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Ethel’s Grill expands … to Hawaii Kai

This location has since closed. Anyone who has been to the original Ethel’s Grill in Kalihi Kai knows it has been there forever. As in decades. And only there. So when I saw that Ethel’s second generation – daughter Minaka…

Something new: Over Easy

Brunch in Kailua, the nexus of the island’s brunch-iverse, is about to get even better. Over Easy, a new restaurant focusing on fresh local fare by a pair of Alan Wong alums, opens today on Kuulei Road by McDonald’s. The…

Something new: Button Up Cafe

Alright, disclaimer: Button Up Café isn’t exactly new, it’s new-ish. It opened in Pearl City in February in one of the small plazas off of Kam Highway. With delectable entrees, the cozy eatery can fill up with weekend brunch crowds…

Something new: O’bop!

I never realized that K-BBQ in a cup, affectionately known by Koreans as “cupbop,” was something we desperately needed in downtown. That is, until Frolic creator Diane Seo tipped me off about this tasty new phenom. Boy am I glad…

New menu items at Kissaten

Kissaten holds many memories for me, especially late-night ones. I’ve come here for a quick bite after the gym, stumbled in after a concert, and even broken up with someone within these orange walls. Oh Kissaten, the stories you could…

Ballin’ on a budget: Lunch

On the prowl for a tasty deal? So is Frolic photog Eric Baranda. Ballin’ on a budget spotlights his top picks around Honolulu. The question has troubled mankind since the dawn of time: where to get lunch? With the plethora…

Party pics: Yelp’s Rockaholic Feast

Yelp Elite rocked out an exclusive lunchtime feast Saturday at Hard Rock Cafe Waikiki. The event featured a tasting of new food menu items along with complimentary cocktails. EMKE provided the entertainment. Yelp's Rockaholic Feast ◄ Back Next ► Picture…

FUUD: Murphy’s Bar & Grill

One of my favorite things about working in downtown was the bounty of lunch options.Whatever you’re craving — pho, ahi poke, tomato bisque, carne asada burritos, crepes, vegetarian spanakopita — you can find in a four-block radius.And when you’re in the mood…

FUUD: Agnes’ Portuguese Bake Shop

The last thing I want to think about today is taxes.I know the Internal Revenue Service has issued an extension, so technically taxes aren’t due until Monday.Still, April 15 sends electric shock down my spine.So I’ve decided, just for today,…

FUUD: Downtown eats

For the past five weeks, I’ve been working downtown for HAWAI’I Magazine.It was a nice break from my full-time job at Kapi’olani Community College, where most of us who work there eat at the cafeteria (run by our award-winning culinary…