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Food & Dining

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

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // The Iron Chef Gets Creative With Cabbage
Masaharu Morimoto, known around the world as the star of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America, has just opened his newest restaurant at the Andaz...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Color Blind When It Comes To Wine
There are many factors that affect my enjoyment of wine. The company I am in, the food with which the wine is paired, the temperature...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Tossing In The Goodness Of Grapes
Sarah Daigle came to Hawaii almost five years ago from Maine, following her heart and embracing the aloha spirit. She is creative director for the...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // What’s Emotion Got To Do With It?
You may not know, but I am a bit of a car enthusiast. I can’t collect them as I do wine, but I do appreciate...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Wine Predictions For The New Year
Happy New Year to all! Here are my predictions for 2014. I hope it is an awesome year for you. 1) If you have not...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Quinoa Adds Protein To Meat-free Salad
Can you imagine sailing halfway around the world for six years with your spouse? Well, that’s just what Sharon Reed-Hendricks and husband Steve did in...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // A Wish List For Merry Oenophiles
Merry Christmas, everyone! Here is my list of Christmas wishes for Santa this year. 1) I wish that there was a way for everyone to...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Travis John Hyatt
Manager,Macaroni Grill Ala Moana Center Where were you born and raised? I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and I have been here in...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Snacks For New Year’s Noshing
Jasmine Nardo’s background is as interesting as it is varied. She completed her military service after serving a total of seven years in the Air...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Staying Fit While Having A (Meat) Ball
While we’re still in the midst of the busy holiday season, it’s not too early to start thinking about trying to eat healthy and stay...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Bubbling Over With Joy Of The Season
If you are as big a Champagne fanatic as I am, you love it when December rolls around. You don’t have to answer questions like...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Magic Happens At A Special Dinner
There always has been a little bit of magic at Du Vin, largely created by owner Dave Stewart and his never-ending quest to make the...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Mark Milton
President, Beverage Marketing and More Inc. Where were you born and raised? Lakewood City, Calif., and then we moved to Pennsylvania and then New Jersey....

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Holiday Shopping Is In The Cards
While the turkey carcass has barely been made into soup stock, it’s time to get the cookies and milk out for Santa. Weren’t the holidays...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Top 10 Wine Experiences Of The Year
Some wine magazines have listed their top 100 wines of the year, but I have my top 10 wine experiences of the year. I have...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Schull’s Biscotti Takes Center Stage
Hawaii’s own Amanda Schull returns home this holiday season for a small but mesmerizing role in Ballet Hawaii’s Nutcracker. She says when she had the...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Vikram Garg
Executive Chef Halekulani Where were you born and raised? Port Blair, Andaman Islands (between Myanmar and India). You have such a joy for food, and...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // The Fruits Of A Chef’s Tasting Vacation
Keith Endo is in the kitchen at Vino Italian Restaurant, opening a package of Iberico ham and marveling at the creaminess of the fat surrounding...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Knowledge Can Improve A Wine’s Taste
This is a story of the chicken and the egg. Which came first? Which one is more important? I pondered this conundrum after a benefit...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Paul Ajifu
General Manager, Hoku’s at The Kahala Hotel and Resort Where were you born and raised? I was born in San Diego and came to Kailua...

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