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Cat Chat 18: Have wine, will eat

You put a glass of wine and a plate of braised lamb shank in front of me, well, neither will last very long.So when Hoku’s, the award-winning restaurant at The Kahala Hotel and Resort, invited me to sample its wine…

Kona: Last day of eating

It was inevitable.My midweek jaunt to Kona was coming to an end.That meant is was back to work — not that I left that behind in Honolulu — household chores, morning traffic, crowded surf breaks, fast food and parking wars at…

Kona: Northbound

One of the must-trys on my list of things to do in Kona was, literally, “Eat malassadas at Tex Drive In.”I had never been. And being such a malassada connoisseur — OK, not really, but I do love to eat them…

Great Debate: pork chops at Manago Hotel

The other day I listened to two Honolulu foodies argue about the pork chops at the Manago Hotel.One preferred them with gravy; the other declared that practically blasphemy.So I decided to try it for myself.Yesterday, en route to Honaunau, we…

Cat Chat 17: Puppet sex?

When my editor, Diane Seo, told me that I would be interviewing a puppet on today’s Cat Chat, I was a bit concerned.Not about conversing with a puppet. But that the puppet would upstage me.And sure enough, the puppet — named…

Cat Chat 16: Eat The Street returns

Who said bigger isn’t always better?Obviously that person didn’t go to last month’s Eat The Street food truck and street food rally in a small parking lot at Kapiolani Boulevard. Because bigger could only be better.And lucky for us, it…

Cat Chat 14: Coffee geeks

I don’t drink coffee — and on Monday I found out why.I’ve had bad coffee.Some tasted bitter, others charred. Turns out I have probably never had a decent cup of coffee in my entire life — hence, my distaste for it.I…

Cat Chat episode 13: Bubblies

I’m not a wine snob — trust me, I’ll drink anything — but I do love my bubblies.Champagne, sparkling wine, moscato d’asti — if it’s got bubbles, I’ll drink it.So I asked Shannon Ball from Wine The Experience — one of Nonstop’s…

Cat Chat episode 12: Be my guest

Oh, admit it.You’ve forgotten to RSVP to a wedding. You’ve written a check to the bride and groom because you forgot to go to the bank on Friday. And you’ve worn black to the hotel reception.(OK, I did.)But are these…

Cat Chat episode 11: Wine-y gadgets

Quick! Check your gift list!Got someone on there who loves wine?Or, at very least, pretend he does?Then check out the coolest gadgets for wine aficionados as suggested by Shannon Ball of Wine The Experience. From contraptions that keep your champagnes…

Cat Chat episode 10: Got mochi?

What are you going to do with all that leftover mochi in your ‘fridge from New Year’s?There’s only so much ozoni you can make.Well, you’re in luck!Our resident foodie Mari Taketa — who’s probably not eating mochi right now in Seoul…

Cat Chat episode 9: No lie, Lanai

Most of you know Grant “Lanai” Tabura as a stand-up comic and deejay.Some of you may remember him as part of the Hoku-nominated comedy trio “The 3 Local Boys.” (Shows your age!)But Tabura is much more than that.He’s an avid…

Cat Chat episode 8: The great Jake

There aren’t many people I’m in absolute awe over.As a reporter I’ve met everyone from high-level politicians to A-list celebrities.But I’m part of that proverbial “tough crowd,” where it takes a lot to impress me.So it might come as a…

Cat Chat episode 7: Holiday wine pairings

Ever wonder what kind of wine goes with, say, ham or that fruitcake you got from your co-worker upstairs?Well, Shannon Ball of The Wine Experience explains the best wine pairings for your Christmas dinner, whether that includes turkey or generous…

Cat Chat episode 6: iPad, iDunno

The jury is still out.Should I get an iPad — or should I get something else? Like a MacBook Air. Or a Kindle. Or, hmm, a flat-screen HD TV with Oceanic’s full range of digital cable?Don’t get me wrong: I…

Cat Chat episode 5: Scarfing

My idea of accessorizing is earrings and hair ties I wrap around my wrist.Suffice it to say, I’m no fashionista.Which is why I asked Tanna Dang, owner of Eden In Love at Ward Warehouse, to give me some tips in…

Cat Chat episode 4: Eats for guests

‘Tis the season for weight gain, parking chaos and, of course, out-of-town guests.And these guests often want to do one thing — beside bask in the sunshine that likely don’t have back in Wisconsin: eat.So where do you take your visitors…