May 2011

Biting Commentary

Coming Soon: 6 New Restaurants and Food Concepts in Chinatown’s Encore Saloon Building

Expect a bakery, a coffee and juice bar, a takeaway spot with sandwiches and pizzas, and a small plates concept with a bar.

Hale Aina Happenings: Keep Wining

News from Greens and Vines, HASR Bistro and Vino.

Alan Wong’s 5 Questions for Jason Fox

We asked Alan Wong, who founded the HFWF with Roy Yamaguchi, which chef he would pick to interview, and what five questions he’d ask.

7 Hot New Honolulu Brunch Spots to Try Now

Jump on the breakfast wave and try one of Honolulu’s newest brunch options.

Noodle Tuesday: Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot

Little Sheep has the best side of carbs of any other hot pot in town, in particular, the fresh, thick noodles.

Toast Bar at Manifest

We’re not talking about the dry bread that scrapes the roof of your mouth. This is a showcase of great bread and ingredients.

Local I‘a: Hawaii’s First Community Supported Fishery

By connecting consumers directly with fishermen, Local I‘a hopes to provide transparency in how our seafood is sourced.

New: Lucy’s Lab Creamery

It’s a baby blue-and-cream-colored shoebox of a shop, with only seven flavors at a time—right now, they range from vanilla to Fruit Loops vodka.

Meet Nancy Oakes at the 4th Annual Hawaii Food and Wine Festival

“If I were making a list of pioneering chefs, Nancy Oakes would be at the top,” writes San Francisco dining critic Michael Bauer.

Wada Introduces a New Happy Hour Menu

Go for refined-casual Japanese food at amazing prices (everything between $3 and $5).

Kealoha: Kailua’s New Hawaiian Food Eatery

It's everything that’s right about Hawaii.

New: Scratch Kitchen and Bake Shop

Until Scratch Kitchen and Bake Shop opened, downtown office workers had to wait for weekends to participate in Honolulu’s Great Breakfast Boom. But now that there’s Scratch, there’s breakfast for all, everyday.

Morning Glass’ New Spot in Kakaako

Inside the home design store Fishcake, Morning Glass is serving the same perfect espresso and coffee we love.

Cicerone Chat: Beer Festival, Pairings and Events with Bill Carl

What's the perfect beer for ramen and burgers?

Ice Fru’s Fruit and Ice Cream Pops

All-natural pops, from pineapple-mango to ube to cream cheese, in a Korean supermarket.

Japengo’s Kamaaina Menu: a Reason to Head to Waikiki

Because where else can you get a four-course meal prepared by one of the most celebrated chefs around, a glass of wine and valet parking for $49?

Vote Now for the Hale Aina Awards

What’s the best new restaurant to open in the last year? Where do you like to go for breakfast or brunch? What’s the best place to go for yakiniku? Which bar is tops for its beer?

Tucker and Bevvy: Breakfast

At this Sydney-inspired breakfast spot: kale and quinoa, waffles and ice cream.

Baker Faire: A Pop-up Bakeshop Featuring Honolulu Pastry Chefs and Bakers

Imagine going to one place and loading up on pastries from seven different chefs and bakers.

The Right to Bare Hands

The state Department of Health’s new rules for restaurants requires gloves for handling food.

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