August 2013

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Bar report: Tropics Bar and Grill at Hilton Hawaiian Village

How could you pass up the opportunity to drink classic tropical cocktails in the place they were invented?

Hale Aina Happenings: 20 restaurants band together for the Haiyan Relief Effort

Also, a farmers dinner at Cactus featuring Shinsato Farm pork and rabbit

Noodle Tuesday: New Agu Ramen

With all the new ramen shops opening up, how does Agu stand out?

Kokua Market: looking for local? Find it here

Local beef, lamb, goat, pork and much more. New offerings at Kokua.

Just opened: The Pig and the Lady in Chinatown

The popular farmers market vendor and pop-up finds a home.

Remembering Charlie Trotter

Melanie Kosaka, producer of The Kitchen Sessions with Charlie Trotter, reflects on Trotter's influence

Thanksgiving in Honolulu 2013

A feast for everyone

Hale Aina Happenings: major milestones

Chef Mavro turns 15, Merriman's Waimea and Roy's Hawaii Kai turn 25

Honolulu Beerworks: opening a brewery, part three

25 tons of junk are out, four stainless steel brewing tanks are in

Noodle Tuesday: First look at Marukame Udon Downtown

The cafeteria-style fresh udon restaurant opens on Fort Street Mall.

Coming soon: Madre Chocolate's retail shop and cacao cafe in Chinatown

Bean-to-bar chocolate production in town

New: Extract Juice Bar

A new juice bar downtown

Shokudo updates: a sushi bar with Tsukiji fish and beer taps with Bud Light

New menu items where Morimoto meets Denny's

Downtown Lunch Finds under $10 in Honolulu

In a lunchtime rut? Eat here.

Noodle Tuesday: Kiwami Ramen

The return of tsukumen: Kiwami reopens on Keeaumoku

Halloween dining: Cactus, 12th Ave Grill, Yuzu

Restaurants getting in the Halloween spirit

Cooks and Calabash fundraiser for Malama Learning Center

Featuring a cross-section of chefs who make our culinary scene vibrant and diverse

First look: MW Restaurant

Michelle and Wade Ueoka's restaurant officially opens today.

First look: Kaana Kitchen at Andaz Maui at Wailea

Dining at Wailea's newest property

Hale Aina Happenings: Early bird special at The Pineapple Room

Three-course prix fixe of some of The Pineapple Room's most popular dishes for $40

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