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Grand Cafe and Bakery closed, HASR Bistro to open in Honolulu Chinatown space

Rodney Uyehara will helm the kitchen at the country-style French HASR Bistro.

KCC pilots Tuesday night farmers' market

The HFBF hopes to extend the Tuesday night market

New cafe in Honolulu: Gorilla in the Cafe

Korean drama star Bae Yong Joon opens a Waikiki cafe focusing on 100% Hawaii coffees.

Attend Zaratez Mexicatessen's al pastor kick-off party

Be one of the first to try al pastor from Zaratez's new taco cart by donating to its Indiegogo campaign

Q&A with Sang Yoon, visiting chef at the upcoming Hawaii Food and Wine Festival

The Los Angeles chef on the genius of McDonald's, and how he feels about starting the gastropub movement in the US.

Joy of Sake and Mangoes at the Moana: Two events not to miss

Pair sake with food from 16 restaurants and watch chefs battle it out in the Mango Throwdown

Asuka: new nabe and shabu shabu restaurant in Honolulu

Generous portions, variety, and a sleek dining room make Asuka a nabe standout

Hawaii Bitters: coming soon to a cocktail shaker near you

Mike Prasad and Honolulu bartender Kyle Reutner are launching a bitters company to distill island flavors for your cocktail

Via Gelato hits the streets of Honolulu

Locally sourced ingredients in gelato, in flavors such as brown butter vanilla, green tea haupia and black sesame

Regal Bakery doughnuts now in town at McCully Shopping Center

Find both classic and crazy doughnut concoctions

Soul in Kaimuki closes

Sean Priester shutters his first restaurant but has plans for a new location.

Loving Leonard's!

Leonard's Bakery on Kapahulu Avenue in Honolulu has done a little housekeeping and painting in its storefront.

Mark Noguchi leaving Heeia Pier General Store and Deli

He plans to start a new business, while his previous partner Russ Inouye hopes to guide the Pier to balance.

New restaurants on Keeaumoku

Recently opened: Raging Crab and Chutney

Best egg puffs in Honolulu: Cafe de Tim

Extra crispy bubble waffles by Maunakea Marketplace

New Italian restaurant: La Cucina Ristorante Italiana

Fresh noodles, hearty plates, comforting sauces at this small Italian restaurant

Two recipe contests: Thank a Bee and Mangoes at the Moana

Enter your best bee-pollinated and mango recipes

Coffee growers on both sides of HB280, which would remove mandatory certification for Hawaii-grown coffee

HB280 cleared House and Senate, but is on Governor Abercrombie's intent to veto list.

Manoa Chocolate shop and factory: making bean-to-bar chocolate in Kailua

Single-origin chocolates from Hawaii and around the world, all made in this Kailua shop.

Kickin' Kajun, a new Louisiana crawfish and seafood boil restaurant

Dig in and get messy with crawfish (and lots of other shellfish).

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