August 2012


L'Aperitif: a new bar concept in Halekulani's La Mer

August 17, 2012

L'Aperitif: a new bar concept in Halekulani's La Mer

The cocktails are designed by Colin Field, the head bartender of the Hemingway Bar the Ritz Hotel Paris. Read more »

Posted on Friday, August 17, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


Downtown at the HiSAM closing September 15

August 16, 2012

Downtown at the HiSAM closing September 15

Some think "failed lease negotiations" is a euphemism for a restaurant unable to make a profit, but Ed Kenney says that's not why Downtown at the Hawaii State Art Museum is closing. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


This week's Cheap Eats Instagram winner

August 15, 2012

This week's Cheap Eats Instagram winner

Town's mussels, The Whole Ox's porchetta, and Morning Glass' bacon and Gruyere omelet en casuela are among the finalists. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


Merriman's sustainable seafood initiative

August 14, 2012

Merriman's sustainable seafood initiative

The next generation may never know the taste of wild fish, so Peter Merriman wants to serve you less of it. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


Raging Crab: (another) new Cajun seafood boil restaurant

August 13, 2012

Raging Crab: (another) new Cajun seafood boil restaurant

Honolulu's version of the Mainland's The Boiling Crab restaurants. Read more »

Posted on Monday, August 13, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


New restaurant in Waikiki: Ringer Hut, the first Hawaii location

August 10, 2012

New restaurant in Waikiki: Ringer Hut, the first Hawaii location

A popular Japanese chain expands to Hawaii Read more »

Posted on Friday, August 10, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


Baja Style food truck at ING Direct Cafe Waikiki

August 9, 2012

Baja Style food truck at ING Direct Cafe Waikiki

Find this truck on Tuesdays and Fridays, and dine in ING's pleasant cafe. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


The first winner of our Cheap Eats Instagram contest

August 8, 2012

The first winner of our Cheap Eats Instagram contest

Some the finalists: Goteburg musubi topped with spicy ahi at Paina Cafe, specials from a noodle truck, a hamburger steak at Chibo's. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


Tap takeover at Real a Gastropub

August 7, 2012

Tap takeover at Real a Gastropub

Featured breweries: Maui Brewing Co., Deschutes, Sam Adams Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


Pastry chef Rachel Murai leaves Nobu to team up on a new restaurant

August 6, 2012

Pastry chef Rachel Murai leaves Nobu to team up on a new restaurant

Nobu corporate pastry chef Jason Licker adds new desserts to the menu Read more »

Posted on Monday, August 6, 2012 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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