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

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Heading To Vegas For The Great Food
When I go to Las Vegas, I don’t go to gamble (much). I go to eat! Indulging is not something I do too often, but...

Rasa Fournier
Vino Sense // Give Us Dates!
By now you know that I am an avid Champagne lover. Who isn’t? And one of the hotly debated topics of conversation in the sommelier/critic...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // A Dream Come True In ‘MidWeek’
First of all, happy 30th anniversary, MidWeek! I was lucky enough to get a cover story in 1998, at the beginning of my career when...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Always A Family Favorite
Happy birthday, MidWeek! It’s hard to believe, but I have been writing this column in MidWeek for the past 19 years, and before that for...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Sharing A Passion For The Wine Life
I never thought that when I got into the wine business back in 1997 and started studying for the Master Sommelier’s exam that I would...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Tasty Macadamia Nut Crepes With Malika
Former KGMB9 meteorologist and former Miss Hawaii Malika Dudley has many talents. Malika is one of my best friends, and I knew if we could...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Pairing Wine With Delicious Vegan Food
I am not a vegan, but I do love really good vegan food. Perhaps my favorite restaurant for vegan fare is Greens & Vines. If...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Getting Keiki Started On Healthy Pizza
Born and raised in Honolulu, Pauline Sato is executive and program director of Malama Learning Center, a non-profit organization based in Kapolei. Pauline has a...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Chef Ippy Shares His Pork Belly Adobo
A lot of local boys who grow up in Hawaii seem to have this knack for cooking. Ippy Aiona from Hawaii island took this to...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Wines To Complement July 4 Barbecues
Fourth of July again is upon us, and I am looking forward to many weekend festivities. The summer weather has been beautiful, and I can...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Fiddling Around With Pohole Fern Shoots
Colleen Kimura is the owner and designer of Tutuvi, a tropical design collection of screen-printed fabric, clothing, interior furnishings and banners inspired by plants, sea...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Popo’s Chinese Feast
I had always heard about Popo June Tong, but never really knew the talent this generous lady has. Before she came on the show, she...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Barbecuing Spicy Jamaican Jerk Chicken
Dr. Renee Nagata has been a veterinarian at VCA Kaneohe Animal Hospital in Kaneohe for the past 19 years. Her caring and compassion are what...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // World-class Wines For The World Cup
I had a bout of the flu last week, so I was bedridden for a bit. Not the best of times, but I did get...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Raiatea In The Kitchen: She Cooks, Too!
When Raiatea Helm visited the Cooking Hawaiian Style kitchen, she showed us that she is the complete package: She sings and cooks! I have been...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Delicious Examples Of Wines Without Oak
Surfing without a surf-board may seem foreign to many, especially those who did not grow up around the ocean. But it does exist: It is,...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Lots Of Good Things Go Into This Pesto
Born and raised on Oahu, Nalei Akina believes it was a great privilege to learn from her kupuna about her Hawaiian heritage, and honors those...

Lanai Tabura
Cooking Hawaiian Style // Bringing Brother Adam Into The Kitchen
This week, my younger brother, chef Adam Tabura, stops by the Ferguson kitchen. Winner of the Great Food Truck Race on the Food Network and...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Cooking From The Heart For Father’s Day
Brad Powell, a champion of local theater and dance, has been the executive director of The Actors Group (TAG) for the past 15 years, staging...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Objectivity In Wine Tasting?
Can tasting wine be completely objective? As a trained wine taster, I am supposed to say yes, and yet I struggle with this question because...

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