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Crave’s relaunch serves up island favorites with refreshing new takes

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Pastele, gandule rice, bacalao salad and empanadilla from Wat Dat? in Waipahu. Craig T. Kojima photo

On May 12, inside of the Wednesday Honolulu Star-Advertiser, we serve up a relaunch of island favorite Crave, the go-to source for everything connected to food. It’s a blend of some new takes on the dining and cooking scene while retaining a bevy of your treasured food and beverage writers.

Leading the way will be Crave editor Kelli Shiroma Braiotta, who brings her own brand of foodie fun and expertise. Each week, you’ll find her on the page 2 feature Hungry For More?, which will be chock-full of a variety of tips and insider knowledge about the local dining scene and food culture.

We’ll have a robust recipe section straight from The New York Times, a much-desired source for the best-tested recipes in the world. Crave will also be sprinkled with local recipe contributions from Hawaiian Electric’s The Electric Kitchen and longtime island cooking experts Lynette Lo Tom (Easy-Kine Cooking and Back in the Day) and Mariko Jackson (The Little Foodie).

“And stop the presses!” For the first time in 32 years, we will reveal the face of Crave restaurant reviewer and food critic Nadine Kam! Look for her trusted take on dining in Hawaii every week as she serves up honest yet enticing reviews of various restaurant cuisines.

We’ve also peppered Crave with some fun and creative features. Our Poll asks readers, “What are you craving?” and includes at least one beloved local celebrity. And, talk about being on trend, we give you Keep On Truckin’, a weekly review of some of the best food trucks on the island.

Crave also introduces Gourmet Gadgets, which gives readers our take on some of the most interesting cooking gizmos and appliances on the market. Looking for food adventure? Check out Restaurant Crawl, where we literally map out neighborhood centers with favorite hole-in-the-wall eateries and restaurant mainstays.

And what is food without beverages? Certified cicerone Tim Golden will continue to navigate Crave readers through the maze of craft beers and breweries in On Tap in Hawaii. We also welcome advanced sommelier Chris Ramelb in Pour Choices, where he’ll provide entertaining reviews for novice and connoisseur wine drinkers alike. Finally, the Audrey Hepburn of cocktail mixology, Alicia Yamachika, brings you her original concoctions In Mixing Things Up.

We plan for a robust presence online at, and on social media (@cravehi on Facebook; @crave_hi on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter). And don’t forget to use the hashtag #cravehi to let us know what you’re eating. So, come check us out for that and much more every Wednesday in your Honolulu Star-Advertiser!

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