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Archive for June, 2014

June 29, 2014

Zia’s Caffe

When hunger calls for some legitimate Italian fare, Zia’s Caffe in Kaneohe is the elite destination. Spotlighting authentic Italian cuisine with touches of local flair, the restaurant caters to those desperate for a taste of Italy. Open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9…

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June 29, 2014

On cloud nine with ‘Heavenly’ brownies

When you think about it, cup-cakes are the perfect dessert. Each individually sized treat is just enough to give in to your sweet tooth without having to be rolled out of the bakery, Violet Beauregarde style. Specializing in masterfully crafted cupcakes, island-based Hokulani Bake Shop is home to a plethora of creative and perfectly sized…

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June 29, 2014

A-list cuisine takes center stage

Delicious food and outstanding décor make dining at Stage Restaurant a pleasure for your senses. Located in Honolulu Design Center, the eclectic establishment features a blend of American, Asian and Hawaiian influences that create rich and full flavors. Stylish furnishings in colors ranging from muted tones to bright reds, blacks and greens complete the setting….

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June 29, 2014

From plate to palate, a mix of flavors

Asian Mix is a hub of Chinese, Japanese and local flavors. Owner Daniel Leung and his assembly of experienced workers have cultivated the art of fine take-out food. Leung previously owned Panda Cuisine, and opened Asian Mix to provide quality food for the busy people of Honolulu. “We wanted to cook the same food, but…

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June 29, 2014

A champion champignon

Burger fans, your favorite burger has some competition. What’s on it, you ask? It’s loaded with buttery avocado, caramelized onions, melted mozzarella, slightly spicy arugula, fresh tomato slices and a sauce verte of aromatic herbs. Without bread a burger is just a bunch of random ingredients. This one makes sense, sandwiched between the thick slices…

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June 29, 2014

Premium steaks and more

A visit to Ruth’s Chris Steak House is like a well-planned vacation — something to look forward to in anticipation of what’s to come. One step into its romantically lit dining room, and you know you’re on the verge of experiencing something great. True to its name, Ruth’s Chris offers a menu of classic steak…

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June 29, 2014

Asahi Grill

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: ADOBO FRIED RICE ($8.75) Asahi Grill on Ward Avenue offers island-style grinds at your fingertips. We’re talkin’ local favorites done right! The majority of the restaurant staff have worked for the eatery for years, and the chefs have perfected the recipes down to a T. Restaurant manager…

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June 29, 2014

YogurStory adds another chapter with dinner

In a story that keeps getting better. YogurStory welcomes all to sample its newest dinner menu, featuring creations inspired by some of Italy’s most classic dishes. “We wanted to branch out into the dinner world by incorporating a lot of local favorites into Italian cuisine,” says Brandon Stover, executive chef of YogurStory. “The combination of…

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June 29, 2014

‘Roll’ with the punches

There’s a saying in life that is often offered by those optimistically inclined. When times get tough and all seems to overwhelm, the positive Pollyannas among us pipe up with a jolly “Just roll with the punches!” cliché. Now, most of the time, I take this advice good-naturedly to heart and welcome their pithy positivity….

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June 29, 2014

Hy’s flies high with happy hour specials

Hy’s Steak House is one of those sure bet restaurants where you know the food, service and setting will all add up to an exceptional evening to remember. Known for its top-quality USDA prime steaks broiled over Hawaiian kiawe wood, Hy’s also offers a long list of tasty appetizers, specialty salads, fresh seafood, desserts and…

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