February 2014

Biting Commentary

Noodle Tuesday: DK Kodama's crab truffle ramen

Inspired by a package of instant ramen and a block of truffle butter

UH undefeated in tailgate parties

Tailgating at Aloha Stadium

Surf and Turf: Sea to Me and Taste of the Hawaiian Range

Two food events to highlight land and sea

Drink like it's 1947: cocktail recipes from Hawaii before statehood

Lei Day, Paradise of the Pacific, Hawaiian Moonlight: our cocktail writer tries out cocktail recipes from Hawaii in 1947

Coming soon: the 30th annual Hale Aina Awards

Get your tickets now for our annual awards gala

Primo Popcorn in Honolulu: move over hurricane popcorn and get ready for the tsunami

130 flavors and counting, including haole, raging crab and prime rib

Highlights from Cochon Island

The first ever offshoot of Cochon555 in Hawaii

News flash: Cocina going into The Whole Ox

Quinten Frye gets permanent digs for his Mexican street food

Durian anyone? Mooncakes in Honolulu for Moon Festival 2013

Sing Cheong Yuan bakery in Chinatown carries more than 20 mooncake varieties, including mochi-wrapped with mango and, yup, durian.

Hale Aina Happenings: the return of salt-baked onaga

Keith Endo's local catch, and Colin Hazama's dinner under the full moon at Sheraton Waikiki

New: Kan Zaman, a Moroccan and Lebanese restaurant in Honolulu

Kamal Jemmari and Youssef Dakroub, previously owners of Shogunai and Extreme Tacos, team up. But don't expect tacos.

Honolulu Beerworks: opening a craft brewery, part one

A new craft brewery in Kakaako hopes to fill the Oahu brewery void.

New restaurant: Park at the Aqua Lotus Honolulu

It promises a seasonally-changing, modern Mediterranean menu

Kyle Reutner's top ten drinks to try now

One of Honolulu's best barmen shares his list of favorite drinks. Surprise! Not all of them are alcoholic.

Cochon Island: 5 pigs, 5 chefs

Coming to the Big Island September 21

New: Lawson Station on Kapiolani

The first Lawson Station opens outside of Waikiki. Think ABC meets 7-Eleven Hawaii with a distinct Japanese twist.

Hawaii Food and Wine Festival 2013: The big finale

Uni, paiai, Girls Got Game and the fireworks finale

Hawaii Food and Wine Festival 2013: Highlights from Under the Modern Moon

Under the Modern Moon, the opening gala at The Modern, was as stylish and swanky as ever, the sold-out event filled with food fans and celebrity chefs.

Glenn Chu on Indigo's closing

Chu reflects on starting the restaurant that launched the Chinatown revival, the good days, the mistakes made and his future plans

Moving 12th Ave Grill, the final stretch

Part nine: wrapping up the inspections, sign permits and liquor license

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