Biting Commentary - January 2015 January 1, 2015 Site Staff Opening: Proof Public House Replaces Mercury Bar Jennifer Fiedler, Chinatown has a new pool bar from the owners of Downbeat Diner. The grand opening is this Saturday, Jan. 31. Brasserie Du Vin is Closing—What’s Next? Diane Lee, Brasserie Du Vin owner David Stewart talks about closing the restaurant. Where to Eat Out with Your Sweetheart This Valentine’s Day 2015 Katrina Valcourt, Make your reservations now before they fill up. First Look: Mimi’s Place Lavonne Leong, A Peruvian food eatery opens in Mānoa Valley. Review: Pa‘akai at Turtle Bay Resort Jennifer Fiedler, The North Shore resort has a new high-end restaurant. Noodle Tuesday: Pho To-Chau Lavonne Leong, This traditional hole-in-the-wall downtown offers “food first. Everything else second.” 6 New Eateries You Must Try Near UH Mānoa Katrina Valcourt, Spring semester is in session—and so are our appetites. Build Your Own Tacos and Burritos at Paniolo’s Hawai‘i Kawehi Haug, Who needs a Chipotle when we have our own local version? Upcoming Food Events: Wine Dinners, Cooking Classes and More Katrina Valcourt, The best food and drink events around Honolulu. Three Great Honolulu Salads to Cleanse Your Palate for the New Year Lavonne Leong, Get a fresh start to the year with these unexpected local salads. Three Juice Cleanses for the New Year Katrina Valcourt, Check out these top spots to get your juice cleanse on after all the holiday gluttony. 5 Must-Have Mochi for the New Year Martha Cheng, In the spirit of the new year, five deliciously different ways to get your mochi on.