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December 4, 2016

Whipping Up Sweet Holiday Treats

Just as painters transform canvas and sculptors mold clay and stone, the team at Cake Works incorporates quality ingredients, skilled craftsmanship and an endless supply of imagination in creating what amounts to stunning — yet edible — works of art. And, with Thanksgiving in the books, the holiday season is officially in full force. The…

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December 4, 2016

Feeling Festive At Pagoda

As you wander through the koi ponds and Japanese gardens that surround Pagoda Floating Restaurant, you’ll come across the charming local eatery with its halls decked for Christmas and plenty of holiday cheer to go around. In the spirit of the season, Pagoda is giving the gift of special deals and festive eats that are…

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November 27, 2016

This Stollen Will Steal Your Heart

Walk into The Kahala Hotel & Resort and you immediately get a sense of hale, or home. Forrestgreen wreaths line the banister of the main staircase that descends alongside a wall of live plants, all of it decorated in sparkly Hawaiian-print bows, big candy canes and shiny holiday trinkets. Christmas trees decked in ornaments are…

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November 27, 2016

Give A Holiday Box Of Wagashi

At Minamoto Kitchoan, the traditional Japanese culture of gift giving makes it easy to find the perfect omiyage (edible present) for everyone on your list. With a store in Ala Moana Center and a kiosk in Kahala Mall, this confectionery presents a variety of Japanese gourmet sweets called wagashi, flown in directly from the prefecture…

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November 20, 2016

How Sweet It Is

During the holiday season, families look forward to magnificent turkey feasts, family gatherings and gift-giving galore, but for many, the true highlight of this time of year is indulging in seasonal desserts from now until the new year. That’s where Napoleon’s Bakery comes in, making sure life is sweet during these festive months from its…

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November 20, 2016

Meal Prep Service Makes It Easy To Eat Healthy

Local diners have enjoyed the GRYLT approach to crafting “good food that’s good for you,” and customers have recently come to know a new facet of the restaurant aimed at helping local families enjoy healthy and delicious choices in a flash. GRYLT continues to roll out its new Meal Prep service, which launched last month….

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November 13, 2016

Spice Up Thanksgiving With Fresh Tempura

The key to making good tempura is using quality oil and serving each piece as fresh as possible — going straight from the fryer to your plate to be eaten right away. That’s what sets Tempura Ichidai apart from any other tempura restaurant in Hawaii: You won’t find anything soggy and oily there. Each piece…

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November 13, 2016

Making It Easy To Give Thanks

Since the first Zippy’s opened on King Street 50 years ago, Hawaii’s “Restaurant of Choice” has become part of the family, so to speak, bringing together loved ones over shared meals of the most comforting variety. This Thanksgiving, you can welcome the popular local dining chain into your home once again with one of its…

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November 6, 2016

Grab Turkey To Go At Pagoda

On Thanksgiving Day, many of us celebrate by going house to house, leaving our slippers piled up at the front door and bringing food served potluck-style. But for the host, organizing and cooking all that food can take forever. From the thawing and stuffing to roasting, the turkey alone can be a long process to…

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November 6, 2016

A Thanksgiving Feast With All The Trimmings

Turkey Day brings together family and friends for a variety of festive celebrations featuring food, football and merriment. Amid this warm and cozy fall season and the highly anticipated Thanksgiving holiday, visions of moist turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy shift into the spotlight. However, the annual celebration also tends to evoke moments of anxiety,…

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