Biting Commentary - December 2016 December 1, 2016 Site Staff 6 Essential Winter Cocktails to Keep Your Spirits Up This Season jennifer fiedler, These local cocktails will help you brave the chilly Hawaiian winter. Bar Elixrs in Downtown Honolulu Offers Authentic Mexican Food and Chill Vibes James Charisma, With black curtained windows and low leather couches, Bar Elixrs is more low-key lounge than “Honolulu’s Hottest New Party Spot.” Hale ‘Aina Happenings in December Katrina Valcourt, Check out the latest news from some of our Hale ‘Aina Award-winning restaurants. Breadshop Finds a New Home in Kaimukī Maria Kanai, The best bread in town has finally arrived. 12 Favorite Holiday Wine Picks from Master Sommelier Chuck Furuya Chuck Furuya, Whether you’re bringing a bottle to a party or giving one as a gift, here’s the low-down on our favorites for the season. First Look: Senia Opens in Chinatown Lavonne Leong, Celebrated chef Chris Kajioka and Anthony Rush partner to cook up new twists with simple flavors in Chinatown. 12 Reasons to Get Out and Eat on Christmas Day Maria Kanai, Why you should ditch those Christmas pajamas and hit the town for delicious food instead. Get a Taste of the Best Farms on the North Shore jennifer fiedler, Red Barn Farmstand, a new food shop and market in Hale‘iwa, offers a full breakfast and lunch menu made with fresh produce from local farms. Grab a Super-Fresh Poke Bowl and Your Morning Coffee at Aloha Poke Shop Maria Kanai, There’s a new place downtown that serves customizable, boat-to-bowl poke. Holiday Gift Guide: 6 Intoxicating Gifts for the Alcohol Lovers on Your List jennifer fiedler, These Island-inspired gifts will make any local say “cheers.” Holiday Gift Guide: 13 Tasteful Gift Ideas for Every Foodie in Your Life Katrina Valcourt, Local cookbooks? Lemongrass beer? A pancake printer? We’ve rounded up some yummy and unique gifts for all your foodie friends. 5 Things You Need to Eat At Waikīkī Yokocho Maria Kanai, It’s like Shirokiya’s cooler older sister. 6 Green-Tea-Flavored Sweets to Help You Meet Your Matcha Natalie Schack, For a snack that’s tea-riffic.