Biting Commentary - August 2014 August 1, 2014 Site Staff Hale Aina Happenings: Keep Wining Martha Cheng, News from Greens and Vines, HASR Bistro and Vino. Alan Wong’s 5 Questions for Jason Fox Martha Cheng, We asked Alan Wong, who founded the HFWF with Roy Yamaguchi, which chef he would pick to interview, and what five questions he’d ask. 7 Hot New Honolulu Brunch Spots to Try Now Martha Cheng, Jump on the breakfast wave and try one of Honolulu’s newest brunch options. Noodle Tuesday: Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot Martha Cheng, Little Sheep has the best side of carbs of any other hot pot in town, in particular, the fresh, thick noodles. Toast Bar at Manifest Martha Cheng, We’re not talking about the dry bread that scrapes the roof of your mouth. This is a showcase of great bread and ingredients. Local I‘a: Hawaii’s First Community Supported Fishery Martha Cheng, By connecting consumers directly with fishermen, Local I‘a hopes to provide transparency in how our seafood is sourced. New: Lucy’s Lab Creamery Martha Cheng, It’s a baby blue-and-cream-colored shoebox of a shop, with only seven flavors at a time—right now, they range from vanilla to Fruit Loops vodka. Meet Nancy Oakes at the 4th Annual Hawaii Food and Wine Festival Martha Cheng, “If I were making a list of pioneering chefs, Nancy Oakes would be at the top,” writes San Francisco dining critic Michael Bauer. Wada Introduces a New Happy Hour Menu Martha Cheng, Go for refined-casual Japanese food at amazing prices (everything between $3 and $5). Kealoha: Kailua’s New Hawaiian Food Eatery Kawehi Haug, It's everything that’s right about Hawaii. New Scratch Kitchen and Bake Shop Brings Breakfast to Downtown Honolulu Martha Cheng, Until Scratch Kitchen and Bake Shop opened, downtown office workers had to wait for weekends to participate in Honolulu’s Great Breakfast Boom. But now that there’s Scratch, there’s breakfast for all, everyday. Morning Glass’ New Spot in Kakaako Martha Cheng, Inside the home design store Fishcake, Morning Glass is serving the same perfect espresso and coffee we love. Cicerone Chat: Beer Festival, Pairings and Events with Bill Carl Martha Cheng, What's the perfect beer for ramen and burgers? Ice Fru’s Fruit and Ice Cream Pops Katrina Valcourt, All-natural pops, from pineapple-mango to ube to cream cheese, in a Korean supermarket. Japengo’s Kamaaina Menu: a Reason to Head to Waikiki Kawehi Haug, Because where else can you get a four-course meal prepared by one of the most celebrated chefs around, a glass of wine and valet parking for $49? Vote Now for the Hale Aina Awards Martha Cheng, What’s the best new restaurant to open in the last year? Where do you like to go for breakfast or brunch? What’s the best place to go for yakiniku? Which bar is tops for its beer? Tucker and Bevvy: Breakfast Martha Cheng, At this Sydney-inspired breakfast spot: kale and quinoa, waffles and ice cream. Baker Faire: A Pop-up Bakeshop Featuring Honolulu Pastry Chefs and Bakers Martha Cheng, Imagine going to one place and loading up on pastries from seven different chefs and bakers. The Right to Bare Hands Martha Cheng, The state Department of Health’s new rules for restaurants requires gloves for handling food.