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Archives for: Jo McGarry
Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Jon Shimotsukasa
Dining Room Manager, Karai Crab at The Willows Where were you born and raised? Honolulu What sparked your interest in the food and beverage industry?...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // A Wine Dinner, Chinatown And A Buffet
If you’re a fan of Pinot Noir and enjoy the many nuances the flavors of this versatile wine bring to food, you might want to...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Beyond Brunch For Mom’s Day
Mother’s Day is a day to brunch, although I’ve always thought that dinner is the meal from which most mothers would appreciate a break. And...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Niel Koep
Chef/Baker/Owner Fendu Boulangerie Where were you born and raised? New Jersey, mostly. I’ve been in Hawaii since 1990. Did your mom spark your interest in...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // For The Freshest Fish, Make A Poke Stop
Unless you’re sitting right on Pier 38 at Honolulu Harbor, it’s hard to find fresher, better priced fish than at Elmer Guzman’s Poke Stop. That...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Miki Lee
Operations Manager Brasserie Du Vin, Bar 35, Bambu Two Where were you born and raised? Born in San Diego, grew up on Oahu and the...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Exploring A Whole New World Of Salt
If you’re still reaching for the carton of coarse kosher or sprinkling iodized sodium chloride into your pasta pot, you might want to expand your...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Anthony (Tony) Vierra
Executive Chef, Grand Café and Bakery. Hawaii State Art Museum You were born in Hawaii and raised around Chinatown. That must have been a fascinating...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Chefs, Slippahs, Whisky And … Haggis?
There’s a huge party happening this Friday that brings together some of the most fun chefs in the city. As part of Hawaii Lodging and...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Ryan Farr
Butcher, chef and owner of 4505 Meats, San Francisco, and author of Whole Beast Butchery How did you start on this path of butchery? I...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Keeping An Eye On The Culinary Future
It’s been a busy year already for food service wholesaler Y. Hata. In February, the company presented a $100,000 check to Culinary Institute of the...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Tony Ho
Waiter 12 Avenue Grilll You were born and raised here in Kapahulu, right? Yes, I was. I feel so comfortable here, and felt the same...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Floating New Ideas At An Old Favorite
The renovation of Pagoda Floating Restaurant is a study in local style. At the decades-old restaurant on Rycroft Street, there are modest changes happening that...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Carrie Honma
FO, Controller, Wholesale Unlimited Inc. Is your background in food or in retail? Actually, my background is in public accounting. In 1997 I was working...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Food: What’s Cooking With Chef Siu? Rice
If you want to get an idea of the kind of enthusiasm that drives chef Russell Siu, ask him about his recent trip to Sacramento...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Min Kim
Managing Partner, Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant, Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center When did you come to Hawaii? I was born in Texas and raised in California,...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Chai’s Bold Move; Eggs-ceptional Deals
The opening of Chef Chai at Pacifica Honolulu last month was a testament to lofty goals. I can’t think of many chefs who could close...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Steve Sue
Business development director Y. Hata Where were you born and raised? Oakland. I went to UCLA and then to law school at Berkeley. So a...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Eating And Drinking To Feed The Hungry
In recent years, Hawaii has witnessed an increase in not just the number of food and wine events, but the quality of the events themselves....

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Jayson Kanekoa
Executive Sous Chef, Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Where were you born and raised? Kukuihaele, on the ridge of Waipio Valley on Hawaii Island....

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