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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

New restaurant: Kimukatsu

Specializing in katsu with 25 layers of thinly sliced pork.

Italian charsiu at Mix Cafe

A beet, sausage, gorgonzola and apple sandwich that tastes like Italian charsiu

Scotch: The Grand Scotch tour, a quick and dirty guide, Scotch cocktails

Get ready for the Grand Scotch tour at the Willows with a primer. Not ready to go all in? Ease into Scotch with some cocktails.

Restaurants just opened / opening soon

Kimukatsu, Adega Portuguesa, The Whole Ox Deli, Real A Gastropub

Where to eat for St. Patrick's Day

Murphy's celebrates it's 25th St. Patrick's day party this year. Less boisterous options include SALT and Side Street.

New: Queen's Surf Cafe and Lanai

This newly reopened beach concession stand offers lovely, casual, oceanfront dining, with plates around $10.

New: Dash Gastropub

Billed as "upscale drinks and food at bar prices," Dash serves twists on comfort food.

No Ka Oi IPA: Rogue's private label beer for Hawaii Whole Foods

Troy Terorotua, beer specialist at Whole Foods Kahala, approached Rogue to create a beer for the Hawaii market.

Cafe Julia opening in downtown YWCA

Partners in the new venture include Lance Kosaka, former executive chef of Alan Wong's Pineapple Room.

Duck soup and oxtail soup at Ken Fong restaurant

Satisfying, warming bowls at this downtown Chinese restaurant.

March food and dining events: cheese, chocolate, wine, food and feng shui

A chocolate pau hana, farmers series dinner, pop-up cheese shop.

Ethiopian pop-up restaurant in Honolulu

Addis Ababa Hawaii returns, now serving Ethiopian food at Lemongrass Cafe.

LudoBites 9.0: Q&A with Ludo Lefebvre

LudoBites leaves LA for the first time and opens at the Four Season Hualalai tonight. A conversation with Lefebvre on what might be his last pop-up.

Gather restaurant in Berkeley, flavor tripping party in Honolulu

A final (vegan) meal in the Bay Area, a flavor adventure in Honolulu.

Smuggler's Cove: drinking tiki in San Francisco

Smuggler's Cove, a tiki bar and rum tasting room that reminds us not all vintage cocktails are serious

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