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December 14, 2014

The Gift of Giving Comfort Food

HOT OFF A SUCCESSFUL THANKSGIVING, the holiday rush doesn’t stop for Zippy’s Restaurants. Since 1966, “Hawaii’s restaurant of choice” has proven time and time again that it indeed is the go-to place for comforting island favorites. Now, with multiple establishments across the state and a vastly large staff of employees, it’s crazy to think that…

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December 7, 2014

Making Christmas Merry

Every December, Chai Chaowasaree spends his workday making sure everything from the atmosphere to the food is perfect at his namesake restaurant Chef Chai, located on the ground level of Pacifica Honolulu on Kapiolani Boulevard. Enter the 4,100-square-foot establishment, and along with Swarovski crystal pendants, glass bubbles and chandeliers, you’ll be greeted by a giant…

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November 30, 2014

Home Cooking for the Holidays

So just what makes Shiro’s Saimin Haven a household name? Perhaps it’s the restaurant’s philosophy “to serve not too skimpy, plenty tasty homestyle cooking that is priced right for guests near and far.” According to restaurant manager Bryce Fujimoto, the restaurant strives to take care of the community, but treat out of town guests with…

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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 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 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 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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Join the Raw Vegan Gourmet Movement

Until only recently has America put down the super-sized fries and extra-large colas, and slowly begun to embrace “clean eating.” Even a decade ago, the terms “raw” and “vegan” would raise eyebrows in a society drowned in meat, preservatives and artificial flavors. How times have changed. Today, there’s a smorgasbord of trendy eateries across the…

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October 19, 2014

Vibrant Vietnamese Favorites from the Homeland

Delve into the exotic essence of Saigon at Pho My Lien Vietnamese Restaurant. Owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Tommy Dang and Lien Bui, this Aiea eatery abounds with authentic Vietnamese favorites. All restaurant creations are derived from Bui’s family recipes. Dining Out recently paid a visit to Pho My Lien and caught up with…

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October 12, 2014

Celebrating 69 Years of Max’s Famous Fried Chicken

FOR MAXIMO GIMENEZ, an unrivaled recipe for chicken is all it took to take his modest Philippines cafe and turn it into the modern-day restaurant chain Max’s of Manila, which over the years has become a worldly empire for exceptional Filipino dining. With approximately 130 establishments in the Philippines alone, Max’s has rapidly spread its…

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