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June 28, 2015

Say ‘happy birthday’ with chocolate, berries

Among the seemingly endless ways to indulge in the sweeter things in life, there is no other place that makes cake work like Cake Works. The bakery, located across the street from Hawaiian Humane Society, offers a multitude of sweet-tooth satisfying desserts including custom cakes — whether for a wedding, birthday, graduation or anniversary —…

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June 28, 2015

High-quality food with a tip-top view

With a name like Sarento’s At The Top of the “I,” located at the Ilikai Hotel, you go in there expecting a good view. But nothing really can prepare you for the breathtaking panorama overlooking the ocean on one side, and into the mountains on the other. So, what better setting to indulge in dishes…

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June 28, 2015

Enjoying plate lunch for less than a dollar

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue is again offering its 76-cent plate lunch promotion June 30 from 10 a.m. to noon at its Keeaumoku location (inside Walmart). This is L&L’s 10th year doing this, which is a way for them to give back to the community, as all of the proceeds from this event will be donated to…

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Cheers to a Star-Spangled Potluck

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for July Fourth to arrive. It will signal the most anticipated event of the summer for many a food-enthusiast: the one-and-only Independence Day barbecue, which will leave us filled to the brim with hot-off-the-grill hamburgers, hot dogs and maybe even some All-American ice cream, if we’re…

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June 21, 2015

Offering all you can imagine in an all-you-can-eat buffet

Since opening in 2005, Makino Chaya in Aiea continues to be a local favorite for its all-you-can-eat buffet, featuring an endless selection of tasty Japanese and American foods, seafood and local dishes. Among the most popular items are, of course, steamed Snow Crab (available during dinner and weekend lunch), Shrimp Tempura and Miso Butterfish. There…

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June 21, 2015

Get your fill of savory dishes, buffet items

I’ve never really understood that saying about how you get full an hour after eating Chinese food, especially after tasting the satisfying dishes and hearty portions served up on Royal Palace Chinese Restaurant’s menu and popular buffet. Dishes include a heaping plate of Orange Chicken for just $8.95, with boneless chicken that has been deep-fried…

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June 21, 2015

Make your next event a tasty one

Since serving up its first piping-hot bowl of saimin in 1969, Shiro’s Saimin Haven has become a mainstay for multiple generations of Hawaii families. Shiro’s features convenient locations in Aiea at Waimalu Shopping Center as well as in Ewa Beach, and it serves up all sorts of local comfort food, from iconic saimin to fried…

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Fine Pappardelle Straight from the Kitchen

In Italian, the word pappare means “to gobble up,” an action that we all can relate to in our deepest bouts of hunger. The phrase also is where pappardelle pasta gets its name from, as the Italians must have known that anyone in their right mind would absolutely want to scarf down a bowl of…

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June 14, 2015

The ‘Place’ to go if you’re craving gourmet comfort food

If you’re looking for A Place To Eat, well, go to 1035 University Ave. in Puck’s Alley. Yes, you’ll find food there, but it’s also the actual name of the restaurant. A Place To Eat was opened in August 2012 by chef, owner and dishwasher Willu “Wil” Diaz, and serves a variety of plate lunches…

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June 14, 2015

Absolutely ‘z’ best

An American classic — evoking images of ooey, gooey delicious melt-in-your-mouth cheeses and warm, feel-good emotions — pizza is prime. But far too often, vegetarians with an affinity for these slices of Italian goodness have been limited to only one or two options: plain cheese or plain veggie. Those names say it all — plain,…

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