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July 27, 2014

More Than Just Bread on the Rise

When your job requires you to rise before the sun, a whiff of freshly baked bread straight from the oven is more than enough to snap you out of your groggy state of mind and into reality. Fortunately for Niel Koep, owner and chef of Fendu Boulangerie, 6 a.m. on the dot is the time…

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July 27, 2014

Dine on the Islands’ Finest at Hawaii Convention Center

Showcasing the best of what the Islands have to offer, Hawaii Convention Center welcomes all to experience a world-class meal unlike any other. “In most places, people do not usually associate convention centers with excellent food,” says Gary Matsumoto, executive chef for the venue. “Here, we specialize in using fresh, farm-to-table ingredients to highlight Hawaii’s…

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July 27, 2014

Lili’s, Where Savory Southern and Korean Cuisines Meet

After nearly two decades of visualizing and working hard to bring their labor of love to fruition, Filipo and Hyonsuk Maiava recently turned their dream of owning and operating a restaurant into reality, much to the delight of local diners. The husband-and-wife duo opened Lili’s BBQ last December — appropriately named after Maiava’s mother —…

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July 20, 2014

Makino Chaya Unveils Appetizing Deal to Patrons

This summer, where will the temperature rise the highest? Well, if we’re talking in terms of food, then Makino Chaya is hot, hot, hot with its Japanese seafood buffet. During a season where a fast-paced lifestyle seems to slow down a bit to allow for some fun, it’s also the perfect time to open yourself…

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July 20, 2014

Du Vin’s Raw Bar, a Seafood Haven

Seafood aficionados need look no further than Brasserie Du Vin and its intriguing Raw Bar when searching for some of the freshest, most flavorful selections available in the Islands. Situated across from the historic Hawaii Theatre in downtown Honolulu, Brasserie Du Vin offers a casual, rustic environment modeled after the inviting cafes and bistros found…

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July 20, 2014

Ocean Freshness You Can See and Taste

Just like the clean air we breathe and the awe-inspiring views we take in, there is something else we enjoy as residents of the beautiful 50th state: an endless supply of fresh, healthy fish. Home to the one and only Honolulu Fish Auction, it is no wonder why longtime ahi wholesaler Sam Seo decided to…

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July 13, 2014

A Neighborhood Gem

Sometimes in life you have to take the plunge into new adventures. And while it may be risky, if you do it right, you just may succeed. Richard and Judy Weinstein know this first-hand. Earlier this year, this husband-and-wife team with a pharmaceutical background opened the doors to W Bistro at 1010 in Honolulu’s Medical…

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July 13, 2014

Start the Day Right With Pomaikai Ballrooms

Pomaikai Ballrooms is quickly becoming the go-to destination for those looking to take care of business in a convenient central locale capable of serving up a wide array of culinary creations. While many guests have become familiar with Pomaikai Ballrooms as the ideal destination for birthday parties, graduation celebrations and other memorable gatherings, the downtown…

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July 13, 2014

Authentic Thai Fare Comes to the West Side

Proving that one does not have to travel all the way to town for scrumptious Thai cuisine, the grand opening of Royal Thai Garden in Ewa Beach last Tuesday left many in high spirits. “As one of the only Thai restaurants on this side, our aim is to provide customers with a superior dining experience,”…

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Have Your Moon Cake and Eat It Too

Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant, on the third floor of Ala Moana Hotel, celebrates its Mid-Autumn Festival, or moon festival, now through Sept. 8. The traditional Chinese holiday is centered a round the positioning of the moon, as it’s claimed that during this time, the moon is farthest from earth, thus making it appear especially vibrant…

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