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Coming soon: The Whole Ox Deli

Bob McGee's latest project: a deli in Kakaako, with a crowdfunded smoker.

Honolulu's first urban rooftop farm

A certified organic, 28,000 square foot rooftop farm on top of AutoMart in Kakaako

January food and dining events: rare scotch, celebrity chefs, farm dinners

Sip scotch or wines from Chile, taste Jonathan Waxman, Ming Tsai and Tyler Florence's food.

New restaurant: Papa's Burgers

Creative burgers—Bibimbop Burger, Pork & Shrimp Thai Burger—but the beef patties need work

Is coffee cherry the new acai?

Antioxidant-rich coffee cherry is touted as the superfruit du jour in two new products: KonaRed and Hawaiian Tisane.

Try this: jackfruit and other exotic fruits

Paradise Fruit and Vegetable stand at farmers' markets offers lesser known fruit like sapodilla, canistel, abiu

Favorite dishes of 2011

Fennel panna cotta, grilled goat cheese pound cake, tater tot nachos top my list.

Top 10 posts of 2011 on Biting Commentary

From Hawaii Regional Cuisine chefs to a small plates bar to new outposts of family-run stalwarts.

Goodbye John

John Heckathorn, who launched Biting Commentary, passed away this morning.

Two gifts to bring to a holiday party

Hawaiian red chili toffee and Petit Custa bears

Il Gelato in Hawaii

A German makes gelato in Hawaii. And he makes it remarkably well.

Falafel and shawarma from Da Falafel King's second location

Da Falafel King expands to a minibus in Moiliili

Shop and drop in for a bite

Lei Chic senior editor's picks for where to refuel while shopping.

New Year's Eve and Day dining out options

A round-up of places to ring in the New Year.

Country Market at Kahuku Farms

Hot grilled banana bread with Hawaii-grown vanilla ice cream and more

Update: Lobby Bar at The Modern Honolulu

Food and drink quality upheld post changeover

New restaurant: Opal Thai ditches the truck

Opal Thai has moved into a brick-and-mortar and the food is as good as ever.

Christmas dinner options if you're going out

For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, a dining out round-up

Looking forward to 2012 food trends

No, NOT donuts, but pop-ups, Chinese food, rosé, throwback food and cocktails, cooking at home.

2011 trends: looking back at food

New restaurants Prima, Heeia Pier, Wada, Home Bar and Grill top my list. Trends of 2011 include chocolate, coffee, pizza ovens and food trucks.

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