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April 13, 2014

Enticing Vietnamese Eats

There’s nothing quite like the comfort that Vietnamese food brings to the table. Uncomplicated flavors married with fresh ingredients truly make it the perfect choice for any time or occasion. Located in Aiea’s Westridge Shopping Center, Pho My Lien offers a menu of “pho-bulous” eats and more. Aside from its pho fare, the restaurant serves…

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Perfecting the Art of the Pizza Pie

There is nothing more creative than the craftsmanship of pizza. Like a piece of art, pizza dough is really just a canvas on which to make any flavor and topping combination conceivable become reality. It is for this reason alone that pizza is defined as a comfort food and perhaps one of the best meals…

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March 30, 2014

Go Big or Go Home at BCD

There is one mantra I earnestly try to live by when dining out: “Go big, or go home.” To attempt to enjoy a meal any other way would just be restrictive. It’s a relief then, to stop by Big City Diner, whose name brings to mind images of “big” dishes that embody the restaurant’s name….

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March 23, 2014

Satisfy Cravings All Day Long

I love going out to eat breakfast food. There’s just something about it that has the ability to completely satisfy my hunger and make my weekends feel complete. The only problem that arises is sometimes finding a place that is open beyond the early afternoon hours. Luckily, Eggs ‘n Things is open well past normal…

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March 16, 2014

Flavor ‘Meats’ Quality

Everything I like about food can be found in a steakhouse: prime meats, mouthwatering sides, indulgent desserts, etc. I mean really, the list goes on and on. At Wolfgang’s Steak-house, all this and more await those who walk through its doors into a low-key, relaxing atmosphere. “Although we’re a New York steakhouse, we’re not stuffy,”…

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March 9, 2014

Sweets to ‘Cross’ Off the List

With lent well underway, I found myself wondering what I could give up until Easter. Most people give up a food item, but I’m not one who is able to successfully restrain myself — have you seen the name of this column? And there most certainly is one thing I will never, ever give up:…

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March 2, 2014

Shiro’s Saimin Serves Up Delicious Food for Thought

There is nothing that beats an indulgence for the soul — comfort food in an atmosphere that makes you feel right at home. You’ll find all of this and more at Shiro’s Saimin Haven, which has been serving new and loyal patrons since 1969. “Customers are able to forget about the grind for a little…

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February 23, 2014

Craving Great Filipino Food

These days, Filipino cooking has become comfort food for me. It’s what I get for dating a half-Filipino guy whose grandmother prepares at least one Filipino dish each Sunday for dinner. Trust me, I’m not complaining. The only downside is having to wait until the weekend for pinakbet, or pancit served at someone’s birthday party….

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February 16, 2014

Get Your Fill at Makino Chaya

There is nothing in this world I love more than being told there is no limit to what I eat. Having free rein somehow makes the food taste even better knowing there’s much more to come. For those with bottomless-pit stomachs like myself, Makino Chaya offers an all-you-can-eat buffet full of delicious offerings — and…

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February 9, 2014

A Little Piece of Italy in Waikiki

There is one thing I can never resist giving into: Italian food. Pasta is, after all, one of my main food groups (the other two being anything and everything). Tucked away on the lower level of Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center in Waikiki, Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar serves up some seriously good eats in…

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