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Food & Dining

Your guide to food, restaurants, wine and dining in Hawaii.

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Sisters Stir Up A Spicy, Sweet, Salty Salad
Sisters Lori Cardenas and Laura Cristobal-Andersland, of Aunty Lilikoi and Salty Wahine, respectively, made the trek from Kauai to share something very spectacular: their version...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // We All Can Be ‘Cooking Hawaiian Style’
Lanai Tabura, host and producer of the popular Cooking Hawaiian Style on OC16 TV and my colleague here at MidWeek, is a talented radio disc...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Last-minute Gift Ideas For Wine Lovers
Christmas is barely a week away, and I am still trying to figure out what to get for a few people. I know this is...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Chef Mavro Is In The House — Sweet!
Chef Mavro always has been one of my favorites because of the way he pays attention to detail. You can taste all of the ingredients...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Simplifying A Hanukkah Tradition
If I had one word to describe Edith Baughn, a registered mammographer at Kapiolani Women’s Center, it would be dedicated! This Hawaii Kai resident was...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // The Wine Elf’s Gift Ideas For Oenophiles
Black Friday and Cyber Monday already have passed, but I have some great gift ideas for that wine lover in your life. Wines can be...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Smooth Way To Eat An Apple A Day
So Ono’s Nathan Okinaka was born and raised right here on Oahu, and throughout the years he’s assisted several nonprofit groups with events or initiatives....

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Hiroshi’s Spicy Snapper
This week in the Cooking Hawaiian Style kitchen, chefs John Iha and Axel Colobong from Hiroshi Eurasian Tapas join us. I was proud to have...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Tips For Holiday Wining And Dining
Happy holidays! Celebrations will be in full swing, with family and friends the centerpiece of every gathering. Wine only will enhance the joy and cheer....

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // This Parfait Puts Poi In The Spotlight
Taro Brand, a Hawaii icon, has been in our lives since 1946. When you think poi, Taro Brand is top of mind. The Tattori ohana,...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Top Six Pinot Noirs For Thanksgiving
If you have been reading this column for the past few years, you already know that my top three wines to pair with Thanksgiving meals...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Leftover Turkey Salad To Gobble Up
Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, Hawaii’s premier performing arts organization, carrying on an orchestral legacy that goes back more than a century, will celebrate the holiday season...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // You’ll Want To Gobble Up These Burgers
I have been really spoiled and blessed to meet so many great chefs and cooks — and this ohana has to be one of my...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // A Few Pet Peeves At Wine Tastings
I was walking my dog around the neighborhood one day, and saw that one of my neighbors had put up a sign on his yard...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Talking Turkey With Holiday Cooking Tips
I sometimes think the years are just flying by! With Thanksgiving next week and the holiday season fast approaching, I would like to offer some...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Chef Sato’s Okinawan Ohagi Is So Ono
Grant Sato is a chef-instructor and an important part of the culinary world in Hawaii. He is lead instructor of Kapiolani Community College’s Culinary Arts...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Leeking The Benefits Of Chicken Soup
Honolulu has a vibrant vocal arts scene, as evidenced in Hawaii Opera Theatre’s recent successful and critically acclaimed production of Madame Butterfly, Paliku Theatre’s Hair-spray...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Vintners Know Which Way The Wind Blows
Here in Hawaii, we can always tell which way the wind is blowing. We love the trade winds and we complain when they die down...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Simply Ono Local-style Tahitian Salad
Award-winning Tiki’s Grill & Bar appeals to both residents and visitors alike with its island flavors, and also attracts the late-night crowd with live, contemporary...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // A Wine Tasting Experience To Remember
I have been enjoying the wines from this estate for more than a dozen years now, and yet I have never managed to visit it....


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