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September 25, 2016

Some Like It Hot

It makes us sweat and leaves us feeling like a fire-breathing dragon. Worst of all, it literally pains us to eat it. Yet for some reason, we just keep going back to spicy food. Those who avoid the heat think that us heat-seekers of the world are certifiably insane for tolerating the physical effects, and…

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September 18, 2016

A-List Abalone

For today’s conscious consumers, there’s more to enjoying good food than simply reveling in delicious flavors. There’s also the added satisfaction that comes from eating high-quality meat, seafood and produce sourced responsibly from sustainable and ethical operations. And if those products happen to come from a local vendor — you’ve really hit the jackpot! Kona…

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September 9, 2016

Spice Up Your Life

Many of us will come together today by taking the time to reflect on the Sept. 11 attacks. Amid the complex thoughts and emotions the event’s anniversary spurs, one of the things I am reminded of during this time is what I am grateful for as an American. Near the top of that list is…

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September 4, 2016

Crustacean Cravings

If you’re cruising through the North Shore with your windows down, you’ll probably catch a faint whiff of garlic swirling through the air, just as you drive past the row of shrimp trucks lining the street in Kahuku. The mesmerizing aroma is reminiscent of our favorite crustacean to devour here on Oahu, which we love…

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August 28, 2016

Great Food In The Palm Of My Hand

Though we’re constantly surrounded by endless stretches of palm trees swaying in the breeze of our island home, we don’t usually associate them with our diets beyond the oh-so-classic coconut. But palm trees also give us fresh, healthy stocks of heart of palm, which often are found chopped up in refreshing summer salads. How do…

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August 21, 2016

I Only Have Eyes For Uni

Growing up, my experiences with sea urchin revolved around swimming in the ocean and trying to avoid stepping on those beautiful, long black and pink prongs of wana that poke out of every nook and cranny of the reef. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I began to see those spiky creatures in…

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August 14, 2016

Whipping Up Sweet Treats

With summer in full swing, I’m sure I’m not alone in craving foods that are light, bright and in tune with the season. When it comes to satisfying your sweet tooth at the same time, there’s nothing like a freshly whipped dollop of mousse to do the trick! Richer than whipped cream yet lighter than…

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August 7, 2016

Poke: Gotta Eat ‘Em All!

Whether you love it or hate it, play it or don’t, Pokemon Go is the hottest topic of conversation at the moment — one that cannot be ignored, even by our team here at Dining Out. Now, I do have to confess that I’ve never actually played the mobile-device game, but I’ve heard so much…

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July 31, 2016

The Pineapple of My Eye

Though pineapple is not native to Hawaii, it has become an unmistakable symbol of the Hawaiian Islands, playing a significant role in their history, economy and culture. And though the days of big-industry canning are over, the fruit remains embedded in the iconography associated with our paradise home and an essential part of its culinary…

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July 24, 2016

Just chillin’

It’s back! That sweat-inducing, dizzy spell-causing summer heat that has us all running for the water — or nearest air conditioned space — and seeking out any source of refreshment by way to ice-cold treats. I have no doubt that we’ll all be enjoying our fair share of shave ice, cold smoothies, fro yo, Banan…

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