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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

Best ice cream experiences in San Francisco

Scream Sorbet, Bi-Rite Creamery, Humphry Slocombe, Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous, Smitten, and The Ice Cream Bar: A tour of the city via classic ice creams, vintage ice cream parlors, liquid nitrogen ice cream and Pacojet sorbets.

San Francisco Restaurant: State Bird Provisions

If you're traveling to the Bay Area soon, check this new restaurant out.

March food and dining events: Honolulu Festival, Scotch, Belgium beers

Duckhorn debuts Paraduxx, Pacific Rim cultures come together at Honolulu Festival.

New location: Chun Wah Kam

A third branch of Chun Wah Kam opens near Ala Moana, serving over 40 varieties of local and local-Chinese food as well as an array of steamed and baked manapua.

Hawaii Chocolate Festival and Cupcake Wars

It's a sweet weekend: sample chocolates from over 20 vendors on Saturday, watch Hokulani bakers compete in Cupcake Wars on Food Network on Sunday.

New food truck: Sweet Revenge

A pie truck with sweet and savory treats.

Dashi maki at Hakkei

A video of chef Seiya Masahara making dashi maki

USDA grants awarded to five Hawaii farms

Among the recipients: Naked Cow Dairy, Hawaii Cattle Producers Cooperative, Mauna Kea Tea

New dishes at YuZu Hawaii

Among the new: lobster bisque udon and ika mentaiko udon

Dining with Mickey: Aulani's character breakfast

You gotta love Mickey to make this standard breakfast buffet worth it.

Alan Wong starts a blog

A rare look inside one of Honolulu's most famous restaurants and its sometimes idiosyncratic namesake.

February food and dining events

Hawaii Chocolate Festival, an Avocado Festival in Kona, Alan Wong's Next Generation Dinner

Valentine's Day at home

Oysters, caviar, chocolate: where to get treats for a night in.

New dishes at Bernini

New plates include grilled cuttlefish, a fennel sausage and mushroom pasta.

Five Star International Buffet

A new buffet restaurant in the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center offers international cuisines

Farmers Market at Windward Mall

Occupying almost a third of the Windward Mall, this market includes stands showcasing the Heeia ahupuaa.

New restaurant: Hosojin Japanese Lamb BBQ

A Jingisukan-dedicated restaurant (a Japanese/Mongolian yakiniku-style) by a former Nobu sushi chef.

Vegan: Five favorite vegan dishes on Oahu

Whether a sometime, full-time or never vegan, try these offerings from Peace Cafe, Da Falafel King, Licious Dishes, Kale's Deli, Yuzu.

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