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The Pearl Restaurant, Leeward Community College's Big Surprise

It's a hidden gem, the little restaurant run by Ian Riseley and the culinary students at LCC, open for your business.

Get Your Honolulu Valentine's Dinner Reservations Part II

In Part I, we gave you Valentine's Day dinner suggestions. Here's few more and some advice.

Get Your Honolulu Valentine's Dinner Reservations TODAY

If you haven't got Valentine's Day reservations yet, pick up the phone. Here's a list of suggestions.

Chinese New Year's Dining, Honolulu

Gung Hee Fat Choy! Here are some good options for a tasty Chinese New Year's Celebration in Honolulu.

Beefeater 24 gin makes its Hawaii debut, at Waikiki Edition

Beefeater's master distiller, Desmond Payne, flew in from London to debut his new gin, Beefeaters 24, at a glittering cocktail party, lobby bar, Waikiki Edition.

New on Maui: Monkeypod Kitchen by Peter Merriman

On Feb. 11, Peter Merriman is opening his most casual restaurant yet: Monkeypod Kitchen, in Wailea, Maui.

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.

Randy Ching Joins Chef Mavro, currently Honolulu's home of truffles

Halekulani's former sommelier, Randy Ching, has joined Chef Mavro, where the the new menu is truffle heaven, all the way to dessert.

Sausage king Bruce Aidells to hold charcuterie class at Kapiolani Community College, Feb. 21

Chefs, get your charcuterie on! In Febuary, Bruce Aidells will give a class in charcuterie at KCC.

Grand Opening: Il Lupino, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki

Wolfgang Zweiner's new Waikiki Italian restaurant threw itself a grand opening last night, with chef Nick Sayada in the kitchen.

Sam Choy Returns to Big Island with a new restaurant, Sam Choy's Kai Lanai

Chef Sam Choy returns to the Big Island with a new Keauhou restaurant, Sam Choy's Kai Lanai.

Relaxed and seriously tasty: James Beard Dinner, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel

Celebrity chefs Michael Symon and Jonathan Waxman cook up six great courses at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel James Beard Celebrity Chef dinner. All relaxed and family style.

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