February 2011


New on the Big Island: Red Water Cafe, Waimea

February 28, 2011

New on the Big Island: Red Water Cafe, Waimea

Put this on the list for your next trip to the Big Island: the new Red Water Cafe in the town of Waimea (Kamuela). Adventurous food, casual setting. Read more »

Posted on Monday, February 28, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


New (but old): Tanaka Saimin, Honolulu

February 25, 2011

New (but old): Tanaka Saimin, Honolulu

The new Tanaka Saimin on Nimitz is an old-fashioned Hawaii restaurant. In fact, it's the old Boulevard Saimin given new life and a new, larger group of customers. Read more »

Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Chefs go to school: Charcuterie Class with Bruce Aidells

February 24, 2011

Chefs go to school: Charcuterie Class with Bruce Aidells

A roomful of top Hawaii chefs were at Kapiolani Community College to learn sausages, bacon and other delectables from the "King of Meat Cookery," Bruce Aidells. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Academy Award Inspired Cocktails, Halekulani, Honolulu

February 23, 2011

Academy Award Inspired Cocktails, Halekulani, Honolulu

In honor of Oscar season, Halekulani mixologist Tim Rita has come up with five cocktails, all inspired by Academy Award nominees. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Breaking News: major Hawaii Food & Wine Festival Slated for This Fall, Honolulu

February 19, 2011

Breaking News: major Hawaii Food & Wine Festival Slated for This Fall, Honolulu

Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong have created the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, with noted Hawaii, national and international chefs, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2011. Read more »

Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Eat Local: Alan Wong, Chuck Furuya and Richard Ha

February 18, 2011

Eat Local: Alan Wong, Chuck Furuya and Richard Ha

At a Waikiki Prince Hotel lunch meeting, a noted chef, sommelier and farmer had one message: It matters what *you* eat. Read more »

Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Microbrew Hawaii coffee: Beach Bum Café, downtown Honolulu

February 17, 2011

Microbrew Hawaii coffee: Beach Bum Café, downtown Honolulu

A new downtown coffee bar serves up only 100 percent Hawaii-grown coffees, brewed by the cup, six ways. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Five new restaurants slated for Waikiki

February 16, 2011

Five new restaurants slated for Waikiki

Matteo's is back, with a cafe on the side. And the Hyatt Regency Waikiki is redoing three of its restaurants, two of them major. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Cocktail Dinner: Beggars Banquet at Azure, Royal Hawaiian, Feb. 23

February 15, 2011

Cocktail Dinner: Beggars Banquet at Azure, Royal Hawaiian, Feb. 23

Azure chef Jon Matsubara and master mixologist Joey Gottesman collaborate on a four-course cocktail pairing dinner, inspired by the Rolling Stones. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


The Most Romantic Dessert, for Valentine's Day

February 14, 2011

The Most Romantic Dessert, for Valentine's Day

Chef Mavro painstakingly creates what's been called "the most romantic dessert in the world," a Pavlova. Read more »

Posted on Monday, February 14, 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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