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November 23, 2014

Adding a Sweet Touch to the Holidays

With the countdown to Thanksgiving Day now in the single digits, you are one of two things: cool as a cucumber or running around like a chicken without a head, scrambling to finalize last-minute Turkey Day details. Come Nov. 27, you will stuff yourself silly with turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes — the works —…

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November 23, 2014

Oodles of Noodles

Upon entering Iyo Udon, diners are promptly treated to a wave of greetings from the friendly staff behind the service counter and surrounding dining area. “Irasshaimase!” The traditional Japanese greeting and welcoming statement meant to honor and show respect to an entering guest sets the table perfectly for the delicious meal that awaits patrons at…

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November 23, 2014

Where Comfort Meets Gourmet

On the makai side of Nimitz Highway, among warehouses and car dealerships, is a hole-in-the-wall takeout restaurant with distinctive local style and gourmet flair. Kahai Street Kitchen, at the corner of Kalihi and Kahai streets, started catering by 2006. Only three months later, however, the surrounding neighborhood persuaded the eatery to sell its food to…

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November 16, 2014

A Dining Legend Bring Thanksgiving to You

With Thanksgiving Day here sooner than we think, many are giving thanks to Zippy’s Restaurants, the Islands’ signature destination for all of your favorites in localand American-style comfort food. And why be a slave to the kitchen on a day that should be devoted to family and friends? Zippy’s gets it. That’s why the restaurant…

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November 16, 2014

Seasonal Flavors that Take the Cake

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the talented team of culinary wizards at Cake Works has crafted a host of sweet treats inspired by iconic holiday flavors for customers to ring in the joyous season. While painters transform canvas and sculptors mold clay and stone, the team at Cake Works incorporates quality ingredients, skilled craftsman-ship…

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November 16, 2014

Kalapawai Cafe and Market Does Kailua Proud

With a history that stems as far back as the 1920s, Kailua’s Kalapawai Cafe and Kalapawai Market truly have become neighborhood gems through the years. Operating from two locations, the cafe and market unite to offer a restaurant, wine bar, bakery, gourmet deli and coffee bar. “My father, Don, initially purchased the shop from the…

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November 9, 2014

The Perfect Thanksgiving Feast Made Easy

The holidays just may be the busiest time of year. Amid the festive cheer and merriment comes shopping for presents, decking the halls and trimming the tree. But the more immediate task at hand is preparing the perfect Thanksgiving feast. If you’re not a Michelin chef, or just cannot fathom the idea of slaving away…

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November 9, 2014

New Menu Inspired by Sustainability, Local Products

By working with local fisheries, farmers, dairies and ranchers, Japengo has elevated the notion of offering sustainable Hawaii regional cuisine with global influences, and takes diners on a journey from “mauka” to “makai” with every dish. Hyatt’s commitment to sustainability revolves around the brand’s philosophy of “food that is thoughtfully sourced and carefully served.” This…

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November 9, 2014

A Grand Meal for All

When it comes to Thanksgiving, as much as everyone looks forward to spending time with family and friends over a bountiful feast, it’s no secret that preparing a large-scale meal is not an easy task. To alleviate any undue stress, Pacific Beach Hotel’s award-winning Oceanarium restaurant invites all to take advantage of its to-go gourmet…

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November 2, 2014

Find Warmth and Comfort at Nabeya Maido

In an age where the term “DIY” (do it yourself) has taken on a broader meaning — an alternative to the modern consumer culture’s emphasis on relying on others to satisfy needs — Nabeya Maido offers premier do-it-yourself hot pot (nabe) dining. The Market City Shopping Center restaurant blends traditional Japanese tastes with the Taiwanese…

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