Kelli Shiroma Braiotta

Digital Marketing Specialist

Kelli Shiroma Braiotta joined the Frolic Hawai‘i team as a freelance writer in 2016 and came on board full-time the following year. She now oversees digital marketing content for HONOLULU and covers Hawai‘i’s food scene for Frolic—a path that started with journalism degrees from Biola University (print journalism) and the University of Southern California (digital journalism) and wound through jobs as an AutoZone copywriter and church communications director. An unabashed fan of brunch, cheesy dishes and dessert, Kelli also loves working out, travel and all things Disney. You can keep up with her adventures on Instagram @kellishiromabraiotta.

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12th Ave Grill is now Kaimuki's new DeliCafe

12th Ave Grill, a Kaimuki institution for many, was closed through much of the pandemic. So it was news when it re-emerged recently with a new format, a new menu and for the first time, outdoor dining. Once I saw…

'Tis the season: The Christmas Bar is now open at Bloomingdale's

It's been quite a year and we could all use some extra holiday cheer. Right on cue, Tiki's Grill & Bar reopened The Christmas Bar Hawaii on Black Friday, but this time it's on the third floor of Bloomingdale's at Ala Moana Center. Photo: Kelli Shiroma BraiottaSee…

We found one-pound ribeye steak bowls in Waikiki

Taormina Sicilian Cuisine is known for its uni pasta, truffle carbonara and other high-end Italian fare. But what if I told you that it also sells a one-pound ribeye takeout bowl for $24.99?  Well, sort of. Taormina recently launched Savage…

Chef Mavro is now the less pricey M by Chef Mavro

With elegant prix-fixe tasting menus that ranged from $95 to $195-plus, Chef Mavro restaurant was the epitome of fine dining. A lot has changed since Jeremy Shigekane became the eatery's new chef-owner in March. His vision: a French bistro that's more casual…

50-plus dine-in and takeout menus for Thanksgiving 2020

How are you celebrating Thanksgiving this year? Whether you're headed to a restaurant or feasting at home, tons of options include everything from traditional feasts for one to whole-family options with the traditional turkey and the works, chicken meals, seafood,…

Pau hana at home with charcuterie boxed to-go

Meeting friends for a happy hour with wine and shared appetizers seems like such a distant pasttime. Thank goodness charcuterie to-go is actually a thing. Some of my favorite boards across the island are available for takeout, and in recent weeks, new charcuterie boards…

35 local sweet and savory treats for Halloween 2020

Who says we have only one day to celebrate Halloween? We're not just talking sweets — local businesses are making a whole gamut of spooky treats, including savory dishes and boo-zy cocktails. Some are only available the day or week…

Where to find lobster rolls in Honolulu

First there were blowout weekend specials at Earl Sandwich. Then Jolene's Market in Chinatown came out with one. And now, in the middle of a pandemic, lobster rolls are a micro trend in Honolulu. Here's the claw-some lineup.  12th Ave…

We found Japanese-style souffle pancakes at a ramen shop

Goma Tei Ramen's weekend breakfast at Kahala is back in action. Although it debuted in July, it's still intriguing, not only because it's a ramen shop with breakfast, but rather the menu of souffle pancakes, spicy pork belly bao and more. These are what get me out…

Two-minute takeout: The spread at Shaloha Pita

It's still a delicious landscape out there! As we ride out this pandemic, many of us are trying takeout from places we've never been before. Kelli Shiroma Braiotta tries a Kaimuki spot known for its Middle Eastern cuisine.  Hi guys,…

250+ Oahu restaurants are reopening for dine-in from Sept. 24

Not only are lockdown restrictions being eased starting tomorrow, we can eat out again, Oahu! That is resounding good news for eaters and restaurants islandwide that have been surviving on takeout orders for the last four weeks. Officially we'll be…

Delicious deals this week

Like the rest of Oahu, we're crossing fingers that lockdown 2.0 will end this week. In the meantime, it's a few more days of takeout only and the deals, they still abound. Here's what we found. Basalt: 10% off $10…