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Food & Dining

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

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....

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // You’ll Say Cheese While Eating This Cake
Amy Brookes is a cheese-cake star, in my book. With no formal training in baking, Amy makes one of the best cheesecakes I have ever...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Taz’s Quick And Easy Comfort Food
Local boy Taz Vegas of Nanakuli can cook — and he can sing. You might recognize him from the group Typical Hawaiians and, most recently,...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Sweet Holiday Ham To Sing About
“A Cazimero Christmas” will go on hiatus this December out of consideration for the health of Roland Cazimero of The Brothers Cazimero, but his award-winning...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Killer Recommendations For Halloween
The day that allows people to dress up as an alter ego and gives some just enough reason to be as crazy as they want...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Anuhea Stops In To Rock The Kitchen
I was lucky enough to meet Anuhea when she first started her singing career on Maui. Beautiful, sweet vocals and the ability to play the...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Ward Off The Evil Eye With These Cookies
Kelsey Hanson moved back to Hawaii after spending 14 years on the Mainland, and she now lives in Maunawili with her grandmother, sister and cousin....

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // The Best Tools For Opening Up A Bottle
There are as many varieties of wine openers as Imelda Marcos has shoes. Each new producer of them has its own spin on how to...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // A Restaurateur’s Local-style Thai Dish
I met Maile Symmonds almost 20 years ago in her family’s restaurant Paesano. She has been around a kitchen her whole life and has restaurant...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Stealing The Stage From The Star
Have you ever gone to a stage presentation, play or musical and are so impressed by the supporting actor or singer that they overshadow the...


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