Mari Taketa

Digital Dining Managing Editor

Digital dining managing editor is the longest title Mari Taketa has ever held. A 10-year veteran of traditional journalism, in a past life she traded her job as editor of Hawai‘i Business for nonprofit adoption work in Ho Chi Minh City; she regards her current food writing and editing as a step toward nirvana. Mari runs Frolic Hawai‘i, HONOLULU Magazine’s digital food blog. Coming after a stint at McKinley High School’s Daily Pinion, journalism degrees from Northwestern and Columbia universities and jobs at The Associated Press’ Tokyo bureau and Hawai‘i Business, Frolic is her professional excuse to indulge her food passions. She is also excited by travel and periodically attempts to learn new languages.

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10 more days to get takeout: MW Restaurant is moving

If ordering takeout from MW Restaurant is part of your pandemic life, or if you've missed dining at Michelle Karr-Ueoka and Wade Ueoka's posh eatery, take note: The popular restaurant is closing at the end of the year and reopening…

Pint + Jigger is coming back

This was buried near the bottom of a press release about recent updates at the Ala Moana Hotel, after the part about a new look for the pool deck and a new salon and spa: Pint + Jigger, the Moiliili…

Sweet Revenge is making Halloween mochi and pot pies

Don’t underestimate things that come in small packages. Kathy Masunaga’s baked goods are prime examples of that. As the owner of Sweet Revenge, a bakery/food truck that sells oven-fresh, sweet and savory mini pies, Masunaga wakes up in the wee…

Best of Honolulu 2020

We sought out the best of everything—from local sake to seafood boil, bank to barbershop—and expanded our list with a finalist in every category chosen by our readers.