October 2011


The good kind of jerk: Jawaiian Irie

October 18, 2011

The good kind of jerk: Jawaiian Irie

Cassie Simmonds took his Jawaiian Irie Jerk food truck and gave it a permanent home in Kaimuki. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Lasagna To Go at Mix Cafe

October 17, 2011

Lasagna To Go at Mix Cafe

Good news for downtown fans of the lasagna. Read more »

Posted on Monday, October 17, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Food on Film: Choice cuts at HIFF

October 14, 2011

Food on Film: Choice cuts at HIFF

Over the past few years, the Hawaii International Film Festival has been carefully curating its selection of food-related films. Read more »

Posted on Friday, October 14, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Happy Hour at Restaurant Epic

October 14, 2011

Happy Hour at Restaurant Epic

Stop by the bar inside the Restaurant Epic for great pupu, fast service and relaxed atmosphere. Read more »

Posted on Friday, October 14, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Burgers Needed

October 12, 2011

Burgers Needed

As a downtown worker, currently eating at my desk, I just have to say: Would it kill anybody to open a Burger King down here? Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


A Different Dobash from Diamond Head Market

October 11, 2011

A Different Dobash from Diamond Head Market

Biting Commentary visited both Diamond Head Market and Bogart's Cafe. Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


An interview with Philip Chiang, founder of P.F. Chang's

October 10, 2011

An interview with Philip Chiang, founder of P.F. Chang's

Philip Chiang explains why P.F. Chang's really does serve Chinese food, and why he's so relaxed. Read more »

Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


The Grown-Up Mai Tai at Hoku's

October 7, 2011

The Grown-Up Mai Tai at Hoku's

We found a revelation—the Kahala Original Mai Tai, $11, made with Bacardi Superior Light rum, Coruba dark rum, orange Curacao, almond syrup and lemon at Hoku's. Read more »

Posted on Friday, October 7, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


Cold beer here: Bar 35 unveils Beer Below Zero technology

October 6, 2011

Cold beer here: Bar 35 unveils Beer Below Zero technology

Bar 35 has become the first venue in the U.S. to use Beer Below Zero technology. Read more »

Posted on Thursday, October 6, 2011 in Permalink | Comments ()


We want your favorite food places!

October 5, 2011

We want your favorite food places!

Nominate your favorites for our annual Best of Honolulu issue. Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, October 5, 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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