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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

First look: Mango Days Sweets Cafe

This mango-centric cafe has mangoes for days

New: Rinka, a Japanese restaurant in Honolulu

The menu is long, at turns comforting (spicy pork hot pot) and unexpected (abalone croquette). Sushi and sashimi is skippable.

Honolulu Cinco de Mayo hotspots

Where to go for the best Mexican food in town.

New milk tea cafe: Taste Tea

Taste Tea offers mini tapioca and customizable sweetness levels

Where to Take Mom for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is May 12!

Almar Arcano: New chef at Cafe Julia

Arcano, a veteran of Hy's Steakhouse, changes the menu to include more straightforward classics

Third annual Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, September 1-9, 2013

The dates are set and chefs announced

New: Surf 'n' Turf Tacos

Surf 'n' Turf joins strip mall neighbors Bogart's and Da Cove for post-surf session fare.

Fresh-milled poi from the farm, delivered by Kako‘o ‘Oiwi

Kako‘o ‘Oiwi offers downtown deliveries Friday

Bar report: Soul de Cuba

This Afro-Cuban restaurant has an interesting rum selection, yet the cocktails leave something to be desired.

Ice cream fondue at Tea Farm Cafe

Heart-shaped ice cream blocks make for adorable fondue

Cafe Central: A tiny cafe started by former Honolulu Coffee Co. partners

It also offers Fendu Boulangerie pastries and Il Gelato to downtowners.

The Ultimate Japanese Food Guide: Goma Tei versus Goma Ichi

Chefs weigh in

New desserts at Nobu Waikiki

Created by new pastry chef Jenny Sumpter, previously of Palme d'Or

Coming soon: Shamrock'n Rye

A limited-edition beer created in part by two Honolulu bartenders, Jonathan Schwalbenitz and Joe Felix.

Bar report: The Manifest

A Chinatown bar with both classic cocktails and modern takes.

Justin Yu: the new chef at The Whole Ox Butcher and Deli

And he's bringing a lot of changes

The End: Blue Tree Cafe Cleanse, Day 5

Would we do it again?

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