Sporkful Meetup

Honolulu hosted the first meetup for The Sporkful, a popular food podcast hosted by Mark Garrison and Dan Pashman (previously heard on NPR’s Bryant Park Project). Garrison was in town for a journalism conference at the East-West Center. We convened at Side Street Inn on St. Patrick’s Day. The guests included:

  • Mark Garrison (@thesporkful): The Sporkful
  • Sarah Muller (@digimuller): Digital Producer at MSNBC
  • Ed Fletcher (@edfletcher): Reporter at the Sacramento Bee
  • Eve Bower (@ebower): International Desk at CNN
  • Abby Leonard (@AL615): Associate Producer at PBS
  • Hagit Limor (@hilmor): President of the Society for Professional Journalists
  • Anthony Quintano (@anthonyquintano): Social Media Manager at NBC News
  • Kim Quintano (@kimquintano): The Childrens Place
  • John Heckathorn (@johnheckathorn): Senior Editor at Honolulu Magazine
  • Lesa Griffith (@HIwrite): Communications Director at Honolulu Academy of Arts
  • Mari Taketa (@NonstopMari): Food Blogger at Nonstop Honolulu
  • Catherine Toth (@thedailydish): Blogger at Nonstop Honolulu
  • Burt Lum (@bytemarks): Host of Bytemarks Cafe at Hawaii Public Radio
  • Ryan Ozawa (@hawaii): Blogger at
  • Jennifer Ozawa (@mrshawaii): Podcaster at Popspotting

Read these great Nonstop Honolulu blog posts recapping the evening with a number of great photos:

Here’s Mari’s video of Mark’s deconstruction of said manju:

Here’s a set of great photos from Anthony:

And a blurry set of photos from me:

Ryan Kawailani Ozawa

Geek dad in paradise.