April 2011


Coming Attractions: Hawaii Wine & Food Festival, May 20-21

April 15, 2011

Coming Attractions: Hawaii Wine & Food Festival, May 20-21

We're big fans of the Hawaii Wine & Food Festival, which has three major events coming to Ko Olina in May. Plus Anne Burrell, plus music, plus swimwear fashions. Read more »

Posted on Friday, April 15, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Scottish Tax Day Beer Dinner?! Du Vin, downtown Honolulu, Apr. 15

April 14, 2011

Scottish Tax Day Beer Dinner?! Du Vin, downtown Honolulu, Apr. 15

We still don't understand Scottish beer taxes, but this month's Hops & Grinds beer dinner looks intriguing: Scottish beer and contemporary takes on Scottish classics. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Lei Day for Japan: Chef Chai Chaowasaree's major fundraiser, May 1, Aloha Tower

April 12, 2011

Lei Day for Japan: Chef Chai Chaowasaree's major fundraiser, May 1, Aloha Tower

Chef Chai Chaowasaree has pulled together a gala fundraiser for Japan, with 20 of the Islands' best chefs, wine and entertainment headlined by Kealii Reichel. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Old Favorite: Cafe Sistina, Honolulu

April 11, 2011

Old Favorite: Cafe Sistina, Honolulu

We dropped by Cafe Sistina, where we hadn't eaten in some time. Still good after all these years. Italian food, Honolulu. Read more »

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


With Aloha: Plenty food and $150,000 for Japanese hospital

April 9, 2011

With Aloha: Plenty food and $150,000 for Japanese hospital

With Aloha Japan fundraiser was a smash success, food from 24 restaurants, bars, bands, and best: $150,000 for Japan. Read more »

Posted on Saturday, April 9, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Tomorrow Night: With Aloha Japan Benefit. Food! Drinks! Entertainment!

April 7, 2011

Tomorrow Night: With Aloha Japan Benefit. Food! Drinks! Entertainment!

Great restaurants, great drinks, three stages of entertainment, all for $50, every penny of which goes to Japan. Saturday, Apr. 9, 5-9 pm, Pagoda Hotel. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Hole in Wall, Mexican: Tacos Ricos Taqueria, Kapahulu

April 7, 2011

Hole in Wall, Mexican: Tacos Ricos Taqueria, Kapahulu

It's hardly an imposing place, but what until you taste the carnitas and barbacoa at Tacos Ricos, a little slice of Cali-Mex on Kapahulu Avenue. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Food Network's Anne Burrell to headline Hawaii Wine & Food Festival, May 20-21, Ko Olina

April 6, 2011

Food Network's Anne Burrell to headline Hawaii Wine & Food Festival, May 20-21, Ko Olina

Anne Burrell, star of Secrets of a Restaurant Chef and co-host of Worst Cooks in America, is headed to Hawaii in May to cook at the Hawaii Wine & Food Festival. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Coming Attractions: SALT, a new restaurant from 12th Avenue Grill

April 5, 2011

Coming Attractions: SALT, a new restaurant from 12th Avenue Grill

Kevin Hanney is quietly at work on SALT, a new "kitchen and tasting bar" in old C&C Pasta space, Kaimuki. Opening next month. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Hawaii's Kai Vodka wins double gold—with its new sochu.

April 4, 2011

Hawaii's Kai Vodka wins double gold—with its new sochu.

Kai Vodka just won double gold medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition for two of its new products—both flavored sochu. Read more »

Posted on Monday, April 4, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


About This Column

From five-star restaurants to hidden holes-in-the-wall, Biting Commentary will let you know what’s hot and what’s not. Find out the latest restaurant news—who’s opening, who’s closing, which chef is moving on, where the great special dinners are. Discover the best menu items, fabulous wines, stunning cocktails, hand-crafted beers. Be the first to hear about upcoming food events and festivals.

Food editor Martha Cheng graduated from Wellesley College with degrees in Computer Science and English. She's a former line cook, food truck owner, Peace Corps volunteer and Google techie. Follow her on Twitter @marthacheng.



 

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