March 2011


Japanese food! Sake! Taste of Marukai, Apr. 7

March 31, 2011

Japanese food! Sake! Taste of Marukai, Apr. 7

Would you pay $85 or $95 for a party at a grocery store? If you love crab legs, sashimi and sake, maybe you would for Taste of Marukai, Honolulu. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


With Aloha: A Benefit for Tohoku Hospital, Sendai (Japan), Apr. 9, Pagoda Hotel

March 30, 2011

With Aloha: A Benefit for Tohoku Hospital, Sendai (Japan), Apr. 9, Pagoda Hotel

Two dozen Honolulu restaurants will participate in a April 9th benefit to send aid directly to a hospital in the region of Japan hardest hit by the earthquake and tsunami. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Three Top Chefs in a benefit for Japan, Halekulani, Apr. 21

March 29, 2011

Three Top Chefs in a benefit for Japan, Halekulani, Apr. 21

Nobu Matsuhisa, Yuji Wakiya and Vikram Garg cook up "FOR JAPAN: Culinary Artists for the Japan Relief Effort,” Halekulani, Apr. 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


We Were There: Grand Scotch Tour, Willows

March 28, 2011

We Were There: Grand Scotch Tour, Willows

The Grand Scotch Tour at the Willows last Friday was a bigger success than the Hawaiian Scottish Association anticipated: more people, more Scotches. Read more »

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


Napa chef Cindy Pawlcyn to cook at Kahala Hotel, Apr. 22-23

March 25, 2011

Napa chef Cindy Pawlcyn to cook at Kahala Hotel, Apr. 22-23

The Kahala Hotel and Resort's next Food and Wine Classic weekend features Napa Chef (and longtime locavore) Cindy Pawlcyn. Two days, three events. Read more »

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


Morimoto Waikiki raises more than $100,000 for Japan Relief, with a single party

March 24, 2011

Morimoto Waikiki raises more than $100,000 for Japan Relief, with a single party

Iron Chef Masuhara Morimoto flew to Japan after the earthquake. Unable to be any help there, he flew back and put together a successful Hawaii fundraiser in five days. Read more »

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


Nico's at Pier 38 gets new and bigger space.  Finally!

March 23, 2011

Nico's at Pier 38 gets new and bigger space. Finally!

Nico's, the dauntingly popular restaurant at Honolulu's Pier 38, is getting a new, larger location, still on the pier. Read more »

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


Honolulu Coffee Co.'s Pete Licata wins regional barista competition

March 22, 2011

Honolulu Coffee Co.'s Pete Licata wins regional barista competition

Pete Licata of Honolulu Coffee Co. just topped baristas from seven Western states in regional Barista competition with Hawaii grown coffees. On to the nationals. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


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

March 21, 2011

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. Read more »

Posted on Monday, March 21, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


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

March 17, 2011

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. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 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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