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Jo McGarry
Table Talk // McCully Shopping Center A Dining Haven
McCully Shopping Center always has had more than its fair share of excellent restaurants. Celebrating its diversity and dozens of different culinary styles, the center...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // It Takes A Village To Support 4-H Program
Hilton Hawaiian Village takes supporting the local community seriously, especially when it comes to food. From locally grown tomatoes in its luau’s lomi salmon to...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Going To Auntie’s For Comfort Food
For chefs, menu changes are an opportunity to broaden horizons and remain creatively connected to their art. For customers, the change usually just means their...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // ‘Bizarre Foods’ Comes To Hawaii
Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods America heads to Hawaii this week, sending popular host and lifetime foodie Andrew Zimmern in search of some of the best...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Catch Copper River Salmon At 3660
Copper River Red Salmon appear once a year in Hawaii, as a handful of restaurants bring in the Alaskan delicacy for a period that lasts...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Good to Grill’s New Lunch Specials
When Good to Grill owner Jason Kim stands in line for lunch at his Kapahulu restaurant, he’s happy to hear what fellow diners have to...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Not Your Ordinary Summer Barbecue
The aroma of summer barbecue is drifting from Halekulani onto the shores of Waikiki each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evening as executive chef Vikram Garg...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Shirokiya’s Yataimura; A Mondavi Dinner
Hot on the heels of a recent column about the excellence of our Honolulu bakers comes news of another bakery about to open in Shirokiya...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // The Exquisite Fun Of Japanese Nabe
I meant to take a lot more photographs during lunch at Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant than I did. Hot pot dishes photograph beautifully: the colors...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Great Bakers; Sekiya’s Longtime Success
The quality of bakers in Honolulu continues to reach new heights. I remember first coming to Hawaii 20 years ago and not being able to...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Improving The Level Of Restaurant Service
Last night during dinner, I got up twice to get our boys water, went in search of bread and butter, and as the stack of...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // A Wine Dinner, Chinatown And A Buffet
If you’re a fan of Pinot Noir and enjoy the many nuances the flavors of this versatile wine bring to food, you might want to...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Beyond Brunch For Mom’s Day
Mother’s Day is a day to brunch, although I’ve always thought that dinner is the meal from which most mothers would appreciate a break. And...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // For The Freshest Fish, Make A Poke Stop
Unless you’re sitting right on Pier 38 at Honolulu Harbor, it’s hard to find fresher, better priced fish than at Elmer Guzman’s Poke Stop. That...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Exploring A Whole New World Of Salt
If you’re still reaching for the carton of coarse kosher or sprinkling iodized sodium chloride into your pasta pot, you might want to expand your...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Chefs, Slippahs, Whisky And … Haggis?
There’s a huge party happening this Friday that brings together some of the most fun chefs in the city. As part of Hawaii Lodging and...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Keeping An Eye On The Culinary Future
It’s been a busy year already for food service wholesaler Y. Hata. In February, the company presented a $100,000 check to Culinary Institute of the...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Floating New Ideas At An Old Favorite
The renovation of Pagoda Floating Restaurant is a study in local style. At the decades-old restaurant on Rycroft Street, there are modest changes happening that...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Food: What’s Cooking With Chef Siu? Rice
If you want to get an idea of the kind of enthusiasm that drives chef Russell Siu, ask him about his recent trip to Sacramento...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Chai’s Bold Move; Eggs-ceptional Deals
The opening of Chef Chai at Pacifica Honolulu last month was a testament to lofty goals. I can’t think of many chefs who could close...


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