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Calabash and Cooks preview

Chef Mark Noguchi and a few Kapolei High students offered a preview of the Calabash & Cooks fundraiser that benefits the Malama Learning Center.Twenty guests were invited to Taste in Kaka‘ako to sample plantation-era-inspired dishes created by Noguchi and his student…

Eat this: New lineup at Taste

A new lineup of chefs recently started up at Taste, delivering a fresh round of pop-up eating to Kaka’ako. Local Stop kicks off each week on Tuesdays, serving up local style-lunches. On Wednesdays, newcomer Off Da Hook offers up such…

Our Top 5: Burgers

Who has the best burger in Honolulu? It’s a debate that recently flared up, after The Whole Ox Deli, with new chef Justin Yu, revamped its burger and some foodies named it the island’s best. For many, the matter simply…

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…

Lee Anne Wong’s Mother’s Day Brunch

For as long as I can remember, Mother’s Day in the Shindo household always meant going out to dinner with the entire family. It’s mom’s special day where she doesn’t cook or clean and can relax with a wine cooler…

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…

Foodscene: January

Jan. 4: Kasbah Events popup dinnerTASTE667 Auahi St.5 to 9 p.m.Last night of a three-night a la carte pop-up by Moroccan-born chefs Moumen El Hajji and Christopher Hajji and French-trained Holly Hadsell. No tickets, just show up and order from…

It’s ba-ack: Pig and the Lady’s haute pop-ups

The menu came out on Monday, and after ‘paiai with inamona and grapes,’ I don’t remember anything else. I booked for opening night.Sashimi with water lily, banana blossom and kaffir lime sauce from Pig and the Lady's first pop-up last…

Foodscene: November

All of November: National Peanut Butter Lovers MonthI don’t know what to do with this except to tell you, because I find it strangely exciting. Slather, people!Nov. 1: Shochu DayDistilled from barley, sweet potatoes or rice, 25 percent alcohol by…