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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 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 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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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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June 29, 2014

Experience an Abundance of Worldly Flavors

Jet-setting across the globe is an experience many can only dream of. But for the devout food enthusiast, immersing the palate into a multicultural myriad of flavors coupled with signature island flair is possible each and every day at McCully Shopping Center. This 35,290-square-foot outdoor complex opened in August 1986, and quickly became a go-to…

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June 22, 2014

A Food Truck Invasion

It may have taken the Islands longer than other parts of the country to join the food truck invasion and catch on to this contemporary way to eat. But now on the local dining scene, mobile eateries are trending like the hottest thing since sliced bread. Dining Out recently pulled up to 755 Kapahulu Ave.,…

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A Famous Kaimuki Eatery Features a Ramen Remix

Fairwood Drive Inn & Pho 27, a hot spot among patrons who frequent Kaimuki Shopping Center on Waialae Avenue, has recently emerged with a brand new name. Say hello to Fairwood Drive Inn & Ramen Diner. According to owner Tiffany Ko, the change came about when she and her staff wanted to fill a void:…

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June 8, 2014

Honor Dad the Wailana Way

Hawaii during the 1950s was a time where Hawaiian print shirts, sarong dresses and tropical flowers were deemed “fashion forward.” Poolside “Tiki” parties were the talk of the town, complete with tropical drinks adorned with little pink umbrellas. And it wasn’t long before restaurants and dance halls picked up on the fad and hosted tropical-themed…

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June 1, 2014

Look Into a Tasty World of Possibilities

Connoisseurs of contemporary cuisine are enthusiastic about the eclectic variety of options at Kit n Kitchen. The menu seems almost limitless, ranging from classic comfort food to edible masterpieces boasting a rustic, earthy appeal. There’s also no shortage of savory and sweet, and a boost of spice is easy to come by. With one location…

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May 25, 2014

A Dining Explosion for Fathers

The spaciously modern dining area at Chef Chai offers a contemporary look and feel. Light and glass accents of Swarovski crystal pendants, glass bubbles and chandeliers complement the casual elegance of this 4,100-square-foot establishment. Interior designer Sukamorn Chuen Yee also incorporated textured stones to play up the ambiance. The kitchen, run by master chef Chai…

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