June 2014

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Blue Tomato Dinner, Alan Wong's, Honolulu, Mar. 23 (Video)

This Wednesday, Alan Wong presents a six-course dinner from his new cookbook, The Blue Tomato. Plus video. Alan Wong's, Honolulu.

Tasting: The Grand Scotch Tour 2011, Willows, March 25

Can't afford to get to Scotland this year to tour the distilleries? The next best thing, The Grand Scotch Tour, will be at the Willows in Honolulu next week. 20 different Scotches, food.

St. Patrick's Day Dining: 12th Avenue Grill and other Honolulu spots

Not everyone thinks of St. Patrick's Day as an eating holiday, but some Honolulu restaurants are getting their corned beef on, even though it's not really Irish. 12th Avenue Grill, The Kahala, the Willows, Apartment3 and of course Murphy's Bar & Grill.

The Cocktail Handbook, Hawaii Cocktails with Amie Fujiwara and Jesse Greenleaf

Veteran bartenders Fujiwara and Greenleaf have compiled 80 Island-style drink recipes in their new Cocktail Handbook, complete with video on how to make one of their drinks.

Sustainable Cuisine: Lessons from a pig farmer

At the Halekulani's Evening of Sustainable Cuisine, Ed Kenney of Town used a whole pig, and Kahaluu pig farmer Glenn Shinsato had some tough words of wisdom.

First Taste: Beachhouse 110th Anniversary Prix Fixe, Moana Surfrider, Waikiki

Despite the canceled birthday gala, the Moana Surfrider has free entertainment--and a wondrously rich four-course anniversary dinner.

UPDATE: Moana's 110th birthday bash canceled, sort of. Entertainment now free.

The Moana has canceled its Friday 3/11 birthday gala, but the entertainment's still on, now free. Plus birthday cake!

Three-course weeknight dinner, $29: 3660 On the Rise, March & April

Don't have time to cook during the week? Russell Siu has a deal for you: a three-course weeknight prix fixe menu for $29.

Monthly Cooking Classes, BLT Steak, Waikiki

Want to make your own popovers, grill fish like a pro? BLT Steak's cooking classes will show how, and feed you a nice lunch.

Waikiki's Moana Surfrider celebrates 110 years with wine and food gala, March 11

The Moana Surfrider turns 110 years old this Friday, and the hotel is celebrating with, among other events, a food and wine event celebrating 11 decades.

An Evening of Sustainable Cuisine, March 11, Halekulani, Honolulu

With the help of top chefs—Ed Kenney, Roy Yamaguchi—and some of the state's top farmers, the Halekulani throws a sustainable gala, to benefit the Culinary Institute of the Pacific.

Fresh, new and casual on the Big Island: Pau Pizza

You always need at least one casual, inexpensive place to eat on the Big Island. Pau Pizza in Waimea has fresh, vibrant eats.

The ultimate local-style eatery? Hawaiian Style Cafe, Waimea, Big Island

Think you know local style Hawaii food? Not until you've eaten at Hawaiian Style Cafe in Waimea on the Big Island. Tip: Get the teri burger plate.

Big Island Update: Original Merriman's, Waimea

The original Merriman's Restaurant in Waimea has a new chef, Allen Hess. Hawaii Regional Cuisine was invented here, and it's still in good hands.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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