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November 16, 2014

Falling into fall fare

With fall in full swing, who doesn’t love getting a little festive? One of the best ways to do that is with fall flavor-infused food, and Fendu Boulangerie has you covered. At the European-style bakery in Manoa Marketplace, Fuji Apple Danish ($2.35), which is available all year, is one of the most popular items during…

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November 9, 2014

A local-style food truck on the go

Miles Oyasato, co-owner of the popular food truck Kau Kau Grill, has been a longtime veteran of the food industry. He started as a waiter, but followed his passion to become a cook. “I always liked cooking, so I kind of worked my way into the kitchen,” he recalls. Kau Kau Grill opened in 2013….

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November 2, 2014

Newly inspired dishes on the horizon

Known for its pancakes, crepes, and, of course, its eggs, Eggs ‘n Things has been pleasing palates since 1974. Even with such a legacy, the restaurant has hit its stride in the last few months. In March, it opened a fourth location in Guam. Plus, a number of new items recently have hit the menu….

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October 26, 2014

Delivering the best

Other than its delicious offerings, Romano’s Macaroni Grill also takes extreme pride in offering excellent service to its patrons. “We want to make sure that we take care of our guests, and they come back for more,” says executive chef Nawai Kekoolani. “I have a family, so when we go out to eat, I want…

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October 19, 2014

A fresh, new take on tasty Chinese cuisine

While there is certainly a fair share of Chinese eateries around town, Canton Seafood aims to serve up something a little different. Take Golden Garlic Flounder ($17.99), for example. According to assistant manager Helen He, this is something that you won’t typically find elsewhere. Here’s the deal: The meat from a whole flounder is fried…

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October 12, 2014

Longtime Kalihi diner shines with specials

For nearly 50 years, Kenny’s Restaurant in Kalihi has been a neighborhood hangout with all the markings of a classic diner — it has an expansive dining room, complete with counter seating and the menu is filled with plenty of comfort food, along with local favorites. “There’s a little bit of everything for everybody,” explains…

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October 5, 2014

Artistic, innovative fare defines Kaimuki bistro

While JJ Bistro & French Pastry is widely known for its decadent desserts, stopping there would be remiss. The Kaimuki eatery, which offers a mix of Asian and European fare, also has a full menu showcasing salad, pizza, pasta, pad thai, fish and more. Popular items include Lobster Cheese Ravioli ($14.95), which features ravioli stuffed…

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September 28, 2014

Revised menu unveiled

When the local establishment of the nationally iconic Bob’s Big Boy restaurant was forced to close due to a fire, the employees simply didn’t want to accept it. So, a few of them banded together and have opened a new restaurant with a new name: Bob’s Big Bear Diner. The new eatery, located in Waipahu…

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September 21, 2014

Diving into a Million memorable flavors

Growing up, Kyong Gha Park and her four siblings — three sisters and one brother — were surrounded by their mother’s wonderful home cooking. “It was so tasty, and people always loved it,” Park recalls. They had a big extended family, and for special occasions, everyone would gather at their house for family meals. As…

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September 14, 2014

Zia’s burst of culinary creativity

When creating its Italian cuisine, Zia’s Caffe in Kaneohe adds a little local flair. “It’s Italian food, but we use fresh, local ingredients,” explains chef Jesse Kila. Much of its produce — including its tomatoes and greens, for example — hail from local farms. The tomatoes come from Hamakua Farms, while the basil is from…

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