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September 25, 2016

Wine and dine with Master Sommeliers

For the first time in Hawaii, Wine Spectator magazine is partnering with The Kahala Hotel & Resort to offer a magical wine-filled weekend. A Celebration of Wine at The Kahala will consist of three events scheduled to take place Oct. 7-8. Each one will feature highly experienced Napa Master Sommelier Gillian Ballance, who is one…

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September 25, 2016

A Local Favorite

There simply is no other place like Treetops Restaurant on the Island. A dining tradition for generations of local families and visitors alike, the iconic eatery sits high in the trees of Manoa Valley, offering stunning panoramic views of the rain forest, while guests enjoy tasty island cuisine and friendly service. The restaurant serves a…

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September 25, 2016

Keeping It Fresh

What’s not to love about Scratch Kitchen & Bake Shop? Aside from the Chinatown eatery’s cheery atmosphere and whimsical furnishings, the establishment first and foremost makes some epic and delicious food. The restaurant’s success is all thanks to the vision, creativity and overall pleasantness of chef and owner Brian Chan. “I have ADD (attention deficit…

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September 25, 2016

Hong Kong Faves

While he was running a gourmet Chinese restaurant in the past, Daniel Leung noticed something: “I really saw people getting busier and busier.” So he decided to do something to help them — he closed down his gourmet eatery and opened Asian Mix as a casual, affordable alternative. “If people are working all day, they…

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September 25, 2016 ,

Some Like It Hot

It makes us sweat and leaves us feeling like a fire-breathing dragon. Worst of all, it literally pains us to eat it. Yet for some reason, we just keep going back to spicy food. Those who avoid the heat think that us heat-seekers of the world are certifiably insane for tolerating the physical effects, and…

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September 25, 2016

Hole-in-one for local eatery’s new spot

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue’s newest location is now open to the public — though it’s a little more hidden than other locations. The newest L&L — which officially opened Saturday, Sept. 10, and is called L&L Hawaiian Grill — is located in the Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse. There even is ample parking in the exterior…

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September 25, 2016

Satisfy your sweet tooth at local bakery

Walk into Cake Works and you’ll immediately fall in love with the display case featuring every sweet tooth’s dream, from cupcakes to macarons. It’s no wonder, as chef and owner Abigail Langlas says she has a “serious sweet tooth” herself. “That’s why I got into pastries,” she admits. Langlas has an impressive culinary background in…

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September 25, 2016

A Morning Munch

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so on your next morning stroll through Royal Hawaiian Center, stop by Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar for a scrumptious meal to jump start your day. Yes, this famous Italian restaurant, owned by world-renowned restaurateur Wolfgang Zwiener, offers daily mouthwatering breakfast options….

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September 19, 2016

Beef Up Your Next Meal

With a new location in the Philippines, more restaurants slated to open throughout Asia and existing locations in the United States, Japan and Korea, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse continues to take its fine-dining cuisine across the globe. “A lot of our growth has stemmed from the success of our Waikiki location,” explains Bill Nickerson, general manager of…

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September 19, 2016

Chinese favorites never tasted so good

By offering a diverse menu, and a clean, warm atmosphere that invites guests to dine in comfort, Canton Seafood Restaurant represents a must-try culinary destination within the bustling Keeaumoku corridor. After opening in Chinatown 12 years ago, the restaurant relocated to its current Keeaumoku Street locale in 2011. Manager He Gong explains that the eatery’s…

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