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A Visit to Kahuku's Ho Farms with Alan Wong

The Ho family turns out eight kinds of baby tomatoes on its modern, Kahuku Farm. Been to a good restaurant lately? You've probably eaten Ho Farms tomatoes.

Vegan & Tasty: Peace Cafe, S. King St., Honolulu

People are always asking me for vegan options. Here's one where the food's good enough to eat even if you're not vegan.

Grazing Fun: L'Ulu at Leeward Community College

Leeward Community College's culinary program once again throws a successful gala, rain or no rain.

Biting Commentary on TV! Premieres June 19, KGMB

Biting Commentary's culinary adventures are now branching out to TV. First stop: Cooking at Alan Wong's. And getting scolded.

New Shrimp Truck in Town: Bluewater Blue Water Shrimp & Seafood, Ward Center

Shrimp truck in the middle of town! Blue Water Shrimp and Seafood opens a truck at Ward Center.

Eat This Now: Bacon Doughnut Dessert, Morimoto

Bacon doughnut and bacon ice cream, not to mention tobacco cream and whiskey gelee. It's called Breakfast of Champions, but it's an off-the-menu dessert at Morimoto Waikiki.

Where to take Mom for Mother's Day, Part II

Time is ticking down. Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 8. We've already brought you some Honolulu Mothers Day options, here's Part II.

Where to take Mom for Mother's Day: Some Honolulu Options

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 8. You didn't forget, did you? Here are some Honolulu restaurants where you can treat your mom to a good meal.

Sweet Onion Time: Maui Onion Festival, May 7, Kaanapali, Maui

It's all things onion at the 22nd annual Maui Onion Festival, Whalers Village, Kaanapali, Maui, May 7. Don't miss the onion rings.

New Italian Restaurant: Bernini Honolulu

On a side street near Ala Moana Center is a new Italian restaurant, from a focused Japanese chef. Wait till you taste the pizza.

New Downtown Bento: Umami Cafe

It bills itself as a Japanese coffee bar. Really, the new Umami Cafe is downtown Honolulu's fanciest bento parlor. Great prices, good bentos.

Napa Comes to Hawaii: Mustards Grill Dinner, Kahala Food & Wine Classic

Napa's hometown hero, chef Cindy Pawlcyn, came to the Kahala Food & Wine Classic last weekend, and the results were uneven, but well worth eating.

Calling all Golfing Foodies: Hale Aina Golf Tournament, Apr. 25

Chefs love golf. Many of our town's award-winning chefs will be competing in the 13th Hale Aina Ohana Charity Golf Tournament is Monday, Apr. 25, at the Kapolei Golf Course. A few slots are left if you wish to join them.

Hawaii's Other Coffee: Ka'u Coffee Festival, May 14-15

Ka'u on the Big Island has begun to grow world-class coffee, and it celebrates with a two-day Coffee Festival next month. You can win a trip.

Opus One Dinner, Four Seasons Maui, May 6

This counts as a special occasion. Five vintages of Opus One, at a four course dinner under the stars on an oceanfront lawn. Four Seasons Maui, May 6

Dumpling Heaven: Jin Din Rou, Honolulu

It's new, it's stylish and it's Honolulu's home for Xiao Long Bao, Shanghai Soup Dumplings. At Jin Din Rou, they even come with instructions.

Who Knew? Zippy's, Home of Local Beef

Zippy's has become a major supporter of the local beef industry, using more than 24,000 pounds of grass-fed Hawaii beef a month in burgers alone.

Coming Attractions: Hawaii Wine & Food Festival, May 20-21

We're big fans of the Hawaii Wine & Food Festival, which has three major events coming to Ko Olina in May. Plus Anne Burrell, plus music, plus swimwear fashions.

Scottish Tax Day Beer Dinner?! Du Vin, downtown Honolulu, Apr. 15

We still don't understand Scottish beer taxes, but this month's Hops & Grinds beer dinner looks intriguing: Scottish beer and contemporary takes on Scottish classics.

Lei Day for Japan: Chef Chai Chaowasaree's major fundraiser, May 1, Aloha Tower

Chef Chai Chaowasaree has pulled together a gala fundraiser for Japan, with 20 of the Islands' best chefs, wine and entertainment headlined by Kealii Reichel.

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