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Big Island Update: Original Merriman's, Waimea

The original Merriman's Restaurant in Waimea has a new chef, Allen Hess. Hawaii Regional Cuisine was invented here, and it's still in good hands.
2011.03.01 03:01 PM

New on the Big Island: Red Water Cafe, Waimea

Put this on the list for your next trip to the Big Island: the new Red Water Cafe in the town of Waimea (Kamuela). Adventurous food, casual setting.
2011.02.28 04:45 PM

New (but old): Tanaka Saimin, Honolulu

The new Tanaka Saimin on Nimitz is an old-fashioned Hawaii restaurant. In fact, it's the old Boulevard Saimin given new life and a new, larger group of customers.
2011.02.25 01:23 PM

Chefs go to school: Charcuterie Class with Bruce Aidells

A roomful of top Hawaii chefs were at Kapiolani Community College to learn sausages, bacon and other delectables from the "King of Meat Cookery," Bruce Aidells.
2011.02.24 08:40 PM

Academy Award Inspired Cocktails, Halekulani, Honolulu

In honor of Oscar season, Halekulani mixologist Tim Rita has come up with five cocktails, all inspired by Academy Award nominees.
2011.02.23 03:26 PM

Breaking News: major Hawaii Food & Wine Festival Slated for This Fall, Honolulu

Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong have created the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, with noted Hawaii, national and international chefs, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2011.
2011.02.19 05:14 PM

Eat Local: Alan Wong, Chuck Furuya and Richard Ha

At a Waikiki Prince Hotel lunch meeting, a noted chef, sommelier and farmer had one message: It matters what *you* eat.
2011.02.18 04:24 PM

Microbrew Hawaii coffee: Beach Bum Café, downtown Honolulu

A new downtown coffee bar serves up only 100 percent Hawaii-grown coffees, brewed by the cup, six ways.
2011.02.17 02:19 PM

Five new restaurants slated for Waikiki

Matteo's is back, with a cafe on the side. And the Hyatt Regency Waikiki is redoing three of its restaurants, two of them major.
2011.02.16 04:13 PM

Cocktail Dinner: Beggars Banquet at Azure, Royal Hawaiian, Feb. 23

Azure chef Jon Matsubara and master mixologist Joey Gottesman collaborate on a four-course cocktail pairing dinner, inspired by the Rolling Stones.
2011.02.15 03:36 PM

The Most Romantic Dessert, for Valentine's Day

Chef Mavro painstakingly creates what's been called "the most romantic dessert in the world," a Pavlova.
2011.02.14 12:06 AM

Hawaii Avocado Festival, Big Island, Feb. 18-19

Love Avocados? Going to be on Big Island's Kona Coast next weekend? Have we got a festival for you.
2011.02.11 05:33 PM