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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
Table Talk // Holiday Shopping Is In The Cards
While the turkey carcass has barely been made into soup stock, it’s time to get the cookies and milk out for Santa. Weren’t the holidays...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // The Fruits Of A Chef’s Tasting Vacation
Keith Endo is in the kitchen at Vino Italian Restaurant, opening a package of Iberico ham and marveling at the creaminess of the fat surrounding...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // The Secret To The Best Thanksgiving
I’ve found, over the years, that people fall into entirely different culinary camps when it comes to Thanksgiving. There are perfectionists, or those who at...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Great Baking At Fendu In Manoa
‘Tis the season for eating and drinking, so put away the leftover Halloween candy and start planning your holiday dining. If you’re going to gain...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Joining The Fight Against Hunger
The smiles on the faces of Gerald Shintaku (Kraft Foods Hawaii) and Polly Kauahi (Hawaii Foodbank) at the Nov. 4 Kraft Check-Out Hunger kickoff this...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Holiday Stress? Try Turkey Dinner To Go
Once you’ve brought the leftover Halloween candy to the office and disposed of the pumpkin seeds you meant to oven-dry but didn’t, it’s time to...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Applause-worthy Fare On Stage Menu
For an eatery viewed as slightly “different” when it first opened, Stage Restaurant has dealt its critics the best revenge – a successful wine bar,...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Food, Fun: Ohana Sundays At Shirokiya
I saw an advertisement for a book that offered instructions on “how to build a blanket fort.” It struck me as odd, because I’d always...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Everyone’s Happy When Kit’s In The Kitchen
I’m reminded of the speed at which time is passing every time I go back to a restaurant I haven’t been to in a while...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Wolfing Down Breakfast In Waikiki
Anyone who has eaten at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse or Il Lupino knows that both Waikiki restaurants (owned and operated by father and son Wolfgang and Peter...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Cooking Up A REHAB Fundraiser
When the REHAB Hospital of the Pacific held a cooking demonstration last week as part of its annual fundraising campaign, it chose the stylish yet...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // An Elegant Dinner For Emme At FilCom
When the Filipino community decided to honor one of their best-known members with an elegant dinner, Emme Tomimbang graciously accepted – with one condition. “I...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Hawaii Food And Wine Festival Highlights
It’s almost impossible to pick out highlights of last week’s Hawaii Food and Wine Festival. Of the thousands of dishes cooked by more than 50...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // ’Tis The Month For Rolling Back Prices
I called Russell Siu, the chef-owner of 3660 On The Rise, to chat about the restaurant’s September menu. It’s a celebration of some of the...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // A Veteran Restaurateur’s Culinary View
It might be hard to believe looking at sleepy Restaurant Row today, but 25 years ago helicopters hovered overhead and paparazzi jostled for the best...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // The Key To A Great Restaurant Experience
Who is the most important person in a restaurant? Ask most restaurant owners and they’ll say it’s the customer. Just as many say it’s the...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // Food, Wine And A Beautiful Bloody Mary
The upcoming Hawaii Food and Wine Festival is only in its third year, but already it feels as if it’s been part of our culinary...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // A Menu To Celebrate Julia Child’s Genius
Last year’s nationwide celebration commemorating the 100th birthday of beloved chef, author and culinary personality Julia Child sparked an enthusiasm for “Julia” food that has...

Jo McGarry
Table Talk // A Roundup Of Special Summer Dining
I had lunch at the Hukilau last week and was impressed as always with executive chef Jason Takemura’s ability to bring excellent quality to something...

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