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May 22, 2016

Going Big with Family Dining, Stellar Service

Big City Diner continues to serve as the go-to destination for fresh, hearty meals served in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere, which has become the standard at the “Hawaiian-style” restaurant. The iconic eatery has made a lasting impression on multiple generations of diners since 1998, and features six convenient locations: Kailua, Kaimuki, Pearlridge, Waipio, Ward Entertainment…

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May 15, 2016

Getting Social At The Veranda

When it comes to enjoying after-work drinks and pupus in style, The Veranda at The Kahala Hotel & Resort raises the bar with its monthly Social Hour Pau Hana menu. This month, executive chef Wayne Hirabayashi takes his culinary cues from Europe with agave spirits and regional wines that hail from Spain, and delectable tapa…

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May 8, 2016

Baked Goods Take The Cake

Multiple generations of local diners have relied on Napoleon’s Bakery as Hawaii’s go-to destination for decadent desserts and sweet treats crafted with quality and consistency. Napoleon’s Bakery is home to tasty creations including iconic Napples, multiple Hot & Fresh selections and even custom-designed cakes crafted for any occasion. “Our cakes are made from scratch,” says…

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May 1, 2016

Party On, Cantonese Style

When it comes to Chinese cuisine, there’s so much more than just dim sum and chow mein. Dishes vary according to the regions in China, with subtle differences in flavors that indicate the cooking styles that hail from the diversity of the country itself. At Canton Seafood on Keeaumoku Street, you note what is distinctly…

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April 24, 2016

Celebrating Moms With Mouthwatering Specials

Many will agree that every day should be Mother’s Day, but as a way to honor the priceless contributions moms make in the lives of children and families, Zippy’s is serving up delicious Mother’s Day specials to coincide with the momentous occasion. Zippy’s will offer complete meal options while supplies last throughout Mother’s Day weekend…

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April 17, 2016

Spring into Season

Spring is making its way into oceanfront restaurant Orchids this month, as part of its monthly lunch specials. Located at the five-star Halekulani hotel in Waikiki, the restaurant features a seasonal “Chef’s Special Menu” with salad, an entree and dessert. Customers may choose two courses for $28, or all three for $38, available throughout the…

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April 10, 2016

Honoring Administrative Professionals, Mothers Alike

As the time comes to honor the MVPs of the workplace and household, Pomaika‘i Ballrooms serves as the ideal setting for Administrative Professionals Day and Mother’s Day celebrations. Situated conveniently on the second floor of Dole Cannery in Iwilei, Pomaika‘i Ballrooms offers elegance and style along with a warm, inviting atmosphere without the stress of…

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April 3, 2016

Beef Up Your Lunch

story by MARIA KANAI Whether at a casual backyard barbecue or a fancy restaurant, something about charring your own meat over high heat appeals to our carnivorous sides. At Japanese B.B.Q. Yoshi, yakiniku’s (Japanese for “grilled meat”) simple concept of cooking meats is taken to a new level of upscale delicious. The restaurant is renowned…

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March 29, 2016

There’s Always Time For A ‘Mac’ Attack

Judging by the creative energy emanating from its kitchen and bar all day, every day, it’s easy to see why kamaaina and visitors alike enjoy the MAC 24/7 experience around the clock. Situated on Kuhio Avenue in the lobby level of the inviting Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel, MAC 24/7 serves up “modern American cuisine” and…

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Restaurant Duo Leaves Diners Happy

Fairwood Drive Inn, which draws inspiration for its name from the Chinese word for “happy,” and its in-house sister restaurant Pho 27 Cafe serve up a host of tasty options as diners arrive hungry and leave with smiles on their faces. Conveniently located on Waialae Avenue in Kaimuki Shopping Center, patrons have the option of…

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