Pig and the Lady

Foodflash: Pigs do fly! Look who's opening in Tokyo

It's official: After months of rumors, Chinatown's Pig & the Lady confirms today that its first overseas restaurant will open in Tokyo this fall. The new restaurant will be owned by Tokyo-based Transit General Office, whose other restaurants include four…

Food trends I hope will thrive

By Dale Yasunaga Special to Frolic Hawaii Myong Choi’s recent post on food trends he hopes will die got me to thinking. When I moved to the mainland five years ago, farmer’s markets were just getting off the ground in…

Frolic picks: Holiday gift ideas for foodies

From cooking classes to booze-barrel coffee to, umm, piggy poop, when we asked Frolickers for their best foodie gift picks, suggestions flowed as fast as bubbly on New Year’s Eve. Last-minute shoppers, take note – there’s something here for every…

Top 10 downtown lunch picks

You’ve heard of ladies who lunch? Frolic’s Grant “Chuggy Bear” Shindo and Thomas Obungen are dudes who lunch — just a couple of hungry guys with appetites for everything under the sun. The midday meal is sacred to them, a…

Watch a sake movie, then drink the sakes

In a crowded izakaya recently I found myself sitting next to Anderson Le, who flies to film fests all over the world in search of good picks for the Hawaii International Film Festival. “You!” he said. “There’s something I want…

Our Top 5: Other kine shave ice

When summer temps break records and it’s too hot to go barefoot on the beach, our thoughts turn to shave ice. That’s just Hawaii. But choices for icy relief aren’t limited to the stuff in cones that we grew up…

Something New event: Cow & the Lady

Coming Wednesday, March 25: Frolic’s own Something New event, a food celebration with a twist. Honolulu’s nine craziest chefs will unleash their creativity in fun new ways, each challenged with a local ingredient that takes them out of their comfort…

Something new: Dessert bar at Pig & the Lady

First things first: Starting Monday, Pig and the Lady is raising the dessert bar with new creations by Vintage Cave’s original pastry chef. Rachel Murai, the homegrown Nobu Waikiki alum hand-picked by former Cave chef Chris Kajioka “because she’s crazy.…

Favorite finds: Farmers’ markets

Two of our friends, Malia Hutton (@koreankitkat) and Laurie Oue (@konaish) are farmers’ market fanatics who continuously snap photos of their delicious finds from a variety of vendors and post them on social media for the rest of us to…

Did this: Hard-core natto dinner

Another Natto Day dinner is in the books, and while the stink may have faded and the sticky-gummy slime been washed from our lips, the glorious afterglow lingers.The place: Pig and the Lady. The time: Sunday night. The chefs: Robert…

Hard-core natto: Get ready to feast

UPDATE, 7/4: The Hard-Core Natto Dinner is SOLD OUT.At long last, dinner. Hard-core natto, this year’s Natto Day* feast by Ethel’s Grill, happens Sunday, July 13. And if you’ve ever been to Ethel’s Grill, you know a little of what…

Are you ready? Hard-core natto dinner

Some “weird facts” I found about natto on foodista.com have convinced me Honolulu is ready:Some Japanese restaurants even make sushi rolls with natto. — Get outta here. Next you’ll be telling me there’s even natto spaghetti.Those with adventurous palates can…

Food meets porn: Shaken beef banh mi

There is food. And there is porn. And sometimes a dish, a bite or in this case, a sandwich, exists at the nexus of food and porn. I closed the office door behind me. I needed privacy for the primal,…

Did this: A Pig’s Head Feast

The Pig and the Lady is rolling out a new group dining experience called Primal Cuts Series. Leveraging its relationship with Shinsato Farms, the restaurant processes whole hogs for use on a weekly basis. The cuts available are shank, belly,…

One more day: Aloha, Taste Table

Kakaako’s Taste Table ends its run on Auahi Street tonight, and any way you look at it, it’s been a remarkable run. Its beginning was as notable for its promise — a Hawaiian blessing, partners Poni and Brandon Askew, Mark…

Did this: Natto Day dinner

Natto ruled at Friday’s (belated) Natto Day dinner, but not in the way you’d expect. At Nonstop’s request, Pig and the Lady took on the latest challenge of the fermented bean, and where others brought the full funk to the…

Eat this: New lineup at Taste

Every three months, Taste in Kaka’ako keeps it fresh by bringing us a new pop-up lineup. I sampled the new offerings this week and overall, I’m impressed with the talent in this rotation. Onda Pasta opens each week for Tuesday…

Did this: Lady and the Pig’s beef 7 ways

I’m very happy. I just passed a milestone, one that brought an unexpected sense of wonderment, and it reminded me that some happinesses and yearnings long relegated to memory are worth going back and looking for again. Why not? I’m…

Taste redefines dining in Honolulu

Last October, a new Kakaako venue transformed the local food scene when it introduced an innovative restaurant concept. Taste began organizing a rotating cast of pop-up restaurants and chefs, creating buzz around the new dining experience.Chef Mark Noguchi and Amanda…