Eating

Crazy good eats in Orange County

The “Happiest Place on Earth” is definitely an all-encompassing food mecca (I love my Mickey Mouse-shaped ice cream and turkey legs). But venture outside the Magic Kingdom and you’ll find buzz-worthy eats in Orange County food halls like the Anaheim…

Crazy sweets in Orange County

Orange County is usually synonymous with Disneyland. Though I love me some Mickey, when I’m in the OC, Disney isn’t the only thing on my mind. There are certain desserts I always stop for that are worth a quick drive. The…

Where Japanese foodies eat in Japan

By Aya Leslie Special to Frolic Hawaii Aya Leslie is a Los Angeles native who enjoys great food and Crossfit workouts. Working in restaurants for many years exposed her to different ingredients and preparations, deepening her interest in trying new…

New on Koreamoku: Chicken Factory

Driving up Keeaumoku Street, you may have noticed a new restaurant in the space that used to be Chick & Meck, which used to be Red House, which used to be Sanji Ramen, which used to be … I can’t…

Kaimuki’s new vegan hotspot: Vegan Hills

I always say, “I could never become vegan.” But after dining at Vegan Hills, I might have to change my omnivore tune … at least once a week. Vegan Hills is located along the Waialae strip near Happy Days, Top…

Moa-nalo back on the menu

As we approach the 20th anniversary of successfully cloning mice with the same technique used to clone Dolly the sheep, University of Hawaii geneticists have set their sights on bringing back a long-extinct native Hawaiian bird. The moa-nalo, or “lost…

Here’s a $30 food festival: Maui Ag Fest on April 1

Foodie alert: There is a food festival on Maui that’s plenty affordable. On Saturday, April 1, the 10th annual Maui Ag Fest transforms Maui Tropical Plantation into an impressive showcase for local agriculture. The all-day festival brings chefs, farmers and the community together…

Awesome eats: Hawaiian Pie Company sweets bento

They’re back! The Hawaiian Pie Company, home of buttery, juicy, flavor-packed pies in Kalihi, last popped up at Awesome eats at Thanksgiving. Since it’s been a while and Awesome eats regulars have been asking for their pastries, we’re bringing them…