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

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Rich And Hearty Meat-free Mexican Pie
Hadley Nunes moved to Kailua with her family in 1997 when she was 17, started her first year of college at Hawaii Pacific University that...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // The Importance Of A Winemaker’s Palate
Have you ever had a meal and it came out bland? Did you ask your server to return it? Was it the chef’s fault? Have...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Herbs Add Pizzazz To Low-carb Ahi Dish
Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY) is bringing a creative new version of the story of Icarus to the stage this month. Icarus Fights the Minotaur...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Refreshing, Wine-laced Fruit For Dessert
It takes a lot of willpower to pass the delectable display of mouthwatering cakes and pastries at Café Laufer in Kaimuki without ordering at least...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Pairing One Wine With Diverse Dishes
When dining out, it is rare when everyone at the table orders the same dish. Even at a table of two, each person will more...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // The Rise Of The Wine Hipster
There is a new species of wine creature. One so esoteric and geeky that you will either be frightened by them or admire them for...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Going Mediterranean With Mizithra
The basis of Kahi Kai’s environmental programming is bolstered by the natural curiosity of our youths. Marine biologist Anuschka Faucci and her team of volunteers...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Touring Wine Regions Of France, Part 2
This is the second of a two-part recap of my recent visit to France (read part one here). These are my general sentiments of each...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Sweet Way To Use Up Overripe Bananas
I love it when I meet responsible, hard-working young people. The other evening I was in Zippy’s Kailua restaurant and was enjoying one of its...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // Touring And Tasting The South Of France
This is part one in a two-part series. I have just returned from my annual January trip to France to visit some of my favorite...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Cozy Comfort Food For Cooler Weather
Hawaii Kai residents Susan and Reed Young moved to Hawaii in 1999, when Susan assumed the position of director of nursing at Kapiolani Medical Center...

Roberto Viernes
Vino Sense // A Hedonistic Evening To Remember
The bar has been set very high already this year on my hedonism scale. I was fortunate enough to attend a friend’s birthday party, which...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Sesame-laced Marinade For Sprouts
Sometimes it takes the viewpoint of someone not living in Hawaii to bring home to us how lucky we are! Jerry Pursley writes that when...

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...

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