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Plate lunch to represent Hawaii at ‘Flavored Nation’

Kai Cowell of Kaiulani Spices has been chosen to represent Hawaii at Flavored Nation’s inaugural event, serving the state’s iconic plate lunch (with kalua pig and pineapple rice) to thousands of food enthusiasts – alongside chefs and restaurateurs from 49 … Continue reading

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Lanikai Brewing Company earns global recognition

Lanikai Brewing Company, the original Kailua, Hawaii brewery focused on creating authentic, island inspired Hawaiian craft beer, has been awarded the distinction of being named as one of the top craft beer breweries in the world by Lonely Planet Food … Continue reading

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Sam Choy to develop student dining at Aloha Tower

Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) today announced a partnership with Hawaii’s famed local chef, Sam Choy, who will help develop the university’s newest student dining facility at its Aloha Tower Marketplace location. HPU is the first university in the state of … Continue reading

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Sam Choy Opens Food Truck at Polynesian Cultural Center

The Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) welcomed renowned chef Sam Choy to the Hukilau Marketplace this weekend with the opening of his new food truck, Sam Choy & Tita’s Seafood & Poke Truck, in the Roulotte Court of outdoor eateries. Also … Continue reading

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Michelin-starred Maru Sushi opens in Honolulu

Maru Sushi, an iconic Michelin-starred sushi bar in Sapporo, Hokkaido, opened its second location in Honolulu tonight. Helmed by the founding owner and executive chef Takeshi Kawasaki, the exclusive nine-seat counter will give diners two course options, each featuring an … Continue reading

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Sweet Creams brings ice cream rolls to Honolulu

Another ice cream trend is landing in Honolulu with the arrival of Sweet Creams. Sweet Creams held its Grand Opening at 1430 Kona Street (next to Ala Moana) today, advertised as the first ice cream store in Hawaii dedicated to serving … Continue reading

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Dave & Busters Honolulu Expands Menu

Dave & Buster’s Honolulu introduced new menu items this month, inviting football and basketball fans as well as gamers to enjoy the new offerings at a family-friendly dinner and lunch restaurant. “We love seeing our guests enjoy great food, while … Continue reading

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New Book Blends Hawaii Recipes, Culinary Nostalgia

Restauranteur Bill Tobin, co-owner of Tiki’s Grill & Bar in Honolulu, has released a new book, “Food To Write Home About: Hawaii,” describing it as a “love story about the food and people of the place he has come to call home for the last … Continue reading

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Moku Kitchen Brings ‘Upcountry Downtown’ to Kakaako

Creating an “upcountry downtown” vibe, Moku Kitchen will blend the best of both worlds as the latest addition to SALT. Handcrafted Restaurants LLC offers a new kind of dining experience for Honolulu foodies. Inspired by Chef Peter Merriman’s passion for … Continue reading

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Hawaii Restaurant 2016 ‘Hall of Fame’ Inductees Named

The Hawaii Restaurant Association is hosting its 10th annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Monday. The inductees are select individuals who have “demonstrated dedication and commitment to the growth of the restaurant and food service industry in Hawaii, contributed … Continue reading

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