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December 14, 2014

GRYLT keeps it real

Prioritizing a healthy diet can easily start to feel like an impossible goal while in the midst of our often overly hectic, on-the-go lifestyles. Since debuting in 2011, GRYLT has proven to be a more-than-welcomed breath of fresh air, as the company has made accessible local, fresh and organic ingredients to those who don’t want…

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December 7, 2014

Tidings of comfort food and joy

In recent years, the number of restaurants embracing healthier dishes and local ingredients on their menus has grown exponentially. Kakaako Kitchen (KK), however, has been ahead of the pack since its inception in 1995, thanks to the efforts of owner and executive chef Russell Siu, who has prioritized these ideals at his establishment since the…

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November 30, 2014

It’s prime time for delectable roasted meats

If you arrive at Asian Mix for lunch by around 1 p.m. on any given day, there’s a good chance the haven for fresh Chinese, Japanese and local-style eats might already be sold out of some of its most popular offerings — soft, succulent and tender roasted meats exploding with flavor. “People have gotten to…

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November 23, 2014

Cajun-style seafood makes a splash

When Cajun King opened in Aiea’s Waimalu Shopping Center last year, the Cajun-inspired seafood boil eatery ignited the neighborhood with its refreshing way to enjoy seafood. In addition to the family-friendly fun the restaurant offers by way of bibs, gloves, hands-on dining and a roaring-good time, Cajun King has been welcomed by patrons in the…

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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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