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November 16, 2014

Revamped bakery heats up just in time for Thanksgiving

Doesn’t it seem that fresh sweets made from scratch at family-run bakeries always seem to taste better than their store-bought counterparts? There’s undoubtedly something to those generations of love and dedication that are kneaded into each piece of dough, and baked into each piece of cake that result in incomparably delicious goods. Such is the…

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November 9, 2014

Cozy bistro beams with fresh, tasty bites

For close to a year now, Honolulu’s culinary scene has been enriched with W Bistro at 1010′s creative blend of fresh cuisine presented in an intimate setting. Husband and wife duo Richard and Judy Weinstein, who own R. Weinstein Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products, opened the restaurant this January in the Medical Arts Building on King…

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November 2, 2014

Royal Palace enters tasty new chapter

Nestled within Stadium Mall right next to Ice Palace and across the street from Aloha Stadium, Royal Palace Restaurant stands out as an oasis of mouth-watering Chinese fare for kamaaina diners. While the eatery is not new to the area, co-owners Qiaoli Yang and Jinhe Wu recently attained ownership of the establishment and took over…

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October 26, 2014

Chinese fare, Japanese concepts

Ten years ago, Atsushi Fukuda moved to Hawaii from Tokyo, Japan, and began serving both traditional and local-style okazu and bentos out of his popular Usagiya booth at Shirokiya’s food court. While he has loved living in the Islands, over the years Fukuda found himself craving a taste of his favorite chukuya, or Chinese restaurants,…

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October 19, 2014

Kamaaina-friendly hotel hosts festive holiday specials

For nearly 25 years, the endlessly elegant Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Golf Club has stood tall at Honolulu’s grand entrance into Waikiki, welcoming visitors to Oahu just footsteps away from Ala Wai Harbor, Ala Moana Center and Ala Moana Beach Park. Adding to the hotel’s ideal location, its expansive range of affordably priced yet…

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October 12, 2014

French macarons the ghosts, goblins approve of

As Cake Works chef and owner Abigail Langlas will tell you, one of the most exciting aspects of running a bakery is being able to experiment with flavors and customize the sweetest of treats for seasonal baked goods. And with Halloween right around the corner, Langlas is already putting her spook-tacular ideas to good use….

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October 5, 2014

Where fine wine and fare stay true to form

Tucked away in Market City Shopping Center (bottom level) lies a dining gem that whisks patrons away to the vineyards of Napa Valley and the rolling hills of European countrysides, through elegant Italian and French fare perfectly complemented with an inspiring wine collection. Known as Formaggio Wine Bar, the eatery is adorned with rustic charm,…

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September 28, 2014

Introducing new dinner favorites

Since 1974, Eggs ‘n Things has been synonymous with mouthwatering breakfasts here in the Islands. Currently home to two locations in Waikiki and one at Ala Moana Center on Piikoi Street, the mainstay is known for its blissful array of pancakes, crepes, loco mocos and yes, even eggs! In addition to satisfying breakfast cravings all…

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September 21, 2014

What’s hot on the ramen scene

In the past few years, it seems that ramen has become to foodies what model-of-the-moment Hansel was to fashion mogul Mugatu in the movie Zoolander — “So hot right now.” Not only does the Japanese noodle soup literally warm things up with a steaming broth filled with comforting noodles, meats and vegetables, but it also…

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Nice Day’s the name of the game

It is often said that names match the personalities they accompany. Case in point: Cruella De Vil wasn’t exactly an admirable Disney character, was she? Well recently, I got to thinking that the same “rule” applies to restaurant names, as those bright, shiny signs hanging above the entrances can tell us a lot about the…

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