January 2011


Bargain: Wolfgang's Steakhouse $10 Burger, Royal Hawaiian Center

January 18, 2011

Bargain: Wolfgang's Steakhouse $10 Burger, Royal Hawaiian Center

Not just any burger: Wolfgang's Steakhouse in the Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki, has extended its $10 lunchtime burger bargain through the end of 2011. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


New: Sushi ii, a hidden gem of a Honolulu sushi bar

January 17, 2011

New: Sushi ii, a hidden gem of a Honolulu sushi bar

You may never find Sushi ii. It's a new, highly personal sushi bar in the Samsung Plaza, off Keeaumoku Street. And it's more than a sushi bar, with a lively, varied menu and a congenial group of customers. Read more »

Posted on Monday, January 17, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


First Taste: J2, JJ's new restaurant in Kaimuki

January 14, 2011

First Taste: J2, JJ's new restaurant in Kaimuki

Having expanded to capacity at his JJ Bistro & French Pastry, Praseuth "JJ" Luangkhot opens J2, a new restaurant down the block--quieter, a bit more upscale, but no more expensive. The food's even better. Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 14, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Inferno's Wood-Fire Pizza, from a tent in a Kalihi parking lot

January 13, 2011

Inferno's Wood-Fire Pizza, from a tent in a Kalihi parking lot

Two young guys turned their passion for pizza into the most casual eatery you've encountered. Excellent pizza at good prices under a tent in a parking lot. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Q+A with Food Feuds' Michael Symon, Cooking on the Big Island, Jan. 21-22

January 12, 2011

Q+A with Food Feuds' Michael Symon, Cooking on the Big Island, Jan. 21-22

Iron Chef winner Michael Symon talked to us from his home base in Cleveland about his upcoming James Beard Celebrity Chef dinner, Mauna Lani Hotel & Bungalows, Jan. 22. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Waialua Hot Chocolate, Blue Hawaii Lifestyle, Ala Moana Center and downtown Honolulu

January 11, 2011

Waialua Hot Chocolate, Blue Hawaii Lifestyle, Ala Moana Center and downtown Honolulu

Here's an antidote to chill in the air: local hot chocolate with a kick of spice at Blue Hawaii Lifestyle. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Morimoto Waikiki: Good, but hardly "the ultimate culinary experience"

January 10, 2011

Morimoto Waikiki: Good, but hardly "the ultimate culinary experience"

Iron Chef Masaharu Matsumoto's new restaurant in Waikiki Edition hotel promises "the ultimate culinary experience." It doesn't deliver on that exalted promise. Read more »

Posted on Monday, January 10, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


First Taste: La Tour Café, Honolulu

January 7, 2011

First Taste: La Tour Café, Honolulu

From the folks who brought you Ba-Le in Hawaii, comes a new French-accented café where the food's casual, fun, yet seriously good. Opening 1/11/11 in Honolulu, in the renovated Weyerhaeuser warehouse on Nimitz. Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 7, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Disney Hawaii Aulani Resort Makes a Big Food Move, Hires Top-End Chef

January 6, 2011

Disney Hawaii Aulani Resort Makes a Big Food Move, Hires Top-End Chef

The new Disney Aulani Resort in Hawaii has hired Patrick Callarec, a Ritz-Carlton star chef with two decades of Maui experience, to head up its food and beverage. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 6, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Cooking Class: Russell Siu at 3660 On the Rise, Jan. 20

January 5, 2011

Cooking Class: Russell Siu at 3660 On the Rise, Jan. 20

At 3660 On the Rise, Russell Siu resumes his every other month cooking class on Jan. 20. Here's the menu, and it looks like a party to us. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 5, 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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