New eats: Makittii
New eats: Makittii ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 25 By Mari TaketaNonstop5:30 last night, corner of Kuhio Ave. and Kanekapolei. The site of the former Perry's Smorgy is packed. Crowds throng the entrance on day one of the…
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Food and 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.