hawaiian food

Young's Fish Market opens in Kapolei

Get ready, Second City: Young's Fish Market will open on Monday, April 29 at 10 a.m. in Kapolei Commons. You can catch a movie, go shopping at Target and snag some kaukau all in one trip. Young's second location will have more seating…

Local food is back

Maybe it was when Waipahu's 72-year-old Highway Inn opened up in Kakaako in 2013. Or when Liliha Bakery expanded to Nimitz Highway the following year. After that, especially in the last few months, things have snowballed: Longtime eateries we grew…

What I found at Target: Frozen poke meal kit

What I found at ... is a series that tests and vets intriguing store-bought food finds. It’s the mainland and global parallel to KaSnack attack!, our series reviewing made-in-Hawaii snacks.   What: Authentic Hawaiian Poke, Shoyu Ahi Mix & Serve…

Hidden gem: Maui’s Poi by the Pound

Hawaiian food can be surprisingly hard to find. On Maui? Even more difficult. But I had a mad craving for squid luau, and it needed to be taken care of, pronto. Enter Poi by the Pound, a hole-in-the-wall that Maui locals rave about.…

Something new: Auntie’s Kitchen on Maui

Driving through Maui’s west side, the last place I’d look for Hawaiian food and local kine grinds would be in one of the glamorous resorts. Which is exactly why I was excited about Auntie’s Kitchen, a new poolside restaurant at…

Win tickets to Hawaii Food & Wine’s Urban Luau

Want to come to a luau? A crazy mashup luau that pairs favorite Hawaiian comfort foods with elegant, contemporary spins created by some of the hottest chefs Hawaii’s produced? The sixth Hawaii Food and Wine Festival arrives on Oahu next…

Something new: Pies and plate lunches at Cafe Waiola

Sweet Revenge and Simply Ono, two of the city’s sought-after food trucks, recently started serving their homemade pies and plate lunches at Cafe Waiola, the Kaka‘ako eatery at University of Hawaii’s John Burns School of Medicine.After The Curb and Breadshop…

Quick bite: Highway Inn Kaka’ako

Growing up in Waipahu, certain places remind us of our childhood and the joys of spending time with ohana. Landmarks like the sugar mill, Arakawa General Store, Waipahu Bicycle and Highway Inn transports us back to the simpler times. Many…

Did this: Highway Inn Kaka’ako preview

Highway Inn, the popular Hawaiian food restaurant in Waipahu, will be opening up a second location in Kakaako. With a grand opening slated for November, Highway Inn is still pinning down a date while it makes final touches to the…