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August 25, 2015

Confectionery shop celebrates two

For any true artist, some reasons for sharing one’s craft are to educate and express. At Minamoto Kitchoan, the same is true for its own works of art, which come in the form of wagashi, or Japanese confectionery. Each delightfully sweet and decadently indulgent treat begs to be discovered, unwrapped and enjoyed. What makes Minamoto…

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Getting the party started at Seafood Village

Summer may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean the party has to stop. Located within the lower level of Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, Seafood Village Chinese Cuisine takes great pride in its Lunch Party Menu. This week for Dining Out, manager Yao Ming Guan shows off three items from…

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August 25, 2015

Morton’s The Steakhouse

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Steak and Seafood Dinner ($62.99 per guest) Morton’s The Steakhouse long has been considered “king” when it comes to cuisine of the carnivorous kind. Located in Ala Moana Center, the fine dining restaurant enjoys a steady clientele that practically fawns over its juicy steaks — the highest…

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August 25, 2015

Bakery Whips Up An Assortment Of Dough-lightful Bites

When venturing to Fendu Boulangerie in Manoa Marketplace for rustic eats, it’s all about the bread. Everything from its sandwiches to its pastries and pizzas have one thing in common: downright delectable dough. Take its Fuji Apple Brioche ($3.85), for example. Rather than serving a traditional pastry-like base, owner and chef Niel Koep utilizes brioche…

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August 18, 2015

Champs Sports Grill

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: New York Deli Pastrami Sandwich ($16) With football season about to kick off in a couple of weeks, Champs Sports Grill on Waialae Avenue is here for all your game-watching and dining needs. Making a new play from typical bar food, Champs’ New York Deli Pastrami Sandwich…

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August 18, 2015

Turning passion into French-Laotian fare

When asked what time he gets in every morning, Preseuth “JJ” W. Luangkhot — chef and owner of JJ Bistro & French Pastry — replies with a laugh, “I never sleep; I live here.” He goes on to explain, “If you love doing something, love creating, you don’t see it as work; it’s not a…

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Going To The Hukilau

Polynesian Cultural Center long has been revered as a hub of island culture and entertainment, but did you know that it also is a place where kamaaina and visitors alike may have unforgettable dining experiences? Within Hukilau Marketplace, the Laie destination’s newest venture, guests are enjoying free admission and parking, complimentary WiFi, and an array…

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August 11, 2015

An unexpected beachside eatery

Opened a little more than a month ago, with plans to launch a second beach park location soon, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue at Ala Moana Beach Park is ready to cater to hungry vacationers and locals. And, after a day at the beach, complete with basking in the hot Hawaiian sun and wading in crystal clear…

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August 9, 2015

3660 On The Rise

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Roast Rack of Macadamia Nut Crusted Lamb ($40) On your next drive down Waialae Avenue, you’ll find a corner building home to a restaurant that perfectly suits its name. Rising with culinary heights is 3660 On The Rise, a staple eatery that offers the best of Euro-Asian…

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August 9, 2015

Need dessert? Superhero macarons come to the rescue

Cake Works, a baked-goods sanctuary located right across the street from Hawaiian Humane Society, is everything its name suggests and more. As a team, chef and owner Abigail Langlas and her staff work together to create all things sweet, including cakes, French macarons, cookies and cupcakes. Their latest venture? Character-inspired French macarons ($4 each). “We’ve…

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