April 2014

Biting Commentary

Keeping the Tiki Torch Burning: La Mariana Sailing Club, Sand Island

It's still 1955 on this remote Sand Island outpost. Great tiki drinks, decent bar food and you won't believe the singing.

Recipe: Peter Merriman's Boeuf Bourguignon Plus Cooking Tips for Local Beef

Peter Merriman has been championing local farmers and ranchers for more than 20 years. Want to use local grass-fed beef? Try this recipe for beef and red wine stew.

This Saturday: Mangoes at the Moana

It's mango season, and the Moana Surfrider is doing its share to use them all up. It's a whole day of things mango, including a chef throwdown.

Bargain: Friday BBQ Night at Tango Market

Chef Goran Streng has expanded his popular Tango restaurant to a casual, order at the counter eatery, Tango Market in Ward Center. Get there for BBQ night.

Up on the Roof: Sweet Home Waimanalo

Talk about farm to table. Sweet Home Waimanalo has an organic farm on its roof.

New: Hawaiian Vodka, distilled on Oahu

There's a new vodka in Hawaii, distilled from sugar cane and filtered through lava rock.

Authentic Hawaiian Food: Kaumakapili Church's 40th Anniversary Luau, July 16

Looking for an authentic luau? Kaumakapili Church in Kalihi has been doing its luau for 40 years. Great Hawaiian food, prepared with love, available for takeout.

Chinatown With Chef Chai Chaowasaree

Shopping in Honolulu's Chinatown is always an adventure, especially with Chef Chai and a video crew in tow.

NEWS: Chef Colin Hazama returns to Sheraton Waikiki

Colin Hazama, one of Hawaii's most promising young local chefs, has returned from Kauai, where he was chef at Kauai Grill.

New: Broadway Seafood & Oyster Bar, Honolulu

Oysters! The new Broadway has good oysters and plenty. After that though ... you can always kill a vampire.

THIS SUNDAY: Alan Wong joins Biting Commentary on TV

Biting Commentary goes to the farm with Alan Wong and then cooks in his kitchen. KGMB, Sunday, 6/26, 2:30 p.m. PLUS VIDEO LINK TO LAST WEEK'S EPISODE.

Cool Bar on Maui: Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman, Wailea

It's a great looking bar, the cocktail menu is exceptional, and there are ahi poke tacos. What more could you want in a Maui watering hole?

COMING ATTRACTIONS: Honu by Mark Ellman, Lahaina, Maui

One of Maui's best restaurateurs is opening the restaurant he's always wanted, a seafood shack right on the water.

Taste of Wailea: 13 Maui Eateries in One Great Spot

Don't get to sample enough Maui restaurants? Try Taste of Wailea. Dinner from 13 restaurants—and a double feature.

NEW on Maui: Gannon's

If you haven't heard, Bev Gannon, of Haliimaile General Store, has a new Maui restaurant, Gannon's, with a great view.

Chocolate, Chocolate and More Chocolate

The Taste of Chocolate party at the Four Seasons Maui has chocolate every way you can imagine, and some ways you haven't even imagined yet. Tonight.

BARGAIN: Sunset Menu, BLT Steak, Trump Waikiki

One of the most pleasant cocktail lounges in Waikiki now has a bargain "sunset menu" every day from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Video Trailer: Biting Commentary Debuts This Sunday on TV

The first Biting Commentary TV episode airs this Sunday, June 19, KGMB, 2:30p. See the video trailer here.

The Pig and the Lady: A pop-up restaurant

What's a pop-up? A restaurant that appears for a brief time in someone else's space. Meet The Pig and the Lady, at Hank's Haute Dogs.

New: SALT Kitchen & Tasting Bar, Kaimuki

Smoked foie gras. House cured charcuterie. Arancini. Cheese platters with port-soaked figs. What's not to like about Kevin Hanney's new tapas restaurant?

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