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PokeFest celebrates iconic dish of Hawaii

Free-admission event at Ala Moana Center will draw poke lovers from across the state. Continue reading

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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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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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Hello Kitty Cafe Truck Coming to Hawaii

This Summer, the hugely popular Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be crossing the Pacific Ocean to make its first-ever visit to Hawaii. The special three-day appearance will take place from Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19 at Ala Moana … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Opens at Former Byron’s Spot

McDonald’s of Koapaka, located on the former Byron’s Drive In lot near the Honolulu International Airport, will celebrate its grand opening “pau hana” style on Friday, Jan. 9 from 3 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to attend festivities … Continue reading

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Liliha Bakery Official Grand Opening

A Formal Grand Opening of Liliha Bakery’s second location on Nimitz Highway has been scheduled for Friday, October 17, with specials available through Thursday, October 23. The restaurant opened on July 9 in what was planned to be a “soft … Continue reading

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Chef Grant MacPherson Featured at Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Internationally known Chef Grant MacPherson will be a featured chef with Jade at this year’s Hawaii’s Food & Wine Festival. He will cook at the Corks & Forks event presented by Hawaiian Airlines on Saturday, September 6, 2014. The event … Continue reading

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San Francisco Chef Anthony Yang to ‘Pop Up’ in Honolulu

San Francisco-based chef Anthony Yang, formerly of Per Se and Michael Mina, will headline ‘Ante Meridian’ later this month in Manoa. ‘Ante Meridian’ will offer a four-course prixe fixe brunch menu highlighting a mix of seasonal local ingredients and San … Continue reading

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‘Chefs for Hope’ to Raise Funds for Haiyan Relief

A group of local chefs, entertainers and food and beverage industry professionals will stage “Chefs For Hope,” a fundraiser for survivors of the devastating Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. “The images of destruction are unbelievable,” says chef Chai Chaowasaree, who … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Chocolate Bootcamp Coming in October

Nat Bletter of Madre Chocolate has announced the first “Cacao Bootcamp” to show chocophiles, chocolate makers, and cacao growers the “seed to tree” and “bean to bar” process of chocolate that they rarely get to see. The “Experience Hawaiian Cacao … Continue reading

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