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If You Haven’t Visited Lately, Oahu’s New Vibe May Surprise You

If You Haven’t Visited Lately, Oahu’s New Vibe May Surprise You

Posted on September 4, 2012

By George Hobica I’ll state right away that Hawaii is one of my favorite places. I’m pretty much over the Caribbean, and although the Maldives and Fiji have beautiful beaches getting there is expensive and time-consuming. So when it comes time for balmy weather, surf, sand, and relaxation, it’s the Hawaiian Islands. I’m often asked [...]

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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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A Hands-on Farm Experience in Waianae, Hawaii

A Hands-on Farm Experience in Waianae, Hawaii

Posted on September 29, 2009

On the last Saturday of the month volunteers help Mao Organic Farms grow youth and community. Mao Organic Farms is Oahu’s largest organic farm, growing salad greens, root vegetables and a variety of seasonal produce that supply some of Honolulu’s top restaurants and markets.  However, Mao Farms’ fruits and vegetables may be the least important [...]

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Two Los Angeles Foodies Share What They Crave In Hawaii

Two Los Angeles Foodies Share What They Crave In Hawaii

Posted on September 22, 2009

In Los Angeles, tell someone you’re from Hawaii, and you’ll hear lots of sighs followed by a look that’s best described as wishful lusting.  Angelenos have a deep love affair with the Islands, more people from Los Angeles come to Hawaii than from any other city. This month the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau is [...]

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Hawaii’s Mayors Share Their Favorite Neighborhood Joints

Hawaii’s Mayors Share Their Favorite Neighborhood Joints

Posted on September 11, 2009

The following is a guest blog by Melanie Kosaka of Share Your Table. I always say if you want to get an authentic sense of a destination; eat where the locals go.  Find out from folks who have a genuine love and connection to their community, and what and where they like to eat.  What [...]

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Cool Hawaii Treats To Beat The Local Heat!

Cool Hawaii Treats To Beat The Local Heat!

Posted on May 27, 2009

The following is a guest post by Nathan Kam. The original post can be found here on the Kam Family Blog. Shave ice from Aoki’s on Oahu’s North Shore is always a great way to cool off! It’s been pretty hot and humid in Hawaii the past week. So much so that Mother Nature has [...]

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Fresh Portuguese Sweet Bread

Fresh Portuguese Sweet Bread

Posted on May 23, 2009

The following is a guest post by Kris Bordessa originally published in Big Island On The Cheap Portuguese immigrants to the Hawaiian islands brought with them the old world style of baking in a wood-fired stone oven called a forno. In an effort to preserve this tradition, the Kona Historical Society has created a replica [...]

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Ted’s Famous Chocolate Haupia Pie

Ted’s Famous Chocolate Haupia Pie

Posted on May 23, 2009

A stop at Ted’s Bakery has become one of things I have to check off my list each time I visit Oahu ever since my Hawaiian friend Tracy introduced me to their famous and original Chocolate Haupia Pie. Even though several restaurants in Honolulu carry Ted’s Chocolate Haupia Pie, the foodie in me still prefers [...]

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