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May 21, 2017

Jumping For Chicken-And-Waffle Joy

As my Ono, You Know team discovered this week, you have to have some fun when seeking out a dish like chicken and waffles. I mean, there’s something inherently exciting, even comical, about the unlikely pairing of crispy, deep-fried dinner food and a fluffy breakfast mainstay. But if you’re open to trying such a one-of-a-kind…

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May 14, 2017

Oh Yes, It’s Oyster Time

Happy Mother’s Day, Ono readers! I hope you are spending this most special of holidays with the leading ladies in your lives, who deserve the utmost praise. Preferably you’re treating your queen to a fine feast today — I know I am — and in honor of my favorite person, I also am seeking out…

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May 7, 2017

Saluting Our Heroes With Delicious Meals

With Military Appreciation Month and Memorial Day both honored in May, there’s no time like the present to acknowledge and thank the selfless servicemen and women of our country for all they bravely do to protect our invaluable freedom. I know it might seem like the military and eating out on the town are two…

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April 30, 2017

Zeroing in on Donburi

Regardless of what type of Japanese restaurant you venture to — be it a high-end sushi spot, casual tempura bar or convenient takeout stop — you’re likely to come across a section of the menu dedicated to donburi, or Japanese rice bowls. These simple combinations of rice, protein and veggies don’t always get as much…

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April 23, 2017

Chop Steak’s A Hole In One

Oftentimes, the best recipes are not the ones you have to look up in a cook book and slave over for hours, but rather those that are known by heart because they’re simple, home-style favorites that have been passed down from generation to generation. Such is the case with chopped steak, commonly referred to as…

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April 16, 2017

Going All Out With Surf And Turf

Many of us try to stick to health-conscious diets in general, making an effort to eat well throughout the week, but on those special occasions when we get to go out for a nice meal, let’s face it — nobody wants to be stuck ordering from the salad section of the menu alone. Dining out…

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April 9, 2017

Putting A Sweet Spin On Bitter Melon

Chinatown is a mecca of culinary inspiration, with its enticing restaurants and street markets, aromas of herbs and spices, and colorful energy flowing through every street. Take the time to wander past the food stands that vivify the neighborhood and you’re likely to stumble across fresh ingredients, especially fruits and vegetables, that you don’t often…

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April 2, 2017

The Choice Is Yours

Whether shopping online with the click of a button or communicating with friends and family via swiftly delivered text messages, contemporary culture is all about having anything and everything at our fingertips — and in the blink of an eye. While some folks are quick to criticize the desire for instant gratification these days, I…

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March 26, 2017

We All Eat In A Yellow Submarine

For us seafood lovers, there’s something about chowing down on a meal filled with plump bites of fresh ocean treasures that transports us to a “foodie utopia” of sorts, where all of our worries seem to drift away. Perhaps it has something to do with the nautical theme of the song, but The Beatles’ “Yellow…

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March 19, 2017

Holy Smokes! This Meat Is Good

Seeing as we live in the most jaw-droppingly beautiful island paradise, surrounded by royal-blue waters filled with an abundance of fish, the emphasis in Hawaii, when it comes to dining, tends to be on seafood (and for good reason). Yet while scarfing down mountains of insanely delicious poke, sometimes we forget about other local culinary…

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