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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

Hale ‘Aina Happenings: Here’s What’s New with Hawai‘i Restaurants in February 2020

A new late-night happy hour, the place to be for brunch in early March and your last chance to raise a toast to a favorite bar and speakeasy.
2020.02.19 03:47 PM

Hale ‘Aina Happenings: Here’s What’s New with Hawai‘i Restaurants in January 2020

Where we’re eating Sunday dinner, why you should buy poi mochi doughnuts now and a new look and location for a 72-year-old local favorite.
2020.01.27 01:14 PM

Eat Fine Dining Dishes in the Produce Aisle of Kōkua Market

Chef Sharif Wagdy hopes to help keep Kōkua Market open with a pop-up restaurant and new deli menu.
2019.11.08 03:54 PM

What It Takes to Open a Hawai‘i Restaurant in Japan

For his first overseas restaurant, Andrew Le resists the Hawai‘i-fication of The Pig & The Lady while calibrating recipes with Japanese ingredients.
2019.11.06 10:35 AM

First Look: Feast in Mānoa

Chef Jon Matsubara opened his own place with his fresh take on comfort food: Island roots with a twist of the culinary big city.
2019.09.20 04:46 PM

Pop-Up Alert: Chef Jon Matsubara’s Vegan Menu is One Week Only

No worry carrot curry. Some of the inventive chef’s dishes are back.
2019.06.10 02:15 PM

This Mōʻiliʻili Restaurant is Giving Away $7,000

To celebrate his restaurant’s seventh anniversary, A Place To Eat chef Willu Diaz has hidden seven stickers across O‘ahu.
2019.06.07 03:10 PM