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Alan Wong's Amasia: Grand opening

A look at Alan Wong's new small plates and family-style dining restaurant in the Grand Wailea

Real a Gastropub: First look

Real a gastropub opened last Wednesday, with 24 beers on tap and 200 in bottles.

Opening soon: Pint and Jigger

A new bar whose partners include Dave Newman, formerly of Nobu.

Upcoming food events: Joy of Sake, Kahala celebrates Julia Child's 100th birthday

Also, a Scherrer Winery Dinner and a Fourth of July bash at the Kahala

A look at Menchanko Tei's new location

Menchanko Tei opens on Keeaumoku Street and has it all: tonkatsu, nabe, ramen.

Las Vegas Restaurant: Estiatorio Milos

One of the best prix fixe on The Strip: three courses of upscale Greek plates for $20.12.

Las Vegas restaurant: China Poblano

Comforting food and intriguing combinations at Jose Andres' Chinese and Mexican restaurant in The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.

Onda Pasta

Find fresh pasta at the Ala Moana and Haleiwa farmers' markets.

Surinam cherries, jackfruit and other exotic fruit

The Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers hopes to expose more people to the delights of lesser-known fruit. Taste Surinam cherries and jackfruit at Whole Foods Kahala this Saturday.

Next Food Network Star: Waimea boy Phillip "Ippy" Aiona?

Aiona is the youngest contestant ever on the show, as well as the first from Hawaii. Whether he wins or not, he already has plans underway to open a new restaurant.

Wahiawa eats: Shige's Saimin Stand and Marilou's

Stop by Shige's for one of the last old-timey saimin stands, and Marilou's for Filipino food

New sushi restaurant: Kona Kai

Jewels of sushi with impeccable fish. Some inventions run heavy-handed, however.

Food events: eat at the Okinawan drum festival, drink at a Burgundy or Chilean wine dinner

Wahiawa Pineapple Festival, Eisa Drum Festival, Chilean wine dinner and more.

Is it ethical to eat meat?

A New York Times contest has this carnivore thinking about the ethics of meat.

New restaurants in Honolulu

Crawfish and more crawfish, La Cucina Ristorante Italiana and a new Menchanko Tei

Rajanee Thai: a Mililani hole-in-the-wall

Soft shell crab on drunken noodles, battered fish with curry, along with

Cinco de Mayo: Mercado de la Raza and paniolos

Pick up tamales and supplies at Mercado de la Raza, and celebrate Mexican culture in Hawaii with paniolo raised beef.

Hawaii beer news: what's brewing

New in the business include Home of the Brave and Aloha Beer, plus news brews from Kona Brewing and Maui Brewing Co.

Korean restaurant: Yakiniku Don-Day

Excellent Korean BBQ in an outdoor setting

Food and dining events: Cash Mob Otto, Scotch dinner, and MAO Organic Farms annual fundraiser

Enjoy dinner and a movie with a side of flamenco at Doris Duke, support Leeward culinar arts at the L‘ulu Gala

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