Category Archives: New spot

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

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

New + notable: Café Julia

Every few years, the downtown YWCA’s café—for more than a decade known as Café Laniakea—gets a new chef, gets buzz, then goes off the radar (or closes altogether). All kinds of locally known names have helmed the kitchen—such as Town’s

New + notable: Café Julia

Every few years, the downtown YWCA’s café—for more than a decade known as Café Laniakea—gets a new chef, gets buzz, then goes off the radar (or closes altogether). All kinds of locally known names have helmed the kitchen—such as Town’s

Chris Kajioka reunites with Ron Siegel

I feel like I’m working on a soap opera script, following chef Chris Kajioka. Two months after I interviewed him and Mourad Lahlou (see below) in September, the Hawai‘i-born chef went through a tearful divorce (I keed! It was all

Chris Kajioka reunites with Ron Siegel

I feel like I’m working on a soap opera script, following chef Chris Kajioka. Two months after I interviewed him and Mourad Lahlou (see below) in September, the Hawai‘i-born chef went through a tearful divorce (I keed! It was all

Pier joy

The Vertical Junkies—the party-and-promotions group—are turning into restaurateurs. First they teamed up with former Nobu pastry chef Alejandro Briceño to create V Lounge Pizza in 2009, and now they’re poised to conquer Kane‘ohe. Vertical Junkies founder Russ Inouye has a

Pier joy

The Vertical Junkies—the party-and-promotions group—are turning into restaurateurs. First they teamed up with former Nobu pastry chef Alejandro Briceño to create V Lounge Pizza in 2009, and now they’re poised to conquer Kane‘ohe. Vertical Junkies founder Russ Inouye has a

One more reason to go to Ka‘imuki: Salt

Today Salt Kitchen & Tasting Bar officially opens at 5pm. This is the first Honolulu opening I’ve looked forward to in a long time. Why? It’s a Kevin Hanney production, and he’s teamed up with Robert McGee, who came to

One more reason to go to Ka‘imuki: Salt

Today Salt Kitchen & Tasting Bar officially opens at 5pm. This is the first Honolulu opening I’ve looked forward to in a long time. Why? It’s a Kevin Hanney production, and he’s teamed up with Robert McGee, who came to

CLOSED // At long last injera: Ethiopian food comes to HNL

I started this blog with the happy discovery of a good pain au chocolat—something that did not exist in Honolulu before Fendu Boulangerie opened. On Thursday another non-indigenous craving was sated—at a pop-up Ethiopian restaurant. Now, every Thursday, J2 Asian

CLOSED // At long last injera: Ethiopian food comes to HNL

I started this blog with the happy discovery of a good pain au chocolat—something that did not exist in Honolulu before Fendu Boulangerie opened. On Thursday another non-indigenous craving was sated—at a pop-up Ethiopian restaurant. Now, every Thursday, J2 Asian

[CLOSED] New in Kalihi: Puka’s plate-lunch chic

Last week I housesat deep in Kalihi Valley, and driving home for the first evening of cat-feeding duties I spotted this inviting storefront with a modern, streamlined logo across from Kalihi Uka Elementary. Wassat? The next night I pulled into

[CLOSED] New in Kalihi: Puka’s plate-lunch chic

Last week I housesat deep in Kalihi Valley, and driving home for the first evening of cat-feeding duties I spotted this inviting storefront with a modern, streamlined logo across from Kalihi Uka Elementary. Wassat? The next night I pulled into