Dawn Sakamoto Paiva

Cookbook: Mushroom Soup

I’ve been a longtime connoisseur of cookbooks.Given my chosen field, it’s pretty much a necessity to know what other chefs are doing and to keep up to date with current food trends.Based on what I have seen in the countless…

Christmas every week: Kula Fields

I had been following Maui’s Roxanne Tiffin (@KulaFields), not really knowing what her company was all about… or that she was located on Oahu, as well. One day, she suggested I try one of Kula Fields‘ Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes so…

Choon Chun Chicken BBQ

After the party for The Cocktail Handbook, my neighbors Dawn and Derek Paiva wanted to get some real food. Honolulu Magazine Dining Editor John Heckathorn suggested Choon Chun Chicken BBQ, since it was centrally located and was a spot off…

Hawaii: In Real Life ~ ‘The Cocktail Handbook’

Last week, I attended the launch of “The Cocktail Handbook,” which was written by longtime Duke’s Waikiki bartenders Aimee Fujiwara and Jesse Greenleaf (with bonus recipes from notable bartenders around town). I was so smitten by their cocktails that I…

New eats: Yogurstory

Yogurstory ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 27 By Melissa ChangNonstopAlmost overnight, a new restaurant popped up next to Sorabol on Rycroft Street. Yogurstory? What a weird name. Sounds like another self-serve frozen yogurt place. Yet, it looks so…

BYOB at the Burger Co.

Hot on the heels of Mari Taketa’s review of Honolulu Burger Co. and hearing it’s a BYOB establishment (bonus!), my neighbors wanted to get together and try it. We’d been trying to get together for a while now, and this…