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Food & Dining

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

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Wine (And Beer) Trends And Prophecies
With 2015 knocking at our door, I thought this would be a good time to issue my predictions in wine for the upcoming year and...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Cooking In The Kitchen With Kapono
I had the chance to open for C&K a few times on the road doing stand-up comedy,and it has to be one of the highlights...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Frank De Lima Spills Da Beans
The first time I met Frank De Lima, I was 16 and he just got off stage at the Noodle Shop in Waikiki. I was...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Having A Ball This Holiday Season
The new year is just one week away, and with a new year comes those resolutions that usually include getting healthier and staying active. Nick...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // A Christmas Party Wine List — Cheers!
When is too much good wine too much? A friend of mine puts that question to the test every winter with a Christmas party that...

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...

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