June 2011


BARGAIN: Sunset Menu, BLT Steak, Trump Waikiki

June 16, 2011

BARGAIN: Sunset Menu, BLT Steak, Trump Waikiki

One of the most pleasant cocktail lounges in Waikiki now has a bargain "sunset menu" every day from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Video Trailer: Biting Commentary Debuts This Sunday on TV

June 15, 2011

Video Trailer: Biting Commentary Debuts This Sunday on TV

The first Biting Commentary TV episode airs this Sunday, June 19, KGMB, 2:30p. See the video trailer here. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


The Pig and the Lady: A pop-up restaurant

June 14, 2011

The Pig and the Lady: A pop-up restaurant

What's a pop-up? A restaurant that appears for a brief time in someone else's space. Meet The Pig and the Lady, at Hank's Haute Dogs. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


New: SALT Kitchen & Tasting Bar, Kaimuki

June 12, 2011

New: SALT Kitchen & Tasting Bar, Kaimuki

Smoked foie gras. House cured charcuterie. Arancini. Cheese platters with port-soaked figs. What's not to like about Kevin Hanney's new tapas restaurant? Read more »

Posted on Sunday, June 12, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


New: SHOR at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki

June 10, 2011

New: SHOR at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki

The first of the Hyatt Waikiki's three new restaurants opened last night, and that turns out to be good news. Read more »

Posted on Friday, June 10, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Where to take Dad for Father's Day, Honolulu

June 9, 2011

Where to take Dad for Father's Day, Honolulu

Father's Day is June 19. After all he's done for you, doesn't Dad deserve a decent meal? Here are some Honolulu options. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, June 9, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, this weekend, Maui

June 8, 2011

Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, this weekend, Maui

It's the 30th anniversary of the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival--and the three-decade old festival has had a major impact on Hawaii's culinary scene. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Honolulu Coffee Co.’s Pete Licata: World Domination Update

June 7, 2011

Honolulu Coffee Co.’s Pete Licata: World Domination Update

This past weekend, Pete Licata, the Honolulu Coffee Co. director of coffee quality and barista trainer took second place at the World Barista Championship. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Da Spot Re-opens in Honolulu

June 6, 2011

Da Spot Re-opens in Honolulu

More than a year after they shut down their humble Pumehana Street storefront, Ahmad and Ako Ramadan have reopened Da Spot as a full-fledged, stylish restaurant. Read more »

Posted on Monday, June 6, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Eating at the Lobby Bar

June 3, 2011

Eating at the Lobby Bar

The Waikiki Edition’s Lobby Bar is known for its hip scene at night, but it’s actually also a nice, quiet pau hana spot away from the crowds with its own food menu. Read more »

Posted on Friday, June 3, 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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