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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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