Biting Commentary - January 2019 January 1, 2019 Site Staff Santacruz Taco Co. Launches New Dishes This Week Christi Young, Go for tasty tacos, the pokeviche, three new dishes and an absorbing map of Mexican regional cuisine at this Downtown restaurant. Coming Soon: Old Pali Road Whiskey by Ko‘olau Distillery James Charisma, A new Kailua distillery is producing locally made bourbon-style whiskey. First Look: Minori Craft Japanese Tavern Opens on Kalākaua Avenue Terri Inefuku, This recently rebranded izakaya scores with Instagram-worthy dishes and a grand-opening discount. O’Kims Korean Kitchen Moves to Nu‘uanu Avenue Julie Zack, Gnocchi and Korean fried chicken is just one of the innovative pairings at the newly reopened eatery in Chinatown. Hale ‘Aina Happenings: Here’s What’s New With Hawai‘i Restaurants in January 2019 Katrina Valcourt, Throwback cocktails with a view, craft beer in Kailua, local chickpeas and a $5 burger. Tiny Pyramid has JJ Bistro and French Pastry Fans Cheering Terri Inefuku, Yes, the chocolate pyramid is still there. But there are a few changes in the move from Kaimukī to Iwilei. First Look: Feast Pop-Up at Café Anasia in Mō‘ili‘ili Robbie Dingeman, From buttery crab to hamburger steak, a Hawai‘i chef serves classy comfort food while preparing to open his own place. ChiChop Brings Taiwanese Street Food to Ala Moana Center Terri Inefuku, The hits, misses and surprises we found at this new Taiwanese eatery in the food court. 4 Can’t-Miss Food and Drink Events on O‘ahu to Check Out in January 2019 Katrina Valcourt, Farm dinners, haute Indian cuisine, a beer festival and wine pairings for all you foodie fiends. First Look: Off the Wall Emerges as Ward Village’s Newest Happy Hour Hot Spot Terri Inefuku, If the chimichurri wings don’t get you, serve yourself 16 local brews, wine, hard cider and kombucha on tap.