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April 5, 2015

Breakfast is best all day, every day

Since 1974, late risers and breakfast lovers have counted on Eggs ‘n Things to feed their breakfast cravings — not just in the morning, but throughout the day and night, too. A few years ago, the iconic Waikiki eatery expanded to Ala Moana and added more items to its menu, including some that are exclusive…

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April 5, 2015

Getting ‘pi’ on life

Did you miss out on the chance to party it up on Pi Day this year? You know, Pi Day, March 14, the day to reflect on the mathematical constant (approximated as 3.14) by celebrating all things circular? It’s a day to pay homage to pie, cookies, cupcakes, pancakes and, well, you get the picture….

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April 5, 2015

Gokoku expands its repertoire

Gokoku Sushi hit Hawaii’s dining scene late last year, but chef Katsuhisa Inoue already had been crafting new culinary creations. The Koko Marina restaurant in Hawaii Kai features Japanese-European fusion, which is further explored in its new, expanded menu, which unveiled April 1. The new menu features three specific elements, including dishes that represent traditional,…

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April 5, 2015

A Place To Eat for vegetarians, vegans

Let’s face it. It’s difficult to find hearty vegetarian (or vegan) meal options that fill you up without sacrificing taste or quality ingredients. Owner and chef Willu Diaz noticed this first-hand while dining with his vegetarian/vegan friends. “(They) sometimes have to bring their own food, and it deters them from eating out,” he says. And…

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April 5, 2015

A gathering place you can count on

Sekiya’s Restaurant and Delicatessen is approaching its 80th anniversary as an authentic house of convenient, affordable and freshly made Japanese fare and local comfort foods. One of the most heartwarming achievements that has come from maintaining a successful business for decades on end, is playing home to multiple generations of families who have grown alongside…

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For the Marshmallow Minion

Happy Easter! No matter how you choose to spend this special day, it’s definitely a sign that spring has sprung! For the avid food enthusiasts who have been saving their appetites for Easter brunch, today is the day to splurge. Remnants of colored dye are present on the fingers of keiki (and keiki at heart)…

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March 29, 2015

A shop that bottles ‘liquid gold’ EVOO

Here’s a confession: My go-to move on nights when I don’t want to make dinner is to get some French bread and goat cheese, and generously dip the pairing into a mixture of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. It’s delicious. And, my takeaway from my conversation with Kevin Aboud, sales and brand manager of Island…

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March 29, 2015

The beauty of Japanese cuisine

With a combination of outdoor seating and chic interior, including a large bar, Sakura Terrace Japanese Cafe offers patrons the best of both worlds, casual pau hana haunt and special date night destination. So grab a drink — from sweet and savory cocktails to sake samplers — and take a look at the enticing menu….

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March 29, 2015

A pizza pie, that’s amore

For nearly two decades, Kaimuki’s Boston Pizza has been luring customers in with its hand-stretched, traditional Italian-American-style pizza. “Our whole focus is on the product,” says owner Shawn Rubert, noting that the landmark Kaimuki eatery celebrates 20 years next year. “We make sure we have the original dough, and the dough is one of the…

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Eat Cheesecake, and Swoon!

Few things tempt me more than a luscious slice of heaven: cheese-cake. Hands down, this sinful dessert always sends surges of goodness to my palate. The crust must be of perfect consistency, texture and taste (crumbly, but still intact), and the interior should be dense and cool, boasting an assertive flavor. Although varieties of cheesecake…

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