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Food & Dining

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

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Spicy Salmon Is ‘A Touch Of First Class’
Long before graduating from Kailua High School in 1966, Kaneohe resident Terry Terrell (aka Teresa Webber) had two life goals: to fly for Pan American...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Ahi Pasta With A Splash Of Asian Flavor
Colleen Hanabusa not only knows politics but also her way around the kitchen. You always can find her cooking for her homesick staff on Capitol...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Teri Chicken With Mango Salsa – Sweet!
Eve Yeung, a labor law attorney in Honolulu, is a volunteer and board member for Pacific Survivor Center (PSC), a Hawaii-based nonprofit organization whose mission...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // A Silver Oak And Twomey Cellars Preview
I recently was privileged to attend a preview tasting of the upcoming releases of Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars. These wines are not yet on...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Pairing Cigars And Wines (And Food Too)
A cigar and wine pairing is not exactly ideal. Or is it? For me the two rarely go together. If ever I have a cigar,...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // The Spicy Taste Of Southeast Asia
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if, when you went to work each day, you worked with close friends? That’s the kind of job Mccully area resident...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // The Sweetness Of Springtime In A Salad
Jon Nakamatsu, Van Cliburn piano contest winner in 1997, returns to Honolulu to guest star in this year’s Aloha International Piano Festival, a nonprofit weeklong...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Crazy, Lazy, Wine-silly Days Of Summer
Summer is almost here, and I’m feeling a bit crazy! Not crazy mean, but crazy silly. I don’t know if it is that glass of...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // A Taste Of Greek History For Oenophiles
I have come to expect that learning about wine has much to do with history. This day I am immersed in the history of an...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Pasta Bake For Mom’s Special Day
Evan Wojnar enjoys her job as a server at Buona Sera Italian Restaurant in Kailua, where chef-owner Kevin Ma has been cooking for his devoted...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Chicken Salad With Apples, Pineapples
Women’s Fund of Hawaii believes when women thrive, communities prosper. This group of women helping women supports innovative, grassroots programs that address factors standing in...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Wonderful Decadence In Portland
You can bet your wine cellar that when you get almost 30 Master Sommeliers from around the country in one place, we are going to...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Discovering Quality Wines At Every Price
Many wine critics believe that we are living through a “golden age” of wine. There are so many great wines in almost every price category....

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Topping Off With A Taste Of The Tropics
Hawaii’s own Patrick Makuakane is bringing back Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu to Hawaii Theatre May 9 and 10. The San Francisco-based halau hula...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Wine Experiences While Traveling
There are great wine experiences to be enjoyed when traveling. You might have found your favorite Chianti from a carafe in Florence. Perhaps an unforgettable...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Creating A Colorful, Edible Easter ‘Basket’
Colin Stock is a certified watchmaker at Ben Bridge Jewelers in Ala Moana Center. Originally from Seattle, he now resides in Kapolei and is enjoying...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // So Many Questions For Great Vintners
If time travel were possible, where would you go to and to what time? Isn’t that a tantalizing thought? I often taste wines made by...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Homemade Matzoh For Passover
Passover, which begins next week, is the observance commemorating the freedom and exodus of the Jewish slaves from Egypt during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Showcasing Italy’s Fine Wines: Salute!
I can’t remember who told me: “You go to France for the wine and to Italy for the food.” Whoever said it obviously hasn’t tried...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Fresh, Crisp Jicama Steals The Show
A native of Oxford, England, Tim Bostock has been promoting live arts events for more than 30 years. Since starting Tim Bostock Productions in 1999...

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