March 2014

Biting Commentary

New: GRYLT, Manoa Marketplace

Looking for a healthy plate lunch? GRYLT has one, though may we suggest you skip the plates and go to sandwiches.

Upcoming: Chopsticks & Wine, Oct. 5

The annual wine and food fundraiser for the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 10th anniversary in October.

Dining Disaster, or How I Ended Up with Pizza for Supper

Our attempt to eat at JJ's new Le Cacao Bistro resulted in ... well, nothing more than an hour sitting at an empty table.

Heidi Peterson Barrett Wine Dinner, Wolfgang's Steakhouse, Aug 8

There are only 20 places at the table when the First Lady of Napa Wine, Heidi Peterson Barrett, visits Wolfgang's Steakhouse, Aug. 8

Eat This Now: Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms, Vino

It's the perfect summer appetizer, zucchini blossoms stuffed with housemade ricotta--light, delicious and in season for a week or two.

Got $1,000 for dinner? Tix for Hawaii Food & Wine Festival now on sale.

The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is bringing 30 international chefs for three signature events, Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Tickets on sale.

Top Japanese Pastry Chef To Bring Art of Dessert to Halekulani, Aug. 6-7

An award-winning Japanese pastry chef, Kanjiro Mochizuki, is bringing his finesse with Japanese pastry to the Halekulani for a demonstration and desserts.

Madre: Artisanal Chocolate, from Kailua, Oahu

Two young scholar-entrepreneurs are working at making Hawaii a center for artisanal craft chocolate, from bean to bar.

Dare to Drink Pink: Rose Tasting, Vino, Aug. 3

Pink wines aren't in fashion, but they're perfect for Hawaii summers and Hawaii food. Chuck Furuya has assembled six of the best roses in the world for this tasting, Aug. 3

Looking for Honolulu's Most Inspired Bartender

A dozen Honolulu bartenders came up with their most inspired drink for the Bombay Sapphire & GQ Magazine Most Inspired Bartender Contest.

Taste Wine Like a Pro: Original Roy's, Hawaii Kai, Aug. 11

It's your chance to attend an industry-style wine tasting, with more than 100 wines from 21 wineries, plus winemakers and winery reps. Roy's Hawaii Kai.

TV Correction: If the tree grows in Kona, it's Kona Coffee

We'd like to make a correction to something that aired on the Hawaii Coffee Episode of Biting Commentary TV.

The Joy of Pancakes: Boots & Kimo's, Kailua

Why would people stand in line for more than an hour to eat breakfast? The answer may be the pancakes at Boots & Kimo's, Kailua.

Upcoming on Biting Commentary TV: Coffee Cupping at Beach Bum Cafe

The final episode of Biting Commentary TV is all about Hawaii Coffee. Including a coffee cupping with Dennis McQuoid at Honolulu's Beach Bum Cafe.

Be Your Own Dining Critic: Vote in this year's Hale Aina Awards

Long before blogs, Yelp and Facebook, HONOLULU Magazine realized that the best dining information came from the customers of restaurants.

Promised Pleasures: Upcoming Dinners and Wine Events

Summer doldrums got you down? Here are a half dozen Honolulu events to keep you fed and happy.

Farmers' Market Brunch: Royal Hawaiian Hotel

It's brunch and a trip to the Farmers' Market both, at the Royal Hawaiian's locally sourced brunch, once a month. And it's fun.

The Great $8 Lunch: Soul de Cuba, downtown

You have to order the chili and the rice separately, but it's one of the great downtown lunches at Soul de Cuba.

Malaysian Fast Food for Honolulu?

SugarBun, the biggest Malaysian fast-food chain, is eyeing an eatery in the university area.

In the Kitchen with Ed Kenney: Upcoming TV

Biting Commentary cooks with Ed Kenney of Town and Downtown, and manages for once not to cut himself. Coming on TV Sunday.

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