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“A Day with a Local” video series explores happening Hawaii hoods. First stop: Oahu’s South Shore.

“A Day with a Local” video series explores happening Hawaii hoods. First stop: Oahu’s South Shore.

Posted on September 8, 2016

Story by Derek Paiva Got some daylight hours to give up to Oahu’s South Shore on your next visit? Click on the video above. It’s the first clip in the new A Day with A Local video series, produced by the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) for its ongoing #LetHawaiiHappen campaign. The clips offer [...]

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5 Great Hawaii Neighborhoods to Head to When You’re Hungry

5 Great Hawaii Neighborhoods to Head to When You’re Hungry

Posted on February 26, 2016

Story by Derek Paiva Selection in a downtown Honolulu Chinatown district dim sum shop. Photo: Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)/Tor Johnson. Everyone who has ever spent any time in Hawaii’s world-famous resort mecca Waikiki knows it’s a locus of great places to eat no matter what your budget is. From American steakhouses and a range of [...]

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PBS’s “Moveable Feast” Island Hops Maui, Oahu and Hawaii Island for Trio of Episodes

PBS’s “Moveable Feast” Island Hops Maui, Oahu and Hawaii Island for Trio of Episodes

Posted on January 29, 2016

Story by Derek Paiva Maui Fresh Streatery chef/owner Kyle Kawakami (left) and Moveable Feast host Pete Evans. How does one make a mai tai smoke and for what reason? What’s canoe-crop cuisine? How does one bid for ahi and moonfish at the Honolulu Fish Auction and source farm-raised abalone on Hawaii Island? And how do we obtain [...]

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Cooking Channel’s <em>Unique Sweets</em></a> Saves Room for Dessert in Oahu Episodes

Cooking Channel’s Unique Sweets Saves Room for Dessert in Oahu Episodes

Posted on October 9, 2015

Story by SMMH Staff and Cooking Channel Malasadas. Andagi. Mochi. Shave ice with azuki beans. If you’ve been to Hawaii and made the noshing rounds while here, it’s likely you not only know what all of the above are and what they taste like, but are also up on our myriad other go-to resident-favorite desserts [...]

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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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