Biting Commentary

Cactus Bistro: First Look

John Memering, previously the executive chef of Kalapawai Cafe, has opened Cactus Bistro, featuring Latin American flavors

New food truck: Aloha Bowls

Serving up new variations of acai bowls

New restaurants/Coming soon/Closed

New: Katsu, Sakura Terrace. Coming soon: Monkeypod Kitchen comes to Oahu, Pint and Jigger

GreenWheel Food Hub's pop-up farmers market

Aiming to bring locally-grown food to low-income communities

Haleiwa Farmers Market asked to vacate

The State Department of Transportation cites statute: "Vending from highways is prohibited."

John Heckathorn Memorial Cocktail Fundraiser

Money raised during the night will be donated to a scholarship fund in John's name at HPU

New restaurant: Yaki Yaki Miwa

Okonomiyaki in many varieties, even a gluten-free option.

New Portuguese restaurant: Adega

Serving Portuguese classics and more.

Easter egg hunt in your cocktail

Add egg whites to your Easter cocktail for frothy fun.

Taste of the Nation: Hawaii

A tasting event to raise $50,000 for The Hawaii Foodbank and ‘AINA In Schools, a program of the Kokua Hawaii Foundation.

Food events and industry news

Taste of Waialua, 2-for-1 at Stage, The Blue Tomato wins an IACP cookbook award.

Daniel Skurnick's pop up dinner

Notes on the dinner and an appendix by Skurnick with recipes, picture, inspiration, and design

Don Q cocktail competition at Bar 35

Roxanne Siebert of Manifest beats out other competitors to go to the Manhattan Cocktail Classic

New restaurant/pub on Kauai: The Feral Pig

Dave Power, formerly bar manager at Town, opens a pub in Lihue

New in Lahaina: Sure Thing Burger

A burger stand by two-Michelin-starred chef, Josiah Citrin

The Whole Ox Deli and Malama Farm

Biting Commentary goes from the Whole Ox Deli opening to the source: Malama Farm

Big Island Updates: Allen's Table and Big Island Brewhaus

Allen Hess, previously chef de cuisine at Merriman's Waimea, opens Allen's Table; Thomas Kerns, former brewmaster of Maui Brewing Co., starts Big Island Brewhaus

Big Island: Monstera Sushi

The Chuck Norris roll and the tuna tataki, as featured in the 2011 HONOLULU Magazine restaurant guide.

Big Island: 50s Highway Fountain

The perfect pit stop with diner classics

Upcoming food and dining events

Whole Foods Kailua preview, pop-up by Daniel Skurnick at Prima, Arabian Nights

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