthier protein. Meal plans and recipes promising a fit lifestyle almost always list ground turkey next to boneless, skinless chicken breast. Read more

The Weekly Eater

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                                Sichuan cold noodles are a mildly spicy specialty of CSF.
The Weekly Eater: Chinese dining diversifies in Honolulu

China is a diverse country rich in culinary traditions, but for the longest time anyone eating Chinese food in Hawaii would think Cantonese is all there is. That’s changed in the past year. Read more

Quickbites

COURTESY KARAI CRAB
                                Karai Crab opens a new restaurant this week at the former Cafe Sistina spot on King Street.
Quickbites: D’Vine Kailua, Karai Crab, Taste of Korea, Kahala Mall Burger Bash

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

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