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Five Hawaii Beers You Need to Try

Hawaii now has eight active breweries with more on the way. So where to start?

Heeia Pier General Store and Deli, a year later

What's it like at the Pier, after Mark Noguchi's departure?

Bar report: 12th Ave Grill

Salt may command the cocktail spotlight, but don't overlook the bar at 12th Ave Grill

The Bread Man's butter rolls

Warm, slightly caramelized crunchy crusts basted with butter, giving way to soft, fluffy layers

Battle for the Alii Cup: Jim Beam cocktail competition

Ten bartenders compete with whiskey cocktails for master distiller Fred Noe's first Hawaii visit.

Farmers market find: Wade Ueoka teams up with Ho Farms

Alan Wong alumnus at KCC and Blaisdell farmers markets

Best custard pie: Lee's Bakery or Kaneohe Bakery?

A custard pie taste-off

Breakfast at Ailana Shave Ice

If eating shave ice for breakfast feels wrong, Ailana offers green tea waffles and pancakes

Three chef night: Vintage Cave's next collaboration dinner

A Los Angeles wunderkind and a returning Kauai son join Chris Kajioka in the kitchen

Family Ingredients: a show that traces Hawaii's family recipes to its roots

Ed Kenney will host and Alan Wong guest stars in the pilot.

An agricultural business plan competition by Kamehameha Schools

Winners get up to five years rent-free on one of six land parcels and a cash prize.

Thai Lao in Kapolei delivers terrific Thai food

Fish cake, tamarind soup and salads shine over the curry and noodles

Firehouse food truck: food from Guam and Texas

Kelaguan and red rice, and hopefully more Chamorro food to come

Bar report: Town

The cocktails at Town are fresh, seasonal and excellent

Demolition at Victoria Inn: Moving 12th Ave Grill, part six

Kevin Hanney finally gets his SBA loan and starts demo at Victoria Inn.

Eisa Festival: Two Ladies Kitchen mochi in Honolulu and Okinawan food plates

Get to this Okinawan drumming and dance festival early for Hilo mochi, andagi and more

Where to take mom for Mother's Day: Part two

Need last-minute reservations for Mother's Day this weekend?

Puffettes, the egg puff truck, reincarnated as a Kaimuki cafe

Now offering crepes and bubble tea

Bar report: The Study in the Modern Honolulu

The Study, as a concept, doesn’t hit any home runs … and don’t most people drink to get away from school and studying?

Seven&i Japanese snacks at 7-Eleven

A new line of 11 different snacks and cookies from Japan

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