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Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Eating And Drinking To Feed The Hungry
In recent years, Hawaii has witnessed an increase in not just the number of food and wine events, but the quality of the events themselves....

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // A Show Of Support For Snack Stress
Of all the topics that have appeared in this column over the years, none caused more conversation than last year’s commentary on sports and the...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Taking Advantage Of Lunchtime Deals
Here’s a tip on dining well on a budget: Go for lunch instead of dinner, especially if the restaurant in question is located in a...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // A Rocky Road Story From Eggs To Pasta
The year is off to a great culinary start with restaurants opening, street food festivals and creative chefs “popping up” in venues across town. Chai...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Chef Profeta Pops Up For Valentine’s Day
If you could think of a way to test out a new restaurant, try some conceptually different dishes and generally dip your toes into the...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // All Kinds Of Romantic Places For Valentine’s
I was thinking of writing about Valentine’s Day from a food perspective when it occurred to me that there are so many different ways to...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Fine-dining Fun In Oceanside Elegance
You might think that a visit to Azure, the finedining restaurant at The Royal Hawaiian, would be something of a stuffy affair. The grand Moroccan-inspired...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // By The Glass At Vintage Cave; New Zagat
I had an unexpected tour of Vintage Cave last week. Charlie Yoshida, the general manager, was kind enough to walk and talk me through the...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Pairing Comfort Food And Fine Wines
When Rodney Uyehara moved from Waikiki to Chinatown to open HASR Bistro, he imagined he’d be trading his fine-dining menu for something a little more...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Chinese New Year At The Mandalay
Just when you thought plates of exquisite entrees, desserts and endless days of celebration were over, Chinese New Year approaches. Sunday, Feb. 10, is a...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Food And Bar Trends In The New Year
As the holidays wind down and expectations for the new year ramp up, it might come as good news to know we are headed into...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // The Sweet Side Of Holiday Celebrations
I hugged the children a little tighter the other weekend, remembering what’s really important. Passing up the opportunity to spend time at the malls doing...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Crazy For Crustaceans At Willows’ Karai
Leave it to me to have lunch at Karai Crab on one of the busiest days of the year. Who knew 12.12.12 was such a...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Bidding Aloha To Beloved Chef Nic Sayada
Amid the holiday festivities comes sad news for the food and beverage industry as longtime Hawaii resident and well-loved executive chef at Il Lupino Nic...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // A Gift Everyone On Your List Will Love
Technically there isn’t a Black Friday for restaurants, although it might be a pretty good idea. Imagine if holiday gifting could be done in a...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Six Weeks Later, A Whole New Pagoda
If it’s been a while since you last visited the Pagoda Restaurant, you may not recognize the place. But you’re sure to like it. And...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // A Sweet Idea For Thanksgiving
I’ve discovered another trick to making Thanksgiving easier than ever – have someone else make dessert. If you read this column regularly, then you’ll know...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // It’s Time To Check Out Hunger In Hawaii
Grocery store shelves are already packed with boxes of stuffing and cans of pumpkin pie mix, and that means it’s time for the annual Check...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Talkin’ Thanksgiving Turkey Take-out
Maybe its because I’m from a place where the fourth Thursday in November is no different from any other cold and rainy autumn day, but...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Lunch At Stage, Chocolate And Foodie Gifts
When Stage Restaurant opened five years ago within the impressive Honolulu Design Center, there were those who doubted it would last more than a season....


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