Biting Commentary - December 2018 December 1, 2018 Site Staff 19 New Restaurants That Opened on O‘ahu in 2018 HONOLULU Team, Peruvian chicken, Michelin-starred dim sum, Burmese salads to stop for and an adobo fried chicken we're still talking about all arrived in 2018. Best of Biting Commentary 2018: Editors’ Favorites Catherine Toth Fox, In case you missed them—13 of our favorite Biting Commentary stories of 2018. The Top 18 Biting Commentary Dining Articles of 2018: Readers’ Choice HONOLULU Magazine Team, Openings, closings, mini bakers, a North Shore shrimp truck showdown and quite a few dim sum spots: Here are your most-read Biting Commentary blogs of 2018. Cheap EatsFirst Look: 10 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Raising Cane’s Terri Inefuku, Get the scoop on the secret menu, how to avoid the line and more about Honolulu’s newest fast-food joint. 5 Nonalcoholic Holiday Sips That’ll Make You Cheer-Hoo! Stacey Makiya, Sugar and spice, and chocolate twice, in this roundup of free-spirited holiday drinks in Honolulu. 13 Places to Dine Out for Christmas in Honolulu Christi Young, Chateubriand, sesame-crusted seared ‘ahi, Hokkaido scallop-and-shrimp siu mai, gingersnap bread pudding and salted caramel chocolate tart with roasted bananas. Go. 7 Party Platters Your Guests Won’t Pūpū Robbie Dingeman, Don’t try to be a potluck hero. Here are some tasty party platters you can order and pick up for the big holiday parties. 19 Christmas-Themed Cocktails to Try in Honolulu This December Katrina Valcourt, Making spirits bright with some yuletide cheer? Check. VietnameseFirst Look: New Vietnamese Restaurant, Ripple of Smiles, Opens on Wai‘alae Avenue Katie Kenny, Up for a challenge? Walk out of this sweet southern Vietnamese restaurant without a massive smile on your face. After Six Months, XO Restaurant Keeps It Interesting Catherine Toth Fox, Don’t worry, the adobo fried chicken is still on the menu. What You’ll Find in the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet at Pier Nine by Sam Choy Terri Inefuku, Can a college cafeteria get an upgrade from a local chef? We tried it out. Wow, Lau Lau—Young’s Fish Market Opens a Second Location in the Second City Catherine Toth Fox, The popular eatery brings its Hawaiian food and plate lunches to Kapolei in early 2019.