Tako dish at Vintage Cave Honolulu, May 10, 2014

Honolulu on Food + Wine Go List

Always a pleasure to work with the editors of Food + Wine magazine. Here’s Honolulu on their 2014 Go List. The hard part is culling down the list. Believe me, my initial report on what’s new in Honolulu included a

Tako dish at Vintage Cave Honolulu, May 10, 2014

Honolulu on Food + Wine Go List

Always a pleasure to work with the editors of Food + Wine magazine. Here’s Honolulu on their 2014 Go List. The hard part is culling down the list. Believe me, my initial report on what’s new in Honolulu included a

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Cochon Island: Pig night out at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

“The pig is a magical animal,” said Brady Lowe, founder of Cochon555 at Taste in Kaka‘ako last Wednesday. “You sound like Homer Simpson,” chuckled Lee Anne Wong, who is one of five guest chefs who will cook at Cochon Island,

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Cochon Island: Pig night out at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

“The pig is a magical animal,” said Brady Lowe, founder of Cochon555 at Taste in Kaka‘ako last Wednesday. “You sound like Homer Simpson,” chuckled Lee Anne Wong, who is one of five guest chefs who will cook at Cochon Island,

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New and about to be new

While the #HFWF2013 grandstanding frenzy inundates your instagram feed, just a reminder that when the celeb chefs leave town, there are some new places anyone can visit anytime, and others to look forward to! • The Pig & the Lady opens

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New and about to be new

While the #HFWF2013 grandstanding frenzy inundates your instagram feed, just a reminder that when the celeb chefs leave town, there are some new places anyone can visit anytime, and others to look forward to! • The Pig & the Lady opens

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#HFWF13: Reason to go—Floyd Cardoz

Gosh, seems like yesterday that I was mashed in with hundreds of small-plate-grabbing people in the narrow strip of deck around the Modern (then Edition) pool, for the first Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. And now the third one is

Floyd Cardoz

#HFWF13: Reason to go—Floyd Cardoz

Gosh, seems like yesterday that I was mashed in with hundreds of small-plate-grabbing people in the narrow strip of deck around the Modern (then Edition) pool, for the first Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. And now the third one is

Ed Kenney demonstrating his tamago kake gohan technique.

Must-see food TV: ‘Family Ingredients’ raises the local-production bar

Last night Alan Wong’s Pineapple Room hosted a preview screening of the new TV series pilot Family Ingredients, which airs on PBS Hawaii  this Thursday, May 23, at 9pm (repeats May 30 at 10pm).  You don’t want to miss it. The

Ed Kenney demonstrating his tamago kake gohan technique.

Must-see food TV: ‘Family Ingredients’ raises the local-production bar

Last night Alan Wong’s Pineapple Room hosted a preview screening of the new TV series pilot Family Ingredients, which airs on PBS Hawaii  this Thursday, May 23, at 9pm (repeats May 30 at 10pm).  You don’t want to miss it. The

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Lamb jam: 12th Avenue Grill celebrates spring with these seasonal babies

Tonight and the next three Mondays, 12th Avenue Grill is the place to go if you love lamb (as I do). Each week, chef Jason Schoonover will highlight a different cut of lamb. The series is born out of 12th

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Lamb jam: 12th Avenue Grill celebrates spring with these seasonal babies

Tonight and the next three Mondays, 12th Avenue Grill is the place to go if you love lamb (as I do). Each week, chef Jason Schoonover will highlight a different cut of lamb. The series is born out of 12th

Salt Bar & Kitchen chef Quinten Frye

Hawai‘i gets three candidates in James Beard Awards semifinals

The Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists for the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards are out—and Hawai‘i has three guys on the list! *Drumroll please* The semifinalists are: Rising Star Chef: Quinten Frye, Salt Bar & Kitchen (pictured above) Best Chef:

Salt Bar & Kitchen chef Quinten Frye

Hawai‘i gets three candidates in James Beard Awards semifinals

The Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists for the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards are out—and Hawai‘i has three guys on the list! *Drumroll please* The semifinalists are: Rising Star Chef: Quinten Frye, Salt Bar & Kitchen (pictured above) Best Chef: