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Archive for August, 2013

August 25, 2013

Saint-Germain’s Bakery

Living in a melting pot of cultures, we already understand how mixing two different things together often results in something better. Enter the croissant doughnut, a hybrid (or “hybread,” if you will), which is the latest craze in the world of pastry. In this case, the “hole” is greater than the sum of its parts….

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August 25, 2013

Genki Sushi Gets Techy

By now, you’ve probably heard all about the recent renovations made to Genki Sushi in Ala Moana Center. Its new tableside order and delivery service is excitingly innovative and an experience only the Jetsons might have been able to previously relate to. “We’re the first one to use it — they call it the express…

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August 25, 2013

Zesty Louisiana-style Cooking, Dine In or Take to Go

Any restaurant that covers its tables in butcher paper and makes an entire paper towel roll available to patrons hollers finger-licking fun. One look around Cajun King and you’ll see just that: customers extracting every last morsel from a bountiful one-pot seafood boil. If you’re fixin’ to dig in to a seafood feast, but want…

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August 25, 2013

For the Love of Pasta

As a child, one of my favorite books was Tomie dePaola’s classic, Strega Nona, in which a magical boiling pot cooks up so much pasta that an entire village becomes engulfed in rolling hills of spaghetti. One of the main characters, Big Anthony, is responsible for the mishap and is ordered to eat all of…

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August 25, 2013

Sumptuous Desserts to End a Great Meal

Your reflection stares back at you as you look into the gold-colored elevator doors that lead up to Morton’s The Steakhouse in Ala Moana Center. And the ride up to the third floor transports you to a whole new world. A dark interior exudes the feeling of romance, intimacy and luxury, and for those who…

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August 25, 2013

New Specials Now Available

Located in Royal Hawaiian Center, Il Lupino Trattoria and Wine Bar seems a world away from the busy Waikiki streets right outside the restaurant doors. A tranquil and relaxing getaway, the eatery serves up traditional Italian cuisine. Currently, the menu is going through a transitional period ― part of which will include an expansion of…

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August 25, 2013

JJ Bistro & French Pastry

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 JJ Bistro & French Pastry’s…

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August 25, 2013

Chef Chai

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: VEGETABLE TERRINE WITH THAI GREEN CURRY SAUCE ($25) For food enthusiasts conscious about healthy eating, it’s nice to know that Chef Chai at Pacifica Honolulu caters to your every need. There’s no need to dwell over an abundance of calories or fat content, because celebrity chef…

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August 25, 2013

Nabe For All

Nabe is a popular Japanese hot pot typically served with fish-based broth accompanied by fish, beef, chicken, pork and vegetables — and Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant knows its nabe. After all, it’s in the name. And with three popular locations on the island, lots of foodies know Ichiriki’s nabe, too. But, as in most Japanese…

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August 25, 2013

Last Chance to Enjoy Inferno’s Irresistible Pizza

While the flames in the large brick kiawe-wood-stoked oven at Inferno’s Wood Fire Pizza soon will be extinguished, customers still have time to enjoy the eatery’s fresh, hand-crafted pizza pies. As owner Kyle Okumoto looks for a new storefront location or mobile food truck, he invites diners to discover what loyal customers have come to…

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