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Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Foodie Deals, Classes And An Oyster Fest
If the sight of Halloween decorations already has you planning Thanksgiving dinner, then it’s not too early to start on your holiday shopping list. I’m...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Saying Aloha To Aoki’s
As we headed home from a trip to the North Shore last weekend, we stopped at Aoki’s for shave ice, and I enjoyed watching my...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Seafood Festivals; Chopsticks And Wine
It was a fabulous weekend for fish. Well, for fish lovers, at least. With festivities in full swing at Turtle Bay – the annual Seafood...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // New Saturday Brunch; Wellness Workshop
One rainy, cool Saturday afternoon last fall we happened to be in Chinatown, and I decided to take the boys to Brasserie Du Vin for...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Whole Hog And Master Sommeliers
Kicking off with the world-class Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, the month also saw the inaugural Hawaii Agriculture Conference held at the Hawaii Convention Center,...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Glamour To Simplicity In Island Dining
It’s back to business as usual for foodies after the extraordinary events of last weekend’s second Hawaii Food and Wine Fest. From $1,000-per-head dinners at...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Getting Salty Is So Tasty; Going Korean
Laura Cristobal was a bit of a salty kid. “I made my first salt seasoning when I was about 11 years old,” says the founder...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Bringing Bacon To The Culinary Forefront
Bacon is becoming something of a superstar on local menus. No longer relegated to the breakfast plate, bacon, which has been a star attraction for...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // A Taco Showdown For Top Chefs
At the upcoming Food and Wine Festival (Sept. 6-9) I’m anticipating that the most-talked-about event of the four-day food and beverage extravaganza will be “Streets...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Pairing Local Brews With Comfort Food
The first meeting of the Hawaii Homebrewers Association took place in 1994. It was a modest gathering of devoted hopheads who shared home-brewed beers, camaraderie...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Calling All Home Cooks; A Toast To Bob
We are a humble group of home cooks in Hawaii, always ready to praise the efforts of those who put their best food forward, while...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Zippy’s Steps Up To The Farm-fresh Plate
I was fortunate last year to be invited to host a forum with local chefs, foodies, farmers and educators on local food and the sustainability...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // The Joys Of A Meal With Conversation
I was intrigued by a recent Star-Advertiser story on mindful eating, the Zen-like art of focusing on food one mouthful at a time. But after...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // A Bit Of Portugal In Downtown
When Adega restaurant owner Trigo da Silva came to Hawaii five years ago, he thought he might be reporting on the news, not making it....

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Italian Cuisine With An Island Touch
When Rodhel Ibay was working at Rio Las Vegas and The Palms, he’d order produce from Hawaii as often as he could. “I would be...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // A Favorite For Korean-style Comfort Food
These are interesting times in the restaurant business. Yes, it’s still an industry with low profit margins and rising costs, and it may be even...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // The Isles’ Finest Dining Rooms, Views
All dining rooms are not created equal. Some reflect the outstanding beauty of Hawaii more than others, and it only takes a trip to our...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Five Years Of Noshing At Nobu Waikiki
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa celebrates five years at Waikiki Parc Hotel this month with a menu that offers a taste of some of his best-known signature...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Some Steakhouse Alternatives For Dad
It’s funny how we let our food define us. On Mother’s Day we generally head for brunches and lunches filled with salads and special desserts,...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Summertime Sipping And Noshing
After a couple of years when it seemed like the form had gone out of style, summer wine dinners are in full swing with food...


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