Biting Commentary - March 2013 March 1, 2013 Site Staff Three Fat Pigs and Ippy's Hawaiian BBQ, Philip "Ippy" Aiona's latest ventures in Waikoloa Martha Cheng, Food Network Star finalist opens two new places in less than a year. Lighthouse Deli: A New York Deli on ... Big Island? Martha Cheng, Reubens, piled-high pastrami sandwiches, housemade pretzels and more at this Hawi restaurant. New restaurant: Ko, in the former Ninniku-ya space Martha Cheng, Come late night for a la carte options, instead of "kaiseki" Upcoming: Farmer dinner at Cactus featuring the He‘eia ahupua‘a Martha Cheng, Three organizations restoring the He‘eia ahupua‘a collaborate with Cactus in Kailua Pop Up Alert: Chef Andrew Le’s five-course dinner will spirit you away Lesa Griffith, Le recreates his SXSW menu this weekend. Cooland: a new place for all things cold and sweet Martha Cheng, Taiwanese and Korean-style shave ice, waffles a la mode and more. Sea beans: Brighten your salads with this free beachfront plant Lesa Griffith, Forage this: akulikuli, or sea purslane Mochi and marshmallows get makeovers Martha Cheng, Bentos, Mochi and Delectables offer new takes on our favorite sweets Bruce Aidells and Ryan Farr come to Honolulu for The Great Meat Dinner Martha Cheng, Two champions of whole animal cooking collaborate on a dinner with Town and host workshops for culinary professionals and students Kakaako's FarmRoof update Martha Cheng, FarmRoof and Alan Wong team up in this week's Farmer Series Dinner. St. Patrick's Day alternatives in Honolulu Martha Cheng, Escape the block parties and green beer Want: Nobu Handroll Box Martha Cheng, Bring it home to play sushi chef for a night. New: Cookspace in Honolulu Martha Cheng, Cooking classes and a private event venue Island Olive Oil Company, Honolulu's only specialty olive oil shop Martha Cheng, Taste fresh olive oil for your Mediterranean diet or amp up your cooking with black truffle oil. Restaurants and food businesses weigh in on the minimum wage increase Martha Cheng, Most oppose the increase, while those who support it do so with a caveat New schedule at Taste in Kakaako Martha Cheng, Mark Noguchi, Miso and Ale, Quinten Frye of Salt, and more make appearances Da Ala Cart moves into Lotus Downtown Martha Cheng, Some of the items you might see on the daily changing kushiyaki menu: pork miso musubi, gyu tan (beef tongue), grilled mochi Guenoc and Langtry Vineyards wine dinner at Tiki's Martha Cheng, Ronnie Nasuti's menu will feature opihi, rabbit and a trio of game meats Mac 'n' cheese pancakes at Morning Glass Martha Cheng, When to get it and the inspiration Three New Buzz-Worthy Restaurants Just Opened in Honolulu: Ko, Rinka, Chef Chai’s Martha Cheng, Here’s what’s on the menu. What a Real Restaurateur Thinks About Finding Labor and the Tip System in Hawai‘i Martha Cheng, Kevin Hanney starts looking for staff and weighs in on the minimum wage increase.