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Archive for November, 2013

November 24, 2013

Addicted to Chinese Food

You just have to have it, it’s on your mind, nothing else seems to fit, you’re in a bind … You’re gonna have to face it: you’re addicted to Chinese food. You know it’s true. There’s just something about Chinese cuisine that begs for an encore. Maybe it’s the noodles in all their nosh-worthy forms,…

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November 24, 2013

Smoke Signals Lead to Good Grinds

Ho’omakaukau — are you ready — for some finger-licking backyard-barbecue style grinds? Conveniently located right on Kapiolani Boulevard, Kau Kau Grill’s food truck is the spot to fire up your appetite for lunch. The sweet smoky smells of barbecue are irresistible. And so is the food. “We don’t give knives at our truck,” says Miles…

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November 24, 2013

Brand New Menu Options Rise Above the Rest

When you’re travelin’ and your tummy starts grumblin’, look to where the locals go and take a trip to Oahu’s culinary capital of Kaimuki. There, perched like a beacon on the bustling corner of Wilhelmina Rise and Waialae Avenue, you will find 3660 On the Rise — a proverbial lighthouse leading Hawaii’s hungry home. And…

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November 24, 2013

‘Sum’ of the Best Sweets in Town

The wonderful world of desserts takes many shapes, sizes, textures, colors and flavors. It is the diversity of these after-dinner delicacies that is appealing to so many people. Not all desserts have to feature ice cream or cheesecake to be enjoyable, and Happy Days Chinese Restaurant knows this firsthand. Its desserts still fall on the…

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November 24, 2013

Tasty Catering Within Reach

The holiday season was made for caving in to indulgences — at least that’s how I justify it. To make sure everyone is able to enjoy the seasonal feasting, Kenny’s Restaurant is offering a number of specials available through Jan. 4. “We (want to) give back to the community,” says owner John Fujieki. To start,…

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November 24, 2013

Crab Bucket

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: STONE CRAB ($40 PER POUND) If there’s one thing this G.R.I.T.S. (Girl Raised In The South) knows, it’s how to get her hands dirty! That’s right, I ain’t “skeered” — and at the Crab Bucket, a Honolulu restaurant getting rave reviews for its “hands-on” approach to Southern-inspired…

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November 24, 2013

Eat for a ‘Hy-Er’ Cause During Special Dinner

Noted for its quality meats and romantic ambiance, Hy’s Steakhouse also has a hand in community outreach. This Tuesday (Nov. 26) Hy’s Steak-house offers a special menu to benefit relief efforts in the Philippines. The Haiyan Relief Dinner features a set menu comprised of three courses all that give a nod to Filipino fare. “Since…

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November 24, 2013

Dine Like Royalty With a Fresh Seafood Feast

Laarni Endozo recently visited Lobster King for a birthday celebration and says everything they ordered from the party menu was so delicious that they’ll definitely be returning to the Chinese seafood restaurant. “The Sweet and Sour Fish, Peking Duck and the Lobster are must-haves,” she says, noting it was the 17th birthday for someone by…

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November 24, 2013

Napoleon’s Makes Thanksgiving That Much Sweeter

As families and friends across the state prepare to gather in celebration of Thanksgiving this Thursday, Napoleon’s Bakery is at the ready with an array of aptly themed dessert items that are sure to impress and satisfy many a craving at any holiday get-together. Fittingly, pumpkin is utilized to perfection throughout the Napoleon’s Bakery line…

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Spice Up Your Life

When the Spice Girls lit up music charts with their 1997 hit single, “Spice Up Your Life,” who knew their message would have a profound meaning in the realm of good eats? It turns out my favorite pop band growing up was really onto something, as research shows that numerous health benefits stem from nomming…

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