Biting Commentary - December 2019 December 1, 2019 Site Staff Best of Biting Commentary 2019: Editor’s Favorites Martha Cheng, In case you missed them: 10 of my favorite Biting Commentary stories of 2019. Food & DiningThe Most-Read Dining Stories of 2019 From HONOLULU Magazine’s Food Blog Katie Kenny, New restaurants, holiday brunches, dining tips, staff favorites and an article about McDonald’s fried apple pies that went viral: Here are the most-read Biting Commentary blog posts of 2019. 13 Can’t-Miss New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Honolulu to Kick off 2020 Jacquelin Kojima, Whether your ideal way of ringing in the new decade is at a cocktail party, a casino night-themed party, or a three-course dinner, we have you covered. Honolulu Holiday Gift Guide For Food Lovers Martha Cheng, Katrina Valcourt, Bring these unique food-related items by Hawai‘i’s local makers to friends and your next holiday party. First Look: Mad Bene, a New Italian-American Restaurant in Kapolei Martha Cheng, Bao Tran, formerly of Major Food Group in New York, helms the stylish and spacious eatery. Frolic Hawai‘iGoing Out for the Outgoing: An Extrovert’s Guide to Dining Solo in Honolulu Natalie Schack, Dining alone doesn’t have to mean eating alone. 10 Places to Dine Out for Christmas Brunch, Lunch and Dinner on O‘ahu Jacquelin Kojima, Let someone else do the cooking on Dec. 25. Find Honolulu’s Best Taiwanese Pineapple Cakes at Kula & Kō Shannon Fagan, There’s an entire pineapple in each box of cake bars. Taste Test: I Tried Every Dish on the Menu at Taqueria El Gallo Rosa in Kailua Robbie Dingeman, Good Mexican food is hard to find here in Hawai‘i. That's why we had to try 12 dishes at the newest taco restaurant on the island. BurgersFind the Best Rou Jia Mo (aka “Chinese hamburgers”) at Xi’an Taste in Kaka‘ako Martha Cheng, Chinese inventions: gunpowder, paper and ... hamburgers?