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Lamont Brown on Being Black and Mexican in the Food Industry in Hawai‘i

He also tells us about how he created the Spanish-Mexican menu at his Hale‘iwa restaurant, which celebrates its two-year anniversary this month.
2020.06.24 04:00 PM

Chef Lee Anne Wong of Koko Head Cafe Talks About Reopening a Restaurant in Hawai‘i During Quarantine

Watch the interview live, here on HONOLULU Magazine.
2020.06.23 10:33 AM

How Did a Japanese Restaurant Group Invade Hawai‘i Cuisine Without Anyone Noticing?

While you were busy avoiding Waikīkī, Zetton was infiltrating the neighborhood.
2020.06.15 07:00 AM

5 Questions with Lahaina Grill

We talk with owner Jurg Munch about the restaurant’s history of success.
2020.06.11 09:09 PM

11 Chefs Dish on Their Go-To Orders Around Hawai‘i

It’s not always late-night ramen and leftover mac and cheese after a long shift.
2020.05.29 03:49 PM

Catering Confidential

One was allergic to blood; another planned his own funeral. A groom popped in to fight a chef, while shrimp shells followed another chef home.
2020.05.28 07:00 AM

Eat a Sketch: We Take a Look Inside One of Honolulu’s Top Chef’s Notebooks

One winter dish started with a carrot.
2020.05.19 07:00 AM

Lee Anne Wong: What it’s Like to Close a Restaurant During the COVID-19 Pandemic

“We’re closing down now so we don’t end up closing down for good.”
2020.03.30 05:15 PM

What You’ll Find in Young’s Fish Market’s Laulau Collab with Lanai Tabura

And all I can say is Oh Wow, Laulau. (I know, I know.)
2020.03.06 10:58 AM

Faria, a Portuguese Pop-Up, Makes Us Wonder: Why Aren’t There Any Portuguese Restaurants in Hawai‘i?

The new pop-up, by the chefs and partners in Hukilau restaurant, goes beyond bean soup and malassadas.
2020.03.04 08:00 AM

Sheldon Simeon’s Lineage on Maui Wins Gold for Hawai‘i’s Best New Restaurant

Sheldon Simeon has had some very public ups and downs. The lessons he’s learned from them culminate in his latest restaurant on Maui.
2020.02.27 07:41 PM

6 Hawai‘i Chefs and Restaurants Announced as Semifinalists for the 2020 James Beard Awards

Bar Leather Apron, Mimi Mendoza, Chris Kajioka, Anthony Rush, Keiji Nakazawa and Sheldon Simeon make the first cut.
2020.02.26 10:51 AM