Biting Commentary - April 2018 April 1, 2018 Site Staff What Does Michelin-Starred Dim Sum Taste Like? Christi Young, Tim Ho Wan opens at the Royal Hawaiian Center. 16 Dishes You Can Eat at Spam Jam 2018 Savannah L. Murray, Christi Young, Here are some of the Spam-inspired creations local restaurants are concocting for this weekend. 5 Cocktails with Interesting Names in Honolulu James Charisma, When it comes to local cocktails, what’s in a name? Jon Matsubara Heads New Merriman’s Honolulu Catherine Toth Fox, The restaurant, owned by chef Peter Merriman, is slated to open in June at Ward Village. Eat Your Way Through the ‘Iolani School Fair This Weekend Catherine Toth Fox, The fare at the fair is anything but fair. Locally Owned13 Soups, Stews and Bisques to Combat Honolulu’s Rainy Season Blues Savannah L. Murray, A list of the best places to stay dry and get warm with the ideal cold-weather comfort food. Nalo Farms Needs Your Help Catherine Toth Fox, The Waimānalo farm, which suffered serious crop damage after this weekend’s storm, started a GoFundMe campaign to stay in business. Well + Proper Makes You Want to Drink (and Eat) All Your Veggies Stacey Makiya, Smoothies, shrooms and swings. We explain it all. The Veranda Afternoon Tea Serves as Respite During Hotel Renovations Catherine Toth Fox, The multimillion-dollar facelift hasn’t affected tea service one bit. HONOLULU Small Bites: 11 Happenings Worth Buzzing About in April 2018 Catherine Toth Fox, Here’s a quick-bite guide to the latest foodie news around the Islands. Honolulu Museum of Art’s New Brunch Is a Hidden Gem Katrina Valcourt, Take your time enjoying morning cocktails and brunch dishes before exploring the museum. Welcome to Mama Mānoa, Where Every Pizza Has a Story Don Wallace, Almost every dish has the name of a University of Hawaiʻi or Island athlete or coach next to it—and the location is reminiscent of a baseball stadium. Hearty Italian offerings and double-size chicken wings help hit it out of the park. Jar’d Makes Salads and Juices Cute and Convenient Catherine Toth Fox, Served in Mason jars at farmers markets, this line of cold-pressed juices and layered salads is perfect for grab-and-go meals.