March 2011


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

March 16, 2011

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. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


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

March 15, 2011

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. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Sustainable Cuisine: Lessons from a pig farmer

March 14, 2011

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. Read more »

Posted on Monday, March 14, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


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

March 11, 2011

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. Read more »

Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


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

March 10, 2011

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! Read more »

Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


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

March 9, 2011

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. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Monthly Cooking Classes, BLT Steak, Waikiki

March 8, 2011

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. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


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

March 7, 2011

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. Read more »

Posted on Monday, March 7, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


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

March 4, 2011

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. Read more »

Posted on Friday, March 4, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


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

March 3, 2011

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. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, March 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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