Biting Commentary - October 2017 October 1, 2017 Site Staff First Look: Chronic Tacos on Kapahulu Catherine Toth Fox, This California-based chain is bringing SoCal-style Mexican fare to Honolulu. First Look: Lānai at Ala Moana Center Diamond Head Wing Marisa Heung, Ala Moana Center’s newest dining hall houses many local favorites, plus Hawai‘i’s first agave bar. Introducing Hawai‘i’s First Locally Made Hard Cider James Charisma, Paradise Ciders started producing hard cider this year, as demand for the beverage grows nationally. First Look: Gaslamp Hawai‘i Catherine Toth Fox, Kailua’s first speakeasy quietly opens inside a popular pub with inventive cocktails and live jazz. No secret password required. 6 Spooky Drinks That Taste Like Halloween in Honolulu James Charisma, What better way to get into the Halloween spirit then, well, by getting into some spirits. Here are six of our new favorites. Hale ‘Aina Happenings: What’s New with Hawai‘i Restaurants in October 2017 Catherine Toth Fox, Mahina & Sun’s debuts brunch, 12th Ave Grill celebrates Oktoberfest and MW Restaurant is taking orders for foodie holiday gift baskets. We Tried This: Instacart Catherine Toth Fox, Let someone else do your Costco and Foodland runs with this new service. 10 Foods That Will Make You Fall For The Season Catherine Toth Fox, Autumn inspires restaurants and bakeries to whip up feel-good dishes, desserts and drinks to match the season. The Royal Hawaiian is Offering a Gourmet Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go Site Staff, (Sponsored) It’s never too early to talk turkey. Order your Royal Thanksgiving to-go before reservations run out. Weekend Brunches Just Got Better Robbie Dingeman, Piggy Smalls and Herringbone add new twists on weekend breakfast fare. Your Guide to the 2017 Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival on O‘ahu Jasmine Yi, Highlights from the festival featuring wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and more. The Ultimate Guide to Festa Italiana 2017 Lennie Omalza, Forget about spaghetti and meatballs. Experience real Italian cuisine on Oct. 7. First Look: Fish Hook Café Catherine Toth Fox, Chef Elmer Guzman brings local flavors—and, of course, poke—to Waikīkī.