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Festival Fun for the Whole Family

Festival Fun for the Whole Family

Posted on April 23, 2015

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Merrie Monarch Festival, a world-renowned hula competition in April, or seen pictures of the mouthwatering dishes served at the Hawaii Food & Wine and Festival in September, but there are so many family-friendly festivals and events that take place during the months in between. From young keiki (children) to teenagers, [...]

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Foodie Favorites on Hawaii, the Big Island

Foodie Favorites on Hawaii, the Big Island

Posted on February 25, 2015

Hawaii, the Big Island is home to many inspiring producers of savory goods such as wine, honey, and coffee. We asked a few of them for a local take on where their products can be enjoyed. Read on to get the scoop and also find out where the artisans themselves go for a tasty meal. [...]

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Three Hawaii Chefs Named James Beard Award Semifinalists

Three Hawaii Chefs Named James Beard Award Semifinalists

Posted on February 19, 2015

There’s no shortage of award-winning dining in the Hawaiian Islands as recently evidenced by three local chefs being named James Beard Award semifinalists (and not for the first time, either). Regarded as the “Oscars” of the food and beverage industry, the James Beard Award recognizes the crème de la crème of the nation’s top chefs and [...]

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A Chef’s Guide to Hawaii Restaurant Gems

A Chef’s Guide to Hawaii Restaurant Gems

Posted on February 10, 2015

From under-the-radar neighborhood restaurants to long-standing favorite eateries, six luxury hotel chefs across the Hawaiian Islands reveal their answer to the question, “Where do you like to eat on your day off?” Warning: this post will make you hungry! OAHU Chef de Cuisine Shaymus Alwin, AZURE Restaurant, The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort “On Sunday, you’re [...]

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Top Chef to Crown Season 11 Champion on Maui in Two-Part Finale, Jan. 29 and Feb. 5

Top Chef to Crown Season 11 Champion on Maui in Two-Part Finale, Jan. 29 and Feb. 5

Posted on January 22, 2014

Chefs, please pack your knives and go…to Maui! It is THE moment Top Chef fans have been waiting for all season. The island of Maui takes center stage as Bravo’s hit culinary competition show crowns its Season 11 champion in the Aloha State in a two-part finale airing Wednesday, Jan. 29 and Wednesday, Feb. 5, [...]

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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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The 7 Best Foods I Ate in Hawaii

The 7 Best Foods I Ate in Hawaii

Posted on January 8, 2013

This article originally appeared in December 2012 on Naomi Bishop’s blog. Below is a snippet from Naomi’s dining experience around the Hawaiian Islands.

Like so many of our trips, our Hawaii vacation quickly spiraled into ‘research.’ As in, I carted us all over creation looking for the best bites the islands have to offer.

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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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Best Bites: Kauai, Hawaii

Best Bites: Kauai, Hawaii

Posted on September 18, 2012

By Nevin Martell A recent trip to the Aloha State included a non-stop exploration of the local food scene. In this second of three posts, I look back at our favorite gastro memories from “The Garden Isle,” where we enjoyed a porky burger, primo poke, and, of course, shaved ice. The Feral Pig Hawaii’s heritage [...]

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