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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

New restaurant: Sakura Terrace

Rice bowls are the specialty here, with a variety of chirashi and dons.

Hawaii Food and Wine Festival: tickets on sale now

Hawaii's most chef star-studded event of the year.

Mother's Day in Honolulu

Don't forget: Mother's Day is May 13! Some dining options for celebrating mom.

Big Island Tea retails for $4800/lb at Harrods

Big Island Tea farm sells its first crop to Harrods

Marukame Udon

Cheap noodles made daily in a cafeteria-style setting.

Food events: Taste chocolate from wild cacao, paired with 12 wines

Also coming up: Bacon at Eat the Street and Taste of the Nation, a fundraiser for the Hawaii Foodbank and ‘AINA in Schools

Whole Foods Kailua: First look

Unique to Kailua: a wine and beer bar plus pau hana, Onopops shave ice, self-serve poke bar and more

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