Author: Grant Shindo

Awesome eats: Taco Tuesday with Mi Almita Cantina

Sponsored Heads up if you love tacos: Mi Amita, the new taqueria at Waikiki's International Market Place, is headed downtown for Taco Tuesday tomorrow, July 10. Mi Amita isn't just a taqueria. Its creator is Hugo Ortega, a James Beard…

Awesome eats: The Street Indie Girl wraps

Sponsored We’re excited to announce a multi-part series of Awesome eats pop-ups with chef Michael Mina’s The Street and a new addition to International Marketplace’s dining lineup. First up is Indie Girl, the healthful and fresh stall in The Street…

Awesome eats Thanksgiving: Hawaiian Pie Company

Hawaiian Pie Company was a huge hit when they brought their 9-inch flavor bombs of Thanksgiving goodness to Awesome eats last year. So guess who's coming to the heart of downtown on Monday, Nov. 20? The Kalihi bake shop famous…

Hawaii’s Best Kitchens’ feast has 14 eateries for $50

Hawaii's Best Kitchens, the local Instagram account that reposts gorgeous food photos, reached a milestone 100,000 followers and is throwing a party to celebrate. The Best of Hawaii's Best Kitchens will feature dishes by 14 winning restaurants at the Hyatt…

Awesome eats this Friday: New flavors of MoDo donuts

Last time Waikiki's MoDo mochi donuts came to Awesome eats, the downtown lunch crowd scooped up every last chewy-licious ring well ahead of the 1 p.m. closing. So we're bringing them back, this time with all-new flavors. Six-packs of glazed…

Guide to Rice Fest 2017

Rice Fest, the huge block party honoring our starch of choice, is back for its eighth year of serving up ricey dishes from around the world. This year packs in three eating competitions, tons of food booths, and entertainment onto…

Awesome eats: Ginger & Smoke bbq plates

Pre-orders are now closed, we will have a few on site for purchase. It started with a text from my sister. She was at Ginger & Smoke, a mobile food stand that has been popping up at the HMSA farmers'…

Awesome eats this Friday: MoDo mochi donuts

Our recent roundup of Honolulu’s donut craze showcased the newest places to grab a dozen. Among them: MoDo, the mochi donut specialist inside Mitsuwa Japanese grocery at International Market Place. We knew we had to bring these glazed rings of chewy, lightly…

CIY video: Hurricane-style poke

Even Frolickers have to stay home sometimes. These CIY (Cook It Yourself) videos are for those times when eating out is not an option: They’re quick-ish how-tos for dishes that make staying in fun. We love hurricane popcorn. And we…

Awesome eats this Friday: Young’s Fish Market

After a short hiatus to prepare for last Saturday’s awesome Honolulu PokeFest, Awesome eats is back! At this Friday’s pop-up, downtown lunchers will get to indulge in Young’s Fish Market’s delicious Hawaiian bento beef stew bowls. Young’s Fish Market of…

Honolulu PokeFest on 7/22: The parade of poke

Frolic’s inaugural Honolulu PokeFest happens next Saturday, a poke-licious evening unparalleled in the history of our beloved raw fish cuisine. Which is saying a lot, right? But picture this: You’re on the waterfront, in the air-conditioned comfort of Pier 11 at downtown’s…

Frolic is throwing the first-ever Honolulu PokeFest

Poke lovers, eat your heart out! Frolic Hawaii is bringing you the first-ever Honolulu PokeFest on Saturday, July 22 at Pier 11 on the edge of downtown Honolulu. Join us at the ultimate celebration of this iconic Hawaii dish and…

Claw-some eats: Preview McDonald's luxe lobster roll

Sponsored **Update: Friday’s preview lobster roll is now SOLD OUT So, McDonald’s asked if Frolic wanted to give our readers an exclusive preview of the North Atlantic lobster rolls they’re rolling out (ha! That was sharp) in Hawaii next week.…

Guess who's celebrating National Kouign Amann Day?

National kouign amann (pronounced “queen ah-mahn”) day, coming up next Tuesday, June 20, is a day San Francisco’s famed b. patisserie has been celebrating for years. This time around, they’re extending the tradition to their counter in Kona Coffee Purveyors…

Awesome eats: Cinco de Mayo tamales & Boys’ Day mochi

This Friday, May 5 is big: It’s both Cinco de Mayo and Boys’ Day. Instead of choosing between holidays, we’re choosing to celebrate both! Our Awesome eats downtown lunch pop-up will feature sweet mochi from Fujiya and mouthwatering tamales from…

LA’s Seoul Sausage is here to preview their new Zippy’s dog

Last year Seoul Sausage, season 3 winner of Food Network’s “Great American Food Truck Race,” came to Hawaii to share their bold Korean sausages at Honolulu Night Market and IN4MATION. This year they’re teaming up with Zippy’s, which hasn’t served…