May 2012


'Licious Dishes is moving and expanding

May 17, 2012

'Licious Dishes is moving and expanding

The new space will offer sit down dinners. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


Surinam cherries, jackfruit and other exotic fruit

May 16, 2012

Surinam cherries, jackfruit and other exotic fruit

The Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers hopes to expose more people to the delights of lesser-known fruit. Taste Surinam cherries and jackfruit at Whole Foods Kahala this Saturday. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


Next Food Network Star: Waimea boy Phillip "Ippy" Aiona?

May 15, 2012

Next Food Network Star: Waimea boy Phillip "Ippy" Aiona?

Aiona is the youngest contestant ever on the show, as well as the first from Hawaii. Whether he wins or not, he already has plans underway to open a new restaurant. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


Wahiawa eats: Shige's Saimin Stand and Marilou's

May 14, 2012

Wahiawa eats: Shige's Saimin Stand and Marilou's

Stop by Shige's for one of the last old-timey saimin stands, and Marilou's for Filipino food Read more »

Posted on Monday, May 14, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


New sushi restaurant: Kona Kai

May 11, 2012

New sushi restaurant: Kona Kai

Jewels of sushi with impeccable fish. Some inventions run heavy-handed, however. Read more »

Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


Food events: eat at the Okinawan drum festival, drink at a Burgundy or Chilean wine dinner

May 10, 2012

Food events: eat at the Okinawan drum festival, drink at a Burgundy or Chilean wine dinner

Wahiawa Pineapple Festival, Eisa Drum Festival, Chilean wine dinner and more. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


Is it ethical to eat meat?

May 9, 2012

Is it ethical to eat meat?

A New York Times contest has this carnivore thinking about the ethics of meat. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


New restaurants in Honolulu

May 8, 2012

New restaurants in Honolulu

Crawfish and more crawfish, La Cucina Ristorante Italiana and a new Menchanko Tei Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


Rajanee Thai: a Mililani hole-in-the-wall

May 7, 2012

Rajanee Thai: a Mililani hole-in-the-wall

Soft shell crab on drunken noodles, battered fish with curry, along with Read more »

Posted on Monday, May 7, 2012 in Permalink | Comments ()


Cinco de Mayo: Mercado de la Raza and paniolos

May 4, 2012

Cinco de Mayo: Mercado de la Raza and paniolos

Pick up tamales and supplies at Mercado de la Raza, and celebrate Mexican culture in Hawaii with paniolo raised beef. Read more »

Posted on Friday, May 4, 2012 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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