Biting Commentary - June 2020 June 1, 2020 Site Staff Heavenly New Flavors From 4 of Our Favorite Hawai‘i Ice Cream Makers Stacey Makiya, One includes bites of horchata-soaked doughnuts. Anybody wanna spoon? Lamont Brown, Chef and Owner of Maya’s Tapas and Wine, on Being Black and Mexican in the Food Industry in Hawai‘i Martha Cheng, He also tells us about how he created the Spanish-Mexican menu at his Hale‘iwa restaurant, which celebrates its two-year anniversary this month. Agnes’ Portuguese Bake Shop Has Reopened as a Malassada Truck in Kailua Thomas Obungen / Frolic Hawai‘i, The longtime bakery closed in 2018 after nearly 50 years in business. Now it’s back, just down the road from its original location. BeerReal Gastropub, Hawai‘i’s First Restaurant to Focus on Craft Beer, Won’t be Reopening Alexander B. Gates, Looking back on the restaurant that helped usher in Hawai‘i’s craft beer scene. Get Hawai‘i Raised, Naturally Farmed Pork for Father’s Day from Mountain View Farms Martha Cheng, Using Korean natural farming techniques—the sourdough of farming—David Wong raises about 800 pigs on a vegetarian diet without the use of antibiotics and vaccines. World of Beer Brewed Here in Hawai‘i: Blonde Ales Alexander B. Gates, Learn about different beer styles and where to get them on O‘ahu. First up: easy-drinking blonde ales that are perfect for summer. 5 Frozen Take-and-Bake Treats From Local and National Bakeries That You Knead to Know Stacey Makiya, Take home frozen buttery croissants, flaky Apple Napples, sweet mochi and sneaky-doodle cookies that you can bake yourself. It’s easy as pie. Honolulu Restaurants are Reopening Today. What Should You Expect When Dining In? Martha Cheng, Face masks, gloves, clear acrylic barriers and outdoor tables. Cheap EatsPick Up Lychee and Lup Cheong at Sun Chong Grocery in Honolulu’s Chinatown Martha Cheng, Lychee season is here. Plus, Sun Chong has all your Chinese cooking essentials, including lup cheong from San Francisco.