Biting Commentary - September 2017 September 1, 2017 Site Staff Try Smoked Coffee on National Coffee Day Today, Sept. 29 Catherine Toth Fox, Makana Market & Deli in Kaka‘ako offers a unique twist on your typical morning brew—and six other ways to celebrate this caffeinated holiday. Asian and Italian Flavors Collide in Mariposa’s New Menu Catherine Toth Fox, Newly appointed executive chef Lawrence Nakamoto adds his personal style and experience to several new dishes debuting next month. First Look: Baku Waikīkī Jaclyn Saito, A new, modern take on traditional dining from Northern Japan comes to Waikīkī. 7 Things the HONOLULU Staff is Craving Now Catherine Toth Fox, Seven dishes and snacks we can’t seem to get enough of. Kalapawai Café Brings Gourmet Comfort Food To Kapolei Jennifer Fiedler, A Kailua institution expands to the West Side. Foodie Events Happening in September 2017 Catherine Toth Fox, Drink sour beer on Zwanze Day, feast on Asian street food at the Kāhala or dine at Pai Honolulu to benefit Easter Seals. What Really Goes On at La Tour Bakehouse Catherine Toth Fox, The bakery on Nimitz Highway isn’t just making French bread and macarons. 5 Reasons You Should Go to the 2018 Hale ‘Aina Awards Catherine Toth Fox, Tickets are still available to this year’s gala on Sept. 17—but hurry! Café 8 1/2 is Now Soffritto James Charisma, The Downtown Italian eatery finds a new location and expands its menu to include Cajun cuisine. 7 New Honolulu Happy Hours You Need To Try Now Lennie Omalza, If you’re feeling a little bougie, take your pau hana to the next level at one of these seven restaurants. Foodie Alert: Celebrate the Winners at the 2018 Hale ‘Aina Party Catherine Toth Fox, Dine on dishes from 14 of Hawai‘i’s top restaurants in one night. New Chef, New Menu, New Flavors at Hōkū’s Catherine Toth Fox, Avid fisherman and chef de cuisine Eric Oto brings his passion for the ocean to The Kāhala. Hale ‘Aina Happenings: What’s New With Hawai‘i Restaurants in September 2017 Lennie Omalza, Pair whiskey with dinner at Noi Thai Cuisine, sip on lilikoʻi drinks at M.A.C. 24/7 and experience Asian street food at Plumeria Beach House. Plus, grab tickets for the Hale ‘Aina Awards on Sept. 17!