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Bucket List…Check!

Bucket List…Check!

Posted on March 10, 2014

As the rest of the country freezes over, there’s no better time than now to take a trip to the perpetually warm and sunny Hawaiian Islands. Live in the moment and cross off more than one item off your bucket list this year with these only-in-Hawaii experiences: See an Active Volcano – Experience Kilauea (Hawaii [...]

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The Pig & The Lady Opens in Chinatown

The Pig & The Lady Opens in Chinatown

Posted on November 15, 2013

Congratulations to The Pig & The Lady, the newest restaurant to open in Honolulu’s Chinatown! I’ve been following Chef Andrew Le and his family’s cooking endeavors since they started doing pop-up dinners at Hank’s Haute Dogs two years ago. Since then, they’ve been feeding hoardes of hungry foodies at the KCC, Kailua and Blaisdell Farmers’ [...]

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Talking Story with Chef Ming Tsai

Talking Story with Chef Ming Tsai

Posted on July 8, 2013

If you’ve ever watched food television, you’ve probably seen Ming Tsai, the strikingly tall, charming, and talented chef known for being a pioneer and innovator of East-West cuisine. A James Beard award winner for Best Chef Northeast in 2002, he is chef/owner of the highly regarded Blue Ginger in Wellesley, Mass. and the recently opened Blue [...]

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Experiencing Kauai – Day 2

Experiencing Kauai – Day 2

Posted on December 12, 2012

This article originally appeared in October 2012 on Dallas Nagata White’s blog. Below is a snippet from Dallas and her husband Ed’s experience on Kauai Island. Day 2 on Kauai began with a slightly late start – we were too comfortable sleeping in! We had been scheduled for our Na Pali coast snorkel tour that morning, but [...]

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Grounded in Hawaii, with an Eye Toward the Globe…Oahu Cultivates Big Picture Cuisine

Grounded in Hawaii, with an Eye Toward the Globe…Oahu Cultivates Big Picture Cuisine

Posted on August 23, 2012

By Joshua Lurie We island hopped from Hawaii to Oahu to continue our exploration of international, modern cuisine, to deepen our appreciation of indigenous ingredients, and to attend the inaugural Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. We stayed at The Modern, a massive boutique hotel in Waikiki with white décor, a pair of pools, one designed [...]

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Devouring Homegrown Bites on Hawaii, the Big Island

Devouring Homegrown Bites on Hawaii, the Big Island

Posted on June 6, 2012

by Joshua Lurie  My fall trip to Hawaii was to learn about the increasing connection between islanders and their homegrown food. For years, Hawaii imported 85% of its food from across the Pacific, but islanders are finally starting to harness the power of their fertile volcanic soil to produce food on-site, and that means taking [...]

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FoodTrek: Breaking the Foodie Rules on Hotel Eating – and Loving it

FoodTrek: Breaking the Foodie Rules on Hotel Eating – and Loving it

Posted on August 18, 2011

Travel and food writers often say, don’t eat in the hotel, go out and explore, lest you become fully absorbed into a Jabba the Hutt-like resort repose, addicted to pillow mints and pay-per-view movies. Well, maybe not the Jabba the Hutt part, but the general advice tends to lean towards hotels being the HQ for luggage and sleeping only, which normally I’d tend to agree.

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Chef Ed Kenney Shares the Eats Around His Kaimuki Neighborhood

Chef Ed Kenney Shares the Eats Around His Kaimuki Neighborhood

Posted on May 5, 2010

The following is a guest blog by Melanie Kosaka of Share Your Table and What Chefs Eat iPhone app. Just a 10-minute ride from Waikiki, Kaimuki is the antithesis of mall culture. An eclectic mix of street front shops and restaurants, it’s one of the few places in urban Honolulu that entices you to park [...]

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Exploring Up-Country Maui with Chef Bev Gannon

Exploring Up-Country Maui with Chef Bev Gannon

Posted on April 9, 2010

The following is a guest blog by Melanie Kosaka of Share Your Table and What Chefs Eat iPhone app. Chef Bev Gannon is the grand diva of Maui’s culinary scene.  More than 20 years ago she had the vision to take a neglected neighborhood general store and turn it into an award-winning restaurant. Today Haliimaile [...]

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Hand picked by uber chef Jean-George Vongerichten, Colin Hazama of the St. Regis Princeville shares his top picks for ethnic eats on Oahu

Hand picked by uber chef Jean-George Vongerichten, Colin Hazama of the St. Regis Princeville shares his top picks for ethnic eats on Oahu

Posted on April 7, 2010

The following is a guest blog by Melanie Kosaka of Share Your Table and What Chefs Eat iPhone app. Recently named as a 2010 James Beard Award Rising Star Chef semi-finalist, Colin Hazama knows good food, so when he shared with me his favorite local restaurants I paid serious attention. This young chef loves traditional [...]

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