Indie restaurants still need big help: Thanks to Oregon, we’re one step closer to it happening

Hallelujah for Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer. Today he unveiled a plan to establish the Independent Restaurant Stabilization Fund that the Independent Restaurant Coalition  has been fighting for, to help restaurants across the country—including in Hawai‘i, home to more than 3,500 food service locations that employ more than 90,000 people. Hopefully Hawai‘i’s representatives in Washington and the Hawai‘i Restaurant Association, whose mission includes legislation advocacy, will … Continue reading Indie restaurants still need big help: Thanks to Oregon, we’re one step closer to it happening

Senia team makes it to James Beard Awards final ballot

Every year a healthy handful of Hawai‘i chefs, restaurateurs and wine professionals make it as James Beard Award semifinalists. And every year the final ballot is announced, and we (or those who follow this kind of thing anyway) let out a collective sigh when we see none of our hometown heroes have made it. Not this year—the James Beard Foundation announced the 2020 nominees yesterday … Continue reading Senia team makes it to James Beard Awards final ballot

Taste Hawai‘i’s diverse heritage at Highway Inn’s Tūtū’s Kitchen series May 19

In February, Highway Inn’s Kaka‘ako location launched its Tūtūʻs Kitchen program—quarterly Sunday dinners featuring talented home cooks sharing hearty family recipes. Guests sit at communal tables and pass around family-style platters. It’s a great way to meet new people and learn about the islands’ multicultural culinary history. Highway Inn holds its second Sunday Dinner on May 19, starting at 5:30pm. For $35, you can dig … Continue reading Taste Hawai‘i’s diverse heritage at Highway Inn’s Tūtū’s Kitchen series May 19