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Archive for February, 2013

February 24, 2013

People’s Festive, Traditional Fare

Homemade desserts that comfort and warm the soul are hard to come by, but at People’s Cafe on Pali Highway there’s no shortage of sweets made by Araceli Urbina. “She makes all of the desserts herself,” says head chef Tomas Ventura. “Everyday, every morning.” Urbina’s dedication to creating desserts stems from the fact that she…

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From Ranch to Restaurant

BY RACHEL BREIT We all know that a delicious meal starts with quality ingredients. That’s why at Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant, owner Calvin Wong goes straight to the farm for fresh chickens. Free-ranging, ranch-raised chickens’ access to the outdoors encourages movement and pasture grazing, which produces a leaner, more meaty chicken that is higher in…

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February 24, 2013

Finding the Tastiest Pastries

The glass display case at Patisserie La Palme D’or is truly tantalizing. Filled with colorful, delicate desserts, the display is likely to present a dilemma for customers. With so many options, it can seem nearly impossible to chose just one or two. Located in Ala Moana Center, La Palme D’or is a pastry shop that…

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February 24, 2013

Cheesa Laureta

Romano’s Macaroni Grill in Ala Moana Center’s Hookipa Terrace celebrates a longstanding tradition with innovative Italian fare showcasing quality Italian ingredients that exceed all expectations. Honor system wine and opera singers cultivate the restaurant’s heritage as well, and bring a new experience to every dining adventure. In this week’s Dining with the Stars, local girl…

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February 24, 2013

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: LOBSTER MACARONI AND CHEESE ($15.95, DINNER; AVAILABLE AS A SIDE WITH THE PURCHASE OF AN ENTREE, LUNCH) Renowned for its superb steaks Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener is top-of-the-line in the eyes of any carnivore. However, this avant-garde dining establishment on the third level of Waikiki’s Royal…

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February 24, 2013

Asahi Grill

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at your favorite restaurant? Well, much credit goes to the many chefs, owners and managers who work diligently day in and day out to make sure Hawaii’s diners have a top-notch dining experience. This week, Dining Out gets the inside scoops from Asahi Grill’s cook Cliff Doctolero,…

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February 24, 2013

Five Star Feasts

If you haven’t yet eaten at Five Star International Buffet, or even if you’ve dined there in the past, you’re going to want to go back for more. With a new menu, and all-you-can-eat selection of delectable “five star” eats, there’s no excuse not to go. “We wanted to start the New Year with a…

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February 24, 2013

Ho Ho Hits the Spot With Dim Sum and Desserts

Whether you’re on your way to work, a family gathering or a potluck with friends, stop by Ho Ho Chinese Cuisine for its convenient, dim sum to-go option. Located in Kapolei, the restaurant has been open for about 10 years serving delicious traditional Cantonese-style food. The dim sum counter is available for take-out only and…

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February 24, 2013

Skipping the Meat

Noodle lovers know that Little Village Noodle House lives up to its name, cooking up all your favorites from hearty chow fun to fine rice vermicelli, utilizing Northern China, Hong Kong and Szechuan cooking styles. The Chinatown eatery has a lot to offer, and along with noodles you’ll find oodles of other irresistible dishes as…

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February 24, 2013

Filipino Favorites to the Max

The first thing one notices upon entering Max’s of Manila is the customers. They seem to be in a rush to get a table. This is not because service is slow, it’s exceptional. Parking is plentiful and a few drops of mist isn’t going to alter anyone’s pace in a place celebrated for its slow…

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