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

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...

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....

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