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Dining with the Stars

September 22, 2013

Ben & Maila

When I’m able to share an out-of-this-world dining experience with people who are just as passionate about food as I am, it’s as if my heart is about to burst with joy. So, this week, I welcomed the opportunity to reunite with my dear friends musician-songwriters Ben Vegas and Maila Gibson for a full-fledged Dining…

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August 4, 2013

Aidan James

At age 11 and with no strings attached, Aidan James is taking the world by storm one strum at a time. Regarded as an ukulele virtuoso and “the Led Zeppelin of ukulele,” this hapa-haole superstar was born with an innate ability to string pleasing notes together. At the age of 4, he began taking ukulele…

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June 23, 2013

Yasmin Dar

Waikiki possesses an energy like no other. A vast melting pot, the streets are filled with locals and visitors from across the globe exploring the sights and sounds of paradise. Yet, here at Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar in Royal Hawaiian Center, guests are transported into the lap of luxury, whether dining indoors or…

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Aureana Tseu

With an exotic external beauty that can’t go unnoticed, Aureana Tseu also has a deeply rooted inner beauty and exuberant spirit that’s brought to life with equal parts passion, determination and drive. Here at Atlantis Seafood & Steak in the heart of Waikiki, she flaunts a flirty dress perfect for spring in an eye-catching vibrant…

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March 31, 2013

Egan Inoue

It’s Wednesday, and the lunch rush has yet to explode into Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant on Piikoi Street, so I snag a corner booth near the window and consider it the perfect time to catch up with MMA fighter and multi-sport athlete Egan Inoue over pots of hot nabe and a bountiful selection of fresh…

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February 24, 2013

Cheesa Laureta

Romano’s Macaroni Grill in Ala Moana Center’s Hookipa Terrace celebrates a longstanding tradition with innovative Italian fare showcasing quality Italian ingredients that exceed all expectations. Honor system wine and opera singers cultivate the restaurant’s heritage as well, and bring a new experience to every dining adventure. In this week’s Dining with the Stars, local girl…

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January 27, 2013

Starr Kalahiki

If you’re a big-time fan of local grinds with an American twist, then a paradise on earth is at your fingertips at Big City Diner — your one-stop shop for all of your mouth-watering favorites. Dining Out recently visited the restaurant at Ward Centers, and brought along award-winning vocalist Starr Kalahiki for this week’s Dining…

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December 30, 2012

Garry Moore

Good Golly, Miss Molly … Little Richard is back in the Islands, thanks to impersonator, tribute artist and entertainer Garry Moore. A local boy raised in Haleiwa, Moore currently resides in Mililani and takes the stage in Legends in Concert Waikiki tonight and tomorrow night performing as the outrageous “Architect of Rock ‘n Roll.” In…

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November 18, 2012

Denby Dung

Get ready for a journey of a lifetime — a culinary journey, that is — at Five Star International Buffet. In a class of its very own, Five Star International Buffet shines new light on your traditional all-you-can-eat buffet concept as it presents you with a delectable spread of avant-garde international cuisine. The restaurant was…

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October 21, 2012

Michael Paulo

The exquisite sounds of jazz intermixed with the alluring flavors of Pacific Rim cuisine create the perfect marriage. So, let’s do the math: World-renowned saxophonist Michael Paulo plus one of Hawaii’s premier restaurants, 3660 on the Rise, equates to this week’s truly unforgettable Dining with the Stars experience. We were lucky enough to snag local…

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