Dining

Thanh Lam's New Plan

The man who launched Ba-Le in Hawaii has a new bakery—and a new café coming to a location near you.

Padovani's Back! New Padovani's Grill, Honolulu

Phillipe Padovani (of Padovani's Chocolates fame) has resurrected the L'Uraku-Elua-Sapori location on Kapiolani as his new Padovani's Grill.

First Taste: J2, JJ's new restaurant in Kaimuki

Having expanded to capacity at his JJ Bistro & French Pastry, Praseuth "JJ" Luangkhot opens J2, a new restaurant down the block--quieter, a bit more upscale, but no more expensive. The food's even better.

Inferno's Wood-Fire Pizza, from a tent in a Kalihi parking lot

Two young guys turned their passion for pizza into the most casual eatery you've encountered. Excellent pizza at good prices under a tent in a parking lot.

Morimoto Waikiki: Good, but hardly "the ultimate culinary experience"

Iron Chef Masaharu Matsumoto's new restaurant in Waikiki Edition hotel promises "the ultimate culinary experience." It doesn't deliver on that exalted promise.

First Taste: La Tour Café, Honolulu

From the folks who brought you Ba-Le in Hawaii, comes a new French-accented café where the food's casual, fun, yet seriously good. Opening 1/11/11 in Honolulu, in the renovated Weyerhaeuser warehouse on Nimitz.

What Does It Take to Win a Hale Aina?

There are more than 5,000 eateries in the state. What does it take to stand out from the crowd and win a Hale Aina Award? Here are a few inside stories.

First Taste: Il Lupino, Royal Hawaiian Center

Honolulu has a new Italian eatery, Il Lupino in the Royal Hawaiian Center. That's good news.

Hale Aina Restaurant Awards

Hale Aina Award-winning chefs answer to what winning a Hale Award means to them.

Interview with John Matsubara

Executive editor, Kathryn Drury Wagner, talks with Jon Matsubara of Azure restaurant.

Top 5 Food Deals in Honolulu

In this video we feature the top five food deals in Honolulu. We discovered deals at Good to Grill, Wolfgang's Steakhouse, Mao Organic Farms, Giovanni Pastrami and Town Restaurant.

Heckathorn Cooks at BLT Steak

It’s cool and casual in the dining room of BLT Steak. In front of the kitchen’s 1,500-degree broiler? That’s another story.

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